Sue McGregor

Dr. Sue L. T. McGregor is a professional home economist (50 years) with extensive background in home economics (philosophy, leadership, and education), consumer studies, consumer education, transdisciplinarity, and policy analysis and development. While she practiced for 30 years as a Professor at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU, Halifax NS Canada) (retiring in 2014 as Professor Emerita), she concurrently undertook policy work as the Principal Consultant for MCG. She remains an active independent scholar, researcher, and analyst.

While at MSVU, Dr. McGregor was a member of the Home Economics/Human Ecology department for 15 years (until it was closed down). She then assumed the role of Coordinator of the undergraduate, interdisciplinary Peace and Conflict Studies program for eight years. She held the position of Director of Graduate Education in the Faculty of Education for the next three years. She spearheaded the development of a tri-university doctoral program and assumed the positions of inaugural, elected MSVU Doctoral Program Coordinator in Educational Studies followed by the elected Chair of the Inter-University Doctoral Administration Committee (20 months, 2010-2011).

Dr. McGregor has national and international exposure and recognition including being Docent in Home Economics at the University of Helsinki (a lifetime appointment in recognition of her international home economics reputation). She has delivered nearly 50 home economics-related keynotes and invited talks in 20 countries and is one of the first 10 people to receive International Professional Home Economist (IPHE) certification from the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE). She is recipient of Kappa Omicron Nu's Marjorie M. Brown Distinguished Professor Award (home economics leadership). In 2015, she became a Karpatkin International Consumer Fellow and received the TOPACE International Award (Berlin) in 2009 for distinguished international consumer scholars and educators.

Dr. McGregor regularly publishes monographs on home economics and consumer studies at her professional website. More significantly, she has 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers, 35 book chapters (half refereed), and she has published six books (with another near completion). The most recent is Understanding and Evaluating Research (SAGE, 2018). With Donna Pendergast (Australia) and Kaija Turkki (Finland), she co-edited The Next 100 years: Creating Home Economics Futures (2012). She co-authored Transversity: Transdisciplinarity Approaches in Higher Education (2011), and she published Consumer Moral Leadership (2010) and Transformative Practice (2006).

Dr. McGregor is (has been) affiliated with nearly 10 professional home economics journals. She is proud to be a Coordinating Editor of the IFHE International Journal of Home Economics, was Interim Editor of the 112 year-old American Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences (only Canadian to hold this honour), and guest edited a Special Issue of Kappa Omicron Nu FORUM journal on home economics philosophy. She is Associate Editor of three journals and was a Co-Editor of Integral Leadership Review and Transdisciplinary Journal of Engineering and Science.

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