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Biography of the Vice-President (Research)

Kathleen McNutt, PhD


Kathleen McNutt is currently the Vice President (Research) at the University of Regina. She most recently held the position of Associate Vice President (Research) and the Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies. She was the former Executive Director of the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy Saskatchewan’s Public Policy School where she worked for both the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan.

McNutt served as the principal researcher on the Saskatchewan’s Regional Colleges: Towards a New System Regional College Review Final Report, as a member of the Ministry of Advanced Education Deputy Minister’s Policy Panel on the Future of Post-Secondary Education, and is currently the Board Chair of Saskatchewan Higher Education Quality Assurance Board. She also serves as a board member on the Confucius Institute at the University of Regina and Canadian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.

McNutt is a full professor and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Regina, Masters of Art from the University of Alberta and a Ph.D. from Simon Fraser University. She has a very active research agenda and has over 30 scholarly peer reviewed publications, a variety of academic chapters and public reports, and has presented her research all over Canada and Europe.