Western’s Teaching Fellows are outstanding educators who, in partnership with the Teaching Support Centre, provide educational leadership to the university community, perform research on teaching and learning, and disseminate the outcomes of their work locally, nationally and internationally.
Michael Atkinson (Active Learning, Large Class Teaching, Assessment)
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
MSc, PhD, (Wisconsin-Madison)
Phone: (519) 661-2111, ext. 84644
Mike is an expert on large class instruction and the use of multimedia in the classroom. He is a recipient of the University Students' Council Teaching Award of Excellence (1996), the 3M National Teaching Fellowship (1998), and a multi-year recipient of the UWO Western Psychology Association Psychology Professor of the Year Award.
Madeline Lennon (Faculty Mentor Program)
Professor Emeritus, Department of Visual Arts
Phone: (519) 661-2111, ext. 80346
Madeline coordinates the Faculty Mentor Program, which is designed to make the experience, knowledge, and expertise of colleagues available to new faculty. She is the recipient of the 1989-90 Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the 1990 3M Teaching Fellowship.
Bethany White (Science Education)
Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences
MMATH, PhD in Statistics-Biostatistics (University of Waterloo)
Phone: (519) 661-2111, ext. 84106
Bethany is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Statisical & Actuarial Sciences and has been appointed as Faculty of Science Learning Development Coordinator. Bethany has a passion for teaching and, over the years, has taught courses of different sizes, formats and levels and has been active in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Her research interests involve the impact of structured activities and course formats on students' attitudes and learning.
Gloria Leckie (Graduate Education)
Associate Professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies
MLIS, MA, PhD (Western)
Phone: (519) 661-2111, ext. 86459
Gloria's mandate will be to examine North American trends in the development and characteristics of professional master's programs across a wide variety of disciplines and to prepare an overview paper which will help Faculties and Departments at Western who wish to develop such programs. Gloria is also interested in putting together a series of discussion panels whereby faculty members and program administrators may share ideas, strategies and concerns about the development and implementation of professional programs at Western.
The 2013/2014 cohort of Faculty-specific Teaching Fellows carry-out projects related to technology-enabled learning. They are partially seconded to the TSC for a three-year term and receive funding to develop, conduct, and assess the impacts of their proposed innovations. These Fellows also provide faculty-specific guidance in teaching and learning through the coordination of workshops, learning communities, and other professional development opportunities.
Dan Belliveau (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Associate Professor, School of Health Studies
B.Sc., (St. Francis Xavier University)
Ph.D., (University of Western Ontario)
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext.88235
A neuroscientist and gross anatomist by training, Dan's research interest focuses on the "science of learning". Dan is an associate professor in the School of Health Studies where he investigates the impact of technology in the classroom. Currently, he is pursuing studies on peer competition on learning and blended learning enhancements to laboratory and tutorial classes. Dan's Teaching Fellowship will focus on the development of a MOOC (massive open online course) to facilitate the transition into the discipline of Health Science for first-year students admitted to Western.
Sarah Mclean (Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry)
Assistant Professor, Bachelor of Medical Sciences Program
BMSUE Educator/E-learning Coordinator
Ph.D., (Western University)
Phone: (519) 661-2111 ext.88587
Sarah is an Educator and E-learning coordinator for Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. Sarah is passionate about teaching and has a keen interest in developing blended classrooms and laboratories by incorporating both online learning and traditional face-to-face learning environments. Her research interests include assessing students' interactions with online learning materials as well as their perception of the instructor in blended courses.
Sarah is creating online rat dissection and 'choose your own adventure' experimental simulations that will help students gain 'hands-on' anatomy experience in a virtual laboratory environment.
Peter Ferguson (Social Science)
Assistant Professor, Political Science Department
Ph.D., (University of British Columbia)
Phone: (519) 661-2111 ext.82236
Peter is working collaboratively with librarians to design online modules that will support the development of information literacy skills among undergraduate students.