Dr. Sue L.T. McGregor
Professor Emerita








Research and Teaching Interests

  • transdisciplinary inquiry and leadership
  • transformative leadership and learning (and other paradigm shifts)
  • home economics (family and consumer sciences) leadership, education, theory, philosophy and practice
  • consumer morality (reframing consumption)
  • postmodernism, consumerism and a culture of peace
  • consumerism as structural violence and as a sense of entitlement
  • consumer accountability and responsibilities (to balance current focus on corporate social responsibility)
  • globalization, consumerism and the human spirit
  • global, citizenship, and peace educations as they inform living in consumer society
  • consumer studies, policy and education (bankruptcy, consumer debt and e-commerce)


PhD, University of Strathclyde
Docent in Home Economics, University of Helsinki, Finland

Sue L. T. McGregor (PhD, IPHE, Professor Emerita) is a Canadian home economist (nearly 50 years) recently retired from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Faculty of Education, Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Home Economics/Human Ecology). She was one of the lead architects for the interuniversity doctoral program in educational studies, serving as its inaugural coordinator and Chair. She is currently chair of one doctoral student’s committee and committee member for another. She continues to teach Independent Studies in Family Studies Methods and Advanced Curriculum. She served as Director of Graduate Education for three years. She has a keen interest in research methodologies, transdisciplinarity, consumer studies (policy, education), and home economics philosophy and leadership. She is a TheATLAS Fellow (transdisciplinarity), Docent in Home Economics at the University of Helsinki, recipient of the Marjorie M. Brown Distinguished Professor Award (home economics leadership), Rhoda H. Karpatkin International Consumer Fellow (2015), and she received the TOPACE International Award (Berlin) for distinguished international consumer scholars, especially consumer educators. Affiliated with 16 professional journals, she has over 170 peer-reviewed publications, four books (most recent being Understanding and Evaluating Research (SAGE) – on research literacy), 31 book chapters, and 12 monographs. She has delivered 39 keynotes and invited talks in 14 countries. Dr. McGregor is also the principal consultant for McGregor Consulting Group (founded in 1991). Visit, or contact her at

Within the Education Faculty, she provided courses and/or expertise related to: research methodology (doctoral program), family studies methods and advanced curriculum, global education theory and pedagogy, globalization and education, the political and power dimensions of education, transformative curriculum leadership, peace and social justice theory and pedagogy, peace in a consumer society Institute, and CALM/HPDR curriculum.