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Philip J. Boyle

Assistant Professor, Stratford/Sociology and Legal Studies

Philip Boyle joined the University of Waterloo in July 2014 after spending two years in the Department of Sociology at York University. He holds a PhD in Sociology (2011) from the University of Alberta and has held postdoctoral positions in the School of Communications at Temple University (Philadelphia) and the Global Urban Research Unit at Newcastle University (UK).

Paul Doherty

Paul Doherty

Continuing Lecturer (permanent faculty)

Currently a Continuing Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, Paul has also been a faculty member in the faculty of Engineering.

Adam Glover

Adam Glover

Visual Artist, Digital/Multimedia Studio Technician (Fine Arts Dept.)/ GBDA Lecturer

Adam currently teaches undergraduate courses in digital media including GBDA 101, Digital Design and Production. 

Kevin Harrigan

Professor, Drama & Speech Communication, Head of Gambling Research Team

Kevin Harrigan is a professor at the University of Waterloo where he teaches courses in multimedia and computer game design and conduct research on slot machine addictions. 

Hira Javed

Hira Javed

Jr. Information Architect and Usability Specialist, CBC

Hira works in the Digital Operations department at ​Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), as a Jr. Information Architect and Usability Specialist. 

Stephenie Koerne

Stephenie Koerne

Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Technician

Stephenie Koerne is the Digital Media Lab Instructor/Multimedia Technician for the Master of Digital Experience Innovation (MDEI) program at the University of Waterloo Stratford Campus. Additionally, Stephenie is the instructor for GBDA 228: Digital Imaging.

Guy Lazure

Guy Lazure

Founding Principal of Projectit Performance Solutions Inc

Guy is the founding principal of Projectit Performance Solutions Inc., a professional services firm dedicated to improving the delivery of strategic initiatives within organizations.

Geoffery Malleck

Geoffery Malleck

Associate Director in the Economic Development program

Geoff's primary focus is exploring the principles and conditions that drive the 'Creativity-Innovation-Entrepreneurship' Continuum and the relationship with economic prosperity and culture.

Christine McWebb

Christine McWebb

Director, Academic Programs, Associate Professor

Christine McWebb holds a PhD in French from the University of Western Ontario, and is an Associate Professor in the Department of French Studies at the University of Waterloo, as well as the Director, Academic Programs at the Waterloo Stratford Campus.

Neil Randall

Neil Randall

Director, The Games Institute, Associate Professor, English

Neil's years at the University of Waterloo have been spent helping to build the Rhetoric and Professional Writing/Communication Design programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels while establishing a profile in the practice of professional communication and documentation. 

Kathleen Rodenburg, PhD., MBA, MA

Lecturer, Economics and Marketing

I have an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree in Hotel and Food Administration from the University of Guelph. I have a MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Guelph. I have 15 years of Business and Industry experience holding senior management positions at a Tier I organization in the areas of Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain Management and Finance. My most recent position was the Director Marketing Innovation for the Campbell Soup Company Canada. In addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate Marketing, I have taught Environmental Economics, Corporate Governance, Business Ethics, Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics, and Finance.

Karin Schmidlin

Karin Schmidlin

Manager, Virtual Incubation Program, CONRAD Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Centre

Karin is very passionate about teaching and strongly believes that fun and failure are integral parts of the learning process. 

Jessica Thompson

Jessica Thompson, MFA

Assistant Professor, Hybrid Media, Fine Arts/Stratford Campus

I'm an Assistant Professor in Hybrid Practice at the University of Waterloo, where I teach in both the Department of Fine Art and the Stratford Campus. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo, I taught Sound Design and Foundation Studies at Brock University and Sound Art at the University at Buffalo. My artistic practice investigates spatial and social conditions within urban environments through interactive artworks situated at the intersection of sound, performance and mobile technologies.

Jane Tingley

Jane Tingley

Assistant Professor, Stratford/Fine Arts

Jane Tingley is a recipient of the Kenneth Finkelstein Prize in Sculpture and holds a BFA honours from the University of Manitoba, as well as an MFA from Concordia University. She is an Assistant Professor in Hybrid Media in the Department of Fine Arts and teaches classes at the University of Waterloo on the main campus and the Stratford Campus. 

Gerald Voorhees

Gerald Voorhees

Assistant Professor, Stratford/Drama and Speech Communications

Gerald Voorhees (Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 2008) is Assistant Professor of Digital Culture and Communication in the Department of Drama and Speech Communication.

Jennifer R. Whitson

Jennifer R. Whitson

Assistant Professor, Stratford/Sociology and Legal Studies

Joining Waterloo University in December 2014, Jen is a sociologist who researches the secret life of software, the people who make it, and how both change our daily lives. Her current projects centre on digital media incubators, indie game makers, and on the surveillance implications of data-driven design, respectively.

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