Bio (Doug Hamilton)

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Doug Hamilton

Doug Hamilton


Professor, Program Head


Education and Technology


Doug Hamilton is head of the MA in Educational Leadership and Management-International program at Royal Roads University. One of his key areas of research interest is the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL). As former chair of faculty development at Royal Roads, he has actively engaged in SOTL on such topics as problem-based learning, integrative learning and online course facilitation. As well, he is actively involved in research on school improvement and transformative change processes. He was the 2014 recipient of the Gerry Kelly Outstanding Teaching Award at Royal Roads. He has also received recent awards from the Canadian Bureau of International Education and the International Council for Open and Distance Education.


Since joining Royal Roads in 2000, Hamilton has served as associate dean of the Organizational Leadership and Learning Division and director of the MA in Leadership and Training program and the MA in Distributed Learning program. He has extensive experience in both domestic and international program development. Before joining Royal Roads, Hamilton was director of research and evaluation services for a large K-12 school system, the York Region District School Board, in Ontario, for 10 years.


Hamilton received his PhD in educational administration and leadership studies from the University of Toronto/OISE, his MA in applied social psychology from the University of Saskatchewan and his BA in environmental psychology from the University of Waterloo.