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Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education

Higher Education Program

Faculty Profiles


Our faculty have multi-disciplinary teaching and research expertise in a wide range of fields, including but not limited to: 


Elizabeth Buckner
Higher education, globalization and neoliberalism; human development; higher education privatization; comparative, international and development education; Middle East and North Africa

Ruth Childs
Assessment design and equity; admissions processes; access to post-secondary education; evaluation systems; and survey research

Daniel Corral
Higher education policy and finance;  postsecondary access and persistence of racially minoritized students and immigrant students; minority-serving institutions; quantitative methods

Ruth Hayhoe
Comparative higher education and international academic relations, dialogue across civilizations, comparative education theory, Chinese and East Asian higher education 

Katharine Janzen
Curriculum theory, design and development; teaching and learning strategies; education research; educational leadership and change

Glen Jones
Higher education policy and politics in Canada; post-secondary systems and governance; changing academic profession

Creso Sa (Associate Chair)
Science and technology policy; academic organization and strategy; universities, innovation and economic development; entrepreneurship and technology transfer; research and the policy process

Stephanie Waterman (Program Coordinator)
Indigenous college student experience; post-secondary student affairs and services; Indigenous student affairs; Indigenous methodologies; critical race theory

Leesa Wheelahan
Community college; politics in higher education; lifelong learning and vocational education; tertiary education policy; marketization and privatization; pathways in education; sociology of knowledge; college teacher preparation; education and labour markets


Adjunct Faculty

Jane Knight
International dimension of higher education at the institutional, national, regional and international level; knowledge diplomacy; regionalization; comparative analysis of national and IHE policies, international programs and providers

Gavin Moodie
Relations between college and university education in developed countries; relations between postsecondary education and work; postsecondary education policy