Office Tel: (306) 966-2231
Office Fax: (306) 966-2242
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Jim Greer, Academic Lead of The GMCTE
Jim Greer is a Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the University Learning Centre. He 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. As academic lead of The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, he is committed to extending the reach of the Centre to touch and influence a much larger proportion of faculty across the campus.
Contact him by E-mail or by phone (966-2234).
Brad Wuetherick joined the Gwenna Moss Centre in January 2010 as the Program Director for the Centre after working and studying at the University of Alberta for 18 years. Brad has completed a BA in History and Sociology, an MA in History, and is currently finishing a PhD in Higher Education. Brad's research interests focus primarily on experiential learning and the effective integration of research, teaching and learning, including several projects related to both student and faculty perceptions and experiences of research in the undergraduate learning environment. He has also been involved in projects related to the development of graduate attributes (professional/generic skills, such as communication, leadership, research and inquiry, ethics, etc.), the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), community service-learning, aboriginal education and multiple ways of knowing, and teaching with technology (in particular computer assisted language learning and eportfolios). Brad currently co-teaches Transforming Teaching course, and is part of the GSR 984 core team of instructors. He also leads workshops on a number of areas across the spectrum of higher education teaching and learning.
Please visit my academia.edu profile for more information: http://usask.academia.edu/BradWuetherick.
Contact him by E-mail or by phone (966-1804).
Corinne Fasthuber, Assistant
Corinne began her employment at the University of Saskatchewan in Engineering Shops in 1988, working half-time. In 1995, she began another half-time position in the Department of Computer Science, to complement her position at the College of Engineering.
Corinne started a full-time position at The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness in July 2000, as manager of the day-to-day operation of the office. She welcomes people to the Centre and answers questions regarding workshops and events that are offered throughout the year. She is responsible for ensuring that every instructor in every department on campus receives The GMCTE publications and brochures.
Please contact her by E-mail or by phone (966-2231) to register for any of The GMCTE sessions or for information about The Centre.
Christine Anderson Obach, Program Manager
As program manager Christine works with faculty and staff at the centre to coordinate programs and special events. Christine is the Managing Editor of Bridges, and is also responsible for event promotion and other internal communications for the Centre.
Christine received a B.A. from the U of S in 1985 and has worked on campus since 1989. She worked in Development (1989-1991), the Extension Division ( from 1991-2000). While in Extension she worked with Gwenna Moss and the Instructional Development Program. Once The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness opened in 2000, she continued her association with instructional development as the program coordinator for the new Gwenna Moss Centre.
Contact her by E-mail or by phone (966-1950).
Frank Bulk, Manager, E-Learning and Innovative Programs
Frank Bulk is the Manager, E-Learning and Innovative Programs and he joined The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness when the responsibility for the TEL (Technology-Enhanced Learning) program, which until 2010 was a Government of Saskatchewan funded program, was transferred to the GMCTE. TEL was an innovative collaboration of post-secondary institutions, regional colleges, Aboriginal institutions, and the Government of Saskatchewan that allocated funds for developing courses in alternative formats, enhancing the capability of faculty and staff to work with new technologies, and supporting learners. TEL has become the foundation for distributed learning activities throughout the province, but when the province ended the program the GMCTE continued serving a key role in seeing through TEL-funded activities, as well as in the ongoing coordination of e-learning for the U of S.
Frank can be reached by E-mail or by phone (966-6702).
Tereigh Ewert-Bauer, Educational Development Specialist
Tereigh is an Educational Development Specialist with The Gwenna Moss Centre. She completed her M.A. in English Literature in 2005, focusing on “whiteness,” feminist, identity, and neo-colonial theories.
Tereigh has been with the GMCTE since October 2000, conducting peer consultations, program coordinating, leading workshops, and formerly teaching GSR 989: Introduction to University Teaching (with Kim West), formerly teaching Transforming Teaching (with Richard Schwier), and currently teaching Instructional Skills for Graduate Students (with Brad Wuetherick) . Along with Kim West, she is trained as an Instructional Skills Workshop facilitator.
Some of Tereigh’s research interests include staff and faculty professional development in Aboriginal education, intercultural skills, and graduate student teacher educational development.
Tereigh can be reached by E-mail or by phone (966-6321)
Kim West, Educational Development Specialist
Dr. West is an Educational Development Specialist with The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness and Professional Affiliate with the Department of Geography and Planning. She completed her PhD in Earth Sciences from Carleton University and received her B.Sc. Honours from the University of Saskatchewan.
Dr. West has been teaching large and small classes, designing new courses, and working in the field of educational development since 2001. Her primary focus in course development has been in the philosophy and practice of teaching for graduate student teachers. 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, Dr. West also regularly teaches undergraduate courses in the Department of Geography and Planning.
Dr. West regularly facilitates workshops, short courses, and professional development programs for faculty, sessional lecturers, and graduate student teachers on a wide variety of topics and issues related to teaching and learning, most notably large classes and teaching portfolios. Her scholarship involves research, reflection, and creating opportunities for dialogue on the following issues: the role of trust in the university, hope and its role in teaching and learning, transformative teaching and learning approaches, creativity and the role of art in learning, poetic transcription, integrative educational practices in the classroom and university, and innovative approaches in writing teaching philosophy statements.
She can be reached by E-mail or by phone (966-2249).
Jeff Baker, Faculty Development Specialist - Aboriginal Programs
Jeff Baker joined the Gwenna Moss Centre in April 2011. A graduate of the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Program at the U of S, Jeff is a person of mixed ancestry (Métis, Chinese, and Norwegian) and has extensive experience teaching internationally (New Zealand, Taiwan, Turkey). Jeff obtained his MEd in Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta and is presently completing his PhD in Indigenous Science Education at the University of British Columbia.
In his role as Faculty Development Specialist in Aboriginal Programs, Jeff has been building relationships with the local community and offering workshops in Indigenous education (with Sheryl Mills and Tereigh Ewert-Bauer). He is presently working closely with the College of Education to establish and pilot professional development programming in Aboriginal education for their faculty and staff, with the goal of expanding this programming to the broader University community in the near future.
Contact him by E-mail or by phone (966-6280).
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 (966-5867).
Susan Bens, Program and Curriculum Development Specialist
Susan has worked at the University of Saskatchewan since 1997 in student affairs roles ranging from direct service to students to senior leadership. Susan holds a PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Saskatchewan and in December 2011 joined the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness. As a member of the Program and Curriculum Development team dedicated to the support of program and curriculum innovation and revitalization, Susan's expertise lies in student transitions to university-level study, inclusion and accommodation of students with diverse needs and interests, retention outcomes in higher education, and the administrative and governance systems of our university. Susan's research interests centre on methods of bringing students' experiences and voices forward in effective and authentic ways in higher education environments. Susan has served as a sessional lecturer for an elective course on leadership in the College of Agriculture and Bioresources and also serves as a Professional Affiliate in the Department of Educational Administration.
Susan, who works in the Centre on a half-time basis, is most available Monday to Wednesday and can be contacted by E-mail or by phone (966-5465).
Leslie Martin, Program and Curriculum Development Specialist
Leslie is a Program and Curriculum Development Specialist with the Gwenna Moss Centre. She completed her MBA from the U of S and her M.Ed in instructional design and distance education from Athabasca University. She is currently working towards a PhD in Educational Administration. As a member of the Program and Curriculum Development team, Leslie’s expertise lies in the areas of culturally responsive programming, community engagement and distance education. Her research interests include organizational change in post-secondary institutions with a focus on culturally responsive program initiatives.
Previously, Leslie was the Manager of Curriculum and Instructional Support at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT). As well, she has many years of instructional experience at various post-secondary institutions throughout Saskatchewan including the University of Saskatchewan.
Contact her by E-mail or by phone (966-2245).
Carolyn Hoessler, Program and Curriculum Development Specialist
Carolyn Hoessler joined the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness in June 2012 as a Program and Curriculum Development Specialist. She contributes to the Program and Curriculum Development team with a focus on teaching and learning in higher education, assessment, program evaluation, graduate student development, mentorship, and teaching strategies. 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, while working on a 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 (966-5371).
Roxanne Martine, Curriculum Assistant
Roxanne Martine, Curriculum Assistant
Roxanne is a Curriculum Assistant. She works half-time atThe Gwenna Moss Centre, and also works half-time for the Office of the AVP (Financial Services). She’s been on campus since 2007 and will be supporting the team at Gwenna Moss with “curriculum innovation” projects.
Contact her by E-mail or by phone (966-4832).
Heather Ross, Instructional Design Specialist
Heather received 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. Her other areas of interest include personal learning networks, social capital and blended learning. She also has a strong background in helping educators make use of social media for professional development and teaching.
Heather can be contacted by E-mail or by phone (966-5327).
Barbara Schindelka, Instructional Design Specialist
Barbara has spent approximately 90% of her adult life on the U of S campus, as Student, Staff and Contractual Employee (she likes to think she looks younger than she is, so do not be deceived: Barbara has over 11 years of experience as an Instructional Designer). Prior to joining the Gwenna Moss Centre, she applied her Instructional Design expertise to a wide variety of projects at EMAP and Extension Division. Barbara obtained both her B.Ed. and M.Ed. (Curriculum Studies, Educational Communications & Technologies) from the U of S. Her academic interests include teaching effectiveness, leadership and personal effectiveness, educational technology, epistemology of instruction, and media ecology. She is passionate about teaching and is dedicated to being service 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 (966-5905).
Ryan Banow, Instructional Design Assistant
Ryan joined the Gwenna Moss Centre after five years as a secondary mathematics and physics teacher in rural Saskatchewan. He grew up in Esterhazy, SK and attended the University of Saskatchewan where he completed a B.Ed. and a B.Sc. in Math. He is currently working on a M.Ed. in Educational Technology and Design at the U of S. His interests include blended learning and flipped teaching, educational technology, social media tools and virtual learning communities. 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 (966-5508)
Stan Yu, Research and Program Evaluation Specialist
Stan comes from an eclectic mixed methods research background, having previously been involved with research projects in diverse fields, from healthcare management, to International Nongovernmental Organizations. His role at the GMCTE aims to provide support on program evaluation and assessment on various ongoing programs and initiatives related to teaching and learning at the Gwenna Moss Centre and the University Learning Centre. He is currently in the midst of completing his M.A. in Sociology at the University of Saskatchewan.
Stan can be contact by E-Mail or by phone (966-5065).
Wenona Partridge, Communications and Program Support
Wenona Partridge is a graduate student in the department of Philosophy. She has an arts background and worked as a reporter and photographer in rural Saskatchewan before she started her MA. She is assisting with various communications related tasks, helping to maintain GMCTE and related websites, and working with faculty members to prepare teaching award nominations.
Contact her by E-mail or by phone (966-5287).