University of Calgary

Jac J.W. Andrews

  • Professor

Currently Teaching

 W2018 - EDPS 732 - Advanced Seminar in School and Applied Child Psychology

Profile

Dr. Jac J.W. Andrews is currently Chair of Educational Studies in School Psychology and Director of Training for the Doctoral Program 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-two years at the University of Calgary. His service has been primarily related to the fields of special 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). 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

Education

PhD
University of Alberta

MEd
University of Alberta

BEd
Queens University

BA
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.

Publications

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).

Books

  • Andrews, J. & Lupart, J. (2015).Diversity education: Understanding and addressing student diversity.  Toronto: Nelson Education.

Journal Articles

  • Andrews, J., & Syeda, M. (2017). Clinical reasoning in school psychology: From assessment to intervention. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 32, 3-16.
  • Fior, M.N., Andrews, J.W., & Drefs, M.A. (May, 2017). Promoting metacognition with early math learners. The Canadian Journal for Teacher Research
  • 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.
  • Greven, P., & Andrews, J. (in press). Coaching for the treatment of adolescents and adults with ADHD. ADHD in Practice
  • Makarenko, E., & Andrews, J. (in press). An empirical review of the mental health and wellbeing of online instructors. Journal of Educational Thought

Awards

  • Award of Teaching Excellence (1997) University of Calgary, Students’ Union
  • Award of Teaching Excellence (1997) Faculty of Education, University of Calgary
  • Award of Teaching Excellence (1996) University of Calgary, Students’ Union
  • Award of Teaching Excellence (1996) The Undergraduate Society, Faculty of Education, University of Calgary
  • Inaugural recipient of the Slobhan Reid Memorial Scholarship (1982) University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
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