MS (Louisiana State), PhD (Pennsylvania State)
Phone: (902) 457-6342
Office: Evaristus 314
I have a PhD degree in Home Economic Education from
Penn State, and two Master’s degrees in Family Life and
Environment, and Vocational Home Economics
Education from Louisiana State University, USA.
I have a Nova Scotia Teaching Certificate. I also have a Certificate in Conflict Management and Mediation from Henson College, Dalhousie University.
I have conducted research in time use of husbands in household work, critical thinking, women and development and curriculum planning, and learning styles of students.
Currently my research focuses on (a) women and health (in particular, African Nova Scotian women), (b) the effects of learning styles on students’ grades, (c) families as basic units of peace education, and (d) root causes of conflict in the home front.
I teach Resilient Families, The Roots of Peace and Conflict, Mediation and Conflict Management, Personal and Family Financial Planning, Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation at both undergraduate and Masters level.
I am also the Coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Minor Program.
- Immigrants’ retirement
Selected Recent Publications
Eghan, F., & MacCleave’ A. (In press 2011).Grade Inflation; What is the purpose of assessment. Paper Proceedings of the Annual Atlantic Teaching Showcase: University of Prince Edward Island, Prince Edward Island.
Etowa, J. ; Weerasinghe, S. & Eghan, F. (June 2010). Maternal Health Care Challenges within African Immigrant Communities. The Journal of US-China Public Administration, ISSN 1548-6591, USA
MacCleave, A., & Eghan, F. (2010). Use of cultural styles or repertoires of experience to guide instruction: What difference does it make? Interchange, 41 (3), 233-253. Printed on-line September 14, DOI: 10: 1007/s10780-010-9128-x.
McGregor, S. L., Pendergast, D., Seniuk, E., Eghan, F., & Engberg, L. (2008). Home economics and the human condition: Ideologies and paradigms matter. International Journal of Home Economics, 1(1), 46-68.
Etowa, J., Keddy, B., Egbeyemi, J., & Eghan, F. (2007). Depression: The “invisible gray fog” influencing the midlife health of African Canadian women. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 16(3), 203-217.
Eghan, F., & MacCleave, A. (2007). Value reasoning and critical thinking: Completing the process. Paper Proceedings of the Annual Atlantic Teaching Showcase: From Vision to Voice. St John’s, Newfoundland.
MacCleave, A., & Eghan, F. (2005). Developing ways of thinking and critical dispositions in University students. Paper Proceedings of the Annual Atlantic Teaching Showcase, Truro, NS.
McGregor, S., Baranovsky, K., Eghan, F., Engberg, L., Bjor, H., Mitsifier, D., Pendergast, D., Senuik, E., Shanah, H., & Smith, F. (2004). Confessions of a recovering home economics.Kappa Omicron Nu (KON) Human Science Working Papers. USA.
Recent Conference Presentations
Eghan, F., & MacCleave, A. (2010, September). Grade inflation: What is the purpose of assessment? Paper/Workshop presented at the Annual Atlantic Teaching Showcase, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI.
Eghan, F. and Etowa, J. (July 2008). Menopause and Midlife Health of African Canadian Women, Presented at Lucerne, Switzerland International Federation of Home Economics Conference at Lucerne in July 2008.
MacCleave A., & Eghan F. (2008, June). Use of cultural styles or repertoires to guide instruction: What difference does it make? Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities Annual Conference, Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Vancouver, BC.
Eghan F. (2008, March). Shaping progress: A journey to Canada, the challenges and joys of being in a new country and moving forward. (Guest Speaker) Nova Scotia Human Rights and UACWA Mentorship Program International Women’s Day Event, Halifax, NS.
Eghan F. (2007, January). Parenting effective education. Fourth Bi-Annual African Nova Scotia Summit, Antigonish, NS.
Eghan, F., Cookey, J., & Cookey, B. (2006, May). Economic world vision: Creating a New World Vision Conference. Invited Presentation by AMORC, Toronto, Ont.
Eghan, F., Etowa, J. & Bernard, W.T. (2006, June). The myth of the strong Black woman. Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities Annual conference. Invited presentation by the Canadian Association of Researchers in Home Economics, Toronto, Ont.
Eghan, F., & Etowa, J. (2006, May). Menopause and the strong Black woman. Black Women on the Margins: From Research to Action conference, Yarmouth, NS.
Eghan, F. (2005, October). Midlife health of the strong Black woman. International Metropolis Conference. Toronto, Ont.
Etowa, J. & Eghan, F. (2005, October). The strong Black woman: A myth or reality. Canadian Ethnic Studies Association 18th Biennial Conference, Ottawa, Ont.
Eghan, F. R., Bernard, W. T., & Etowa, J. (2004, June). The myth of the strong Black woman. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Research in Home Economics, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Etowa, J., & Eghan, F. R. (2004, April). Menopause and midlife health of African Canadian women. Paper presented at the meeting of the Women and Newborn Health Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Eghan, F. R. (2004, March). Growing old experiences: Opportunities and fears of first generation immigrants in Canada. Paper presented at Metropolis Conference, Montreal.
Eghan, F. R., Humble, A. M., & Thornhill, E. M. A. (2003, June). Learning to fly with ease: Teaching research methods without misery. Teaching round table presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association for Research in Home Economics, Halifax, NS.
Eghan, F. R. (2001). Employment barriers of minorities and immigrants in Canada. Conference on embracing change and increasing the representation of visible minorities in the Federal Public Service, Halifax, NS.
Eghan, F. R. (2000, May). Multiculturalism and a culture of peace. 1st Annual Conference of the League of Peaceful Schools, Halifax, NS.
Eghan, F. R. (2000). Family relations and a culture of peace: The role of the family studies professional. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Federation of Home Economics Congress, Accra, Ghana.
Eghan, F. R. (1999, April). Family and peace. A round-table facilitation and presentation at the Peace Studies Association Conference, Siena College, Albany, NY.
MSVU Internal Grant ($7500) for research to help determine Children’s Nutrition Needs in Select Nova Scotia Black Communities (Co Investigator with Dr. Nick Bellissimo and Dr. Dia Sanu as the Principal Investigators)
MSVU Internal Grant ($5000) Building Academic and Community Capacity Team for Investigation of the retirement and well-being of African immigrants in Nova Scotia (Principal Co-investigator with Dr. Ottilia Chareka)
Office of Nova Scotia Immigration ($40,000) Immigrant mentorship program to help facilitate integration and settlement in Nova Scotia (Principal Applicant with two others)
Office of Nova Scotia Immigration ($35,000) Immigrant mentorship program to help facilitate integration and settlement in Nova Scotia (Principal Applicant with two others)
Office of African Nova Scotia Affairs ($20,000) grant to get an office for the two associations. (Co-applicant)
Office of Immigration, Halifax Immigration Office ($12,000) African Diaspora Association of Maritimes (Co-applicant)
Grant from Canadian Institute for Health Research ($5000) Enhancing Canadian capacity for research and data systems to understand and address cultural identities in vulnerable populations: A Nova Scotia initiative for research and knowledge translation: Letter of intent for full proposal (Co-applicant)
Research Grant, Canadian International Development Association (CIDA) and MSVU ($14,262) development of proposal for Master’s program at Department of Education, Winneba, Ghana (Principal Applicant)
Health Research Project Grant, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation ($145,000) Menopause and the myth of the strong Black woman: The mid-life health and well-being of African Nova Scotian women (3-year grant) (Co-applicant)
Health Grant, Nova Scotia Central Regional Health Board ($5000) workshop and handbook on Financial planning for African immigrants