Dr. Jeffrey MacCormack

Dr. Jeffrey MacCormack is an assistant professor of Educational Psychology and Inclusion at the University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education. As a former classroom teacher, Dr. MacCormack's research on after-school programs, executive functions, social competence, and play-based learning is also informed by 10 years of experience teaching elementary students and many years of teaching post-secondary adult learners. His work has focused on creating spaces where youth can thrive. He also has an orange-tabby Persian kitten, who is a troublemaker.


Dr. MacCormack prefers the pronouns “he” and “him.” You can contact him by email (jeffrey.maccormack@uleth.ca) or by phone (403-329-2433).


Research interests

  • play-based learning
  • social competence of youth with autism spectrum disorder
  • inclusive classroom practice and perception
  • perceptions of (dis)ability 
  • collaborating with parents of students with special needs


Current Course Topics

  • Educational Psychology of Exceptional Learners
  • Research Methods
  • Behaviour and Emotion in the Classroom 
  • Motivation