Jim Greer received his PhD in 1987 from the University of Texas at Austin and since that time has been on faculty at the University of Saskatchewan. He was promoted to Professor of Computer Science in 1996 and served as the head of department from 2000 to 2005. In 2006 he became the acting director of the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness and the interim program director for the then new University Learning Centre. From 2007 to 2014 he served as director of the University Learning Centre, leading the development of innovative learning support programs, a curriculum innovation fund, and pilot projects in support of large introductory courses. In 2015 he was seconded into the office of the Vice-Provost Teaching and Learning in the new role of Senior Strategist, Learning Analytics. Dr. Greer has been an active researcher in technology-enhanced learning and artificial intelligence. He held several individual, collaborative and network research grants, has supervised more than 30 graduate students, and published more than 140 refereed papers.
Jim leads the Learning Analytics team and liaises with faculty, staff, administrators and students to facilitate data requests and enable innovative projects.