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CTE has temporarily relocated to East Campus 3 (EC3). We will continue to offer our regular programs and services from our temporary offices and workshop locations. 

People profiles

Donna Ellis

Donna Ellis

Director

Email: donnae@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 35713
Office: EC3 2017

Since 1994, Dr. Donna Ellis has supported the teaching development of Waterloo faculty members and graduate students. 

In her role as Director, she oversees the strategic direction of the Centre's work which includes individual faculty consultations; events directed at graduate students, new faculty, and established faculty regarding face-to-face teaching, blended learning, emerging technologies, and integrative 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.

Veronica Brown

Veronica Brown

Senior Instructional Developer, Curriculum & Quality Enhancement

Email: veronica.brown@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31096
Office: EC3 2023B​
Pronouns: she/her/hers

As Senior Instructional 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.

Trevor Holmes

Trevor Holmes

Senior Instructional Developer, Faculty Programs and Research

Email: tholmes@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33408
Office: EC3 2009

As Senior Instructional Developer, Faculty Programs and Research, Dr. Trevor Holmes plans and delivers workshops and events for faculty, departments, and support units. 

Katherine Lithgow

Katherine Lithgow

Senior Instructional Developer, Integrative Learning

Emailklithgow@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 37076
Office: EC3 2023A

As Senior Instructional Developer, Integrative 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

Senior Instructional Developer, Emerging Technologies

​Email: mmorton@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 37765
Skype: mmorton@uwaterloo.ca 
Office: EC3 2023C
Pronouns: he/him/his

As Senior Instructional Developer, Emerging Technologies, Dr. Mark Morton helps instructors and staff discover and use new learning technologies in pedagogically effective ways.

Mary Power

Mary Power

Senior Instructional Developer, Blended Learning

Email: m2power@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 35931
Office: EC3 2023D

As Senior Instructional Developer, 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

Senior Instructional Developer, Graduate Programs & Internationalization

Email: staraban@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 37110
Office: EC3 2011
Pronouns: she/her/hers

As Senior Instructional Developer, Graduate Programs & Internationalization, Dr. Svitlana Taraban-Gordon oversees campus-wide teaching development programs directed at graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. She coordinates several certificate programs including the Fundamentals of University Teaching and the Certificate in University Teaching.

Kyle Scholz

Kyle Scholz

Instructional Developer, Research and Consulting

mail: kwscholz@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31240
Office: EC 2012C

As CTE's Research Associate, 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.

Monica Vesely

Monica Vesely

Instructional Developer, Faculty Programs and Consulting

Email: mvesely@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31721
Office: EC3 2012K

As Instructional 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. She also provides support to individual faculty members and instructional staff through consultations, teaching observations, teaching retreats, and Centre for Teaching Excellence workshops.

Stephanie White

Stephanie White

Instructional Developer, TA Training and Writing Support

Emailstephanie.white@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33771
Office: EC3 2027A

Dr. Stephanie White supports writing instruction at the course, department, and faculty levels by sharing her expertise on designing writing and communication assignments in any discipline, teaching with writing, providing feedback on assignments, facilitating student peer review, developing rubrics, teaching multilingual writers, and training TAs to teach writing. 

Kristin Brown

Kristin Brown

Educational Research Associate

Email: kristin.brown@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 32940
Office: EC3 2012D

As Educational Research Associate, Dr. Kristin Brown supports the Centre for Teaching Excellence’s assessment and evaluation work. She also consults with faculty and staff members conducting teaching and learning research and applying for Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement (LITE) grants. Further, she is involved with planning the University of Waterloo’s annual Teaching and Learning conference. 

Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson

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

Email: scott.anderson@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 32509
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.

Paul Kates

Paul Kates

Faculty Liaison: Mathematics

Email: pkates@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 37047
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.

Samar Mohamed

Samar Mohamed

Faculty Liaison: Engineering

Email: samar.mohamed@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 35902
Office: DC 2626

As a Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Faculty Liaison, Dr. Samar Mohamed helps instructors in the Faculty of Engineering integrate technology into their teaching through innovative learning activities.

Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson

Faculty Liaison: Science

Email: jason.thompson@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33225
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. 

Christine Zaza

Christine Zaza

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

Email: zaza@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 37808
Office: BMH 2110

As a Centre for Teaching Excellence Faculty Liaison for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (AHS), Arts (Psychology, Sociology, and Legal Studies), and Support Units, Dr. Christine Zaza facilitates the uptake of teaching and learning initiatives established by  CTE, emphasizing blended learning, learning technologies and course design.

Verna Keller

Verna Keller

Program Coordinator, Faculty Programs

Email: vkeller@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33857
Office: EC3 2012A

As Program Coordinator, Verna Keller provides support to the instructional development staff in the Centre for Teaching Excellence. She co-ordinates the University’s Distinguished Teacher Award program and the Exceptional Teaching by a Student Award program.

Monika Soczewinski

Monika Soczewinski

Program Coordinator, Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Email: m2soczewinski@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33132
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. 33153
Office: EC3 2012J

As Administrative Assistant, Maris provides a wide range of departmental support, including administrative support, financial management, human resource management, technical support, safety planning, and support to the Director.

Shahrukh Athar

Shahrukh Athar

Graduate Instructional Developer; CUT Developer (Graduate Student)

Email: shahrukh.athar@uwaterloo.ca
Office: EC3 2012B
Pronouns: he/him/his

Graeme Northcote

Graeme Northcote

Graduate Instructional Developer, MTS Lead (Graduate Student)

Email: gnorthco@uwaterloo.ca
Office: EC3 2012B
Pronouns: he/him/his

Nickolas Rollick

Nickolas Rollick

Graduate Instructional Developer (Graduate Student)

Email: nrollick@uwaterloo.ca
Office: EC3 2012B
Pronouns: he/him/his

Luc Cousineau

Luc Cousineau

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)

Email: luc.cousineau@uwaterloo.ca
Pronouns:  he/him/they

Moriah Pellowe

Moriah Pellowe

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)
Kristofer Siy

Kris Siy

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)

Email: kris.siy@uwaterloo.ca 
Pronouns: they/them/theirs

Hossam Amer

Hossam Amer

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)

Email: hossam.amer@uwaterloo.ca
Pronouns: he/him/his

Gitanjali Shanbhag

Gitanjali Shanbhag

Graduate Instructional Developer (Graduate Student)

Email: gshanbha@uwaterloo.ca
Office: EC3 2012B

Richard Li

Richard Li

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)

Email: ruiqiang.li@uwaterloo.ca
Pronouns:  he/him/his

Alison Scott

Alison Scott

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)