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.

Julie Timmermans

Julie Timmermans

Instructional Developer, Consulting and Research

Email: julie.timmermans@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 32940
Office: EV1 323

As Instructional Developer, Consulting and Research, Dr. Julie Timmermans provides confidential teaching consultations for faculty members and instructional staff in areas, such as course design, delivery, and evaluation. She also supports faculty and staff with designing, implementing, and disseminating results from pedagogical research projects. 

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

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 initiatives at the course, department, and faculty levels by sharing her expertise on designing communications assignments in any discipline, teaching with writing, facilitating student peer review, developing rubrics, and teaching multilingual writers.

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Crystal Tse

Educational Research Associate

Email: ctse@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 31240
Office: EV1 315

As the Educational Research Associate at the Centre for Teaching Excellence, Crystal Tse contributes to the scholarly teaching work and to assessing the centre's programs and services.

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 faculty nominations for external teaching awards (the 3M National Teaching Fellowship, the Alan Blizzard Award, the OCUFA Teaching Award, the Reimagine Education Award, and the Brightspace Innovation Award) and manages the CTE’s communications and online presence to help promote the excellent teaching happening across campus at UW. 

Tiuley Alguindigue

Tiuley Alguindigue

Faculty Liaison: Engineering

Email: tiuley.alguindigue@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-8884567 ext. 35902
Office: E2 1307F

As Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Faculty Liaison, Tiuley Alguindigue, helps instructors in the Faculty of Engineering integrate technology into their teaching through innovative learning activities. She also serves as guide for instructors to access other CTE resources.

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: E2 1307F

Note: Samar is on leave till June 27, 2017. During that time, Tiuley Alguindigue will be serving as CTE Liaison for Engineering. 

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 1109

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.

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Jessica Jordao

Program Coordinator, Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

Email: jjordao@uwaterloo.ca
Phone: 519-888-4567 ext. 33132
Office: EV1 313

As Program Coordinator, Jessica  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.

Mahmoud A. Allam Alsanbwa

Mahmoud A. Allam Alsanbawy

Graduate Instructional Developer (Graduate Student)
Joseph Buscemi

Joseph Buscemi

Graduate Instructional Developer (Graduate Student)
Laura Williams

Laura Williams

Graduate Instructional Developer (Graduate Student)
Jhotisha Mugon

Jhotisha Mugon

Graduate Instructional Developer (Graduate Student)

Email: jmugon@uwaterloo.ca
Office: EV1 306

Meghan Riley

Meghan Riley

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)
Cathy Wang

Cathy Wang

TA Workshop Facilitator (Graduate Student)
Saisai Zhang

Saisai Zhang

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)

Carlton Darby

Co-op student

Haroon Pervez

Co-op student