Associate Dean (Course-Based Master’s and Professional Programs; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion)

Dr. Andrea A.N. MacLeod is a Professor and was most recently the Chair of the Communication Sciences and Disorders department at the University of Alberta. She earned her clinical degree in speech-langauge pathology at the University of Vermont, and her PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Washington. She began her academic career in Québec where she was an assistant professor at Université Laval before moving to Université de Montréal. She held a Canadian Research Chair in Bilingual Acquisition and Communication Disorders, and has received major grants as a principal investigator from organizations such as CIHR, SSHRC and the US National Science Foundation to study speech and language development in bilingual children.

Her SSHRC Insight and Partnership Engage grants focus on working with local stakeholders to better understand the language development of multilingual children.  The goal of this research is to support early language development of children who are refugees and immigrants, and to train clinicians and educators in providing support for these children and their families.

Je suis membre de la communauté francophone d’Edmonton. J'apprécie les randonnées, bien manger, et faire des dessins avec ma famille.

Responsibilities as Associate Dean

  • I support FGSR's work on EDI
  • I work with course-based and professional graduate programs to create and improve academic support services
  • I provide advice, guidance, and support to graduate students, supervisors, and graduate student program administrators
  • I represent the FGSR on various committees, working groups, search, selection and review committees across campus

My advice to our graduate students:

  • Communication is important to learn what others are expecting of you, and for you to share your expectations
  • Develop your web of mentors — reach out to find people who will support your progress, help you learn, and provide constructive feedback
  • Start by getting words on the page in whatever language you are most comfortable in — you can’t edit and revise a blank page
  • You’ve got this!

Home Department

Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine