Donna Ellis

Donna Ellis

Director

Email: donnae@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 45713
Office: EC3 2017
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Since 1994, Dr. Donna Ellis has supported teaching development for Waterloo’s instructors and promoted the importance of teaching and learning at our institution. 

In her role as Director, she oversees the strategic direction of the Centre's work which includes individual faculty consultations; events directed at instructors at all levels regarding face-to-face teaching, blended learning, emerging technologies, and integrative and experiential learning; online resources; curriculum and program review consultations; and research and evaluation. She also engages in both research and institutional-level projects about teaching and learning. In March 2020, she became the President of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, which is based in the United States.

Trevor Holmes

Trevor Holmes

Associate Director

Email: tholmes@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 43408
Office: EC3 2009

As Associate Director, Dr. Trevor Holmes oversees the Senior Educational Developers at the Centre for Teaching Excellence. His focus is on our strategic priorities and overall approach to supporting teaching at Waterloo.

Prior to joining CTE, Trevor worked at a variety of universities teaching courses, supporting faculty and teaching assistants through educational development offices, and advising undergraduates. Trevor earned a PhD (English, York University) with the dissertation "Goth Rhizomes: Queer Difference in Minor Gothic Literature." A popular workshop facilitator at the national and international levels, Trevor is also interested in questions of identity in teaching and teaching development. Since 2015, he has taught an introductory course in the Gender and Social Justice program (formerly Women’s Studies). 

Veronica Brown

Veronica Brown

Sr. Educational Developer, Curriculum & Quality Enhancement

Email: veronica.brown@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 41096
Office: EC3 2023B​
Pronouns: she/her/hers

As Senior Educational Developer, Curriculum & Quality Enhancement, Veronica Brown provides oversight and facilitative support for departmental and Faculty-wide curriculum planning initiatives. She also leads the development and implementation of the Centre’s assessment plan for understanding the impact and quality of our work. Veronica works closely with colleagues across campus who support program development and review, including members of the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic, the Quality Assurance Office, and the Graduate Studies Office.

Katherine Lithgow

Katherine Lithgow

Sr. Educational Developer, Integrative & Experiential Learning

Emailklithgow@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 47076
Office: EC3 2023A

As Senior Educational Developer, Integrative & Experiential Learning, Katherine Lithgow facilitates e-portfolio and integrative learning initiatives, supporting instructors across campus with the design and implementation of activities that help students integrate learning in academic, workplace, community and social environments. 

Mark Morton

Mark Morton

Sr. Educational Developer, Inquiry & Communications

​Email: mmorton@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 47765
Skype: mmorton@uwaterloo.ca 
Office: EC3 2023C
Pronouns: he/him/his

As Senior Educational Developer, Inquiry & Communications, Dr. Mark Morton helps instructors and staff discover and use new learning technologies in pedagogically effective ways.

Mary Power

Mary Power

Sr. Educational Developer, Faculty Programs & Blended Learning

Email: m2power@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 45931
Office: EC3 2023D

As Senior Educational Developer, Faculty Programs & Blended Learning, Mary Power develops programming that promotes the effective use of the online environment in on-campus courses.

Svitlana Taraban-Gordon

Svitlana Taraban-Gordon

Sr. Educational Developer, Graduate Programs & Internationalization

Email: staraban@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 46110
Office: EC3 2011
Pronouns: she/her/hers

As Senior Educational Developer, Graduate Programs & Internationalization, Dr. Svitlana Taraban-Gordon works with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows and supervises graduate-student staff who contribute to the work of CTE. Her primary role is coordinating teaching certificate programs for graduate students, including the Fundamentals of University Teaching and the Certificate in University Teaching

Kyle Scholz

Kyle Scholz

Educational Developer, Research and Consulting

Email: kwscholz@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 41240
Office: EC3 2012C

As Educational Developer, Research and Consulting, Dr. Kyle Scholz consults with and supports faculty and staff on the design and implementation of pedagogical research. He also chairs the annual University of Waterloo Teaching and Learning Conference, and administers the Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) grant program.

Kristen Archbell

Kristen Archbell

Educational Research Associate

Emailkristen.archbell@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 43771
Pronouns: she/her/hers

As the Educational Research Associate, Dr. Kristen Archbell supports the development, implementation, and dissemination of educational research at Waterloo. She supports the academic content of the annual conference program and the Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) grant program. Additionally, Kristen is actively involved in the CTE's assessment plan, evaluating the efficacy of the Centre's programming.

David Thiessen

David Thiessen

Educational Developer, Curriculum & Quality Enhancement

Email: dthiesse@uwaterloo.ca

As Educational Developer, Curriculum & Quality Enhancement, Dr. David Thiessen provides support for departmental and Faculty-wide curriculum initiatives, with an emphasis on quality enhancement through support of program review, accreditation, and new program proposals.

Prior to joining CTE, David taught courses on Tolkien, Arthurian Legend, and writing for the Academy at Wilfrid Laurier and the University of Waterloo. David holds a PhD in English Literature and his research focuses on the intersections between linguistics and the interpretative role of the body in late Middle English Literature.

Monica Vesley

Monica Vesely

Educational Developer, Faculty Programs and Consulting

Email: mvesely@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 41721
Office: EC3 2012K

As Educational Developer, Faculty Programs and Consulting, Monica Vesely designs and delivers instructional development programs and provides confidential consultations for faculty members and staff instructors in course design, instructional skills and evaluation. Monica engages in research on the impact of programs such as Teaching Squares and the Facilitator Development Workshop on teaching development. In November of 2020, she became the Chair of the Council of Ontario Educational Developers, a provincial organization that brings together educational developers from across the higher education sectors in Ontario, and advocates for best practices in teaching, curriculum, graduate student, and instructor development. 

Kristin Brown

Kristin Brown

Educational Developer, TA Training and Writing Support

Email: kristin.brown@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 42940
Office: EC3 2027A
Pronouns: she/her/hers

As Educational Developer, TA Training and Writing Support, Dr. Kristin Brown supports graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in their teaching development as well as instructors integrating writing into their courses and curriculum. Kristin facilitates the Certificate in University Teaching program and supports the Fundamentals of University Teaching program. She also supervises CTE's six TA Workshop Facilitators.

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson

Faculty Liaison: Environment; Accounting & Finance; Political Science; Economics

Email: scott.anderson@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 42509
Office: EV2 1016

As a Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Faculty Liaison, Scott Anderson helps instructors in the faculties of Arts and Environment integrate technology into their teaching through innovative learning activities.

Natalie Chow

Natalie Chow

Faculty Liaison: Health, Psychology, Sociology & Legal Studies, and Support Units

Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 40643
Office: LHS 1631
Email: n8chow@uwaterloo.ca

As a Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Faculty Liaison, Natalie Chow supports instructors with teaching and learning initiatives and the effective integration of technology into face-to-face and blended learning course designs. She also guides instructors toward innovative instructional design, continuous course improvement, and appropriate CTE resources.

Victoria Feth

Victoria Feth

Faculty Liaison: Arts

Emailvictoria.feth@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519 888 4567 ext. 43851
Office: PAS 1234

As a Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Faculty Liaison for the Faculty of Arts and Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo (AFIW), Victoria Feth supports instructors with teaching and learning and the effective integration of technology in their courses. She also serves as a guide for instructors to access other CTE resources.

Paul Kates

Paul Kates

Faculty Liaison: Mathematics

Email: pkates@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 47047
Office: MC 3044

As a Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Faculty Liaison, Paul Kates helps instructors in the Faculty of Mathematics integrate technology into their teaching through innovative learning activities.

photo of Richard Li

Richard Li

Faculty Liaison: Engineering

Email: r68li@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 Ext. 45902
Office: E7 2452

As a Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Faculty Liaison, Richard Li supports instructors in the Faculty of Engineering with teaching strategies, learning activities, course design, assessment methods, instructional innovations, as well as effective integration of educational technologies. He also serves as a guide for instructors to access other CTE resources.

Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson

Faculty Liaison: Science

Email: jason.thompson@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 43225
Office: B2-358D

As a Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Faculty Liaison, Jason Thompson supports instructors in the Faculty of Science with teaching and learning and the effective use of technology in their courses. 

Monika Soczewinski

Monika Soczewinski

Program Coordinator, Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Email: m2soczewinski@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 43132
Office: EC3 2027A
Pronouns: she/her/hers

As Program Coordinator, Monika Soczewinski works with the Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs at the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Maris Weiss

Maris Weiss

Administrative Assistant

Email: maris.weiss@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 43153
Office: EC3 2012J


Brianna Bennett

Brianna Bennett

Faculty Program Coordinator

Email: bfgbennett@uwaterloo.ca
Office: EC3 2012E

Lucy Hinton

Lucy Hinton

Graduate Educational Developer (Graduate Student)
Ellen Cameron

Ellen Cameron

Graduate Educational Developer (Graduate Student)

Email: escamero@uwaterloo.ca
Pronouns: she/her

Emma Green

Emma S. Green

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)

Lara Barnum

CTE Co-op 3

Nicole Wilson

CTE Co-op 1

Emailctecoop1@uwaterloo.ca

Phone: 519 888 4567 x43353

Sam Hossack

Sam Hossack

Graduate Educational Developer (Graduate Student)
Justin Murfitt

Justin Murfitt

Graduate Educational Developer (Graduate Student)

Email: jmurfitt@uwaterloo.ca
Pronouns: he/him

Amanda Doggett

Amanda Doggett

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)
Shayan-Shawn Majidy

Shayan Majidy

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)

Email: smajidy@uwaterloo.ca
Pronouns: he/him

McLennon Wilson

McLennon Wilson

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)

Email: m36wilso@uwaterloo.ca
Pronouns: he/him

Janet Jones

Janet Jones

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)
Blessing Medon

Blessing Medon

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)