newsletter for faculty and staff | fall 2018
Welcome to our newest faculty and staff members
Accounting and Finance | Anthropology| Dean of Arts Office | Communication Arts | Economics | English Language & Literature | Faculty of Arts | French Studies | Germanic and Slavic | History | Philosophy | Political Science | Psychology | Religious Studies | Spanish & Latin American Studies |
Accounting and Finance
Tim Bauer | Assistant Professor | has research interests in judgment and decision-making in accounting, assurance and taxation. He contributes to the School of Accounting and Finance by strengthening research and teaching in the assurance area.
Stephanie Cooper | MAcc Graduate Coordinator
Kanchan Dhiman | Course Management Coordinator
Vivian Diec | Communications and Media Coordinator
Robert Ducharme | Lecturer | has twenty-five years work experience with the Chartered Professional Accountants firm of Vodden, Bender & Seebach LLP. He has been an adjunct with the School since 2005 and has taught financial and managerial accounting courses.
Jonathan Fischbach | Performance Measurement Analyst
Steve Fortin | Associate Professor and Director | returns to Waterloo as the Director of the School of Accounting & Finance. His research is interdisciplinary, in auditing and finance, tax and finance, and other combinations. He comes from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, where he held a variety of administrative roles, most recently Associate Dean of Graduate Programs.
Tracy Hilpert | Lecturer| worked as the Chief Financial Officer for Sarona Asset Management Inc. from 2011 to 2015 and was recently an Experiential Learning and Career Development Coach in SAF. She brings extensive experience in all aspects of accounting to our students.
Xin (Daniel) Jiang, |Assistant Professor | researches informed traders’ disclosure, corporate investment, earnings management, and debt contracting. He contributes to the School by strengthening research and teaching in management accounting.
Adam Presslee | Assistant Professor | joins the accounting area of the School. His research and teaching interests include topics related to managerial accounting.
Kaishu Wu | Assistant Professor | his research interests include incentives and opportunities of corporate tax avoidance. His teaching interests include undergraduate courses in taxation.
Hua Ye | Assistant Professor | has research interests including innovation in mobile data services applications, crowdsourcing and open innovation, and user generated content and social media. His teaching interests include management information systems.
Jennifer Doucet | Administrative Assistant, Undergraduate and Graduate Coordinator | provides department support to faculty and students. She came to Anthropology from the Faculty of Mathematics, Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing, and has been at UWaterloo since 2006. She enjoys quality ;time with her daughters and loves any and all outdoors activities – for all seasons.
Kaitlin O’Brien | Graduate Recruitment Officer| supports graduate recruitment initiatives for all Faculty of Arts programs. She has worked on campus for several years in communications/marketing roles. In her spare time, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes.
Elizabeth Rogers | Communications Officer| helps share all the great things we do in our Faculty. She joined Arts after five years in University Relations, and previously worked in technology and online media. She enjoys helping people with web and social media, outsmarting the WCMS, and learning guitar.
Anders Bergstrom | Lecturer |studies film, communication, memory, and media history, and he brings extensive experience teaching a range of communication studies courses. He helps to develop and teach communication courses for students in the faculties of Science and Engineering.
David Janzen | Lecturer| analyzes how crises are communicated in political, rhetorical, and artistic terms. He has extensive experience teaching a range of communication studies courses, and is developing and teaching communication courses for students in the faculties of Science and Engineering.
Sarah Klein |Assistant Professor| is an ethnographer focused on how cognitive scientists design, perform, transmit, and understand their experiments. She also brings expertise in performance studies and communication studies and is developing communication courses for students in the Faculty of Science.
Henry Svec | Assistant Professor | focuses on digital culture, media, sound, and performance. His teaching experience ranges from sound production to first year writing and public speaking courses.
Barbara Bloemhof | Lecturer | is an instructional research consultant and a researcher in the scholarship of higher education. She is teaching “Information and Analysis” in the Arts First program this fall under the topic “How to Win a Trade War”.
English Language and Literature
Jennifer Clary-Lemon | Associate Professor | joins English from the University of Winnipeg. She brings expertise in communication, materialist rhetoric, and rhetorical approaches to ecological problems, and plays a key role in the University Communication Outcomes Initiative (UCOI).
Stacy Denton | Lecturer | has extensive interdisciplinary teaching experience in first-year, post-secondary courses, She is a welcome addition to the Arts First program and this fall teaches in the “Inquiry and Communication” course under the topic “Intersecting Identity and Image”.
Maha Eid | Support Services Coordinator | provides support to the department, its staff, students, and academic officials in a range of administrative tasks. She recently moved to the KW area and is currently working at the English Language and Literature department after 12 years of education administration experience within an international IB school abroad.
Heather Love | Assistant Professor | joins us from the University of South Dakota. Her research focuses on cybernetics and modernism; she plays an integral part in the University Communication Outcomes Initiative (UCOI).
Carter Neal | Lecturer | has expertise in professional, technical, and business communication, and plays an integral role in the Department's involvement with the University Communication Outcomes Initiative (UCOI).
Brad Mehlenbacher| Associate Professor | joins us from NC State University bringing expertise in technical communication, online education, and curriculum design and plays a key role in the University Communication Outcomes Initiative (UCOI).
Lai-Tze Fan | Assistant Professor | works in locative media, games design, media archaeology, and computational literary studies. She teaches in diverse areas including digital rhetoric, writing, and publication, the critical and creative digital humanities, and adds a special strength to the Experimental Digital Media (XDM) MA degree.
Megan Selinger | Lecturer | has expertise in professional, technical, and business communication and has been an instructor at Conestoga College for the past two years. She will be integral to the Department's involvement with the University Communication Outcomes Initiative (UCOI).
Faculty of Arts
Laura Fong | Lecturer | has experience in curriculum design and brings solid industry experience as a photojournalist and documentary film producer of award-winning documentaries. In her teaching, she covers video production, photography, issues in contemporary media, and visual storytelling.
Agata Jagielska | Administrative and Graduate Studies Coordinator| completed her undergrad and master’s degrees in French at Waterloo, and is thrilled to be back as the Administrative and Graduate Studies Coordinator of French Studies. She is a mom of two (3 years and 11 months) and in her spare time, she likes to work on her novel (in French) which she hope to publish one day.
Misty Matthews-Roper | Administrative Assistant, Waterloo Centre for German Studies| has worked as a language teacher in Canada and abroad over the course of her career. She has also dabbled in retail. In her new role at WCGS, she organizes events and helps to promote German research and culture.
Christopher Taylor | Lecturer| has worked with Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General in roles with the Indigenous Justice Division and as Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, and most recently as Senior Policy Advisor in the Anti-Racism Directorate. He is teaching “Inquiry and Communication” to Arts First students this term under the topic “Taking B[L]ack History”.
Tawnessa Carter | Undergraduate Coordinator | is a graduate of Waterloo in English Language and Literature. She worked in the book industry and with public libraries for more than 12 years before joining the philosophy department in 2017.
Nicholas Ray | Assistant Professor | focuses on the intersection of the Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, and Cognitive Science. He is an award-winning teacher; he teaches courses in the interdisciplinary Cognitive Science and the Arts First program.
Christopher Bennett | Lecturer | focuses his research on politics and the environment and has extensive knowledge of pedagogical practices for contributing to Arts First program. This fall he is teaching in the “Inquiry and Communication” course under the topic “Climate Change and Denial”.
Julia Jones | Undergraduate Administrative Coordinator & Advisor | has over ten years of on campus administrative experience through her positions in the Registrar’s Office with Academic Records for the Faculties Engineering and Science, and with Marketing and Undergraduate Recruitment leading the Campus Student Ambassador team. She enjoys working with so many great students, faculty, and staff in Arts!
Alexander Lanoszka | Assistant Professor | is an expert in the field of International Relations, focusing on international security, alliance politics, and theories of war; his research interests also include Russian politics. His past positions include a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at MIT. He teaches Global Politics as well as several of the core courses in International Relations and Global Governance.
Dillon Browne | Assistant Professor| is a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on mental health outcomes in families at higher risk for psychological disorders due to social disadvantage.
Megan McCarthy | Lecturer |recently developed a multi-disciplinary seminar on Race and Gender Equity, and is passionate about developing materials and methods for teaching that actively engage students in the learning process. She is teaching “Information and Analysis” within the Arts First program this fall, under the topic “Myths of Sex and Love.”
Marjory Phillips | Director, Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment | is a registered clinical psychologist who is returning to her alma mater after 25 years. She has held positions as Clinical Director and Executive Director in children’s mental health agencies in Toronto. She has been cross appointed as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queen’s University, York University and has held adjunct status at the University of Toronto.
Kathy Przednowek | Preschool Teacher, Early Childhood Education Centre
Carry Derome | Administrative Assistant
Jacqueline McGann | Administrative Assistant | provides department support to both faculty and staff. Prior to this role, she spent the last 10 years in Corporate Marketing at EY (Ernst & Young). When she is not working, she enjoys running around after her two young boys and playing soccer.
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