The Teaching Support Team

Director, Faculty Development

Laura Stoutenburg, M.A., OCELT, has over 20 years of teaching experience in languages and TESL training. She has served as Chair of the Conestoga Language Institute and coordinated several Conestoga programs. Laura specializes in intercultural teaching, language acquisition and serves as lead for the full-time faculty mentoring program.

Teaching and Learning Consultant

Nasreen Sultana, Ph.D. (Education), has worked and taught in post-secondary education for a decade, previously at Queen’s University. She leads part time faculty mentoring, and supports diversity and inclusion among faculty and students. Nasreen specializes in intercultural communication and active learning strategies and techniques to support internationalized classrooms.

Teaching and Learning Consultant

Sara Kafashan, Ph.D. (Applied Social Psychology), has worked in post-secondary education since 2009, teaching in various provinces across Canada. She has developed curriculum and completed research on topics such as homelessness, mental health, and disabilities. Sara specializes in bringing a lens of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility, as well as a focus on student well-being to teaching and learning. 

Teaching and Learning Consultant

Lauren Spring, Ph.D. (Adult Education and Community Development), has over 15 years of teaching experience with several different Ontario universities and as an Art Educator with the AGO. She has researched and published on such subjects as: critical disability and mad studies, trauma work, research-based theatre, role-play simulations, and arts-based approaches to adult education and community engagement.

Teaching and Learning Consultant

Adrienne Vanthuyne, Ph.D. (Education, Applied Linguistics), OCT, has been an educator for over 20 years. Her research areas focus on language and literacy development, and intercultural communication and teaching. She has previously taught at Western University, Fanshawe College, and The USQ (Australia). Adrienne specializes in teaching and learning for international students and faculty development.

Teaching and Learning Consultant

Marcia Chaudet, Ph.D. (Biological Sciences), has worked in post-secondary education since 2010. She has experience teaching and supporting teaching development with her work at the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College. Before joining Teaching & Learning, Marcia led a team of instructional designers in Conestoga’s Online Learning Centre in the development of fully asynchronous courses. She brings this experience to her consultations, observations and support in Teaching and Learning.

Consultant, Universal Design for Learning

Glenn Wagner Ph.D. (Education & Knowledge Building) brings several decades of experience from the secondary school system as a science educator, Program Leader in STEM, and workshop developer for teaching faculty. Glenn works within the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework bringing his wealth of instructional experience to promote inclusive and collaborative learning.

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