Kim West Educational Development Specialist

Kim West (PhD, Carleton University) is an Educational Development Specialist with The Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness and Professional Affiliate with the Department of Geography and Planning.  

Kim has been teaching and working in the fields of educational development and geography/geology since 2001. Her primary focus has been guiding and mentoring graduate students in the philosophy and practice of university teaching. Consequently she has designed and taught several courses for the College of Graduate Studies and Research, including GSR 989: Introduction to University Teaching and GSR 982: Mentored Teaching.  As a Professional Affiliate, Kim also teaches undergraduate courses for the Department of Geography and Planning and for the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity.

Her educational scholarship involves research on the following topics: rapport-building, trust, creativity, poetic transcription, and teaching philosophies.