Meet the Team
Dr. Fergal O'Hagan
Associate Dean (Acting), Teaching & Learning | 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.
Indigenous Pedagogy Designer | email@example.com
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 | 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 Designer | email@example.com
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.
Senior eLearning Designer | firstname.lastname@example.org
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 | email@example.com
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 accessibilty and universal design in online learning and virtual simulation.
eLearning Designer | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Multimedia eLearning Design Specialist | email@example.com
Bio coming soon!
Administrative Coordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org
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.