People profiles

Donna Ellis

Donna Ellis

Director

Email: donnae@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 35713
Office: EV1 320

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 development and delivery of all the Centre for Teaching Excellence programming and services, which include individual faculty consultations; events directed at graduate students, new faculty, and established faculty regarding face-to-face teaching, blended learning, and emerging technologies; online resources; curriculum and program review consultations; and research support services.

Veronica Brown

Veronica Brown

Senior Instructional Developer, Curriculum & Quality Enhancement

Email: veronica.brown@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31096
Office: EV1 327

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: EV1 325A

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: EV1 314

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: EV1 308

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: EV1 318

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: EV1 311

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.

Tommy Mayberry

Tommy Mayberry

Instructional Developer, TA Training and Writing Support

Email:tommy.mayberry@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33771
Office: EV1 310

As Instructional Developer, TA Training and Writing Support, Tommy Mayberry supports graduate-student teaching development with a focus on the Fundamentals of University Teaching and Certificate in University Teaching programs. Tommy also supports writing and TA training initiatives and consults with instructors on aspects of their teaching including student writing, assignment design, feedback, and teaching dossiers and statements. Additionally, Tommy supervises the team of six graduate students who work at CTE as TA Workshop Facilitators.

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Crystal Tse

Instructional Developer, Research and Consulting

Email: ctse@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31240
Office: EV1 323

As the Instructional Developer, Research and Consulting at the Centre for Teaching Excellence, Crystal Tse supports faculty and staff members on conducting research on teaching and learning by providing consultations, facilitating workshops on designing teaching and learning research projects, adjudicating the Learning Innovation and Teaching Enhancement Grants, and chairing University of Waterloo’s annual Teaching and Learning Conference.

Monica Vesely

Monica Vesely

Instructional Developer, Faculty Programs and Consulting

Email: mvesely@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31721
Office: EV1 326

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.

Stephanie White

Stephanie White (on leave)

Instructional Developer, TA Training and Writing Support

Emailstephanie.white@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33771
Office: EV1 310

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: EV1 315

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. 

Lisa Kabesh

Lisa Kabesh

Communications Associate

Email: lkabesh@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31737
Office: EV1 309

As Communications Associate, Dr. Lisa Kabesh 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.

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 6473

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.

Kyle Scholz

Kyle Scholz

Faculty Liaison: Arts and University Colleges

mail: kwscholz@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33851
Office: PAS 1234

As a Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Faculty Liaison, Dr. Kyle Scholz works with instructors in the Faculty of Arts and at the University Colleges to reflect on their teaching, design learning activities, and incorporate blended learning opportunities into their teaching.

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: EV1 325

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: EV1 313

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

Christina Pace

Christina Pace

Administrative Assistant

Email: c2pace@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33153
Office: EV1 304

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

Jhotisha Mugon

Jhotisha Mugon

Graduate Instructional Developer, Microteaching Session Lead (Graduate Student)

Email: jmugon@uwaterloo.ca
Office: EV1 306

Cathy Wang

Cathy Wang

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)
Patricia Huynh

Patricia Huynh

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)
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Luke Turcotte

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)
Sandra De Vries

Sandra De Vries

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)

Brianna Bennett

Co-op student

Sehaj Gupta

Co-op student

Email: ctecoop@uwaterloo.ca

Wanis Nafo

Wanis Nafo

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)
Shahrukh Athar

Shahrukh Athar

Graduate Instructional Developer (Graduate Student)

Email: shahrukh.athar@uwaterloo.ca
Office: EV1 306

Laura Williams

Laura Williams

Graduate Instructional Developer, CUT Developer (Graduate Student)

Email: l4willia@uwaterloo.ca
Office: EV1 306

Graeme Northcote

Graeme Northcote

Graduate Instructional Developer (Graduate Student)

Email: gnorthco@uwaterloo.ca
Office: EV1 306

Tait Wilman

Tait Wilman

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)