About Us

Gayle MacDonald, PhD

Over 30 years experience as faculty and research administration

  • Ph.D. (1992) Department of Sociology, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
  • M.A. (1983) department de criminologie, Univeriste d’Ottawa
  • B.A. Honours (1979) Department of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Faculty Experience

Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax NS 
Professor- Women’s Studies/SOAN – 2015- 

St. Thomas University, Fredericton NB
992-2014 , Professor of Sociology 2002-2014
Associate Professor of Sociology   1996–2002 

Queen’s University-Kingston, ON
1989-1992  Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Socio-Legal Studies (Sociology)

University Administrative Experience

Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax NS
Associate Vice President, Research 2015-2020.

St. Thomas University Fredericton, NB
Assistant Vice President, Research 2008-2014
Director of Criminology and Social Justice Programme 1992-1998

Regional Representation

  • 2008-2014 Atlantic Vice-Presidents, Research Council 
  • 2008- 2014 CAURA East/CAREB Atlantic 
  • 2012-2014-Springboard Atlantic (STU)
  • 2015-2020 CLARI (Halifax)  
  • Research Nova Scotia Advisory Committee-2019-2020 
  • NSHRF representative 2015-2018 
  • Research, Development and Commercialization Committee RDC to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Nova Scotia 2015-2018 leading to the development of Research Nova Scotia.  
  • CSAA, SOGIC research advisor for the Canadian Bar Association 2012-2015, Federation of Humanities Social Sciences (2013-2015), ACCRU (2008-2020) SSHRC Leaders 1998-2020, NSERC Leaders, CIHR University Delegate (2015-2020)
  • Appointed to Panel on Responsible Conduct of Research PRCR by the Secretariat, 2017-2020, reappointed August 2020-August 2021
  • Informal professional development for new Deans and new AVPRs across Canada over the past 6 years 

Cassandra McDonald, B.A., M.A.Ed, Communications Manager, Training, Website Design and Events Coordinator

Jilanna Eagles, B.A. Honours, Assistant Editor and Research

Breagh MacDonald-Rahn, B.A., Administrative Assistant and Finances

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