I am a faculty member in the Department of English Language and Literature. My research areas are in Victorian literature and culture, particularly fiction of the 1840s and 1850s.
I have served as department chair and undergraduate associate chair. I am former president and former board chair of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA).
My particular interests as a FAUW board member are ensuring good terms and conditions of employment for all faculty members; fair representation for contract faculty; and fair evaluation of teaching activity. I am also concerned with UW’s policy negotiation and policy approval framework and in how provincial funding policy affects UW. As of July 1, 2020, I will serve on the Faculty Relations Committee.
I'm happy to chat with faculty members about any issues they might like raised with the FAUW board.