MY BACKGROUND

My name is Leah MacVie and you have arrived at my creative and documentation space. Welcome! I am currently working on my PhD dissertation, which explores innovation in small higher education institutions using the work of Erich Jantsch. I am also Director of the Center for Online Learning & Innovation at Canisius College, which focuses on the areas of technology in teaching & learning, online learning, and the innovative use of technology.

Recent Posts

Missing Perspectives in the State Authorization Conversation

I am compelled this morning to write on a topic that I am having an incredibly hard time with, both personally and professionally. This is the topic of state authorization from the way that I see it and understand it based on my research and reading. Aside from being... read more

Higher Education Futures

Small private institutions possibly have a more direct purpose than universities. Where universities address the masses in the state and region, small private institutions have a direct connection with their surrounding communities.

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Transformative Sustainability Education

Many have questioned the relevance of the current higher education structure and system. Major points include cost disease, pedagogies that ignore the advancements of the Information Age, and exclusiveness. Arguments continue to emerge with the most recent including the particular argument on whether the current educational banking method of learning actually works against sustainability and sustainable practices.

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Hi, I’m Leah.

Hi, I’m Leah.

I'm a Ph.D. candidate currently working on my dissertation research study. I'm also tea obsessed, a serial traveler, and a Buffalonian by birth.

Erich Jantsch Biography

Erich Jantsch Biography