Kitchenham, Dr. Andrew

PhD (James Cook University - cum laude), MEd, BEd (University of Victoria), Cert. Leadership and Conflict Resolution (Justice Institute of British Columbia), Cert. Mediation (Herzing College), Certificate in Conflict Coaching (Justice Institute of BC) Professor
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Dr. Andrew Kitchenham was the School of Education Chair from 2014 to 2018 and has served as the MEd Coordinator in Special Education, the Acting MEd Coordinator in Multidisciplinary Leadership, and the Acting Practicum Placement Coordinator and Academic Advisor. He has taught at eight universities in undergraduate and graduate programs and over one hundred courses.

Dr. Kitchenham has published in refereed journals and books and has presented at numerous international and national conferences. His two books, Blended Learning Across Disciplines: Models for Implementation (available online here) and Models for Interdisciplinary Mobile Learning: Delivering Information to Students (available online here) have received media attention on CBC radio among other venues. In 2017, he was the principal investigator (with Dr. Tina Fraser [UNBC], Dr. Michelle Pidgeon [SFU], and Dr. Karen Ragoonaden [UBC-O]) on a study examining Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreements across BC which resulted in a report for the Ministry of Education Aboriginal Branch. He was the principal investigator on one SSHRC study on the preservation of Aboriginal language and culture and co-investigator (with Dr. Linda O'Neill) on another SSHRC study on complex trauma and attachment disruption. He was the principal investigator on an SSHRC-funded national study on teacher supply and demand in issues in the North (with co-researcher, Dr. Colin Chasteauneuf). As well, he is conducting research studies on aboriginal epistemology and educational technology (SSHRC-funded through a seed grant), 1:1 computing in a laptop district, multimodal literacy and professional development of teachers, e-learning perspectives, and technology and writing achievement.

He has supervised numerous Master of Arts and Master of Education students on topics that include Professional Learning Communities (Collaborative dialogue in Grade 3 Professional Learning Community), mental illness (Navigating the intersection of between professional success and severe mental illness: Success despite the odds), Special Education assessment (BC teachers’ experiences with the Learner, Environment, Instruction, Curriculum (LEIC) tool: A mixed-methods study), First Nations students’ school experiences (Investigating the impact upon First Nations students on reserve, in relation to their elementary school experiences technology, (The use of Inspiration as a multimedia plenary activity for improving the cognitive assimilation of Biology 12 students and Electronic portfolios: Tools for supporting the teacher's need for assessment and the student's need for deep learning ) Special Education (Support for classroom teachers of students with Aspergers Syndrome), parental involvement in education (Strategies to foster equal access to a quality education: Parent involvement and its effect on education), French immersion and reading disabilities (Cross- linguistic transference of reading skills: Assessing reading difficulties in early French Immersion students), mobile learning (A synthesis of mobile learning literature in Education, Business, and Medicine), on-line learning (The development of English 12 First Peoples as an online distance education course), teacher induction (School District #92-Nisga'a teacher induction handbook), self-determination in children (Implementing self-determination in high-incident and non-designated students with IEPs), computer-mediated instruction (Computer Mediated Communication in graduate school: A case study of MEd students), Succession Planning (Succession Planning in Nanaimo Fire Rescue: Is it here to stay?), transformative learning and adult education (Fostering transformational learning: Exploring the experience of unemployed income assistant recipients in a job readiness-community employment training program), gender studies (Let's hear for the boys: Gender and literacy at school), males and academics (Improving the academic performance of male students), the home-school relationship (Improving student responsibility for communicating with parents), collaborative technologies (Supporting faculty communities of practice using collaborative technologies), collaborative team planning (Case study of a collaborative team supporting a student with severe disabilities in a regular classroom), reading engagement (Reading engagement difficulties in competent readers), and adult basic education (Adult Basic Education students: What keeps you in school?).

At present, he is supervising over 10 UNBC students whose topics include: bringing about change in post-secondary education, technology adoption in a university setting, and using Physical Education to manage ADHD symptoms. As well, he has served on MA and MEd thesis committees and acted as an External Examiner for one MEd thesis and an MBA project. He is currently the Academic Advisor for 28 online MEd students (Special Education) across Canada.

He has been recognized for his excellence in teaching, research, and service in three universities. In 2009, he was a recipient of the UNBC Excellence in Teaching Award, in 2010, was the recipient of the UNBC Excellence in Research Award, in 2013, was the recipient of the University Achievement in Service Award, and in 2016, was the recipient of the University Achievement in Professional Practice, Mentorship, and Stewardship. He is the only School of Education member to have received four "Excellence" awards.

Research and Expertise

  • Educational Technology
  • Teacher Education
  • Transformative Learning
  • Adult Education/Androgogy
  • Electronic Portfolios
  • Rural Education
  • Teacher Supply and Demand Issues
  • Special Education
  • Gender Differences
  • Reading
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • School Cultures and Change

Research Fields:
  • Counselling
  • Culture
  • Education
  • First Nations
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Youth
Areas of Expertise:

Conflict in the workplace, personality styles, interactive technologies, online teaching and learning, remedial reading, remedial math, learning disabilities, technology integration, use, and teaching, Indigenous learning preferences, Indigenous language and culture preservation, adult learning, transformative learning, assistive technologies, adaptation and modification theory and practice.

Languages Spoken:
  • English
  • Spanish
Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises in:
  • MEd Special Education
  • MEd Multidisciplinary Leadership
  • MEd Counselling
  • MA English
  • MA Psychology

I have supervised over 60 students to completion from four different universities with 75% coming from UNBC.

Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Tedford, K. & Kitchenham, A. D. (in press, 2021). Mezirow’s Transformative Learning Theory: Updates and application to a graphic narrative (50% contribution). Journal of Transformative Education, Special Issue

Kitchenham, A. D. (2020). Conflict coaching: Seven essential questions. online article,

O'Neill, L, Fraser, T., Kitchenham, A. D., & McDonald, V. (2016). Hidden burdens: A review of intergenerational, historical, complex trauma and implications for Indigenous families (10% contribution). Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, online publication (14 pages).

Kitchenham, A. D. (2016). Interactive technologies and Aboriginal learning preferences. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 46(1), 1-9.

Kitchenham, A. D. (2015). Transformative learning in the Academy: Good aspects and missing elements. Journal of Transformative Learning, 3(1), 13-17

Kitchenham, A. D. (2013). The preservation of Indigenous language and culture through educational technology. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 19(4), 351-364.

Book Chapters

Kitchenham, A. D. & Fraser, T. (2016). Aboriginal education and interactive technologies. In J. Archibald and J. Hare (Eds.), Celebrating K-12 Aboriginal education in British Columbia: Successes in curriculum, pedagogy, and policy (pp. 184-192). Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.

Wight, H. & Kitchenham, A. D. (2015). Virtual 10-frames and mobile technology in Canadian Primary Classroom. In H. Crompton and J. Traxler (Eds.), Mobilizing mathematics: Case studies of mobile learning being used in Mathematics Education (pp. 135-149). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 50% contribution

Kitchenham, A. D. & Bowes, D. R. (2012). Voice/speech recognition software: a discussion of the promise for success and practical suggestions for implementation. In J. E. Aitken, J. Pedego Fairley, and J. K. Carlson (Eds.), Communication Technology for Students in Special Education or Gifted Programs (pp. 98-104). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 70% contribution.

Kitchenham, A. D. (2011). A blended learning model for e-professional development of rural teachers. In D. Parsons (Ed.), Combining E-Learning and M-Learning: New Applications of Blended Educational Resources (pp. 225-238). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Kitchenham, A. D. (2011). Three case studies in mobile learning with the Net Generation. In A. D. Kitchenham (Ed.), Models for Interdisciplinary Mobile Learning: Delivering Information to Students (pp. 104-119). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Conference Presentations

Kitchenham, A. D. (May, 2019). Principal as Coach: Seven essential questions. Conference paper to be presented at ULEAD 2019 in Banff, AB.

Fedyk, C. & Kitchenham, A. D. (February, 2018). Moving forward: Becoming a COACHing teacher. Conference paper at the Educational Spring Fling in Prince George, BC.

Fedyk, C. & Kitchenham, A. D., (February, 2018) Moving from Cooperating Teacher & Practicum Mentor to Coaching Teacher & Practicum Mentor. Invited paper presented at the Western Canadian Association of Student Teachers (WestCAST) 2018 in Winnipeg, MB.

Kitchenham, A. D., Fedyk, C., & Koehn, D. (February, 2018) Moving from Cooperating Teacher & Practicum Mentor to Coaching Teacher & Practicum Mentor. Paper presented at the Western Canadian Association of Student Teachers (WestCAST) 2018 in Winnipeg, MB.

Koehn, D., Fedyk, C., & Kitchenham, A. D. (February, 2017). The unexamined life: Inquiry-based teaching and learning. Paper presented at Western Canadian Association of Student Teachers (WestCAST) in Nanaimo, BC.

Books (Edited)

Kitchenham, A. D. (Ed.) (2011). Models for Interdisciplinary Mobile Learning: Delivering Information to Students. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Kitchenham, A. D. (Ed.) (2011). Blended Learning across Disciplines: Models for Implementation. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.