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MEd Concentrations in Educational Psychology faculty

The following is a listing of faculty members in the MEd Concentrations in Educational Psychology program.  All academic staff.

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Professor Alain Breuleux

Alain Breuleux

Associate Professor


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Cognition, technology in education.

Jacob Burack



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The development of attention and cognition among typically developing children, persons with autism, and persons with specific syndromes associated with intellectual disabilities.

Research website: McGill Youth Study Team

Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky

Jeffrey Derevensky



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Child development, developmental psychopathology, addiction, gambling.

Research website: International Centre for Youth Gambling & High Risk Behaviors

Professor Tara Flanagan

Tara Flanagan

Associate Professor


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Inclusive Education, social inclusion, social policy, transition, self-determination, quality of life, people with disabilities and other equity-seeking groups.

Nancy Heath

Program Director, James McGill Professor


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Mental health in schools, enhancing mental health resilience, non-suicidal self-injury.

Research website: Heath Research Team

Michael Hoover

Associate Professor


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Design and analysis of online university learning, Activity Systems Theory in online and multilingual educational contexts, creating online communities of inquiry.

Research website: The Online Learning Research Team

Professor Konishi

Chiaki Konishi

Assistant Professor


chiaki [dot] konishi [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Social-Emotional Development; Connectedness (including: Attachment, Peer Relationships, Student-Teacher Relationships, Non-Parental Adult Relationships); Bullying and Discrimination; School Climate; Social and Ecological Perspectives; Health and Development in Marginalized Populations (e.g., Sexual and Racial/Ethnic Minorities); Methodological and Statistical Issues.

Susanne Lajoie

Professor, Canadian Research Chair, Tier 1


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Computer-based learning and dynamic assessment in mathematics and science, cognition and instruction, individual differences.

Research website: Advanced Technologies for Learning in Authentic Settings (ATLAS) Lab
LEADs (Learning Environments across Disciplines)

Professor Krista Muis

Krista Muis

Assistant Professor


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Self-regulated learning, epistemic cognition, motivation, emotions, and mathematics and science learning.

Jessica Ruglis (on leave)

Assistant Professor


jessica [dot] ruglis [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

School dropout, early school leaving and dis/engagement; educational trajectories; educational inequities; child and adolescent health and development; relationships between education and health; social determinants of health; social and education policy; social theory; critical race and social issues in education.

Alenoush Saroyan



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Pedagogical/faculty development, academic leadership, quality assurance and accreditation.

Research website: Higher Education Research Group (HERG)

Robert Savage

Associate Professor & William Dawson Scholar


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The development of cognitive processes in normal reading and spelling in the early years; the cognitive psychology of poor reading and developmental dyslexia; Literacy and related interventions, particularly in the elementary school years, including use of technology.

Research website: ABRACADABRA (A Balanced Reading Approach for Canadians Designed to Achieve Best Results for All)
Professor Steven Shaw

Steven Shaw

Assistant Professor


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Resilience, pediatric psychology, and neurogenetic connections.

Research website: Resilience, Pediatric Psychology, & Neurogenetic Connections Lab

Bruce Shore

Emeritus Professor

bruce [dot] shore [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) | Profile

Inquiry as a curricular focus across levels of education; evaluation of outcomes; giftedness, expertise, and cognitive differences in learning and thinking.

Ingrid Sladeczek

Associate Professor


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Developmental disabilities across the lifespan, early intervention, consultation, behavior and emotional disorders.

Research website: Dr. Sladeczek's Research Team



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