In the summer of 2017, I completed my doctorate at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto in the department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education. My research focuses on creative thinking, decision-making, leadership, and innovation theories. In my research, I drew from social psychology and behavioural sciences. I am interested in practical applications analysis frameworks for understanding social and behavioural phenomena for innovation and social change. I bring extensive experience from my work at the University of Toronto in a number of different research roles. I have worked with individuals and in teams to explore different methods, collect field data, elicit and synthesize insights and analyze and present finding.


D’Andrea, M. (2018). Groupthink Tensions: Analysis of the Peer-review Process for Arts Funding. The American Journal of Arts Management, 6(1), 1-29.

D’Andrea, M. (2017). Symbolic Power: Impact of Government Priorities on the Peer Review Process. The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 47(4), 245-258.

D’Andrea, M. (2017). Inside the World of Arts Councils: Artistic Excellence in the Peer Review Process for Arts Funding. The International Journal of Social, Political and Community Agendas in the Arts, 12(4), 25-44.

D’Andrea, M. (December 2014). Book review, “The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas” by David Burkus. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 14, 107-108.

D’Andrea, M. (2013). Book review, “Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire” by Bruce Nussbaum. Creativity Research Journal, 25(4), 472-473.

creativity research journal

D’Andrea, M. (2013). Book review, “20UNDER40: Re-Inventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century” (2010). Cultural Trends, 22(3-4), 238-239.

Cultural trends

D’Andrea, M. (2013). Book review, “The Rise of The Creative Class Revisited” (2012) by Richard Florida. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 19(5), 643-645.

D’Andrea, M. (2012). “The Ontario Curriculum in the Arts and the Creative Economy Agenda.” Arts Education Policy Review, 133(2), 80-88.

D’Andrea, M. (2011). Book review, “The Economics of Cultural Policy” (2010) by David Throsby. International Journal of Cultural Policy,17(5), 645-647.

D’Andrea, M. (2011). “The Role of the Artist in the Creative Economy.” Martin Prosperity Institute Working Paper Series. Rotman School of Management.

D’Andrea, M. (2007). Peru: Inequality of Education for Indigenous Groups, the Neglected Class. The Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL).


D’Andrea, M. (2015, Nov. 8). “We need an arts hero”: Toronto High School students said so. OISE News. Special op-ed contribution.

D’Andrea, M. (2015, April 24). OISE Researchers Mobilize Knowledge on Culture, Language and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis at AERA 2015. OISE News.

D’Andrea, M. (2015, January 28). Patricia Ganea. OISE Research Newsletter.

D’Andrea, M. (2015, January 28). Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández. OISE Research Newsletter.

D’Andrea, M. (2015, January 28). Clare Kosnik. OISE Research Newsletter.


D’Andrea, M. (April 2015). Is There a Canadian Dream? Women in the Workplace. Submitted to the TD & Rotman Women @ Work Essay Competition.

D’Andrea, M. (July 2014). Media, Arts and Democracy. Art Talk in the City.

D’Andrea, M. (March, 2009). Achieving Gender Equity. Article published in the University of Toronto Bulletin. In print.

D’Andrea, M. (2008). The Disadvantages of Latino Youth in Toronto, in Daniel Schugurensky, Daniella Mantilla, Jose Serrano (eds.) Four in ten, Spanish-speaking youth and school dropout in Toronto (pp. 66-67)

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