Dr. Donna McGhie-Richmond

Dr. Donna McGhie-Richmond

Instructional Techniques, Team Leader

Dr. Donna McGhie-Richmond (Associate Professor, University of Victoria, British Columbia) focuses on the role of universal design for learning and instruction and assistive technologies in enabling teaching and learning. She has established collaborative connections with school districts in BC and ministry of education-supported services such as Provincial Integration Support Program; and SET-BC.


Dr. Donna McGhie-Richmond, holds a Ph.D. in adaptive instruction from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/ University of Toronto (OISE/UT). She is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria. She teaches courses in inclusive education and digital and assistive technologies at the graduate and undergraduate level. Donna is an early adopter of online learning technologies and has been using them in her teaching for over 10 years. Extensive experience as a consultant and researcher in augmentative communication and assistive technologies as well as a special education teacher grounds her work. While her research uses mixed methods approaches; her main interests are in qualitative methodologies and analyses.

Research Interests

  • The relationship among teacher knowledge, beliefs, and practices and student learning outcomes in inclusive K-12 classrooms.
  • Effective teaching practices in inclusive classrooms
  • Integrating assistive technology into teacher education