Dr. MacGregor is the coordinator for the Applied Research, Measurement and Evaluation specialization. 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 in 1984, she spent eight years in North Carolina teaching in K-12 schools and one year serving as a supervisor of instruction. Her experiences in elementary, middle, and high schools inform her research and teaching in the College of Education. She directs student dissertations and mentors students from a variety of program areas including educational research, higher education, educational technology, and K-12 educational leadership. Her research has focused on the impact of instructional program innovation in educational environments at both the K-12 and higher education levels. Her research is published in a variety of scholarly journals and she has presented more than 80 papers at local, regional, national and international conferences including presentations in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland.
One of her publications related to the application of web searching strategies for the development of student knowledge was selected among the top 10 research articles published during the first decade of 2000. The selection was made by peer review of scholars in the field of educational technology and is published in a new book release (Considerations on Educational Technology Integration: The Best of JRTE, 2011) by the International Society of Technology in Education. Her program evaluation expertise is sought after by organizations needing both formative and summative evaluation. She provides service in a variety of venues including the editorial boards for several journals, reviewing proposals for presentations at conferences, and reviewing research proposals as a member of the IRB screening committee at LSU.
For her work in civic engagement and service learning she received the prestigious TIAA-CREF fellowship representing Louisiana State University 2007 and received the Outstanding Faculty Research award at the Gulf South Summit for Service Learning and Civic Engagement in 2008. Her service to the community has included incorporating service-learning into graduate level courses, working with the LSU Community Bound program, and volunteering with the state-wide Horse-Tales Literacy project.
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. (2011). Creating Positive Change across Louisiana through Service: Impacts of the Louisiana Delta Service Corps 2007-2010. A three-year evaluation of the Americorps funded program. Submitted to the Director of LDSC and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, 53 pages.
Vavasseur, C. & MacGregor, S.K. (2010). Extending content-focused professional development through online communities of practice. In L. Schrum (Ed.) Considerations on Technology and Teachers: The Best of JRTE, 209-229. Eugene, OR: ISTE.
MacGregor, S.K. (2010). Instructor’s Manual (IM) for the textbook: Mertler, C & Charles, Introduction to Educational Research, Prentice Hall. (165 pages).
MacGregor, S.K.; Irvine, B.; & Liu, J. (2011) Bridging the gap between school and community: AmeriCorps members in action. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans
Beck, J.; & MacGregor, S.K. (2011). Incivility in nursing classrooms: An ethical crisis. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.
Brand, B.; & MacGregor, S.K. (2011). Accountability models for alternative schools. Paper presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans.
MacGregor, S.K. & Liu, J. (2010). Impacting psychological empowerment in a cross-cultural service-learning experience. Paper submitted for presentation at the American Educational Research Association 2010 Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
MacGregor, S.K, (April, 2009). Enhancing intercultural understanding through researcher-participant reflection practices in a service learning context. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
Green, M.; Beck, J. & MacGregor, S.K, (April, 2009). Academic impropriety: Violation of normative teaching behaviors as identified by nursing educators. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.