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Ian Matheson

Graduate Teaching Fellow

Graduate Student Ambassador

I’d be happy to answer your questions about graduate studies at Queen’s Faculty of Education, or living in Kingston as a graduate student. Feel free to get in touch with me by email or Twitter; we could also set up a time to meet in person. As a graduate of both the B.Ed and M.Ed programs here at Queen’s, as well as my time so far in the PhD program, I have lots of experience to share with you!

Contact Information

Twitter: Ian_QueensEd

Curriculum Vitae

Major Field

Cognitive Studies


Dr. Derek Berg

Committee Members

Dr. Nancy Hutchinson

Dr. Don Klinger

Research Interests

  • Motivation
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Inclusion of Exceptional Learners
  • Mathematics and Cognitive Processing of Students with Learning Disabilities
  • Self-Regulation
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Scale Design
  • Play-Based Learning
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mentoring
  • Hope Theory
  • At-Risk Students
  • Literacy

Recent Activities

  • Renewal, Tenure, and Promotions Student Representative for the Education Graduate Student Society (EGSS)
  • Co-Communications Officer for the Canadian Association for Educational Psychology (CAEP)
  • Graduate Student Mentoring Program (GSMP) Chair
  • Graduate Student Ambassador for the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University
  • Registration Team Co-Leader for the Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education (RBJSE)

Recent Publications

MacCormack, J., Matheson, I., & Hutchinson, N. L. (2015). An exploration of a community-based LEGO® social-skills program for youth with autism spectrum disorder. Exceptionality Education International, 25, 13-32. Retrieved from http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/eei/vol25/iss3/2/

Matheson, I. A. (2015) Self-regulatory efficacy and mindset of at-risk students: An exploratory study. Exceptionality Education International, 25, 67-90. Retrieved from http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/eei/vol25/iss1/4

Matheson, I., & MacCormack, J. (2015). Executive functions and learning disabilities. LD at school. Available at http://ldatschool.ca/executive-function/executive-functions-and-lds/

MacCormack, J., & Matheson, I. (2015). Working memory and learning disabilities. LD at school. Available at http://ldatschool.ca/executive-function/working-memory-and-lds/