Kim MacGregor

Susan Kim MacGregor  

Associate Professor

Bachelor's Degree(s): Psychology, Syracuse University, 1969

Master's Degree: Human Potential & Development, University of Massachusetts, 1972

PhD: Educational Research, North Carolina State University, 1984

Phone: (225) 578-2150

Fax: (225) 578-9135


Office: 111H Peabody Hall



Dr. MacGregor coordinates the graduate program in Applied Research, Measurement and Evaluation. Along with qualitative and quantitative research design, she teaches specialty courses in evaluation and content analysis.  Prior to joining the faculty at Louisiana State University, she spent eight years in North Carolina teaching in K-12 schools and one year serving as a supervisor of instruction. Her research is focused on the impact of instructional program innovation in educational environments at both the K-12 and higher education levels.  Her scholarship is published in a variety of journals and presented at local, regional, national, and international conferences including presentations in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, and Africa. One of her publications related to how task scaffolding supports the application of effective web searching strategies and acquisition of knowledge was selected by national peer review as one of the top 10 research articles published during the first decade of 2000. This research is published in Considerations on Educational Technology Integration: The Best of JRTE by the International Society of Technology in Education.  For her work in civic engagement and service learning she was awarded the prestigious TIAA-CREF Service Learning Fellowship representing Louisiana State University in 2007 and received the Outstanding Faculty Research award at the Gulf South Summit for Service Learning and Civic Engagement in 2008.  

Selected Publications

MacGregor, S.K., & Vavasseur, C. (2015).  Online communities of practice: A story of principal-teacher interaction in two middle schools.  Journal of School Leadership, 25(4), 758-789.

MacGregor, S.K. (2014). Creating Positive Change across Louisiana through Service:  Impacts of the Louisiana Delta Service Corps 2010-2013.  A three-year evaluation of an Americorps funded program.  Program Evaluation Report Submitted to the Director of LDSC and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, 48 pages.

Tsouloupas, C., Carson, R. & MacGregor, S.K. (2013) The development of high school teachers’ efficacy in handling student misbehavior (TEHSM). Journal of Educational Research, 1-11. DOI:  10.1080/00220671.2013.7889 92.

MacGregor, S.K. & Lou, Y. (2011).  Web-based learning:  How task scaffolding and website design support knowledge acquisition.  In L. Schrum (Ed.)  Considerations on Educational Technology Integration:  The Best of JRTE.   Eugene, OR:  ISTE.

MacGregor, S. K. (1999).  Hypermedia navigation profiles:  Cognitive characteristics and information  processing strategies.  Journal of Educational Computing Research, 20(2), 189-206.

Selected Presentations

Student affairs mentoring practices:  Student leaders’ perceptions of quality.  Presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.

Mixed method research design:  Applications in education and public policy.  Invited seminar presented at International Communications & Technology University, Cameroon, Africa, September 2014.

Identifying Successful Alternative Middle Schools: An Alternative Accountability Approach. Paper presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

Evaluation of University Living-Learning Community Programs: Impact on the Engagement of At-Risk Students.  Paper presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

Faculty role in facilitating student engagement through service-learning in university courses.  Paper presented at the International Conference on Civic Engagement and Service Learning, Galway, Ireland, 2005.

Selected Grants/Funded Projects

Internet Courses to Prepare School Principals.  An inter-university collaboration to design, develop, implement, and conduct research on the effectiveness of distance education courses.  Distance Education Initiative Grant Program, Louisiana Board of Regents. 2002, ($165,000).

EDNET:  Educational network for   tomorrow’s schools. Louisiana Educational Quality Support Fund. 1994, ($601,580.00 awarded).

Professional/Community Service

Editorial Board, Journal of Research on Technology in Education

Advisory Board Member, MS/PhD Program: Science of Education, Information Communication & Technology University, Cameroon, Africa

Program Evaluator, Louisiana Delta Service Corps, an Americorp Community Program

Volunteer, Black Stallion Literacy Foundation.  National program targeted toward the development of literacy among elementary school children through the joys of reading and interactions with horses.  

Board of Directors for East Baton Rouge Arts and Technology Charter School (2004 - 2006)