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Master of Arts - Integrated Studies

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Faculty - Full List

Administration

Dr. Raphael Foshay

MAIS Department

Dr. Ken Banks
Dr. Deb Bennett
Dr. Mark Biddle
Dr. Derek Briton
Dr. Ken Collier
Marc Couroux
Dr. Alan Davis
Dr. Delia Douglas
Dr. Mark Durieux
Dr. Gloria Filax
Dr. Felix (Fil ) Fraser
Dr. Mike Gismondi
Mike Goodwin
Dr. Carolyn Guertin
Dr. Patricia Hughes-Fuller
Dr. Leslie Main Johnson
Dr. Paul Kellogg
Dr. Wendell Kisner
Dr. Elizabeth Lange
Dr. Nanci Langford
Reinekke Lengelle
Dr. Richard Marsden
Dr. Mark A. McCutcheon
Dr. Lisa Micheelsen
Dr. Jeremy Mouat
Dr. Judy Nielsen
Dr. Collette Oseen
Dr. Frits Pannekoek
Dr. Ana Laura Pauchulo
Dr. Emma Pivato
Dr. Carolyn Redl
Dr. Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson
Dr. Mary S. Runté
Dr. Robert Runté
Dr. Angela Specht
Dr. Barbara Spronk
Dr. Lorraine Stewart
Dr. Winona Wheeler

Other AU Departments

Dr. Jolene Armstrong
Dr. Jane Arscott
Dr. Donica Belisle
Dr. Andrew Chiarella
Dr. Joshua Evans
Dr. Alvin Finkel
Dr. Lyle Grant
Dr. Sheila Greaves
Dr. David Gregory
Dr. Lorelei Hanson
Dr. Greg Johnson
Dr. Tracey Lindberg
Dr. Judi Malone
Dr. Manijeh Mannani
Dr. Laurie Milne
Dr. Bruce Morito
Dr. Karen Nielsen
Dr. Anne Nothof
Dr. Joe Pivato
Dr. Mary Richardson
Dr. Lynda Ross
Dr. Shandip Saha
Dr. Tony Simmons
Dr. Peter J. Smith
Dr. Mike Sosteric
Dr. Bruce Spencer
Dr. Veronica Thompson
Dr. Vina Tirven-Gadum
Dr. Burt Vourhees
Dr. Don Wetherell


Administration

Dr. Raphael Foshay
Program Director, Master of Arts Integrated Studies

Supervisory Interests

  • literary and cultural theory
  • continental philosophy (especially Derrida, Levinas, Heidegger, Habermas, Adorno, Nietzsche, Hegel, Schelling, Kant)
  • social theory, especially the Frankfurt School
  • psychoanalysis
  • comparative philosophy of religion
  • English literature

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MAIS Department

 

Dr. Ken Banks
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: kenbanks.ns@gmail.com
  • Ph.D. Sociology (Toronto)
    M.A. Social Work (McMaster)
    B.A. Social Sciences (Sir George Williams)

Supervisory Interests

  • community Development
  • social research
  • social policy
  • organizational behaviour
  • diversity and oppression

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Dr. Deb Bennett
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: debbennett@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Social Work (Calgary)
    M.S.W. Social Work (Calgary)
    B.S.W. Social Work (Calgary)

Supervisory Interests

  • grief, loss & bereavement
  • hospice & palliative care
  • counselling & group work
  • qualitative research
  • scholarship of teaching and learning

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Dr. Mark Biddle
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: mbiddle@shaw.ca
  • Ph.D. Education and Leadership (Alberta)
    D. Min. (Chicago Theological Seminary)
    M.S. Community Counseling (Georgia State University)
    M. Div. St. Paul School of Theology

Supervisory Interests

  • MAIS 645 Understanding Work and Learning

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Dr. Derek Briton
Master of Arts - Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: derek.briton@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Educational Policy Studies (Alberta)
    M.Ed
    . Adult and Higher Education (Alberta)
    B.A.
    Philosophy (Alberta)

Supervisory Interests

  • adult education
  • educational policy studies
  • sociology of education
  • social theory
  • psychoanalytic theory
  • psychoanalysis of society and culture

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Dr. Ken Collier
Centre for Work and Community Studies and Office of Vice-President

  • E-mail: kcollier@shaw.ca
  • Ph.D. Economics and Applied Social Studies (Wales - Swansea)
    M.S.W. Community Organization (British Columbia)
    B.A. Political Science (Saskatchewan)

Supervisory Interests

  • community development
  • critical perspectives on social work, social welfare (policy), and rural development
  • prior learning assessment
  • political economy
  • development economics

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Marc Couroux
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

Supervisory Interests

  • experimental musical traditions at large
  • contemporary Canadian music
  • video art of the 1970s - 1980s
  • art and sociopolitical activism
  • news media analysis

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Dr. Alan Davis
Master of Arts in Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: Alan.Davis@esc.edu
  • Ph.D. Chemistry (SFU)
    M.Sc. Chemistry (SFU)
    B.Sc. Chemistry (London)

Supervisory Interests

  • quality assurance
  • community colleges
  • learning accreditation
  • collaborations and consortia in higher education
  • organisation and management of E-learning

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Dr. Delia Douglas
Master of Arts in Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: dddougla@gmail.com
  • Ph.D. Sociology (Santa Cruz)
  • M.Sc. Sport Studies (Ohio)
    BPE Physical Education (British Columbia)

Supervisory Interests

  • critical race and gender studies
  • necropolitics; racialized misogyny, everyday racism and gendered racism
  • anti-racism, equity and social justice in the academy
  • post-colonial and diaspora studies, immigration and citizenship
  • sport, physical activity and inequality
  • qualitative research methods and methodologies

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Dr. Mark Durieux
Master of Arts - Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: mbdurieux@shaw.ca
  • Ph.D. Sociology - Symbolic Interactionism, Clinical Sociology (Calgary)
    M.S.W. Social Work - Clinical Specialization (Calgary)
    B.S.W. Social Work (Calgary)
    B.Ed. Education (McGill)

Supervisory Interests

  • complex (post)modernity and the social and institutional construction of self-identity and resistance
  • institutional ethnography and ethnomethodology
  • social psychology
  • classical and contemporary sociological theory
  • aging, health, and caregiving
  • managed care
  • foster care
  • the sociology and culture of compassion
  • social constructions of the family
  • narrative and metaphorical study of lives
  • psychoanalytic sociology
  • attachment theory
  • symbolic interaction
  • research methods and statistics
  • the relevance of grounded theory, hermeneutic phenomenology, critical realism, and exploratory methodology for the clinical encounter

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Dr. Gloria Filax
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: gloriaf@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Educational Policy Studies (Alberta)
    M.Ed. Educational Foundations (Alberta)
    B.A. Sociology, Women's Studies, Anthropology (Alberta)
    Diploma Behavioural Sciences (Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton)

Supervisory Interests

  • sociology of the body (processes of normalization)
    • gender, sexuality, race, class, disablity, age, ethnicity
  • contemporary social theory
    • poststructural theories
    • feminism/s
    • critical race theories
    • sexuality studies (queer theory)
    • Foucaultian theory
  • qualitative research
    • critical ethnography
  • ethnography
    • experimental ethnography
    • institutional ethnography
  • discourse analysis
  • youth studies
  • cultural studies/popular culture
  • governance & globalization
  • sociology of education
  • equity studies
  • trauma studies

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Dr. Felix (Fil ) Fraser
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

Supervisory Interests

  • Federal and provincial film, television and broadcasting policy
  • media in general, with a particular focus on both broadcast and print journalism
  • human Rights policy and programs
  • arts funding and policy

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Dr. Mike Gismondi
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

Supervisory Interests

  • social theory and environment
  • globalism and sustainability
  • Latin American social history and development
  • religion and politics

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Mike Goodwin
Master of Arts - Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: bcspuffin@gmail.com
  • B.A. (Honors) Philosophy (Trent)
    M.A. Philosophy (McMaster)
    B.A. Gerontological Studies (McMaster)

Supervisory Interests

  • ethics
  • gerontological studies
  • history of ethics (ancient, modern, post-modern)
  • environmental ethics
  • anti-theory in ethics (McIntyre, Rorty, Nussbaum, Charles Taylor, etc.)
  • hermeneutics (Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, Derrida, etc.)
  • philosophy of history
  • philosophy of literature
  • Foucault
  • philosophy of science
  • epistemology
  • English as a global language (MAIS 618)
  • philosophy of education
  • sociology of knowledge
  • sociology of language
  • critical applied linguistics
  • critical ESL studies
  • critical pedagogy
  • historical Jesus studies (Borg, Crossan, Mack, etc.)
  • history of Christianity
  • Judaic roots of Christianity (Derrida, Levine, Chilton, etc.)
  • philosophy of religion
  • Gnosticism
  • Eastern philosophy
  • integrative philosophy (Eastern & Western) (Robert E. Carter, Huston Smith, Fritjof Capra, etc.)
  • philosophy of international relations (US-Canada relations)

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Dr. Carolyn Guertin
Masters of Arts--Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: carolyn.guertin@gmail.com
  • Ph.D. English (Alberta)
    M.A. English (Western Ontario)
    B.A. Honours - English Language and Literatures (Western Ontario)

Supervisory Interests

  • information art, architecture and aesthetics
  • technology and gender
  • electronic literature
  • cyberculture
  • women's writing (20th century)
  • feminist theory

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Dr. Patricia Hughes-Fuller
Master of Arts–Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: patricia@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature (Alberta)
    M.Ed. Educational Policy Studies (Alberta)
    Dip. Ed. Adult and Higher Education (Alberta)
    B.Ed. Secondary Education (Alberta)
    B.A. English (Alberta)

Supervisory Interests

  • British cultural studies
  • adult and labour education
  • the politics of popular culture
  • literary and social theory
  • the literature(s) and culture(s) of Canada

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Dr. Leslie Main Johnson
Anthropology

Supervisory Interests

  • ethnobiology
  • ethnobotany
  • anthropology

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Dr. Paul Kellogg
Master of Arts - Integrated Studies

Supervisory Interests

  • the labour process, labour organization, labour history
  • political economy (international and Canadian)
  • social movements
  • globalization, global governance, global civil society
  • Latin America and the Caribbean

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Dr. Wendell Kisner
Associate Professor, Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: wendellk@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Philosophy (DePaul University of Chicago)
    M.A. Philosophy (DePaul University of Chicago)
    B.A. Psychology (Louisiana State University)

Supervisory Interests

  • political philosophy
  • social theory
  • recent continental thought
  • german idealism
  • environmental philosophy
  • global studies
  • focused study of various specific texts drawn from the corpora of the following thinkers:
    • Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Felix Guattari, G.W.F. Hegel, Martin Heidegger, Immanuel Kant, Emmanuel Levinas, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Antonio Negri, Friedrich Nietzsche, Plato, Slovoj Zizek.
Academic Publications

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Dr. Elizabeth Lange
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: elange@stfx.ca
  • Ph.D. International and Intercultural Education - Policy Studies (Alberta)
    M.Ed. International and Comparative Education (Alberta)
    B.Ed. Secondary Social Studies with Distinction (Alberta)

Supervisory Interests

  • sociology of education
  • social theory
  • international/global education
  • social movements
  • sustainability/environmental education
  • adult education
  • transformative adult learning
  • action research and popular education

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Dr. Nanci Langford
Master of Arts - Integrated Studies

Supervisory Interests

  • Canadian family and women's history
  • Social inequality
  • Sociological theory
  • Feminist theory
  • Needs assessments and program evaluations

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Reinekke Lengelle
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: reinekke@athabascau.ca
  • M.A. Andragogy (Leiden, The Netherlands)
  • Undergraduate portion: Pedagogy (Leiden, The Netherlands)

Supervisory Interests

  • adult education
  • writing/publishing
  • holistic health

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Dr. Richard Marsden
Centre for Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: richard@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. (Warwick)
    M.A. (Industrial Relations) (Wales)
    B.A. Economics, Honours (Wales)

Supervisory Interests

  • social theory on the organization and politics of work

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Dr. Mark A. McCutcheon
Master of Arts–Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: mccutcheon@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Literary and Theatre Studies (Guelph)
    M.A.
    English and McLuhan Program in Culture & Technology (Toronto)
    B.A.
    English (Guelph)

Supervisory Interests

  • postcolonialism
  • new media and techno-culture
  • performance studies
  • Romantic literature
  • popular culture
  • adaptation studies

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Dr. Lisa Micheelsen
Master of Arts-Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: lisam@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Classics (University of Alberta)
    M.A. Classics (University of Western Ontario)
    B.A. Classical Studies (University of Western Ontario)

Supervisory Interests

  • classical languages, philology and literature (especially Greek epic poetry)
  • Greek eschatology and thanatology
  • Pre-Socratic philosophy
  • Greek and Roman social history
  • gender in the ancient world
  • feminist theory and classics
  • Hellenistic Egypt and the influence of the ancient East on Greek culture
  • race, racism and the history of classical scholarship

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Dr. Jeremy Mouat
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies
Professor of History and Chair, Social Sciences, Augustana Faculty, University of Alberta

  • E-mail: jmouat@augustana.ca
  • Ph.D. History (British Columbia)
    M.A. History (Canterbury)
    B.A. History (Massey)

Supervisory Interests
(Note: Limited availability for reading courses)

  • Industrial Revolution
  • comparative history of British settler colonies
  • history of British Columbia
  • history of resources and resource development in Western Canada

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Dr. Judy Nielsen

  • E-mail: NielsenJ@fsd38.ab.ca
  • Ph.D. Elementary Education (Alberta)
    M.Ed.
    Educational Leadership (Portland)
    B.Ed.
    Elementary Education (Alberta)

Supervisory Interests

  • adult education
  • special education
  • school improvement
  • educational research in the area of teacher development
  • educational leadership

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Dr. Collette Oseen
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

Supervisory Interests

  • women and organizing
  • transformatory organizing
  • women and development/globalization
  • French and other European feminist theory
  • feminism and the movies
  • feminist methodology

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Dr. Frits Pannekoek
Professor Athabasca University

  • E-mail: fritsp@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Western Canadian history (Queen's)
    M.A.
    Western Canadian history (Alberta)
    B.A.
    Honours (Alberta)

Supervisory Interests

  • Western Canadian history
  • history of the pre 1870 West
  • Metis studies
  • heritage management and preservation
  • interdisciplinary communication studies
  • public policy

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Dr. Ana Laura Pauchulo
Master of Arts-Integrated Studies

Supervisory Interests

  • human rights education
  • human rights - law, sociology, & movements
  • social theory
  • sociology of education
  • critical pedagogy
  • cultural studies
  • memory studies
  • community based research and evaluation
  • anti-racism education

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Dr. Emma Pivato
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

Supervisory Interests

  • the borderline between psychology and ethics or personality and character
  • the evolution of psychotherapy
  • issues in developmental neuropsychology
  • the many faces of intelligence and creativity
  • Cluster B personality disorders
MAIS courses currently offered by Emma Pivato:
  • PSYC 630 Talking Cures: The Evolution of Psychotherapy
  • BEHV 655 Self-Directed Behaviour.
  • MAIS 750 Independent Reading Course: Personality Disorders in History, Literature, Film and Public Life
  • MAIS 750 Independent Reading Course: Personality Structure and Moral Development: Exploring the Interface
  • MAIS 750 Independent Reading Course: A History of the Development of Personality Theory in the West
Areas of Professional Interest in which Emma would be willing to offer additional reading courses:
  • Creativity Theory
  • Executive Functions
  • Quality of Life Issues for Individuals with Multiple and Severe Disabilities
  • DSM-IV-TR: its Power and its Limitations

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Dr. Carolyn Redl
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

Supervisory Interests

  • life writings by Arctic women
  • literature by Arctic women
  • theory of autobiography and other life writings
  • creative non-fiction (travel and nature)

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Dr. Lloyd Hawkeye Robertson
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: lloyd@hawkeyeassociates.ca
  • Ph.D. Counselling Psychology (Calgary)
    M.Ed. Educational Psychology (Regina)
    B.SW. Community Development (Regina)
    B.Ed. Secondary Instruction (Regina)
    B.A. Political Science (Saskatchewan)

Supervisory Interests

  • counselling and educational psychology
  • culture, identity and self-structure
  • cross cultural counselling
  • residential school syndrome and colonization
  • prior learning assessment and recognition on self and identity
  • community development and mental health
  • use of self-mapping in therapy
  • evolution of religion

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Dr. MARY S. RUNTÉ
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: mary.runte@uleth.ca
  • Ph.D. Candidate Management (Saint Mary's)
    M.B.A. Organizational Behaviour (York)
    B.A. (Athabasca)

Supervisory Interests

  • work-family/life balance
  • social responsibility in organizations
  • nonprofit and voluntary sector management
  • business history
  • feminist theory of organizations
  • existentialism and management theory
  • critical theory
  • qualitative methods-discourse analysis, poststructural

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Dr. ROBERT RUNTÉ
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: runte@uleth.ca
  • Ph.D. Sociology of Education (Alberta)
    M.Ed. Sociology of Education (Alberta)
    Professional Diploma Education (Alberta)
    B.A. (Alberta)

Supervisory Interests

  • popular culture: cyberculture, kid culture, avocational subcultures
  • sociology of education
  • organizational behaviour: committees, stakeholder groups, long hours culture
  • sociology of the professions and management of knowledge workers
  • qualitative research methodologies
  • Canadian speculative fiction

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Dr. Angela Specht
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: angelas@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Physical Education and Recreation (Alberta)
    M.A. Physical Education and Recreation (Alberta)
    B.A. English (Augustana University College, Camrose, Alberta)

Supervisory Interests

  • cultural production and consumption of identity within the contexts of community development, tourism, heritage, and public art
  • intersection of social theory (poststructuralism and cultural studies) with economy, culture and place
  • cultural and economic production of place via tourism, museums and public art
  • public policy and formation of place, identity and community
  • ethics and public policy
  • globalization, governance and social change
  • representational literacy

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Dr. Barbara Spronk
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: bspronk@island.net
  • Ph.D. Anthropology (Alberta)
    M.A. Anthropology (Alberta)
    B.A. (Hons.) Anthropology (Alberta)

Supervisory Interests

  • international development and its discontents
  • distance education and development
  • the ethnography of globalization

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Dr. Lorraine Stewart
Master of Arts—Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: mjstewe@xplornet.ca
  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology (University of Alberta)
    Registered Psychologist
    M.Ed. Special Education (University of Alberta)
    E.C.S. (Early Childhood Services) Diploma (University of Alberta)
    B.Ed. Special Education (University of Alberta)

Supervisory Interests

  • exceptional children/students
  • mild and moderate disabilities - including learning disabilities, emotional and behavioural disorders
  • severe disabilities
  • teacher assistant's roles and responsibilities
  • individualized program plans
  • inclusive education
  • assistive technology

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Dr. Winona Wheeler
Master Of Arts - Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: winona.wheeler@usask.ca
  • Ph.D. (Comparative Ethnic/Native American Studies), 2000, University of California, Berkeley
    M.A. (History), 1988, University of British Columbia
    B.A. Honors (History), 1986, University of Manitoba

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Other AU Departments

Dr. Jolene Armstrong
Centre for Language and Literature

  • E-mail: jolenea@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Comparative Literature (University of Alberta)
    B.A. Anthropology (University of Alberta)

Supervisory Interests

  • Canadian literature
  • postmodernism
  • trauma and literature
  • women's literature
  • drama
  • native literature

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Dr. Jane Arscott
Centre for State and Legal Studies

  • E-mail: janea@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Political Studies (Queen's)
    M.Lit. Politics (Oxford)
    B.A. Political Studies - Honors (Queen's)

Supervisory Interests

  • human service education
  • women and politics
  • e-governance
  • e-citizenship
  • e-democracy
  • policy analysis
  • political theory

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Dr. Donica Belisle
Centre for Work and Community Studies

  • E-mail: donicab@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Canadian Studies (Trent)
    M.A. History (Queen's)
    B.A. English and History (Brandon)

Supervisory Interests

  • global consumer history
  • Canadian studies and Canadian history
  • North American women's and gender history

Website: http://www.donicabelisle.com

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Dr. Andrew Chiarella
Centre for Psychology

Supervisory Interests

  • educational technology
  • social software for education
  • complex (self-organizing) systems theory applied to education and psychology
  • studies of learning and the design of instruction (especially in the areas of reading comprehension, science, and mathematics)

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Dr. Joshua Evans
Centre for Global and Social Analysis

  • E-mail: jevans@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Human Geography (McMaster)
    M.A. Human Geography (Alberta)
    B.A. Human Geography (Alberta)

Supervisory Interests

  • housing policy and homelessness
  • urban policy
  • therapeutic geographies
  • biopolitics
  • foucault
  • qualitative methods

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Dr. Alvin Finkel
Centre for State and Legal Studies

  • E-mail: alvinf@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. History (Toronto)
    M.A. History (Manitoba)
    B.A. History (Manitoba)

Supervisory Interests

  • the welfare state in Canada
  • history of the Canadian West
  • history of labour and socialism in Canada
  • British diplomacy in the 1930s

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Dr. Lyle K. Grant
Centre for Psychology

  • E-mail: lyle@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Psychology (West Virginia)
    M.A. Psychology (West Virginia)
    B.A. Psychology (Western Michigan)

Supervisory Interests

  • behavioral narratology
  • self-experimentation and self-management

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Dr. Sheila Greaves
Centre for Work and Community Studies

  • E-mail: sheilag@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Anthropology (British Columbia)
    M.A. Archaeology (Calgary)
    B.A. French Literature (British Columbia)

Supervisory Interests

  • history of anthropological theory
  • archaeology
  • environment, society, and technology
  • Canadian pre-history

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Dr. David Gregory
Centre for Global and Social Analysis

  • E-mail: davidg@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Modern French History (Queen's)
    Postgraduate Certificate in Education (London)
    M.A. History of Ideas (Sussex)
    B.A. English & History (Keele)

Supervisory Interests

  • history of labour and socialist thought
  • history of Anglo-American popular music

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Dr. Lorelei Hanson
Environmental Studies & Human Geography

  • E-mail: lorelei.hanson@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Canadian Studies (Alberta)
    M.E.S. Environmental Studies (York)
    B.E.S. Environmental Studies, Honours (Waterloo)

Supervisory Interests

  • environmental thought
  • green cultural studies
  • rural studies
  • new regional studies (Canadian West/Prairies)
  • qualitative research methods in the study of environmental/spatial matters
  • place, nature, wilderness, landscape

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Dr. Greg Johnson
Centre for Global and Social Analysis

  • E-mail: gregj@athabascau.ca
  • Office Phone: (780) 675-6704
  • B.A. (University of British Columbia)
    M.A. (University of British Columbia)
    Ph.D. (York University)

Supervisory Interests

  • Canadian external relations
  • Canada and the Pacific Rim
  • Canadian-American relations
  • Twentieth century world history
  • Northern Alberta

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Dr. Tracey Lindberg
Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Traditional Knowledge, Legal Orders and Laws

Supervisory Interests

  • Indigenous law
  • Indigenous women
  • Critical legal theory
  • Critical race theory
  • Indigenous legal theory
  • Indigenous nationhood, sovereignty and government

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Dr. Judi Malone
Centre for Psychology

Supervisory Interests

  • professional ethics
  • health psychology
  • rural & northern issues (contextual practice)
  • interdisciplinary practice in human services
  • practice issues -- multicultural practice (focus on Aboriginal issues), evolving professional development, community-based practices
  • phenomenology (& hermeneutics)

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Dr. Manijeh Mannani
Centre for Language and Literature

Supervisory Interests

  • comparative literature
  • cultural studies
  • poetry
  • literary theory
  • genre studies
  • feminist and colonial/postcolonial literature

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Dr. Laurie Milne
Centre for Work and Community Studies
Centre for Integrated Studies

  • E-mail: lauriem@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Archaeology (Simon Fraser)
    M.A. Archaeology (Calgary)
    B.A. (First Class Honours) Archaeology (Calgary)

Supervisory Interests

  • interdisciplinary human ecology
  • archaeological science
  • world prehistory
  • ethnology of North America
  • human evolution
  • hunter gatherer ecology

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Dr. Bruce Morito
Centre for Global and Social Analysis

  • E-mail: brucem@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Philosophy (Guelph)
    M.A. Philosophy (McMaster)
    B.A. Philosophy (McMaster)
    B.P.E. Physical Education (McMaster)

Supervisory Interests

  • applied ethics (including Aboriginal thought applied to natural resource management)
  • environmental ethics/philosophy/policy (including Aboriginal thought and cross-cultural ethics)
  • traditional ecological knowledge and resource management
  • personal identity
  • value theory

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Dr. Karen Nielsen
Centre for State and Legal Studies

  • E-mail: karenn@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Educational Policy Studies (Alberta)
  • M.Ed. Guidance and Counselling (New Brunswick)
    B.Sc. Zoology (Alberta)
    B.SW. Social Work (New Brunswick)

Supervisory Interests

  • Adult education, in particular, Transformational Learning
  • Gender and education
  • Gender and health issues
  • Gender and violence
  • Women and psychology
  • Counselling and its role in adaptation and mechanisms of change
  • Emotions and their importance in the production of knowledge
  • Treatment and rehabilitation programs for perpetrators of intimate violence
  • Adult resiliency
  • Vicarious trauma and resiliency
  • How people make substantive and lasting change

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Dr. Anne Nothof
Centre for Language and Literature

  • E-mail: annen@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. English (Alberta)
    M.A. English (Alberta)
    B.A. English, Honours (Queen's)

Supervisory Interests

  • Canadian drama
  • modern British drama
  • post-colonial drama and literature
  • women in literature

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Dr. Joe Pivato
Centre for Language and Literature

Supervisory Interests

  • Canadian literature
  • ethnic minority writing in Canada
  • literature and film
  • literary theory
  • renaissance writers (selected)

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Dr. Mary Richardson
Centre for Global and Social Analysis

Supervisory Interests

  • applied ethics
  • environmental ethics

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Dr. Lynda Ross
Centre for Work and Community Studies

  • E-mail: lyndar@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Social Psychology (New Brunswick)
    M.A. Cognition and Perception (Guelph)
    B.A. Mathematics and Sociology (Queen's)

Supervisory Interests

  • attachment theory
  • women and psychology
  • women and technology
  • feminism
  • statistical methods

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Dr. Shandip Saha
Center for Global and Social Analysis

  • E-mail: shandips@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Religious Studies (Ottawa)
    M.A. Religious Studies (Harvard)
    B.A. History (Carleton)

Supervisory Interests

  • medieval religious history in south Asia
  • religion and politics in modern Iindia
  • Hinduism
  • comparative religion
  • study of religion

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Dr. Tony Simmons
Centre for Social and Global Analysis

  • E-mail: tonys@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Sociology (Alberta)
    M.A. Sociology (Alberta)
    B.A. Sociology (Alberta)

Supervisory Interests

  • sociological theory
  • theory of organizations
  • illustrious outsiders

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Dr. Peter J. Smith
Centre for State and Legal Studies

  • E-mail: jays@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Political Science (Carleton)
    M.A. Political Science (McMaster)
    B.A. Political Science (Portland)

Supervisory Interests

  • politics of cyberspace
  • political ideologies

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Dr. Mike Sosteric
Center for Global and Social Analysis

  • E-mail: mikes@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Sociology (Alberta)
    M.A. Sociology (Regina)
    B.A. Psychology (Regina)
    B.A. Sociology (Regina)

Supervision Interests

  • sociology of information technology, including subareas such as
    • information technology
    • biotechnology
    • reproductive technology
    • technology and the developing world
  • Canadian society
  • labour process
  • Marxist theory as applied to developmental psychology
  • sociology of religion

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Dr. Bruce Spencer
Centre for Work and Community Studies

  • E-mail: bruces@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Adult Education (Leeds)
    M.A. Industrial Relations (Warwick)
    B.Sc. Economics (London)
    Cert. Ed. Education (Liverpool)

Supervisory Interests

  • adult education
  • workers' education and labour education
  • labour unions and labour relations
  • international issues in labour relations and education

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Dr. Veronica Thompson
Centre for Language and Literature

Supervisory Interests

  • Canadian literature
  • postcolonial literature and theory
  • women in literature
  • feminist and gender studies
  • Canadian-Australian comparative studies

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Dr. Vina Tirven-Gadum
Centre for Language and Literature

Supervisory Interests: In French mainly, but possibly in English as well

  • French poetry, theatre and novel of the 19th century
  • 20th century French literature - especially the novel
  • 20th century and early 21st century French/Francophone literature
  • 17th century French literature
  • authorship attribution studies

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Dr. Burt Vourhees
Centre for Science

  • E-mail: burt@athabascau.ca
  • Ph.D. Physics (Texas)
    M.S. Physics (Arizona)
    AB Physics (Berkeley)

Supervisory Interests

  • scientific and critical reasoning
  • consciousness studies

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Dr. Don Wetherell
Director, Heritage Resource Management Program

  • E-mail: donaldw@athabascau.ca
  • B.A. (Hons.) (1971) University of Saskatchewan (major in history)
    M.A. (1973) University of Saskatchewan (major in history)
    Ph.D. (1981) Queen's University (major in history)

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MAIS - Last Updated April 11, 2014