Dr. Robert McGray

Faculty of Education

Dr. Robert McGray

Assistant Professor
Department of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Education

Before joining the Faculty of Education at Brock, Dr. McGray was an Assistant Professor (LTA) at Concordia University in Montreal. His university career in teaching and research has spanned the West Indies, Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, and Nova Scotia.

Having earned a PhD from the University of Alberta in Theoretical, Cultural, and International Studies in Education, his work focuses on the articulation of social theory and critical public pedagogy. His research and writing has garnered numerous awards and accolades including funding from SSHRC. Dr. McGray is also an Associate Editor with The Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education.

Dr. McGray’s current research projects examine how debt and austerity agendas impact learners. He is also a primary investigator on a grant that aims to provide teachers and community educators tools to engage people with social media to counter hate-speech. Past research projects have examined Karl Marx’s writings on the Paris Commune, educational philosophers and their views on music as a pedagogical tool, learning and urban development, as well as adult education and mental health.

• Ph.D. (University of Alberta) Theoretical, Cultural and International Studies in Education.
• Master of Arts in Education (Mount Saint Vincent University).
• Bachelor of Arts (Dalhousie University).
• Certificate in Adult Education (Dalhousie University).

Courses Taught


Research Interests

Critical Social Theory, Adult Education, Philosophy of Education, Sociology of Education, Community Development Education, Education for the Prevention of Hate Speech, Public Pedagogy



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Dr. Robert McGray
Faculty of Education

Brock University
St. Catharines, ON.

WH 175
T 905 688 5550 x5138
E rmcgray@brocku.ca


Social media for researchers workshop
January 27, 2016 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
SSHRC Insight Development Grant Writing Workshops
January 11, 2016 - 9:00am - January 14, 2016 - 12:00pm
PhD in Education Portfolio Defence - Owen Webb
January 7, 2016 - 10:00am - 12:00pm