Valerie Kuehne

Valerie Kuehne
Professor and Vice-President Academic and Provost
School of Child and Youth Care

BScN (Alta), MEd (Loyola), MA, PhD (Northwestern)


Brief Biography

Valerie Kuehne has been a faculty member in the School of Child and Youth Care since 1990 and a full Professor in the School since 2001. She also served as Director of SCYC from 1994-1997. Kuehne has researched intergenerational relationships as they occur in various community contexts for more than 30 years.

Practice Background

Kuehne has a background in pediatric nursing and experience working with children, families, and older adults in various community-based settings in both Canada and the United States, including child and adult day care centres, faith-based organizations, schools, and hospitals.

Research Interests

Intergenerational relationships; child development & human development through the life course; multidisciplinary practice with children and families.

Research and Supervision Fields

Various qualitative approaches to community-based research.

Current Work (summary)

Dr. Kuehne is presently serving as Vice-President Academic and Provost at the University of Victoria and is responsible for providing academic leadership to the university, including all faculties and divisions, student affairs, faculty relations, and academic planning. For the past 19 years, Kuehne has served as an Editorial Board member of the International Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. Her current responsibilities permit very limited opportunity to supervise graduate students.

Sample Publications

Dr. Kuehne has edited or co-edited three volumes, including the first focused on intergenerational program research. She has also written more than 30 peer-reviewed publications that have appeared in such journals as Developmental Psychology, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Journal of Applied Gerontology, Child and Youth Care Forum, Child & Youth Services, and Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. Kuehne is frequently sought out for her expertise in intergenerational program research.