Alice Kim, PhD
Managing Director, senior researcher
She teaches a variety of psychology courses, including cognition, biological psychology, research methods, and introduction to psychology. Alice’s research is focused on factors that impact students’ learning trajectories, including student engagement, experiential education, and application of cognitive learning principles in course design. Much of Alice’s research also explores student-faculty partnerships that foster the co-creation of learning and teaching. She is an Associate Editor for the Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Outside of higher education, Alice also partners with colleagues in industry on projects related to workplace learning.
Linda Carozza, PhD
She has training in teaching in English as a second language and has developed and delivered a General Education course for students who identify as multilingual and express interest in honing English speaking, writing, listening, and reading skills. Her current SoTL research is primarily focused on cultural gaps in the university classroom as evidenced by reflective writing practices, e-learning, the relation between temperament and learning, and application of cognitive learning principles into course design.
Bruno Di Pasqua
Creative Director of Media & Productions
His portfolio includes several projects that have been shown in international film festivals, televisions, and news. Bruno also has extensive experience working with course instructors to create educational videos and visual material to engage and captivate students in course content. His primary interests are focused on creating productions that help students excel in their programs of study.
Chia-lin Chang (Lance), PhD
He teaches a variety of English language and applied linguistic courses, including college English, academic communication, writing, ESL, Occupational Specific Language Training (OSLT), English instructor training & co-op (TESL), language development, and language assessment and testing. Chia-lin’s research interests focus on exploring/examining the dynamics between ESL learners’ writing achievement and self-regulatory behaviors, for the purpose of offering in-depth insights in learning processes for pedagogical innovations and reform. Chia-lin is also experienced in TESL co-op program coordination and funding application, and partners with colleagues in professional training on ESL curriculum design and delivery.
Jennifer Lasenby-Lessard, PhD
Jennifer is passionate about community engagement and works to develop partnerships between community organizations and her research initiatives. She teaches courses in educational psychology at the University of Guelph, and mental health and trauma in early childhood at Guelph-Humber. Jennifer also supervises students enrolled in independent study/externship psychology courses that focus on research and experiential learning. Her research interests include critical thinking, student engagement, student mentorship/partnership, experiential learning, and accessibility in education. Jennifer also works with a private psychology practice where she conducts psychological assessments with children and adolescents, and provides consultation for parents of children with exceptionalities.
Jonathan Osborn, PhD
His research interests include inclusivity and efficacy of the teaching and learning of dance. Jonathan is a graduate of the Toronto Dance Theatre’s professional training program, and he also studied at the Merce Cunningham Studio and Jacob’s Pillow and performed for Canadian artists including Dancetheatre David Earle and Bill James. He holds a Ph.D. in Dance Studies from York University where he also serves as adjunct faculty.
Community Outreach Coordinator & Junior Researcher
With a background in psychology, her current research is focused on issues related to the student experience, and first-generation students.
There she completed advanced teaching training programs and mentored graduate students and instructors with respect to improving their teaching techniques. Additionally, Justeena pioneered the flipped classroom setup in the Psychology Department at York University, where she teaches undergraduate statistics and is a Ph.D. candidate.
Developer and Media Producer
He has a passion for learning and software engineering and hopes to apply his strengths to help others learn and improve the way people interact with each other and the world through technology.
Digital Media Coordinator
Upon graduation, she completed the Illustration for Motion course from School of Motion, advancing her skills in design and illustration. Meagan is working towards using her background in film and design in projects with emphasis on social injustice.
Communications and Marketing Coordinator
She is passionate about investigating the roadblocks that POC face when studying abroad and the effects that have on individuals’ identities.
Junior Data Analyst
Using big data analytics, his goal is to apply his strengths to implement uses of technology to expand human perception and cognitive ability.
Her research to date includes work on student-faculty partnerships and the co-creation of teaching and learning. With a background in psychology, she is continuing her studies through her graduate work in school and clinical child psychology.
Her research to date has been focused on students’ experiences in higher education, and she is continuing her studies through her graduate work in social and personality psychology.
With a background in Psychology and Social Service work and his lived experiences as an individual with visual impairment, Christopher has contributed to research projects on inclusive design and has spoken on this topic at a number of conventions.
Her research to date is focused on supporting the scholarship of teaching and learning, and student-faculty partnerships and the co-creation of teaching and learning. With a background in psychology, Laura is working towards helping to improve clinical and educational practices and plans to pursue an advance degree in clinical psychology.
Her goal is to help spread awareness and resources to students, educators, and employers about these issues. Her current research is focused on mindfulness, personal well-being, and academic achievement.
Digital Media Specialist