Dr. Glory Ovie

Assistant Professor of Education

P: 825-901-4978
  • PhD Educational Research, University of Calgary
  • MSc. Multidisciplinary Studies, State University of New York
  • BSc. (Ed) University of Abuja


Glory's area of specialization is leadership. Her research interests include the intersection between teaching and learning and mental health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, crisis response and mental health of leaders in postsecondary institutions. Her PhD dissertation examined university leaders’ response to human-made and natural crises. Using narrative inquiry methodology, she interviewed senior leaders to listen to their experiences. Her data was presented in the form of rich thick descriptions to allow for deep, holistic, rich, and detailed understanding of the lived experiences of these leaders’ response to crises.

Glory began her career teaching K-12, she has diverse experiences teaching across the different grade levels. She is now working with pre-service teachers to develop pedagogical content necessary to become successful teachers. Relationship, community and serving are concepts that she values.

Research Interests

  • Crisis response in postsecondary institutions
  • Teaching and learning and mental health and wellbeing
  • Mental health of leaders in postsecondary institutions
  • Diversity and inclusion


  • EDUC 331 – Elementary Social Studies Methods
  • EDUC 401 – Educational Administration
  • EDUC 323 – Health and Wellness in Elementary Schools
  • Elementary and Secondary Practicum Supervision (Educ 351, 353, 451, 453)


Ovie, G., & Barrantes, L. (2021). Understanding intercultural socialization and identity development of international students through duoethnography. In Tavares, V. (Ed.), Multidisciplinary Perspectives on International Student Experience in Canadian Higher Education (pp. 1-20). IGI Global. http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-5030-4.ch001

Barrantes, L., & Ovie, G. (2021). A Duoethnographic Exploration of Race and Gender: A Dialogue Between International Female Students in Canada. Alberta Journal of Educational Research (Accepted for publication).

Ovie, G. (2020) Coping with crisis: The mental health and self-care of crisis leaders in higher education. Journal of Educational Thought 53(1) 49-66. doi: https://doi.org/10.11575/jet.v53i1.71096

Ovie, G. (2020, July 2). Education researcher believes university has demonstrated strong crisis management in face of pandemic. Education News Canada. https://educationnewscanada.com/article/education/region/alberta/30/843892/education-researcher-believes-university-has-demonstrated-strong-crisis-management-in-face-of-pandemic.html

Ovie, G. (2020, June 30). Education researcher believes university has demonstrated strong crisis management in face of pandemic. UToday Newshttps://ucalgary.ca/news/education-researcher-believes-university-has-demonstrated-strong-crisis-management-face-pandemic?

Ovie, G. (2020, April 17). Self-care and well-being during COVID-19: Three strategies to stay well and healthy. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. https://news.ucalgary.ca/news/self-care-and-well-being-during-covid-19

Jeffs, C., Ovie, G. & Boyce, M. (2020, April 10). Staying well while working remotely: Being academically proactive, productive and pragmatic. Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning. https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/teaching-continuity/staying-well proactive

Nowell, L., Ovie, G., Kenny, N., Jacobsen, M. (2020). Postdoctoral scholars' perspectives about professional learning and development: A concurrent mixed-methods study. Palgrave Communications 6, 95. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-020-0469-5.

Ovie, G. & Barrantes, L. (2019). A dialogue of shared discoveries on immigration: A duoethnography of international students in Canada. Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education. SpringerLink. doi.org/10.1007/s10780-019-09364-2

Nowell, L., Ovie, G., Berenson, C., Kenny, N., Hayden, A. K., & Emery, C. (2018). Professional learning and development of postdoctoral scholars: A systematic review of the literature. Educational Research International. vol. 2018, Article ID 5950739, 16 pages. doi.org/10.1155/2018/5950739.

Nowell, L., Ovie, G. Kenny, N., Jacobsen, M. & Hayden, A. (2019). Professional learning and development initiatives for postdoctoral scholars. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education 11(1) 35-55. https://doi.org/10.1108/SGPE-03-2019-0032

Academic Conferences

Ovie, G. (2019, July). Strategies, Challenges, and Lessons Learned: A Western University Leaders Response to Crises. Paper presented at the 26th Twenty-sixth International Conference on Learning, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast UK.

Grant, K., & Ovie, G. (2019, July). Using Authentic Assessment of Learning in Graduate Student Teaching Development. Paper presented at 26th Twenty-sixth International Conference on Learning, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast UK.

Ovie, G. & Nowell, L. (2019, June). Enhancing professional learning and career development opportunities for postdoctoral scholars. Paper presented at 47th conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education, held in conjunction with the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia.

Nowell, L., & Ovie, G. (2019, April). Experiential Learning Opportunities for Postdoctoral Scholars. Poster presented at the Taylor Institute Postsecondary Conference on Teaching and Learning, University of Calgary

Ovie, G. (2019, April). Senior leadership response to human-made and natural crises in a large western postsecondary institution: Understanding the need for crisis leadership competencies. Paper presented at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences’, Prague Czech Republic.

Ovie, G. (2019, April). A western university leadership response to man-made and natural crisis. Roundtable Presentation at the Comparative International Education Society, San Francisco USA.

Ovie, G., & Barrantes L. (2018, October). International PhD Female Students’ Experiences: A Duoethnography about Immigration, Gender and Race. Paper presented at the 25th Biennial Canadian Ethnic Studies Association conference Banff, AB.

Díaz Caceres, Z., & Ovie, G. (2017, September). E-portfolio Workshop. Paper presented at the

Undergraduate Programs in Education Orientation for Faculty Members, Werklund School of

Education, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Ovie, G., & Khan, A. (2017, March). Transition into post- secondary for immigrant youth. Digital poster presentation in the Service-Learning showcase at Celebrating Student Success and Community Engagement event, University of Calgary.