Stephen MacGregor

Stephen MacGregor, PhD

Pronouns: he/him

Positions

Assistant Professor

Werklund School of Education, Specialization, Leadership

Director, Teaching Across Borders Program

Werklund School of Education

Interim EDLP Chair

Werklund School of Education

Contact information

Background

Educational Background

PhD Leadership and Policy, Queen's University,

MEd Education Studies, Queen's University,

BEd Physics and Mathematics, Queen's University,

BSc (Hons.) Physics, Queen's University,

Biography

Dr. Stephen MacGregor is an Assistant Professor of Leadership, Policy, and Governance at the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education. Previous to this role, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and an adjunct professor at Queen’s University. Before starting his doctoral degree, he was also a secondary school science and mathematics teacher in Ontario, Canada.

Dr. MacGregor’s research centers on knowledge mobilization as a mechanism to promote school improvement and systems change, with an emphasis on leadership practices for increasingly complex educational environments. Presently, he focuses on three interrelated strands of inquiry: (1) the relational networks among universities and secondary and elementary schools, (2) the influence of positive school leadership on the mobilization of research-informed teaching practices, and (3) the mechanisms and impacts of co-production as one approach to knowledge mobilization.

Research

Areas of Research

Educational administration and leadership, Educational reform and policy, Network theory and analysis, Knowledge mobilization, Research impact

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
EDUC 430 Pragmatics of Learning and Teaching Fall 2023
EDUC 430 Pragmatics of Learning and Teaching Fall 2022
EDUC 440 Field Experience I Fall 2023
EDUC 440 Field Experience I Fall 2022
EDUC 556 Professional Development and Lifelong Learning Winter 2023
EDER 608 Research Methods in Education Fall 2023

Projects

Science journalism education in Canada: Exploring theory and practice

Research Partner: Cited Media Productions Ltd.

Funding: SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant


Education system leaders as knowledge brokers of school-based mental health supports

Funding: SSHRC Insight Development Grant


Knowledge brokering in research-intensive universities: Mapping connections and measuring impact

Research Partner: Research Impact Canada

Funding: Research Impact Canada; VPR Catalyst Grants, University of Calgary


Development of a mental health evaluation framework for schools and school authorities

Co-PI: Dr. Sharon Friesen, (University of Calgary)

Co-Investigators: Drs. Jennifer Turner, José Domene, Carly McMorris (University of Calgary)

Funding: Government of Alberta

Awards

  • Teaching Excellence Honorable Mention Award, Students’ Union, University of Calgary. 2023
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, SSHRC. 2021
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Government of Ontario. 2020
  • Rosa Baier and Luis Bruno Fund, Queen's University. 2020
  • Clark Scholar, University Council for Educational Administration. 2019
  • Globalink Research Award, Mitacs. 2019
  • Annual Thesis in Education Prize, Queen's University. 2018
  • Congress 2018 Graduate Student Travel Award, President’s Planning Committee. 2018
  • Queen’s Tri-Agency Recipient Recognition Award, Queen's University. 2017
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral, SSHRC. 2017
  • Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Group Apprenticeship, Queen's University. 2017
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s, SSHRC. 2016
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, Government of Ontario. 2015
  • Harold E. Johns Studentship in Medical Physics, Cancer Center of Southeastern Ontario. 2014
  • Paul Park Math, Science & Technology Education Scholarship, Queen's University. 2014
  • Walter Thumm Memorial Scholarship in Physics, Queen's University. 2013

Publications

  • The research-informed teaching revolution North America: A handbook for the 21st century teacher. Brown, C., Flood, J., & MacGregor, S.. John Catt. (2022)
  • Multi-stakeholder networks and evidence-informed practice in education: A case from Ontario, Canada. MacGregor, S., & Cooper, A.. In C. Brown & J. R. Malin (Eds.), The Emerald international handbook of evidence-informed practice in education (pp. 3–96). (2022)
  • Implementing your sampling strategy in an educational setting. MacGregor, S., & Coombs, A.. In U. Luhanga & A. G. Harbaugh (Eds.), Basic elements of survey research in education: Addressing the problems your advisor never told you about (pp. 335-368). (2021)
  • Is distributed leadership an effective approach for mobilising research-informed innovation across professional learning networks? Exploring a case from England. Brown, C., Flood, J., MacGregor, S., & Armstrong, P.. In S. Gorard (Ed.), Getting evidence into education evaluating the routes to policy and practice (pp. 180–198). (2020)
  • Research-practice partnerships: An innovative approach to school improvement. MacGregor, S., & Cooper, A.. In A. Urick, D. DeMatthews, & T. G. Ford (Eds.), Maximizing the policy relevance of research for school improvement (pp. 315–335). (2020)
  • Knowledge brokering: “Not a place for novices of new conscripts”. Cooper, A., Rodway, J., MacGregor, S., Shewchuk, S., & Searle, M.. In J. R. Malin & C. Brown (Eds.), The role of knowledge brokers in education: Connecting the dots between research and practice (pp. 90–107). (2019)
  • The audacity of imagination: Arts-informed approaches to research and co-production. Cooper, A., Searle, M., MacGregor, S., & Kukkonen, T.. Who really cares about using education research in policy and practice? Developing a culture of research engagement. (2023)
  • Adapting classroom assessment practices for online learning: Lessons learned from secondary school teachers in the early days of COVID-19. Holden, M., DeLuca, C., MacGregor, S., & Cooper, A.. In P. Seitz, & S. L. Hill (Eds.), Assessment of online learners: Foundations and applications for teacher education. Routledge.. (2023)
  • Network leadership for research impact in higher education: A literature review and case study. MacGregor, S.. In M. Drinkwater, & Y. Waghid (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Handbook of Values and Ethical Change in Transformative Leadership in Higher Education. Bloomsbury.. (2024)
  • An application of the social ecological systems framework to promoting evidence-informed policy and practice. MacGregor, S., Malin, J. R., & Farley-Ripple, E. N.. In S. W. Lenhoff, J. Singer, & M. Gottfried (Eds.), Thinking ecologically in educational policy and research [invited reprint of special issue articles]. Routledge.. (2024)
  • A network of emerging scholars in education. MacGregor, S.. Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education. (2020)
  • Perseverance and higher education in Canada. MacGregor, S.. Canadian Journal for New Scholars in Education. (2020)
  • Embracing creativity in co-production using the arts. MacGregor, S., Cooper, A., Searle, M., & Kukkonen, T.. Evidence & Policy Blog. (2022)
  • Maximising the benefits of professional learning networks: Finding ways to achieve research-informed practice at scale. Brown, C., Flood, J., & MacGregor, S.. Rethinking Research for Schools. (2019)
  • Mapping proposals submitted to the Mental Health in Schools Pilot: A report for Alberta Education. Turner, J, MacGregor, S., & Friesen, S.. Centre for Wellbeing in Education, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. (2023)
  • An environmental scan of institutional knowledge mobilization planning resources. MacGregor, S.. Research Impact Canada. (2023)
  • Knowledge mobilization in the production of education research: A mixed methods study. Farley-Ripple, L., MacGregor, S., & Mazal, M.. Center for Research Use in Education, University of Delaware. (2023)
  • Mapping proposals for the Mental Health in Schools Pilot: Interim report 1 status update. Turner, J, MacGregor, S., Friesen, S., & Sumara, D.. Centre for Wellbeing in Education, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. (2023)
  • Mapping proposals for the Mental Health in Schools Pilot: Interim report 2 status update. Turner, J., MacGregor, S., Friesen, S., & Sumara, D.. Centre for Wellbeing in Education, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. (2024)
  • The implementation and evaluation of school based mental health supports: An initial draft framework. Turner, J., MacGregor, S., Friesen, S., & Sumara, D. . Centre for Wellbeing in Education, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. (2024)
  • The implementation and evaluation of school-based mental health supports: A scoping review and environmental scan. Turner, J., MacGregor, S., Friesen, S., Sumara, D., McMorris, C., Domene, J., Allan, S., & Mesner, B.. Centre for Wellbeing in Education, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. . (2023)
  • Why failure isn't the f-word in knowledge brokering. MacGregor, S.. Evidence & Policy Blog. (2021)