Profile

I am the Founder and Managing Director of Teaching and Learning Research In Action, a non-profit research organization focused on conducting and disseminating research on effective teaching and learning practices. My formal training is in experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience of memory and learning. My current research is focused on factors that impact students’ learning trajectories, including student engagement, experiential education, and application of cognitive learning principles in course design. Much of my research also explores student-faculty partnerships that foster the co-creation of learning and teaching.

Recent Professional Positions

2019-present Founder and Managing Director, Teaching and Learning Research In Action
2022-present Co-Editor, The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
2023-present Chair/Program Head, Psychology, University of Guelph-Humber
2022-2023 Interim Assistant Program Head, Psychology, University of Guelph-Humber
2020-2022 Associate Editor, The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Education

2013 Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Toronto (Advisors: Drs. Claude Alain and Endel Tulving)
2009 M.A. in Psychology, University of Toronto (Advisors: Drs. Terence Picton and Endel Tulving)
2006 Hons B.Sc. with High Distinction in Human Behavioural Biology, University of Toronto

Certifications

2017 Facilitator Development Workshop (FDW), Facilitator of ISW
2015 Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Selected Honours and Awards

2023 D2L Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE)