Michael Owen

Michael Owen

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Dr. Michael Owen is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Education at Brock University. Prior to rejoining Brock in August 2017, Dr. Owen was Professor and Associate Provost Research (2010 – 2012) and Vice – President Research, International and Innovation (2012 – 2017) and Interim Dean/Dean of the Faculty of Education (2017 – 2017) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (2010 – 2017), Vice – President Research and Graduate Studies at the Ontario College of Art & Design (2007 – 2010), Professor and Associate Vice – President Research and International at Brock University (2004 – 2007), Director of Research Services, Brock University (2000 – 2004), Director of Research Services, Ryerson University (1997 – 2000), Director of Research Services, University of Saskatchewan (1991 – 1997), and Assistant to the Vice – President Academic, Athabasca University (1985 – 1991).

Michael Owen’s research represents his interests in the development of education in Canada, leadership and management of post – secondary education, and the governance of research ethics in Canada and internationally.
Dr. Owen has published on the history of schooling and education in Canada, with a particular interest on the development of larger school units, Canadianization and immigrant children in the 1930s – 1950s, the place of the church in moral and social reform in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, distance education, and human research ethics.

Dr. Owen has served as a member and leader of scholarly and professional organizations, including Ontario Council on University Research (OCUR), Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO), Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS), Southern Ontario Smart Computing & Innovation Platform (SOSCIP – Board member), SHARCNET (Board member and Chair), Canadian Association of Foundations of Education (President), Canadian Society of Church History (President), Canadian Society for Studies in Education (Board Member), Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (Board Member), Society of Research Administrators International (Board Member and President), Canadian Society for Studies in Religion (Board Member), the National Council on Ethics in Human Research (Board Member) and the Canadian General Standards Board working group on accreditation of research ethics boards.