Doug Furey - PhD Candidate
For St. John’s native Douglas Furey (PhD), there’s no
place like home.
Douglas has travelled as part of his studies with the Faculty of
Education, but it is the expertise of educators such as Dr. Jean
Brown and Dr. Bruce Sheppard that help to make Memorial his
His research focuses on educational leadership, distance education
and classroom practices. He is particularly interested in
individual cognitive ability and self-determination.
He is writing his thesis on student learning practices and
student’s perceptions of teacher instructional practices.
As for advice to future grad students, Douglas stresses the
importance of finding a supervisor who understands your approach to
Douglas hopes to secure an academic position at Memorial to pursue
his love of teaching. He also hopes to continue to work with the
Community University Research Alliance (CURA) Killick Project.