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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: 

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

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

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

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

Leesa Wheelahan (Program Coordinator)
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