Mary Drinkwater

Mary Drinkwater, PhD

Faculty Member

Mary Drinkwater holds a Ph.D. in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, Canada with a focus on educational policy and educational leadership, and a collaborative specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education. Combining 29 years of secondary school teaching and administrative experience, and teaching in the departments of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Mary has extensive experience in many facets of curriculum development, pedagogy, and assessment, including the integration of technology and pedagogy to create critical, creative, collaborative, and engaging learning for higher education, nationally and globally. She is a past member of the executive of the Africa Special Interest Group (SIG) for the Comparative International Education Society. Her most recent publication is a 4-volume international handbook: The Bloomsbury Handbooks of Crises and Transformative Leadership in Higher Education (Bloomsbury, 2024). The 4-volumes focus on: values and ethical change; context; diversity; and ethics of care.

Research Interests: critical and decolonial theory and praxis in education, arts and cultural praxis, transformative education, critical leadership, and cross-sectoral policy development.