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Gayle MacDonald - smaller photoDr. Gayle MacDonald

Associate Vice-President, Research

Dr. Gayle MacDonald joined the Mount community as Associate Vice-President, Research, on July 1, 2015.

Dr. MacDonald was previously the Assistant Vice-President of Research, Professor of Sociology and Past Director of Criminology and Social Justice at St. Thomas University. She holds a Doctoral degree in Sociology from the University of New Brunswick, a Master’s degree in Criminology from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Dalhousie University. Previously, she served as a Board Member of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Foundation, President of the Board of AIDS NB, and member of the New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network (SPRN).

Dr. MacDonald is a respected teacher, researcher and author who greatly influences the discourse surrounding sex workers, addicts and victims of AIDS. Her specific research interest is studying those who are considered ‘deviant’ and the stigmatizing implications of that designation. She has a successful record of securing research funding for individual and collaborative research from The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and other funding agencies. Her expertise in leadership and administrative service is founded in her earnest investment in the passions and accomplishments of the faculty she supports. Dr. MacDonald has a strong commitment to problem solving on behalf of researchers, easing the development of their innovative ideas.