University of Calgary

Meadow Schroeder

  • Associate Professor


Dr. Schroeder is a registered psychologist with a research interest in teaching and learning at the post-secondary level.  In her clinical work, she is interested in the assessment of adults and ADHD.  In 2014, she was awarded the University of Calgary Teaching Award for Teaching in Online Environments.  She is the Academic Coordinator for a First Nations (MFNERC) school psychology cohort and Director of Practicum.  

Current Projects

2017 University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grant: Scholarship of Teaching Learning: The inclusion of a late bank in graduate courses to reduce student stress. PRINCIPAL. (Makarenko, E).

2017 University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grant: Scholarship of Teaching Learning: Academic integrity online: Developing support mechanisms for online graduate students to understand plagiarism. CO-PRINCIPAL. (Eaton, S. E., & Locke, J.): 


Doctor of Philosophy, School & Child Applied Psychology
University of Calgary

Master of Science, School Psychology
University of Calgary

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
University of Victoria

Research & Scholarly Activity

Dr. Schroeder's research is on clinical reasoning in school psychology, learning disability identification, academic integrity, and how to support post-secondary student well-being in the classroom.  She has a secondary interest in child development and has published and presented on issues related to medical assistance in dying, girls with ADHD, and students' understanding of the nature of science. 



Mueller, R., & Schroeder, M. (2018). From seeing to doing: Examining the impact of non-evaluative classroom observation on teaching development.Innovative Higher Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10755-018-9436-0

Donlevy, K., Wilcox, G. & Schroeder, M. (2018). Medical Assistance in Dying: Implications for Canadian Classrooms and the Academy. Interchange. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10780-018-9335-4

Jones, K. Nordstokke, D., Wilcox, G., Noel, M., & Schroeder, M. (2018). School functioning in children with chronic pain: A review and preliminary model.  Pain Management. Advance online publication. doi:10.2217/pmt-2017-0048

Schroeder, M. (2017, November). Fourteen signs your daughter may have ADHD. Conversation Canada. Retrieved from

Schroeder, M., Drefs, M. A., & Cormier, D. C. (2017). The Messiness of LD Identification: Contributions of Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Judgement. Canadian Psychology, 58, 218-227.

Wilcox. G., & Schroeder, M.(2017). An academic’s ethical obligations for self-care [Special issue].  Journal of Educational Thought, 50, 80-97.

Eaton, S. E., Lock, J. & Schroeder, M. (2017). Academic Integrity Online: Developing Support Mechanisms for Online Graduate Students to Understand Plagiarism: Research Project Brief. Calgary: University of Calgary. Retrieved from 1880/52104

 Eaton, S. E., Brown, B., Schroeder, M., Lock, J.V. & Jacobsen, D.M. (2017). Signature pedagogies for e-learning in higher education and beyond. Calgary, AB: University of Calgary. Retrieved from

Drefs, M., Schroeder, M., Hiebert, B., Panayotidis, L., Winters, K., & Kerr, J. (2015). Canadian Innovation: A brief history of Canada’s first online school psychology graduate program. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 30, 288-303.

Wilcox, G., & Schroeder, M. (2015).What comes before report writing?  Attending to clinical reasoning and thinking errors in school psychology. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33, 652-661.

Schroeder, M., Drefs, M. A., Cairns, S., & Donlevy, K. (2015). Legal and professional considerations on teaching psychology online in Alberta. Education Law Journal, 24, 79-94.

Roberts, M., Reid, G., Schroeder, M., & Norris, S. (2013) Causal or Spurious?  The Relationship of Knowledge and Attitudes to Trust in Science and Technology. Public Understanding of Science, 22, 624-641.

Schroeder, M., Graham, S., McKeough, A., Stock, H., & Palmer, J. (2010).  Gender differences in preschoolers’ theory of ‘life.’ Journal of Early Childhood Research, 8, 227-238.

Schroeder, M., Hindes, Y., & Andrews, J. (2009). Cross-racial supervision: Critical issues in the supervisory relationship. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 43, 295-310.

Schroeder, M., McKeough, A., Graham, S., Stock, H., & Bisanz, G. (2009). The Contribution of Trade Books to Early Science Literacy: In and Out of School. Research in Science Education, 39, 231-250.

Schroeder, M., McKeough, A., Graham, S. A., Stock, H., & Palmer, J. (2007). Teaching preschoolers about inheritance. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 5, 64-82.

Media Work

Please see CV for a complete list.

2018 A blended solution to serving indigenous students. Inside Higher Education.

2017 Blog Post: “how do psychologists assess clients?”

2016 Teaching academy video series takes viewers inside and online classroom. UToday Article, University of Calgary. 2016, January 21.



Please CV for a complete list.

 Drefs, M. A., Schroeder, M., Zwiers, M. (2018, June). Improving LD diagnostic practices: What to do and what to consider in absence of a consistent and uniform approach.  Presentation at the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, QC.

Makarenko, E., Schroeder, M.,& Warren, K. (2018, June). Designing Graduate Psychology Courses to Improve Student Self-Efficacy and Reduce Course-Related Stress: The Implementation of a Late Bank Policy to Allow Flexibility in Submission Deadlines. Presentation at the 29th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal, QC.

Eaton, S. E., Locke, J., & Schroeder, M. (2018, March). Lessons learned from the discovery and design phases of developing an academic integrity module for online students. Paper presented at the International Conference on Academic Integrity, Richmond, Virginia.

Schroeder, M. (2017, August). Supporting students with LD transition to post-secondary. Paper presented at Partner Research Schools Conference, Calgary, AB.

Schroeder, M., Drefs, M. A., & Wilcox, G. (2017, February). Novices and experts: Do they reason differently? Poster presented at National Association of School Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Brown, B., Schroeder, M., & Eaton, S.E. (2016). Designing Synchronous Online Interactions and Discussions. In M. Takeuchi, A.P. Preciado Babb, & J. Lock (Eds.). Selected Proceedings of the IDEAS Conference: Designing for Innovation, pp. 51-60. Calgary, Canada: Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.



2014 University of Calgary Teaching Award for Teaching in Online Environments

Photograph of Meadow Schroeder

Curriculum Vitae

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