Western’s Teaching Fellows are outstanding educators who, in partnership with the Centre for Teaching and Learning, provide educational leadership to the university community, perform research on teaching and learning, and disseminate the outcomes of their work locally, nationally and internationally.
- Associate Professor, Psychology
- Contact about: Active Learning, Large Class Teaching, Assessment
Mike is an expert on large class instruction and the use of multimedia in the classroom. He is a recipient of the University Students' Council Teaching Award of Excellence (1996), the 3M National Teaching Fellowship (1998), and a multi-year recipient of the Western Psychology Association Psychology Professor of the Year Award.
- Associate Professor, Music Education, Faculty of Education
- Contact about: Graduate Education
Dr. Carol Beynon is investigating alternative forms of scholarship for Western’s 54 PhD programs. She has served in several senior administrative roles at Western, including Associate Vice Provost of the School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies and acting Dean of the Faculty of Education. Carol is the first author of the book Learning to Teach published by Pearson Canada (2001) and co-editor of Critical Perspectives in Canadian Music Education (2012), and also a co-investigator with the multidisciplinary SSHRC funded project, entitled Advanced Interdisciplinary Research in Singing (AIRS). Carol has received several awards for outstanding teaching and in 2010, she was inducted into the “Wall of Fame” at the Don Wright Faculty of Music.
- Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Information and Media Studies
- Contact about: Faculty Mentor Program
Gloria coordinates the Faculty Mentor Program, which is designed to make the experience, knowledge, and expertise of colleagues available to new faculty.
The Faculty-specific Teaching Fellows carry-out educational leadership and innovation projects in areas such as technology-enabled learning, experiential learning, students as partners, and intercultural and international learning, among others. They are partially seconded to the CTL for a three-year term and receive funding to develop, conduct, and assess the impacts of their proposed innovations. These Fellows also provide faculty-specific guidance in teaching and learning through the coordination of workshops, learning communities, and other professional development opportunities.
For more information about the Faculty-Specific Fellows Program and the Teaching Fellows' projects, please see:
Current Teaching Fellows
Arts & Humanities
- Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
- Associate Professor, Geography
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry
- Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences and Physiology and Pharmacology
Tom Haffie and Lindi Wahl
- Associate Professor, Curriculum Studies and Studies in Applied Linguistics
- Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Don Wright Faculty of Music
- Associate Professor, Music Performance
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
- Associate Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies
- Professor, Law
- Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy
Previous Teaching Fellows
Associate Professor, School of Health Studies
Dan's Teaching Fellowship focused on the development of a MOOC (massive open online course) to facilitate the transition into the discipline of Health Science for first-year students admitted to Western.
Associate Professor, Engineering
Ralph's project involved developing tools to engage students in computer-supported collaborative knowledge building in face-to-face, blended and online courses, using a design-based research methodology.
Assistant Professor, Political Science Department
Peter worked collaboratively with librarians to design online modules that support the development of information literacy skills among undergraduate students.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
Using documentaries of this work (www.researchideas.ca), George developed a freely accessible online Math-for-Teachers textbook for the 2-year BEd program. The textbook includes classroom videos, animations, simulations, and interactive explorations.
Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Medical Sciences Program BMSUE Educator/eLearning Coordinator
Sarah is an Educator and eLearning coordinator for Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. Her research interests include assessing students' interactions with online learning materials as well as their perception of the instructor in blended courses. Sarah focused on creating online rat dissection and 'choose your own adventure' experimental simulations that help students gain 'hands-on' anatomy experience in virtual laboratory environments.
Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences
Bethany's research interests relate to the impact of structured technology-enabled activities and course formats on students' learning and attitudes. Her Teaching Fellow project involved the development and evaluation of adaptive online learning modules that target challenging foundational statistical concepts.