Mitchell McIvor

Mitchell McIvor

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream


Mitchell McIvor received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto in 2018. He re-joined UofT as an Assistant Professor in 2021 after serving for three years as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of West Georgia. He teaches Introductory Sociology courses, Canadian Studies, as well as upper-year courses on Non-Profit Organizations and Inequality in Post-Secondary Education.

Professor McIvor’s research interests fall within three broad categories: (1) the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with an emphasis on applied education through Community-Service, Equity-Based, and Problem-Based Learning; (2) community-engaged scholarship with an emphasis on creating and sustaining research partnerships with non-profit organizations; and (3) socio-economic and racial inequality within educational institutions, especially within higher education.

His current research projects include: exploring how the legacy of residential schools affects educational outcomes among the Indigenous population in Canada; considering how interactions with campus police affect educational performance and feelings of belonging among Black students in the Southern US; and (3) analyzing how student debt affects new university graduates in their transitions to the labor market. Professor McIvor is also currently partnered with HOPE Atlanta in studying the efficacy of different interventions in combatting housing insecurity in Atlanta, Georgia.

Recent Selected Publications:

McIvor, Mitchell. 2020. “Building Flexibility and Equity into Course Structures.” Teaching/Learning Matters 49(2).

McIvor, Mitchell. 2018. “The Effects of Student Debt on New Canadian Graduates.” Global Dialogue 8(1).

Andersen, Robert and Mitchell McIvor. 2014. “Rising Inequality and Its Impact in Canada: The Role of National Debt,” in Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries: Thirty Countries’ Experiences, edited by Brian Nolan, Wiemer Salverda, Daniele Checchi, Ive Marx, Abigail McKnight, István György Tóth, and Herman van de Werfhorst. Oxford: Oxford University Press.