Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 35713
Office: EC3 2017
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 2019, she became the President Elect for the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, which is based in the United States.
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33408
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).
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31096
Office: EC3 2023B
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.
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 37076
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.
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 37765
Office: EC3 2023C
As Senior Educational Developer, Inquiry & Communications, Dr. Mark Morton helps instructors and staff discover and use new learning technologies in pedagogically effective ways. Please note that Mark is on leave from March 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020. During this time, please contact Lynn Long for inquiries related to emerging technologies or Centre communications.
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 37110
Office: EC3 2011
As Senior Educational 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.
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31240
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.
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31721
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. She also provides support to individual faculty members and instructional staff through consultations, teaching observations, teaching retreats, and Centre for Teaching Excellence workshops.
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.
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31737
Office: EC3 2012L
As Communications Associate, Alisa Sivak provides guidance on the development of faculty nomination dossiers for external teaching awards. She also supports CTE’s communications, manages the Centre’s online presence, and supports initiatives to help promote the excellent teaching happening across campus at Waterloo.
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.
Phone: 519 888 4567 ext. 33851
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.
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.
Phone: 519-888-4567 Ext. 35902
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.
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33225
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.
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.
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 as well as the Amit and Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student Award program.
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33132
Office: EC3 2027A
As Program Coordinator, Monika Soczewinski works with the Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs at the Center for Teaching Excellence.
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.