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Staff Biography

Staff Biography | Colleen MacKinnon

Colleen MacKinnon

Colleen MacKinnon, Ed.D.Director of Assessment and Accreditation

Contact Information:
412 Waterman (mail: 309 Waterman)
(802) 656-1387

Colleen T. MacKinnon, Ed.D. is the Director of Assessment and Accreditation in the College of Education and Social Services. In addition to her work with the three departments of the college on accreditation activities, Dr. MacKinnon teaches online and serves on the NCATE Board of Examiners. Dr. MacKinnon's teaching and research interests include school governance, educational leadership, and the relationships among technology, schooling, and society. Her active participation as a school board director for the past two decades informs her work in higher education.

Years at UVM: 17


Selected Publications

  • MacKinnon, C. T. (2013). Growing organically: Building on strengths for Vermont doctoral education. In Valerie Storey (Ed.), Redesigning Professional Education Doctorates: Applications of Critical Friendship Theory to the EdD, Palgrave Macmillan.  [abstract]

Selected Presentations

  • MacKinnon, C.T. (2013). Facilitating interprofessional and geographically-dispersed colleagueship in an online Social Foundations course. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association. Baltimore, MD.


  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from The University of Vermont
  • M.Ed. in Educational Studies from The University of Vermont