Originally from Trenton, Ontario, MacGregor returns to Canada further to serving as the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and an Associate Professor of Sociology, at Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit college, in the United States. In her role at Loyola she was responsible for a portfolio that included Institutional Research, Accreditation, Student Success, and Summer School operations. She also worked on faculty development, supporting innovative pedagogies, and fostering the development of new programs and strategic initiatives. MacGregor received awards from the College of Social Science for Teaching (2015), the College of Arts and Sciences for Advising (2017), and the University Senate Award for Excellence in Service (2018), and was named an Associate Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia.
MacGregor obtained her PhD in Sociology from Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey); an MA from McGill University (Montreal, QC); and her BA from Queen’s University (Kingston, ON). She brings a history of administrative and leadership roles to the VPAD position at SJU, as well as a strong background and interest in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) initiatives developed during her time at Loyola. Her research on Catholic Kindergarten-Grade 12 education, religious non-affiliation and religion and civic engagement, has appeared in journals including American Catholic Studies, American Sociological Review, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Social Science Research. MacGregor’s papers have received best article awards from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the American Sociological Association section on Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity.