SoPD Faculty List

Ron & Jane Graham School of Professional Development Faculty List

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Debbie Rolfes MA, MTS Director & Associate Professor, Graham School of Professional Development

Research Area(s): Professional communication, Public Speaking, Learning transfer, Communities of practice


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Rebekah Bennetch M.A., M.Ed. Lecturer, Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development

Research Area(s): Educational technology, Rapport building strategies, Formative assessment techniques, Faculty development, Graduate student mentoring, Narrative inquiry


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Tate Cao MSc, MBA, PEng La Borde Chair in Engineering Entrepreneurship & Assistant Professor, Graham School of Professional Development

Research Area(s): Engineering Entrepreneurship and Technological Innovation, Tissue Engineering, Medical Instrumentation


Joel Frey PhD, P.Eng. Assistant Professor, Graham School of Professional Development


Asher Ghaffar PhD Lecturer, Graham School of Professional Development

Research Area(s): Writing Studies, Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, Continental Thought


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Sean Maw PhD, PEng Jerry G. Huff Chair in Innovative Teaching & Associate Professor, Graham School of Professional Development, Biomedical

Research Area(s): Sports Engineering (especially Winter Sports such as curling, speed skating, skiing, and sliding sports; and crash protection – head and body), Engineering Education (especially employment trajectories, academic integrity, creativity, design/tech innovation, VR, student confidence, competency-based assessment, first year curriculum, and assessment enhancement tools) , Currently accepting self-funded graduate students in these areas


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John Moffatt PhD Associate Professor, Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development

Research Area(s): Rhetorics of Witness, Ethos, and Credibility in Canadian Public Memory, Rhetorics of Exploration and Development in Northern Canada, Historical Rhetorics of Diversity in Canada, Rhetoric of the Graphic Novel in Canada, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism


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Jocelyn Peltier-Huntley BSc, MSc Lecturer, Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development , Mechanical Engineering

Research Area(s): Equity, inclusion, and diversity, Gender in the mining industry, Gender in the engineering profession, Culture change, Rhetorical analysis, Mixed-methods


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Corey Owen PhD Associate Professor, Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development

Research Area(s): Rhetoric of Science and Technology, Classical and Medieval Rhetoric and Virtue, Medieval Romance, Old English Poetry, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL)


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Sandra Terry MA Lecturer & Undergraduate Chair, Graham School of Professional Development


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Burton Urquhart MA Lecturer, Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development

Research Area(s): Rhetorical theory, criticism, history, and practice in technical and professional communication, Rhetorical pedagogy in technical and professional communication


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Jeanie Wills PhD Associate Professor, Graham School of Professional Development

My position, as an interdisciplinary humanities scholar teaching in the Graham School of Professional Development in the College of Engineering, has provided me the opportunity to unite my scholarship and teaching to consider the needs of minority populations in our community, such as women and Aboriginal people. I seek to connect my research and my teaching in meaningful ways to primarily engineering students. The material I teach in these classes has been shaped by my research agenda.


Shaobo Huang PhD Assistant Professor, Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development

Research Area(s): Measurement and Assessment in Engineering Education, Curriculum Design, Global Engineering Education, K-12 STEM Education