Carol Hulls, recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award, 2024

Carol Hulls, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Dr. Carol Hulls

Dr. Carol Hulls is Associate Chair, Teaching and a Continuing Lecturer in the Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Department. Previously, she also received aBrightspace Innovation award in Teaching and Learning. 

Her dedication to joyful and ongoing improvement to learning and teaching is well known. As one student observed: “She believed in me in a time when I did not even believe in myself.”

A colleague has described Carol as “the most skilled instructor at Waterloo I have encountered. She is now the benchmark I use when reviewing and considering the skills of others.”

Carol is not only dedicated to teaching within the university classroom but is also passionate about off-campus initiatives. A colleague described her volunteer experiences at LEGO league: “Patient, fun, an amazing conflict manager, inspirational -- those are a few words that come to mind to describe how Carol contributes and guides judging sessions during our yearly events."