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Benjamin Kutsyuruba

B.A., Specialist Diploma (Chernivtsi), M.Ed. (Saskatchewan), Ph.D. (Saskatchewan)

Benjamin Kutsyuruba

Associate Professor of Educational Policy and Leadership, and School Law
Associate Director, Social Program Evaluation Group

Room: A324
Phone:(613) 533-3049
Email: ben.kutsyuruba@queensu.ca

Research Interests
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Policy
  • Mentorship
  • Trust, Moral Agency, and Ethical Decision Making in Education
  • Organizational/School Culture and Climate
  • Educational Change and Reforms
  • Legal Issues in Education
  • International Education
Background

Throughout his career, Benjamin has worked as a teacher, researcher, manager, and professor in the field of education in Ukraine and Canada.

Professional Memberships
  • Canadian Association for Study of Educational Administration (CASEA)
  • Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • International Leadership Association (ILA)
  • Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
Publication Record

Books

  • Kutsyuruba, B., Burgess, D., Walker, K., & Donlevy, K. (2013). A guide to Ontario school law. Kingston, ON: Turning Point Global.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2009). Supervision and professional development: Instructional leadership for beginning teachers. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2008). Teachers’ work in times of uncertainty: Post-Soviet change and teacher collaboration. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag.

Edited Books

  • Renihan, P. J., Walker, K. D., Noonan, W., & Kutsyuruba, B. (Eds.). (2008). Organization of public education: Readings on the legal and institutional contexts. Saskatoon, SK: University of Saskatchewan.

Book Chapters

  • Kutsyuruba, B., & Walker, K. (in press). High cost of distrust: Restoring trustworthiness in school leadership. In Normore, A., & Brooks, J. (Eds.) The Dark Side of Leadership: Identifying and Overcoming Unethical Practice in Organizations. Bingley, UK: Emerald.
  • Walker, K., & Kutsyuruba, B. (in press). The seven deadly narratives of leadership: Why otherwise good leaders sometimes do foolish, hurtful and even evil things. In Normore, A., & Brooks, J. (Eds.) The Dark Side of Leadership: Identifying and Overcoming Unethical Practice in Organizations. Bingley, UK: Emerald.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (in press). Examining education reforms through document analysis methodology. In I. Silova, A. Korzh, S. Kovalchuk, & N. Sobe (Eds.), Reimagining utopias: Theory and method for educational research in post-socialist contexts. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (in press). Teachers’ work in times of ideological and philosophical uncertainty in post-Soviet Ukraine. In Samier, E. (Ed.), Ideologies in Educational Administration and Leadership. London, UK: Rutledge.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Burgess, D., & Donlevy, J.K. (2014). Why law matters - or ought to matter - to teachers. In D. Burgess, K. Walker, J. Chomos, & J.K. Donlevy (Eds.), A guide to Saskatchewan school law (3rd ed.) (pp. 3 - 13). Saskatoon, SK: Turning Point Global.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2014). Bologna process and teacher education reforms in Eastern Europe: Exploring the changing policy terrain in Ukraine. In R. Bruno-Jofre, and J. S. Johnston (Eds.), Teacher education in a transnational world (pp. 291-306). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2012). Mentorship of beginning teachers: The Canadian context. In R. Yirci, and I. Kocabaṣ (Eds.), Mentoring practices around the world (pp. 173-200). Ankara, Turkey: Pegem Akademi.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2011). Mentorship of teachers across the intergenerational gap. In E. Ralph, & K. Walker (Eds.), Adapting mentorship across the professions (pp. 157-175). Calgary, AB: Temeron/Detselig. (refereed)
  • Chin, P., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2011). The potential of Adaptive Mentorship model in teacher education practicum settings. In E. Ralph, & K. Walker (Eds.), Adapting mentorship across the professions (pp. 361-378). Calgary, AB: Temeron/Detselig.

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Kutsyuruba, B., Walker, K., & Noonan, B. (in press). The trust imperative in the principalship: The Canadian perspective. Leadership and Policy in Schools.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Christou, T., Heggie, L., Murray, J., & Deluca, C. (2015). Teacher collaborative inquiry in Ontario: An analysis of provincial and school board policies and support documents. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 172, 1-38.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Klinger, D., & Hussain, A. (2015). Relationships between school climate/school safety, and student achievement and well-being: A review of the literature. Review of Education, 3(2), 103-135. DOI: 10.1002/rev3.3043
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Klinger, D., & Hussain, A. (2015). Context and implications document for: Relationships between school climate/school safety, and student achievement and well-being: A review of the literature. Review of Education, 3(2), 136-137. DOI: 10.1002/rev3.3045
  • Cherkowski, S., Walker, K., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2015). Principals’ moral agency and ethical decision-making: Toward a transformational ethics. International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 10(5), 1-17
  • Kutsyuruba, B., & Walker, K. (2015). The role of trust in developing teacher leaders through early-career induction and mentoring programs. Antistasis, 5(1), 32-36.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., & Kovalchuk, S. (2015). Stated or actual change in policy terrain? Review of the literature on the Bologna Process implementation within the context of teacher education in Ukraine. Journal of Ukrainian Politics and Society, 1(1), 33-57.
  • Khanna, N., MacCormack, J., Kutsyuruba, B., McCart, S., & Freeman, J. (2015). “Discovering” critical factors for youth thriving: Using Grounded Theory rigorous review method. Graduate Student Symposium: Selected Papers, 9, 35-50.
  • Chaleunsouk, L., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2014). Ontario schools’ readiness for School Food and Beverage Policy implementation. Journal of Educational Policy and Current Practices, 1(1), 13-29. DOI: 10.15340/2147350111819
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Godden, L., & Tregunna, L. (2014). Curbing the early-career attrition: A pan-Canadian document analysis of teacher induction and mentorship programs. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 161, 1-42.
  • Godden, L., Tregunna, L., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2014). Collaborative application of the Adaptive Mentorship © model: The professional and personal growth within a research triad. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 3(2), 125-140. DOI:10.1108/IJMCE-09-2013-0054
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Walker, K., & Cherkowski, S. (2014). The grounds and strategies for ethical decision-making in Canadian principalship. Management Education: An International Journal, 13(2), 1-11.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., & Walker, K. (2014). The lifecycle of trust in educational leadership: An ecological perspective. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 18(1), 106-121. DOI:10.1080/13603124.2014.915061
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2013). Teacher collaboration in times of uncertainty and societal change: The case study of post-Soviet Ukraine. European Education, 45(1), 25-49. DOI:10.2753/EUE1056-4934450102
  • Kutsyuruba, B., & Walker, K. (2013). Ethical challenges in school administration: Perspectives of Canadian principals. Organizational Cultures: An International Journal, 12(3), 85-99.
  • Kwiczała, C., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2012). A case study of a community-based tutoring and mentoring program for Portuguese-Canadian students. Portuguese Studies Review, 20(2), 79-100.
  • Segeren, A., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2012). Twenty years and counting: An examination of the development of equity and inclusive education policy in Ontario (1990-2010). Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 136, 1-38.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2012). Teacher induction and mentorship policies: The pan-Canadian overview. International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 1(3), 235-256. DOI: 10.1108/20466851211279484
  • Walker, K. D., Kutsyuruba, B., & Bishop-Yong, N. (2012). The principle of Best Interests of Students in the principalship. Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, 22(2), 27-60.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2011). Potential for teacher collaboration in post-Soviet Ukraine. International Journal of Educational Development, 31(5), 541-551. DOI:10.1016/j.ijedudev.2010.12.006
  • Walker, K., Kutsyuruba, B., & Noonan, B. (2011). The fragility of trust in the world of school principals. Journal of Educational Administration, 49(5), 471-494.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Walker, K., & Noonan, B. (2011). Restoring broken trust in the work of school principals. International Studies in Educational Administration, 39(2), 81-95.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2011). Teacher collaboration, mentorship, and intergenerational gap in post-Soviet Ukrainian schools. International Journal of Educational Reform, 20(3), 226-255.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2011). Education in the period of post-Soviet transition in Ukraine. Demokratizatsiya: Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, 19(3), 287-309.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Walker, K., & Noonan, B., (2010). The ecology of trust in the principalship. Journal of Educational Administration and Foundations, 21(1), 23-47.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2009). Getting off on the right foot: Guiding beginning teachers with instructional supervision and professional development. International Journal of Learning, 16(2), 257-277.
  • Noonan, B., Walker, K., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2008). Trust in the contemporary principalship. Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy, 85(November 2), 1-11.

Papers in Non-Refereed Journals

  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2008, January). Instructional supervision and professional development of beginning teachers: Relationship between supervision and professional development. SSBA (Saskatchewan School Based Administrators) Newsletter, 37, 4.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2007, November). Instructional supervision and professional development of beginning teachers: Supervisory preferences. SSBA (Saskatchewan School Based Administrators) Newsletter, 36, 3.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2007, February). Saskatchewan update. RESOLVE (Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse) News, 9(1) 4.

Technical Reports

  • Kutsyuruba, B., Godden, L., & Covell, L., Matheson, I., & Walker, K. (2016). Understanding the contextual factors within teacher induction and mentoring programs: An international systematic review of research. Kingston, ON: Queen’s University.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2016). The role of school administrator in effective teacher induction and mentoring programs. Santa Cruz, CA: New Teacher Center.
  • Bolden, B., Christou, T., DeLuca, C., Klinger, D., Kutsyuruba, B., Pyper, J., Lyn Shulha, L., & Wade-Woolley, L. (2014). Professional Learning Cultures: An Evaluation of Collaborative Inquiry in Ontario Elementary Schools (Report to the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, RFS #1339). Toronto, ON: Ontario Ministry of Education.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Godden, L., & Tregunna, L. (2013). Early-career teacher attrition and retention: A pan-Canadian document analysis of teacher induction and mentorship programs (Final Report). Kingston, ON: Queen's University.
  • Khanna, N., MacCormack, J., Kutsyuruba, B., McCart, S., & Freeman, J. (2013). Youth that thrive: A review of critical factors and effective programs for 12-25 year olds (Report to YMCA of Greater Toronto and United Way Toronto). Kingston, ON: Social Program Evaluation Group/The Students Commission of Canada, Center of Excellence for Youth Engagement.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Klinger, D., & Hussain, A. (2012). Relationships between school climate/school safety, and student achievement and well-being. (Literature Review Report to the Ottawa Carleton District School Board). Ottawa, ON: OCDSB.
  • Klinger, D. A., Kutsyuruba, B., Shulha, L. M., Wade-Woolley, L., & Boulé, S. (2011). An evaluation of the state, changes, and influences of the Ontario’s School Effectiveness Framework (Report to the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, RFS #592). Toronto, ON: Ontario Ministry of Education.
  • Sackney, L., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2008). Calendar year review: Prairie Valley School Division #208. Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit.
  • Kemp, S., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2007). Community and Youth Leadership principles, practices, and processes: A review and synthesis of the literature. Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit.
  • Renihan, P., Kutsyuruba, B., & Ferguson, S. (2006). Kerrobert Composite High School: A school effectiveness review. Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit.
  • Renihan, P., Brennan, H., Kutsyuruba, B., & Konok, I. (2005). McKitrick Community School: A school effectiveness review. Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit.
  • Renihan, P., Kutsyuruba, B., & Nsiah, J. (2005). Battleford Central School: A school effectiveness review. Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit.
  • Gulka, B., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2005). Rivier Elementary School: A school effectiveness review. Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit.
  • Sackney, L., Bens, S., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2005). Connaught School: A school effectiveness review. Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit.
  • Walker, K., Noonan, W., Bens, S., Dollar, S., Kent-Wilkinson, A., Kutsyuruba, B., & Sankhulani, E. (2004). School effectiveness review of Walter Aseltine School. Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit.
  • Renihan, P., Julien, R., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2003). Ecole Monseigneur Blaise Morand: An effectiveness review. Saskatoon, SK: Saskatchewan Educational Leadership Unit.

Select Conference Presentations

  • Hussain, A., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2014, February). Exploring the effects of school climate on student achievement. Workshop presented at the 17th Safe School Conference, Toronto, ON.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Godden, L., & Tregunna, L. (2014, April). Addressing early-career attrition through teacher induction and mentorship programs: A Pan-Canadian document analysis study. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Godden, L., & Tregunna, L. (2014, March). Developing globally competent beginning teachers: The role of teacher induction and mentorship programs across Canada. Paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.
  • Klinger, D. A., Kutsyuruba, B., Shulha, L. M., & Wade-Woolley, L. (2013, June). An evaluation of the state, changes, and influences of the Ontario’s School Effectiveness Framework. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Meeting, Victoria, BC.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Godden, L., & Tregunna, L. (2013, June). Curbing the Early-Career Attrition: A Pan-Canadian Document Analysis of Teacher Induction and Mentorship Programs. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Meeting, Victoria, BC.
  • Walker, K., Cherkowski, S., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2013, June). Principals’ moral agency and ethical decision-making: Towards transformative ethics. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Meeting, Victoria, BC.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., & Kovalchuk, S. (2013, March). Teacher education and Bologna process in Ukraine: Exploring and problematizing educational transformations. Paper presented at the Comparative and International Education, New Orleans, LA.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Walker, K. D., & Cherkowski, S. (2013, June). The Grounds and strategies for ethical behaviour and decision-making in school administration: Perspectives of Canadian principals. Paper presented at the Thirteenth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, Vancouver, BC.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., & Walker, K. (2012, July). Ethical challenges in principalship. Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations, Chicago, IL.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2012, May). Beginning teacher induction and mentorship: Overview of policy frameworks in Canada. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Meeting, Waterloo, ON.
  • Chalensouk, L., & Kutsyuruba, B. (2012, May). The Food and Beverage Policy: Examining schools’ readiness to implement the policy with organizational readiness for change. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Meeting, Waterloo, ON.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2012, April). Induction and mentorship programs for beginning teachers: The pan-Canadian context. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2012, April). Teacher collaboration in times of uncertainty and societal change: The case of post-Soviet Ukraine. Paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society (Eurasia SIG 2012 – Ukraine Panel), San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Kovalchuk, S., Kutsyuruba, B., Niyozov, S., Oleksiyenko, A., Shamatov, D., Shaw, M., & Silova, I. (2012, April). Comparison of convergences and divergences of post-Soviet educational transformations: Issues, impacts, and implication. Roundtable discussion at the Comparative and International Education Society (Eurasia SIG), San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Klinger, D. A., Kutsyuruba, B., Shulha, L. M., & Wade-Woolley, L. (2012, February).An evaluation of the state, changes, and influences of the Ontario’s School Effectiveness Framework. Paper accepted for presentation at Ontario Education Research Symposium, Toronto, ON.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2011, July). Education in the period of post-Soviet transition in Ukraine. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Education, Economy and Society, Paris, France.
  • Lam, P., Anderson, S., de Vos, J., Girgrah, A., Hill, S., Kutsyuruba, B., Pinchin, S., Reid, D., Saleh, N. & Stockley, D. (2011, June). Integrating dimensions of diversity in leadership development. Paper presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference, Saskatoon, SK.
  • Walker, K., Kutsyuruba, B., & Bishop-Yong, N. (2011, May). The principle of Best Interests of Students in the principalship. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Meeting, Fredericton, NB.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2011, May). Shaping collaborative school cultures through parallel leadership. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Meeting, Fredericton, NB.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2010, October). Collaboration and leadership in schools in times of uncertainty and radical change. Paper presented at the International Leadership Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Walker, K., Kutsyuruba, B., & Noonan, B. (2010, June). Ecology of trust in the principalship. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2010, June). Teacher collaboration, mentorship, and intergenerational gap in post-Soviet Ukrainian schools. Paper presented at the Canadian Society for the Study of Education Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Walker, K., & Noonan, B. (2010). Restoration of trust in the work of school principals. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Kutsyuruba, B., & Kelly-Hussain, A. (2010).Ontario Safe Schools Legislation: The road to progressive discipline. Paper presented at the Fifteenth National Congress of Rural Education, Saskatoon, SK.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2010, January). Teacher collaboration in times of uncertainty and change. Paper presented at the Hawaiian International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2009, July). Guiding beginning teachers with supervision and professional development. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference on Learning, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2009, May). Teacher collaboration in times of uncertainty and radical societal change: Post-Soviet context. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Ottawa, ON. (winner of CSSE New Scholar Fellowship as the best single-authored paper presented by a new scholar (assistant professor in education in Canada))
  • Kutsyuruba, B., Walker, K., & Noonan, B. (2009, April). Importance and fragility of trust in the world of school principals. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San-Diego, CA.
  • Kutsyuruba, B. (2009, April).Collaboration in school organizations in times of uncertainty and radical societal changes. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San-Diego, CA.