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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
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Ruth Childs
Assessment design and equity; admissions processes; access to post-secondary education; evaluation systems; and survey research
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Daniel Corral
Higher education policy and finance;  postsecondary access and persistence of racially minoritized students and immigrant students; minority-serving institutions; quantitative methods
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Ruth Hayhoe
Comparative higher education and international academic relations, dialogue across civilizations, comparative education theory, Chinese and East Asian higher education
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Katharine Janzen
Curriculum theory, design and development; teaching and learning strategies; education research; educational leadership and change
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Glen Jones
Higher education policy and politics in Canada; post-secondary systems and governance; changing academic profession
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Grace Karram Stephenson
academic profession, student experience, international and comparative education, educational administration, global knowledge economy
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Eric Lavigne
Higher education administration and management; organizational leadership, decision-making, and change; administrators’ recruitment, careers, and performance
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Creso Sa (LHAE Graduate Chair)
Science and technology policy; academic organization and strategy; universities, innovation and economic development; entrepreneurship and technology transfer; research and the policy process
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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
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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