Leah P. Macfadyen, PhD

I am an interdisciplinary researcher and educator with graduate degrees in the Sciences and the Arts, a wide-ranging publication record, an established body of qualitative and quantitative educational research, and experience in designing, teaching and evaluating courses, workshops and programs in higher and continuing education.

I am currently the Program Director, Evaluation and Learning Analytics in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, where I analyze and visualize large sets of educational data to discover meaningful patterns that can inform improvements in learning design, teaching, and learning.

In addition, and motivated by my own educational experiences at Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, I have been especially engaged in designing and teaching courses (both online and in the classroom) that integrate rigorous and critical disciplinary study with transformative global education – education that may encompasses themes such as

development education, human rights education, education for sustainability, education for peace and conflict prevention and intercultural education; being the global dimension of education for citizenship.

(Maastricht Congress on Global Education)