Meet the Team
Dr. Joel Baetz
Director of the Centre for Teaching & Learning | email@example.com
Joel Baetz is an Assistant Professor (Teaching Intensive). Past member of Communications and Critical Thinking and current member of the Department of English Literature, his research and teaching are eclectic, ranging from graphic fiction to happiness to twenty-first-century poetry to digital identities to Toronto literature. His classrooms aim to be engaging and collaborative – and focus on helping students find ways to translate their skills and knowledge to issues and situations that exist beyond the university. His community-based research courses have produced reports on storm-water management fee and credit programs and food system sustainability. His monograph on Canadian First World War poetry, titled Battle Lines (2018), was published by WLUP. In 2016, he was the recipient of the Symons Award for Excellence in Teaching and the OUSA Award for Teaching Excellence.
Dr. Fergal O'Hagan
Acting Director, Trent Online | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fergal is the Acting Director of Trent Online and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology. Fergal’s cognate background is in Kinesiology, having completed his BSc at the University of Saskatchewan, MSc at McMaster and PhD at the University of Toronto. He instructs undergraduate and graduate level courses in statistics and undergraduate courses in behaviour modification, self-regulation, motivation and emotion and sport psychology as well as supervising undergraduate and graduate research students. Fergal researches course design and student qualities leading to success in undergraduate statistics. He is also involved in development and research into interventions directed at improving self-regulated learning among post-secondary students. Fergal enjoys all things rugby and is the mental skills coach for the Trent Men’s rugby team.
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe
Senior Educational Developer | email@example.com
In addition to her role as the Senior Educational Developer at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a part-time faculty member in the School of Education and the Psychology department, where she enjoys designing courses that exemplify innovative pedagogy and conducts educational research pertaining to the student experience. Robyne also is an instructor for the university-wide Bridge program which is a foundation course that on boards first-year university students to university-level expectations combining learning-to-learn skills with the science curriculum. She also serves as the Project Lead for CTL initiatives such as the Teaching Scholars’ Table and the Distinguished Visiting Teaching Scholar program and as well as other professional development opportunities for the Trent teaching community. Robyne’s previous roles at Trent include Coordinator of the Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility, Assistant Manager and Learning Strategist with the Disability Services Office, and full-time Teaching Assistant for the Psychology department. She has also been an Instructor at Fleming College, and has worked in the educational sector, hospital settings, and correctional facilities. Robyne received her Bachelor of Science Honours in Psychology from Trent University, her Bachelor of Education and Masters of Education in Cognitive Sciences from Queen’s University, and completed her Doctoral degree at Western University in Educational Leadership.
Senior Educational Developer | firstname.lastname@example.org
With over 20 years of experience in a variety of educational settings, Dana brings to her work as Senior Education Developer a deep appreciation of instructional and assessment practices that help students develop critical skills. In her former role as an Academic Skills Instructor, Dana provided individual and group support to students working across the disciplines and contributed to the development of several university-wide educational initiatives including the Academic Integrity Module, Trent’s Three Minute Thesis Program, and the Online Learning Student Assistant program. Within the CTL, Dana works to create resources to support faculty’s use of innovative and effective course design, instructional strategies, and assessment practices as well as to celebrate teaching excellence through Trent’s teaching awards. Dana holds a B.A. (hons) in American Studies and Women’s Studies from Carleton College, an M.A. in history from Rutgers University, a Graduate Certificate in Teaching from American University, and an M.Ed. in Educational Studies from Trent University.
Senior eLearning Designer | email@example.com
Maureen has over a decade of experience in the field of online education, and has focused her research on eLearning strategy, faculty development, and open educational practice. During her eight years as an Instructional Designer with the Digital Education Strategies team at The Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, Maureen supported the development of over 50 online courses across 5 program areas. Maureen also served as co-developer and facilitator of The Chang School’s "Teaching Adult Learners Online", a professional development program for online instructors. In addition to her contributions at the Chang School, Maureen was the Lead Instructional Designer for Ryerson’s Law Practice Program (LPP) from 2014 - 2018, and has served as an Open Education (OE) Fellow with eCampusOntario. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Distributed Learning from the University of British Columbia, an MPhil in Criminology from Cambridge University, and a BA (Hons) in History from McGill University.
Indigenous Pedagogy Designer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitch Huguenin is the Indigenous Pedagogy Designer at the Centre for Teaching and Learning, and in his previous role at Trent served as the Transitions and Indigenous Mentorship Coordinator at the First Peoples House of Learning. Mitch is also a part-time faculty member at Durham College, where he designs courses that emphasize Indigenous perspectives and ways of knowing. A central focus of his current work is to develop inclusive, values-based educational approaches that promote reconciliation. Mitch has a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion from Durham College, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Bachelor of Education from Trent University.
Mitch will help to introduce faculty to Indigenous pedagogical approaches and advise in the development of best practices for integrating Indigenous Knowledge (IK) and perspectives in course design and instruction. Through consultations and in the development of professional learning and community engagement programming, the Indigenous Pedagogy Designer will serve as a resource to faculty in the understanding of Indigenous learning and decolonization in education.
eLearning Technologist | email@example.com
Josh Andrews is the eLearning Technologist for Trent Online and the Centre for Teaching and Learning, joining the team in November 2018. Previously, Josh worked in the Information Technology department for 4 years as a Service Desk Analyst. Josh is a graduate of Sir Sanford Fleming College with a Computer Engineering Technician diploma. Josh is able to assist faculty and staff with the technical integrity of their online courses including course migrations, course content, and deployment of online exams, as well as support students with any technical related issues.
eLearning Technologist | firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian provides consultation to instructors and faculty regarding online course design, digital adoption, media creation, and rhetorical intent. Between his Ed. Tech work in the MaRS JOLT incubator program and his research through the SSHRC funded Games Institute, Christian has constantly been exploring the ways in which we refine our relationships with technological systems.
A Trent alum, Christian fulfilled his Bachelor of Arts Honours in our English Literature program, going on to receive Master of Arts distinction in Waterloo’s Experimental Digital Media stream.
eLearning Designer | email@example.com
Terry Greene joins the team after recently completing a 2-year secondment at eCampusOntario. He holds a B.Ed. in Elementary Education from the University of Alberta and a M.Sc. in Instructional Design & Technology from the University of North Dakota. He is interested in both the cutting and trailing edges of technology in education. Especially those uses that increase the human element in technology-enabled learning. Hint, hint, those are probably the more open ones. He blogs here and tweets here.
eLearning Designer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alongside her role as an eLearning Designer, Katrina is also an Adjunct Professor for both the History and Cultural Studies programs. She is a cultural historian and game studies scholar who specializes in identity, representations of ethnicity in digital media, slavery, and initiatory societies in West Africa. She is a contributor to the Liberated Africans Project and the Studies in the History of the African Diaspora – Documents(SHADD) projects, both of which engage with tracing identities through the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Keefer is principal investigator for a major digital initiative entitled Decoding Origins, one portion of which includes The Language of Marks, a project funded by SSHRC which analyzes permanent body marks to better discern origins and birthplace. Keefer is developing other projects for the hub, including one specifically pertaining to the practice of branding during the period of slavery. She has previously published on body marking, Africa within RPGs, the Poro initiatory society, and identity.
eLearning Designer | email@example.com
Stephanie is a proud Trent graduate who fell in love with online learning over a decade ago and has never looked back. For the last ten years, she was the Curriculum Development and LMS Lead for the Indigenous e-Channel organization of Ontario where she was passionate about providing access to quality online education in remote northern communities. Stephanie has extensive experience in course design and teaching online using both synchronous and asynchronous platforms. She encourages collaboration and innovation through the use of educational technology as demonstrated through her recent role with eCampusOntario on their Open LMS initiative. She’s really looking forward to working with Trent faculty in her new role as an E-Learning Designer.
Dr. Susan Yates
Online Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator, Sciences | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Susan Yates is the Online Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator for the Sciences in the Centre for Teaching and Learning. She earned her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Guelph (2005) and was a CIHR post-doctoral fellow at Queen’s University (2006-2010). Over her research career she published several peer-reviewed articles, many in high impact journals like Nature, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Trends in Biological Sciences. Today she enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with others in the classroom. With over 10 years of teaching experience, she has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in the field of biological sciences through face-to-face, blended, remote and online delivery methods. Currently, she is an online course instructor in the Biology Department at Trent University, as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the Department of Biology at Queen’s University. She was the recipient of the Award for Excellence in Online Teaching (2019) at Trent University, and the Queen's University Biochemistry Award for Teaching Excellence (2017). She is excited to work with the Trent teaching community to support them in adapting their courses to remote or online delivery.
Administrative Coordinator | email@example.com
Brandon is a recent Trent University graduate with a degree in Biology and is currently attending Trent University as a graduate student working toward his Master of Education. He has been involved in the Trent community in a variety of ways, as a Residence Life Don and student administrative staff in Housing Services, as a Teaching Assistant in Biology, and as the President of the Trent Central Student Association from March 2017 until April 2019. Joining the CTL team in June of 2019, Brandon takes care of the administrative duties of the department including room bookings and social media and serves as an access point for students and instructors with inquiries about any of the programs or offerings provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning and Trent Online.