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Rebekah Bennetch MA, MEd Lecturer Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development

2A16, Engineering Building
57 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 5A9

Research Area(s)

  • Educational technology
  • Rapport building strategies
  • Formative assessment techniques
  • Faculty development
  • Graduate student mentoring
  • Narrative inquiry
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Trauma-Informed Teaching Practices
  • Rhetoric

Education and Experience

2019-present, Cross-Departmental PhD program https://grad.usask.ca/programs/education.php

2016, M. Ed., Educational Technology and Design, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Project: Communication Skills for Huskie Athletes

2009, M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Thesis: The Gospel According to Glamour: A Rhetorical Analysis of Revolve: The Complete New Testament

2002, B.A. English (Honours), Magna Cum Laude, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia

Senior Capstone: Composition in the Age of the Dot-Com: How One Virtual Community Served as a Collaborative Learning Group in Response to the Events of September 11, 2001

Associate Memberships

Professional Affiliate, College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of Saskatchewan

Faculty Instructor & ISW Facilitator, Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Saskatchewan

Speaker, Speaker’s Bureau, University of Saskatchewan


  • RCM 300: Effective Professional Communication
  • RCM 401: Oral Rhetoric
  • RCM 495: Rhetorical Peer Mentorship
  • GPS 989: The Practice of University Teaching
  • Facilitator for Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW)


 Refereed Journal Publications

Bennetch, R. (2002).“Composition in the Age of the Dot-Com: How One Virtual Community Served as a Collaborative Learning Group in Response to the Events of September 11, 2001.”  High Plains Applied Anthropologist. 2(22). Fall 2002.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Bennetch, Rebekah J. (2021). “Breaking Out of Quarantine and Back into the Classroom: Creating Sustainable Pedagogy for Students in Times of COVID, Antiracism, and many other challenges faced in 2020.” Panel presentation at the National Communication Association conference https://www.natcom.org/nca-107th-annual-convention-renewal-and-transformation

Bennetch, Rebekah J. (2021). “That’s Not Funny! Applying Burke’s Comic Corrective to Teaching in a Pandemic.” Presented at the Kenneth Burke Society. https://kbjournal.org/kbs2021-videopresentations

Bennetch, Rebekah J. (2021). “Teaching in a pandemic: Can we ‘Build Back Better?'” Workshop presented at the Canadian Engineering Education Association conference https://ceea.ca/conference/ceea-aceg-2021/

Bennetch, Rebekah J. (2020). "The stories we tell ourselves in SoTL research.” Presented at the SoTL Commons Conference. 91.  https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/sotlcommons/SoTL/2020/91

Bennetch, Rebekah J. (2019). "Role Reversal: Formative Assessment in a Reflective Teacher’s ” SoTL Commons Conference. 72.  https://digitalcommons.georgiasouthern.edu/sotlcommons/SoTL/2019/72

Bennetch, Rebekah J. (2017). “Communication Bootcamp for Huskies Athletes: An ETAD final project.” Presented at the College of Education’s Research Day, University of Saskatchewan.

Bennetch, Rebekah J. (2013). “Opening Ourselves to Vulnerability: The Role of Trust in Formative Assessment” Presented at the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher ducation conference in Cape Breton, NS, June 2013.

Bennetch, Rebekah J. (2013). “Community Building 2.0: Using Piazza to Encourage Student Rapport Outside the Classroom.” Presented at the Teaching to the Power of Technology conference in Saskatoon, May 2013.


Books/Book Chapters

Bennetch, R, Owen, C, and Keesey, Z. (2021). Effective professional communication: A rhetorical approach. https://openpress.usask.ca/rcm200/. USask OpenPress: Saskatoon, SK

West, K., Hoessler, C., Bennetch, R., Ewert-Bauer, T., Wilson, M., Beaudoin, J.-P., Ellis, D. E., Brown, V. M., Timmermans, J. A., Verwoord, R., & Kenny, N. A. (2017). Educational Development Guide Series: No. 2. Rapport-Building for Educational DevelopersOttawa, ON: Educational Developers Caucus.