Two Professors named Associate Deans

Stéfanie von Hlatky named Associate Dean Research

With the announcement of Nicholas Mosey moving into the role of Faculty Associate Dean (Global Engagement), starting on July 1, the Faculty of Arts and Science has announced Stéfanie von Hlatky as the new Associate Dean (Research).

Currently the Director of the Centre for International and Defence Policy, Dr. von Hlatky is also the Canada Research Chair on Gender, Security and the Armed Forces and an associate professor in the Department of Political Studies. Her research focuses on NATO, gender and the armed forces, military interventions, and defence policy.

She is also the founder of Women in International Security-Canada, the Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel at the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment, and the co-host of the security and defence podcast Battle Rhythm. She has received grants and awards from NATO, the Canadian Department of National Defence, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Public Safety, the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation and Fulbright Canada.

“Appointing Dr. von Hlatky Associate Dean (Research) will enable us to continue to strengthen our research prominence, one of the strategic priorities of our Strategic Plan” says Barbara Crow, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. “As a leading researcher in her field, Dr. von Hlatky brings extensive experience and leadership to the position. I am confident that she will be able to build on strategic initiatives that have been started and are set to be completed by the end of the plan in 2024, as well as identify new initiatives for the future of our Faculty.

As Associate Dean of Research, Dr. von Hlatky will be leading a portfolio which includes facilitating the intensification of research within the Faculty of Arts and Science. She will be responsible for coordinating and guiding strategic research activities within the Faculty and supporting researchers in securing funding and obtaining research awards.

“It is an honour to step into a role which allows me to celebrate our community of researchers within the Faculty of Arts and Science,” says Dr. von Hlatky. “I look forward to advancing the reputation of Queen’s University for research excellence, building on an incredibly strong track record.”

Learn more about Dr. von Hlatky on her profile on the Department of Political Studies webpage.

James Fraser named Associate Dean Teaching and Learning

With current Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) William Nelson taking sabbatical as of June 30, James Fraser has been appointed Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning). The position starts July 1.

Dr. Fraser serves as a Professor and the Graduate Chair in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy and is the Program Leader for the NSERC-funded graduate training program CREATE-Materials for Advanced Photonics and Sensing. His team’s laser research spans light-matter interaction on the nanoscale to advanced manufacturing.

He has also contributed to the scholarship of teaching and learning, and the dissemination of research-based instructional strategies at teacher workshops in Canada, the United States, and Central America. Within the Faculty of Arts and Science, Dr. Fraser has taught courses ranging from first year to graduate, and he has won teaching awards at the department, university and national levels.  In 2017, he was named a 3M Teaching Fellow, Canada’s most prestigious recognition of excellence in educational leadership and teaching at the post-secondary level.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Fraser in this role while Dr. Nelson is on sabbatical,” says Barbara Crow, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. “His dedication to students is well-documented through the awards he has received, including the A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award and the Canadian Association of Physicists Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics.”

As Associate Dean, Dr. Fraser will be responsible for overseeing the Faculty's experiential learning, and learning outcomes. He also supports units in their efforts to enrich curriculum by incorporating historically underrepresented identities, experiences, and perspectives, and promoting the use of universal design to ensure access for all students.

“I am really looking forward to working with the marvelous teachers we have in FAS and helping spread high-impact teaching approaches between disciplines,” says Dr. Fraser. “Though the data is not all in, I am sure the pandemic will have a long-term impact on some of our students, both present and the generation to come. It speaks to a need for us to reexamine the student experience, particularly in first year. I am keen to better understand how we can enrich it and help students build their learning communities.”

Learn more about Dr. Fraser on his  profile on the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy webpage and on his Ultrafast laboratory website.