University of Calgary

Jac J.W. Andrews

  • Professor


Dr. Jac J.W. Andrews is currently Chair of Educational Studies in School and Applied Child Psychology. He obtained his BA Degree from the University of Western Ontario, BEd Degree from Queens University, and MEd Degree as well as PhD Degree from the University of Alberta. He is a certified teacher in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Alberta as well as a Registered Psychologist in the Province of Alberta. His university teaching has included lecture, seminar, laboratory, and field supervision courses provided to undergraduate and graduate students. He has been nominated for and received numerous teaching excellence awards at the University of Calgary. He has been Chair for the Special Education Area as well as the School Psychology area for twenty-seven years at the University of Calgary. His service has been primarily related to the fields of special/inclusive education and school psychology.

Research & Scholarly Activity

Dr. Jac J.W. Andrews scholarly focus has been with respect to the areas of special (inclusive education), general education (teaching excellence, approaches to teaching and learning), and educational (school) psychology (child psychopathology, psycho-educational assessment and intervention, social skill development, clinical supervision, clinical reasoning). In doing this work, Dr. Andrews has written national and international peer reviewed journal publications and has published national and international textbooks. He has also disseminated his work at local , regional, national, and international forums ( for example, Canadian Psychological Association, American Educational Research Association, Canadian Society for Study in Higher Education, Society for Research in Child Development).

Teaching Philosophy


University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Queens University

University of Western Ontario

Professional & Community Affiliations

Dr. Andrews has been involved in a number of regional and provincial evaluation projects over the years. For example, he has been involved in the evaluation community health services, school health services, health technology, service treatment for children and youth at risk for alcohol and drug addiction, adult’s attitudes towards youth, custody to community transition programming, and teacher training and development.


Special Journal Editions

  • Andrews, J. (2017) (Editor). Special Issue:  Clinical reasoning in school psychology: From assessment to intervention. In the Canadian Journal of School Psychology, Vol. 32, No. 1, March 2017, (pp. 3-100).


  • Andrews, J. & Lupart, J. (2015).Diversity education: Understanding and addressing student diversity.  Toronto: Nelson Education.
  • Andrews, J. & Istvanffy, P. (2012).  Exceptional life journeys: Stories of childhood disorder. .Burlington, MA. USA. Elsevier Insights.

Journal Articles

  • Andrews, J., & Syeda, M. (2017). Clinical reasoning in school psychology: From assessment to intervention. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 32, 3-16.
  • Greven, P., & Andrews, J. (2017). Coaching for the treatment of adolescents and adults with ADHD. ADHD in Practice,Vol. 9,N0.1, 16-19

  • Makarenko, E., & Andrews, J. (2017). An empirical review of the mental health and wellbeing of online instructors. Journal of Educational Thought,Vol. 50, No 2&3, 182-198
  • Buzanko, C. & Andrews, J. (2015). School based interventions for children diagnosed with ADHD. The Inclusive Educator Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, 20-28.
  • Syeda, M. & Andrews, J. (2015). Supporting students with anxiety in schools. The Inclusive Educator Journal, Vol. 1, No.1, 29-36.
  • Kanciruk,M., Andrews,J.W., & Donnon, T. (2014). Maternal smoking and risk of childhood overweight and obesity: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Social, Human Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 5, 1214-1225.
  • Kanciruk,M., Andrews,J.W., & Donnon, T. (2014). Family history of obesity and risk of childhood overweight and obesity: A meta-analysis. International Journal of Medical,Pharmaceutical Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, No. 5, 244-256.
  • Andrews, J.W., Violato, C., Al Ansari,A., Donnon, T., & Pugliese, G. (2013). Assessing psychologists in practice: Lessons from the health professions using multisource feedback. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 44, (4), 193-207.


Psychologist Association of Alberta Psychologist of the Year Award(Nominated /Conferred, 2020)


University of Calgary Group Leadership Award(Nominated/Conferred, 2019)


Werklund School of Education Distinguished Research/Lecture Award(Nominated/Conferred 2018)


Werklund School of Education LeadershipAward(Nominated /Conferred 2018)

Photograph of Jac J.W. Andrews

Curriculum Vitae

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