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.
Tommy Mayberry is a PhD candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature. He holds a Joint Honours BA in English Literature and Fine Arts: Studio Specialization (with Dean’s Honours) from the University of Waterloo and an MA in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University. He has been the recipient of two Ontario Graduate Scholarships and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) Doctoral Fellowship. His research-creation dissertation, “Gods and Monsters: William Blake’s Drag/Trans- Bodies,” focuses on Romantic Period and contemporary transgender visual culture as he “drags up” his academic writing to embody his research.
Since beginning his Graduate Studies career in 2010, Tommy has assisted with and taught numerous University courses for students in a variety of disciplines - from English to Fine Arts and Art History, to Visual Culture, and even Math and Engineering. He has been a Teaching Assistant, a Marking Assistant, a Graduate Instructor, as well as a Sessional Instructor (for FINE 205/6: “Transgender Visual Culture,” a course of his own design), and he was one of the recipients of the 2015 Amit & Meena Chakma Award for Exceptional Teaching by a Student.
Tommy is filling in for Stephanie White while she is on parental leave.