professional bio

Leah MacVie, PhD

Leah MacVie, PhD

Director, Center for Online Learning & Innovation; Adjunct Professor

My¬†Ph.D. research explored innovation in small higher education institutions using the work of Erich Jantsch. My research interests include higher education innovation, systems thinking, and futures thinking. I am also Director of Teaching Innovations at D’Youville College and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at Canisius College.


Ph.D. - Union Institute & University2017Interdisciplinary Studies, Concentrations in Ethical and Creative Leadership and Educational Studies
M.S. - Buffalo State College2009Educational Technology
B.A. - University at Buffalo, SUNY2005Fine Art
Canisius College, Buffalo, NY2009-presentDirector of the Center for Online Learning & Innovation and Adjunct Professor
Bryant and Stratton, Online, Buffalo, NY2008-2009Instructional Technologist
Teaching Experience
Canisius CollegeTechnology in Education, Adult Learning Theory, Teaching Techniques for HIT (health information technology) Leaders
ITT Technical Institute3D Modeling, Animation, Audio/Video Techniques, Broadcast Graphics, Digital Information Management, Instructional Design, Interactive Communication Design, Multimedia Capstone, Rapid Visualization, Scripting and Web Authoring, Visual Design Theory
Professional Memberships
International Society for Systems Sciences2015-present
World Futures Studies Federation2014-present
Association of Professional Futurists (APF)2015-present
Education Technology
Higher Education Innovation
Online Learning
Systems Thinking
Futures Thinking
Erich Jantsch

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