Meet the Team
Dr. Fergal O'Hagan
Associate Dean (Acting), Teaching & Learning | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fergal is the Associate Dean (Acting) of Teaching & Learning at Trent, 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.
Senior Education Developer | email@example.com
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.
Education Developer, Indigenous Pedagogy | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitch Huguenin is the Education Developer, Indigenous Pedagogy, 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.
Education Developer, Higher Education Teaching & Research Recognition Coordinator | email@example.com
With over 10 years of experience in the field of education, Vic has worked in post-secondary institutions in various teaching and research roles at the University of Toronto, York University, and OCAD University. In her previous role as Associate Director with Public Energy, she designed and facilitated assessment practices, developed selection criteria, and established standards of practice. In this role, she produced successful professional grant and awards applications at the municipal, provincial, and national levels. Vic has designed and delivered a wide range of workshop series, talk series, panels, round tables and large-scale events. Within the CTL, Vic will celebrate Trent’s teaching excellence through spearheading external award applications and internal awards processes, and will support instructional strategies, and assessment processes. Vic is passionate about instructional design, assessment practices, relationship building, and strategic planning. She holds a B.A. (hons) in English and Spanish from the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University, an M.A. in Spanish (Literature) from the University of Toronto, and an M.F.A. in Criticism and Curatorial Practice from OCAD University, and is currently completing a certificate in Online Learning Design for Educators through Macquarie University.
Dr. Devon Stillwell
Education Developer (SoTL Coordinator) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Devon Stillwell is an Education Developer (SoTL Coordinator) with the Centre for Teaching and Learning. She has been a Course Instructor at Trent since 2018 and teaches in the History Department, as well as in Gender and Social Justice. She has also been an Adjunct Faculty member in the Graduate History program since 2021. Devon holds a B.A. (hons) in History and English, as well as an M.A. in History, from Lakehead University. In 2013, she completed her PhD in History and a Graduate Diploma in Gender Studies and Feminist Research at McMaster University. Before coming to Trent, Devon pursued a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, and an Associated Medical Services Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Her work with the CTL will focus on developing Trent’s SoTL community and portfolio. She is passionate about teaching and learning in higher education and looks forward to supporting Trent faculty in their instructional and research activities.
Senior eLearning Designer | email@example.com
Terry Greene is enthusiastic about open, networked, and connected online learning and brings that to his work as Senior eLearning Designer for Trent Online. 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
Lillian is an eLearning Designer at Trent Online. She has more than 20 years exerperience in online learning and course/resource development. She holds a MA and Learning and Technology and a graduate certificate in Instructional Design from Royal Roads University. Her research interests are in accessibility and universal design in online learning and virtual simulation.
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.
eLearning Designer | 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 before going on to receive Master of Arts distinction in Waterloo’s Experimental Digital Media stream.
Multimedia eLearning Design Specialist | email@example.com
James is a Multimedia eLearning Design Specialist for Trent Online, joining the team in July 2021. Previously, he gained his experience through freelance work and non-profit video projects after finding a keen interest in the creative and collaborative nature of multimedia design. James is a strong believer in the possibilities of online learning, further enhanced by utilizing industry leading software and cutting-edge technologies. James works closely with eLearning designers and faculty to develop high quality multimedia-based course elements that support active learning approaches.
A Trent alum, James completed his Bachelor of Arts Honours in Media Studies.
eLearning Technologist | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 | email@example.com
Bio coming soon.
Administrative Coordinator, IEN Program | firstname.lastname@example.org
Before joining Trent Online, Deborah was employed for more than ten years in various positions at Trent University, with the bulk of this employment in the Trent/Fleming School of Nursing. In addition to her work with Trent Online, Deborah is currently employed by the City of Peterborough as the Assistant to the Mayor. She has extensive experience in the areas of office administration, communications, executive support, and human resources. Deborah holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Trent University, and from Fleming College she earned a diploma in Executive Office Administration and a certificate in Human Resources Management.
Administrative Coordinator | email@example.com
Sylvia brings over 10 years of administration, event planning, and communications experience to the Centre for Teaching & Learning and Trent Online. After graduating from Trent and completing a graduate certificate in Communications from Seneca College, Sylvia worked with non-profits in the Peterborough area before beginning her career at Trent with the Trent Centre for Aging & Society in 2015. She sits on the President's Advisory Committee for Human Rights, Equity, and Accessibility (PACHREA) accessibility subcommittee and enjoys collaborating with colleagues across campus. She helps with organizing, finances, and acting as a first-point-of-contact for students and instructors with inquiries about any of the programs or offerings provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning and Trent Online.