Doug Magnuson

Doug Magnuson
School of Child and Youth Care

BA (Bethel), MA, PhD (U of MN)


Brief Biography

I have a BA in Philosophy from Bethel University, an MA in Outdoor Education from the University of Minnesota, and a Phd in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota. I taught for 7 years at the University of Northern Iowa and since 2005 have been at the University of Victoria. I teach methods courses, including practice-based data analysis and evaluation methods. I am past President of the Child and Youth Care Educational Accreditation Board of Canada.

Practice Background

I worked in and managed summer camps and conference centers, worked with youth in  a group home for two years, and managed a community centre for several years.
While in graduate school I worked part-time in a program that brought European social pedagogues to U.S. residential care programs for a year.

Research Interests

I am a member of teams working with and writing about data from Risky Business--a longitudinal study of street-involved youth, data from sex workers, and data from youth participants in outdoor adventure programs.

Research and Supervision Fields

I am not currently accepting new students.

Sample Publications

Magnuson, D. (in press). “I feel like I’ve really grown up.” The experience of emerging adulthood among street-involved youth. Oxford University Press.

Magnuson, D., Jansson, M., & Benoit, C. (2019). Foster care as a support system for early leavers. In Varda Mann-feder, (ed), Leaving Care and the Transition to Adulthood: International Contributions to Theory, Research, and Practice. Oxford University Press.

Snell, H., Stuart, C., & Magnuson, D. (2019). Post-secondary education as a crucible for learning practice. In K. Girabaghi & G. Charles (eds), Child & Youth Care Across Sectors (vol I). Canadian Scholars Press.

Benoit, C., Smith, M., Jansson, M., Healy, P., & Magnuson, D. (2018). The ‘prostitution problem:” claims, evidence, and policy outcomes. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Magnuson, D., & Healey, P. (2019). How do we measure relationship? CYC-Online, 248, 20-24.