Mike Klassen, Ph.D. 2022
Thesis: Curriculum Governance in the Professions: A Comparative and Sociological Analysis of Engineering Accreditation

Nadiia Kachynska, Ph.D. 2022
Thesis: Fostering Global Norms of Research Excellence: National Policies and Strategic Responses of Public Universities in Central and Eastern Europe.

Donna Heslin, Ph.D. 2021
Thesis: Use of Social Media in the Promotion of University-Based Entrepreneurship Centres.

Emma Sabzalieva, Ph.D. 2020
Thesis: Responding to Major Institutional Change: The Fall of the Soviet Union and Higher Education in Central Asia.

Christopher Holt, Ph.D. 2019
Thesis: Exploring the Entrepreneurial Identity Development of University Students

Laurie-Ann Rancourt, Ph.D. 2019
Thesis: Who Decides and Why it Matters: Institutions, Differentiation and Northern Rural Higher Education

Amy Lemay, Ph.D. 2018
Thesis: The Role of Expectations of Science as Promissory Discourses in Shaping Research Policy:  A Case Study of The Creation of Genome Canada

Helen Lasthiotakis, Ph.D. 2017
Thesis: How Open Data Entrepreneurs Advance Institutional Change

Julieta Grieco, M.A. 2015
Thesis: Fostering Cross-Border Learning and Engagement through Study Abroad Scholarships: Lessons from Brazil’s Science Without Borders Program

Andrew Kretz, Ph.D. 2015
Thesis: Exploring the Effects of Postsecondary Experience on STEM Majors’ Attitude Towards Entrepreneurship

Darren Deering, Ph.D. 2014
Thesis: Responsibility Center Budgeting and Responsibility Center Management: Implications for Internal Structure and Strategic Management of North American Universities

Kristjan Sigurdson, M.A. 2013
Thesis: The Rise and Fall of the University of Toronto’s Innovations Foundation: Lessons from Canadian Technology Transfer

Merli Tamtik, Ph.D. 2013
Thesis: Expertise and Policy Learning – The Case of EU’s Research Policy

Patricia Gaviria, Ph.D. 2013
Thesis: Inuit Self-Determination and Postsecondary Education: The Case of Nunavut and Greenland

Aisha Khaja, M.A. 2012
Thesis: Exploring the Evolution of Credit Transfer Policy: Implications on the Role and Interplay Between Colleges and Universities


Creso Sá is a Distinguished Professor of Science Policy, Higher Education, and Innovation at the University of Toronto. He is also Chair of the Department of Leadership, Higher & Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE).

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