Educational Developers profiles

Kyle Scholz

Kyle Scholz

Educational Developer, Research and Consulting

Email: kwscholz@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 x41240
Office: EC3 2012C
Pronouns: he/his

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.

Madison Hill

Madison Hill

Educational Developer, Indigenous Knowledges

As Educational Developer, Indigenous Knowledges, Madison supports instructors seeking to Indigenize and decolonize academic programs, courses, and pedagogy. Madison provides support to instructors across campus with the design and implementation on Indigenous Ways of Knowing and on Indigenous research themes, methodologies and practice, specializing in Traditional Ecological Knowledges (TEK). 

Jessica Rumboldt

Jessica Rumboldt

Educational Developer, Indigenous Knowledges

Email: jessica.rumboldt@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 x41376 
Office: EC3 2012B
Pronouns: she/her

As Educational Developer, Jessica provides support for research, pedagogy, and curriculum development with a focus on Indigenous Knowledges in Engineering and Mathematics.

Jessica is in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. in Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies at York University. Jessica has obtained a master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy at the University of Guelph. She has also completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Criminal Justice and Public Policy (with minors in Sociology and Family Studies), and a Diploma in Psychology. Stemming from her passion to teach, Jessica has also completed a master certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. 

Nahanee Schuitemaker

Educational Developer, Anti-Racist Pedagogies

Email: nschuite@uwaterloo.ca;
Phone: 519-888-4567 x40987
Office: EC3 2012G

David Thiessen

David Thiessen

Educational Developer, Curriculum & Quality Enhancement

Email: david.thiessen@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 x43857
Office: EC3 2012L
Pronouns: he/him

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 x41721
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 x42940
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.