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Interim Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) and Special Advisor to the Provost appointed

John Pierce and Warren Mabee have been appointed to positions within the Office of the Provost and Vice Principal (Academic). Dr. Pierce will serve as interim Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) as of Sept. 1,2022, and Dr. Mabee take on the role of Special Advisor to the Provost, announced Teri Shearer, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic).

Dr. John PierceIn this role, Dr. Pierce will oversee the Centre for Teaching and Learning, the Queen’s University Quality Assurance Processes (QUQAP), and the university’s academic integrity policies and practices. As a member of the Provost’s Office senior team, Dr. Pierce will lead senior committees and projects that advance the priorities of the portfolio.

Dr. Pierce previously served as Queen’s Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) from 2019-2021, as well as Associate Dean (Studies) in the Faculty of Arts and Science (2001-2010 and 2012-13). He also held the position of Acting Associate Vice-Principal and Dean of Student Affairs (2010-11). An award-winning professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, Dr. Pierce’s teaching and research interests include English Romantic poetry and late 18th and early 19th century fiction.

Dr. Shearer wishes to extend her sincere gratitude to Klodiana Kolomitro for her service as Associate Vice-Principal (Teaching and Learning) over the past year. Throughout her time in the role, Dr. Kolomitro implemented several significant initiatives to enhance the student learning experience, such as the Education Leaders-In-Residence Program, improving the administration of academic accessibility through Ventus, and the implementation of the Principal’s Impact Courses program to help transform curricula at Queen’s.

Dr. Warren MabeeDr. Mabee will serve as Special Advisor to the Provost to lead several projects and committees, including the review of the Queen’s National Scholar Program. This position will assist the Office of the Provost as the search for the next Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) is underway. Dr. Mabee will continue to serve as the Associate Dean and Director (School of Policy Studies).

Dr. Mabee holds a PhD from the University of Toronto and previously served as Head of the Department of Geography and Planning. His research focuses on the intersection of policy and technology in the area of renewable energy, and he has a particular interest in developing Canada's circular bioeconomy.