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Queen's University

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Educators in Residence

This initiative involves 10 educators consisting of faculty, librarians, staff, and graduate students who are all working toward different teaching and learning initiatives at Queen's.

Robin DawesRobin Dawes, Ph.D. (School of Computing)

Robin has been a faculty member of the School of Computing since 1983.  In recent years he has taught courses on formal logic, algorithm design and analysis, fuzzy logic, and ethics for computer scientists.  He is a graduate of the University of Victoria (Mathematics) and the University of Toronto (Computer Science).  In the past he has held positions with the CTL as a Learning Technology Faculty Associate and an Educational Development Faculty Associate.

He is currently researching the narrative structure of software.


Brian FrankBrian Frank, Ph.D. (Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science)

Brian Frank is the Director (Program Development) in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Queen's University, an associate professor in electrical engineering, and the DuPont Canada Chair in Engineering Education Research and Development. He is coordinating the Engineering Graduate Attribute Development Project sponsored by the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science. His educational interests are in complex problem solving, assessment, and educational technology.



Cory LavertyCory Laverty Ph.D. (Faculty of Education)

Cory is Head of the Education Library and the Teaching and Learning Specialist for Queen’s Library. Her interests are in 21st-century information fluencies for teachers and how information literacy is developed through inquiry-based learning and effective use of educational technologies. Two projects underway are an online information literacy toolkit that can be integrated into virtual or blended courses where inquiry learning is a focus with Nasser Saleh and the use of concept mapping for shaping a literature review with Dr. Elizabeth Lee.



Sidneyeve MatrixSidneyeve Matrix Ph.D.(Film and Media Studies)

Sidneyeve Matrix is Assistant Professor of Media and Film. She teaches undergraduate courses for Queens's in mass communications and digital media culture and production, and social media strategy courses for The Queen’s School of Business Executive Development Centre and for Rutgers University Center for Management Development. She is an Associate Editor (social media) of The Journal of Professional Communications and on the Editorial Advisory Board for Marketing magazine. Her educational technology initiatives and research have been featured in University Affairs Magazine, Macleans Magazine, Yahoo!,,, CBC News, CanadaAM, The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and elsewhere. She is a professional blogger on educational technology trends for  
                              Macmillan Publishers []. Currently Sidneyeve is engaged in designing online and
                              blended courses in Digital Media [] and Mass Communications []. In her
                              spare time, she tweets about marketing, media, and edTech! []

Sheila PinchinSheila Pinchin (Health Sciences Education)

Sheila Pinchin is the Educational Developer for the Office of Health Sciences, working with Undergraduate Medical Education.  She has been an educator since 1980, teaching at the secondary and post-secondary level, working as a consultant for the Ontario Ministry of Education and, teaching teachers at  Queen's Faculty of Education.  Currently, she works with medical faculty on innovations in curriculum and teaching.  Areas of interest and inquiry include case-based learning, lifelong learning, online learning and the change process in curriculum implementation.



Douglas ReidDouglas Reid Ph.D. (School of Business)

Douglas Reid is Associate Professor of International Business and Strategy at Queen's School of Business, which he first joined in 1998 after doctoral studies and a career in the private sector.  He teaches in a variety of executive MBA programs, and also teaches the PhD course on teaching.  He has been a source of pedagogical innovation at the business school, introducing the first problem-based learning course as well as experimenting with blended learning and team-based learning methods.  Doug's main interests today are developing faculty teaching skills to mesh more closely with learners' needs, resources and behaviours.


Jonathan RoseJonathan Rose Ph.D. (Political Studies)

Jonathan Rose is Associate Professor of Political Studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.  From 2006-07 he was the Academic Director of the Ontario Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform. 
Jonathan was educated at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University.  He has taught at Queen’s,  in New York, Japan and the International Studies Centre in Herstmonceux, UK.  In 2008 Jonathan was a Visiting Research Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ where he lectured on citizen engagement. 
His research is in the area of Canadian politics and political communication.  He has written a book on government advertising and a number of articles on political advertising, federalism and the role of the
                              mass media in politics. His current research project is to examine, with other colleagues, citizens’
                              assemblies in BC, Ontario and the Netherlands.

Nasser SalehNasser Saleh Ph.D. (Engineering and Science Library)

Nasser Saleh is Head of the Engineering and Science Library and e-Learning Specialist at the Queen's Library. He is a previous chair of the Queen's Educational Technology Advisory Committee (ETAC) in 2011. He is mainly involved with integrating information literacy in undergraduate courses and the use of emerging technologies in teaching and learning. His educational interests are in collaborative learning, curriculum mapping techniques, information visualization, and educational informatics (learning analytics). 


For additional information about the Educators in Residence initiative, please contact the Centre for Teaching and Learning at 613-533-6428 or

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000