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Office Tel: (306) 966-2231
Office Fax: (306) 966-2242
General Inquiries: 

Nancy Turner, Director 

Nancy’s role as Director involves strategic leadership of the Centre along with leading and contributing to institutional initiatives to enhance learning and teaching. Nancy returned to Saskatchewan to take up this position in 2013 after a decade working in London England. Her previous roles include Acting Dean and Associate Dean of Learning, Teaching and Enhancement at the University of the Arts London and Director of Educational Development at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her work for the past 12 years has focused on strategic leadership of learning and teaching enhancement including initial and continuing professional development of faculty and graduate students, technology enhanced learning, reward and recognition for teaching, sustainability, student engagement in educational change, and open education. Her main areas of research are development of self belief, professional development and change in higher education. Nancy has taught for over two decades in Canadian and UK Higher Education in classroom, laboratory and online learning environments and has lead curriculum design and delivery in both National contexts.

Contact her by E-mail or by phone (306.966.1804).

Sharilyn Lee, Assistant

Sharilyn joined the U of S in the Fall of 1997 in the College of Graduate Studies and Research. In 2005 she accepted a position with the Department of Art and Art History where she remained until 2012. After that, she became a part of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts Administrative Commons. Sharilyn joined the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness in October 2013 assisting with the day-to-day operations of the office.

Contact her by E-mail or by phone (306.966.2231).

Winona Wheeler, Faculty Fellow

PhD (2000) Comparative Ethnic Studies/History/Native American Studies. University of California, Berkeley

MA (1988) History. University of British Columbia

BA, Hons (1986) History. University of Manitoba

Winona is a member of the Ochekwi Sipi (Fisher River) Cree Nation in Treaty No. 5 (Manitoba) territory though her family hails from George Gordon’s First Nation in Treaty No. 4 territory Saskatchewan). She has been a professional historian and a professor of Indigenous Studies since 1988 with research interests in and publications on the history of Indigenous-Newcomer relations, Indigenous oral histories and traditional knowledge, colonialism and anti-colonial studies, Land Claims and Treaty Rights. She is currently an Associate Professor and the Department Head of Native Studies (soon to be Indigenous Studies) at the University of Saskatchewan, President Elect of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA), and serves on local and national committees including the Aboriginal Advisory Committee of the Canadian Museum of History and as Keeper for the upcoming Walking With Our Sisters Exhibit (October 31 – November 21, 2014 in Saskatoon). She is a mother, a grandmother, and lives at Sakakweyana ranch near Duck Lake, SK, with her husband Tyrone Tootoosis and her horses.

Jay Wilson, Faculty Fellow

Jay Wilson is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Curriculum Studies, at the University of Saskatchewan. For the last two years Jay has served a Teaching Fellow at the GMCTE. He was recognized by the University of Saskatchewan in 2015 with the Master Teacher Award. He received the 2012 international Desire2Learn™ Innovation Award for Teaching and Learning. Dr. Wilson works to support the understanding and growth of pre-service and in-service teachers. He has extensive practical experience in the area of technology and its application to teaching and instruction. He is also skilled in the areas of multimedia production, program evaluation, and innovative design in learning environments.

Contact him by E-mail

Chelsea Willness, Faculty Fellow

Chelsea Willness is an Assistant Professor and Grandey Scholar in Sustainable Leadership at the Edwards School of Business. She is a passionate champion of community-engaged scholarship. She has held two national research grants (SSHRC) for her research about how stakeholders respond to organizations' environmental practices and community involvement, and has published this work in top journals and book chapters. In 2012, Chelsea was awarded the Innovation in Teaching Award from the Academy of Management for her design and implementation of HR courses that integrate community involvement and experiential learning. In 2013 she received the Dean’s Emerging Scholar Award for research, and she was the 2014 recipient of the University of Saskatchewan’s Award for Distinction in Community-Engaged Teaching & Scholarship, and the Provost’s College Award for Outstanding Teaching. Chelsea recently launched an innovative new experiential course that pairs business students with non-profit boards and community mentors, which is the first undergraduate course of its kind in Canada.

Contact her by E-mail

Frank Bulk, Manager, E-Learning and Innovative Programs

Frank Bulk

Frank Bulk has worked at the University of Saskatchewan since 1991, in a number of capacities all related to educational technology. In 1999 he earned his Master in Education (Curriculum) with a focus on learning technologies and adult education. He managed the provincially funded Technology Enhanced Learning program from 2006 to 2010, which supported significant growth in distance education courses and the use of technology for blended learning.

As a member of the ULC/GMCTE team, Frank provides guidance and advice on learning technologies and distributed education. In 2011 Frank was assigned work on experiential learning initiatives; to promote, showcase, and facilitate new experiential learning opportunities for students. Frank is currently the acting program director for the University Learning Centre which supports student success through a range of academic support programs.

Frank can be reached by E-mail or by phone (306.966.6702).

Tereigh Ewert-Bauer, Educational Development Specialist (Inclusivity)

Tereigh is a mother of two amazing daughters, and has lived on many treaty territories, and in regions of Latin America.  She completed her M.A. in English Literature in 2005, focusing on “whiteness,” feminism, life-writing and identity, and neo-colonial theories.  Building on this foundation, she completed the UBC Certificate in Intercultural Studies, and is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory.

Tereigh has been with the GMCTE since October 2000, and in the early years, co-developed and taught graduate and faculty courses on teaching in a post-secondary institution. Beginning with a collaboration between the GMCTE and the BEADWORK committee (College of Education), Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, community members, and faculty and staff, she has been on a life-long transformative learning journey while co-creating and facilitating the Indigenous Voices staff and faculty development program.  Additionally, she holds an Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) facilitator certificate.

Some of Tereigh’s scholarly and developmental interests include decolonizing and Indigenizing the university, intercultural competency and communication, internationalization, inclusive teaching practices across the disciplines, and critically reflective teaching.

Tereigh can be reached by E-mail or by phone (306.966.6321).

Jim Greer, Senior Strategist, Learning Analytics

Jim Greer

Reporting to the Vice Provost Teaching & Learning, Jim Greer is a Professor of Computer Science and has been at the University of Saskatchewan since 1987. Over that time, with many collaborating researchers and graduate students in the ARIES Laboratory, he has been an active researcher in advanced learning technology and adaptive learning environments. Jim is committed to teaching excellence and mentorship. He received the University of Saskatchewan Master Teacher award in 2001, and the Outstanding Graduate Supervisor award in 2005. He was also the Director of the Gwenna Moss Centre and the University Learning Centre until June 2014. 

You can view Jim's current work with Learning Analytics here.

Contact him by E-mail or by phone (306.966.2234).

Kim West, Educational Development Specialist

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Kim West (PhD, Carleton University) is an Educational Development Specialist with The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness and Professional Affiliate with the Department of Geography and Planning.  

Kim has been teaching and working in the fields of educational development and geography/geology since 2001. Her primary focus has been guiding and mentoring graduate students in the philosophy and practice of university teaching. Consequently she has designed and taught several courses for the College of Graduate Studies and Research, including GSR 989: Introduction to University Teaching and GSR 982: Mentored Teaching.  As a Professional Affiliate, Kim also teaches undergraduate courses for the Department of Geography and Planning and for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity.

Her educational scholarship involves research on the following topics: rapport-building, trust, creativity, poetic transcription, and teaching philosophies. 

She can be reached by E-mail or by phone (306.966.2249).

Sheryl Mills, Program and Curriculum Development Specialist

Sheryl Mills (PhD, University of Saskatchewan) has three guiding professional commitments: (1) to appreciate connections among people, ideas and initiatives; (2) to appreciate innovation, scholarship and intellectual craftsmanship; and (3) to appreciate diversity and creativity. Her role at GMCTE is to support program and curriculum innovation and revitalization from first steps through to approval and implementation. Sheryl’s research interests include Indigenous, holistic and right-brain ways of knowing and learning, and personal, professional and organizational change. Her dissertation research was on instructional renovation at the post-secondary level.

Contact her by E-mail or by phone (306.966.5867).

Susan Bens, Program and Curriculum Development Specialist

Susan (PhD University of Saskatchewan) has worked at the U of S since 1997 in student affairs roles ranging from direct service to senior leadership and in 2011 joined the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness. As a member of the Curriculum Innovation Team, Susan works with a range of academic units supporting program and curriculum renewal and rejoices in seeing how different disciplines envision their curricula and move in the direction of their program goals. In addition to her practical knowledge of curriculum change processes, Susan can provide ideas for engaging student feedback and insight through focus groups and designing assessments that foster students' academic integrity. Susan serves as a professional affiliate in the Department of Educational Administration and, as a sessional lecturer, has taught a graduate course in university administration (Education) and undergraduate courses in leadership (Kinesiology, Agriculture & Bioresources).

Susan may be contacted via Email.

Carolyn Hoessler, Program and Curriculum Development Specialist

Carolyn Hoessler (Ph.D. Queen's University) joined the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness in June 2012 as a Program and Curriculum Development Specialist. As part of the Curriculum Innovation team, her focus is on teaching and learning in higher education, assessment, program evaluation, graduate student development, and mentorship. In supporting individuals, programs, and departments, she draws on her background in quantitative statistical and mixed-method research in both education and psychology. Her research interests encompass contextual, social, interpersonal, and motivational influences shaping educational and professional development experiences. Her doctoral research examines support for graduate students’ teaching across the multi-layered context in which they learn and teach.

Prior to coming to the University of Saskatchewan, Carolyn worked as an Educational Development Associate at the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University during her PhD in Education, and as a Teaching Assistant Associate at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Educational Development Office while completing a Master’s degree in Psychology.

 Contact her by E-mail or by phone (306.966.5371).

Roxanne Martine, Program Assistant


Roxanne joined the U of S in 2007. She loves learning and has been advancing her skills and knowledge throughout her career. In her current role as Program Assistant, Roxanne works closely with the entire GMC team to coordinate and support the Centre’s many events, workshops, and short courses, including the Indigenous Voices Program. Roxanne also assists with the administration of the Graduate Studies & Research (GSR) courses that the GMC facilitates, as well as the implementation of awards issued through the Centre’s reward and recognition of teaching program. As required, Roxanne also provides back-up coverage for the administrative team.

Contact her by E-mail or by phone (306.966.1950).

Jesse Witow, Information and Communication Assistant

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Jesse completed his B.A. (Hons) in Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan in 2012, and plans to pursue further education in Computing and Information Systems.  He has joined the Gwenna Moss Centre team as Information and Communication Assistant, administrating various software systems for the office, communicating both interally and externally about our offerings (e.g. newsletter emails and web development), and maintaining digital data and resources.

Contact Jesse by E-mail or by phone (306.966.4832).

Heather Ross, Instructional Design Specialist

Heather Ross

Heather received her B.A. (Journalism) from California State University Northridge, her B.Ed. (Secondary Education) from the University of Toronto and her M.Ed. (Curriculum Studies - Educational Communications and Technology) from the University of Saskatchewan. She worked as an instructional designer at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) for six years before joining the team at the Gwennna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness in November 2011. While completing her M.Ed. she worked as a research assistant for Richard Schwier on studies related to instructional design and virtual learning communities. She is currently working on her PhD in Educational Technology and Design, studying open educational practices.

Heather can be contacted by E-mail or by phone (306.966.5327).

Ryan Banow, Instructional Design Specialist


Ryan joined the Gwenna Moss Centre after five years as a secondary mathematics and physics teacher in rural Saskatchewan. He has completed an M.Ed in Educational Technology and Design, a B.Ed. and a B.Sc. in Math all at the University of Saskatchewan. During his time at the Gwenna Moss Centre, he has taught GSR 979: Introductory Instructional Skills, as well as led workshops on Course Design and Flipped Teaching. He also teaches undergraduate courses in the College of Education. His interests include online learning, flipped and blended learning, educational technology, student response systems, and STEM education. He is very excited to be working with faculty to transform teaching and learning on campus and in online environments.

Ryan can be contacted by E-mail or by phone (306.966.5508)

Barbara Schindelka, Instructional Design Specialist

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Barbara has been with the Gwenna Moss Centre as an Instructional Design Specialist since 2011. Prior to that, she worked on campus as an Instructional Designer at EMAP and the Extension Division. Born and raised in rural Saskatchewan, Barbara obtained both her degrees [B.Ed.; M.Ed., Curriculum Studies, Educational Communications & Technologies] from the U of S. Her areas of expertise include teaching effectiveness and professional development, assessment, and the design of educational multimedia. She loves teaching and is dedicated to the U of S teaching and learning community through her work at the GMCTE.

Barbara can be contacted by E-mail or by phone (306.966.5905).

Wenona Partridge, Educational Development Specialist (Graduate Student Professional Development, Reward and Recognition of Teaching)


Wenona Partridge completed her MA in Philosophy at the University of Saskatchewan and her BA at the University of Lethbridge. She is currently a graduate student in the Department of Curriculum Studies. Her interests are diverse, but are focused on art and design, communication, reward and recognition of teaching, instructional design, graduate student support and development, and issues around access to education. She is currently co-teaching Introduction to Teaching Online, GSR 974 (Advanced Graduate Professional Skills Certificate), and GSR 984 (Thinking Critically), and supporting national and international teaching award nominations.

 Wenona can be contacted by E-mail or by phone (306.966.5287).

Giselle Patrick, Research and Evaluation Analyst

Giselle works part time at the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness in the capacity of Research and Evaluation Analyst. She is also a PhD Student in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Saskatchewan. She has experience working in programme evaluation in several different contexts and communities.

Stephanie Frost, Coordinator - Online Support

Stephanie has worked at the University of Saskatchewan since 2007, joining the Gwenna Moss Centre in 2015. She is interested in Artificial Intelligence in Education and is currently finishing up her M.Sc. in the area of instructional planning as a member of the ARIES lab (Advanced Research in Intelligent Educational Systems) in the Department of Computer Science. She has published, with co-authors, at the International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education in 2013 and 2015. (homepage) In her role at the Gwenna Moss Centre, Stephanie is a member of the Learning Analytics team and works on other systems such as the U of S Open CourseWare site and the Curriculum Alignment Tool. Prior to coming to the GMC, Stephanie worked at the University Learning Centre doing web application development for student academic support. Prior to that, Stephanie completed her B.Sc. (Hons) in Computer Science and worked as a programmer for a number of years to support the K-12 education system.

Stephanie can be contacted by E-mail or by phone (306.966.1487).