Nancy's role as Director involves working in partnership with colleges/schools and other units to support the ongoing enhancement of learning and teaching, the development of positive student learning experiences and the provision of quality academic and professional development that enables both of these at the university. Nancy contributes to strategic developments in teaching and learning policy and practice and leads related institutional change initiatives at the institution. She also provides strategic oversight and leadership to three specialist units; Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning, Media Production and Student Employment and Career Centre.
Nancy returned to Saskatchewan and the University in 2013 after a decade working in London England. Her previous roles include Acting Dean and Associate Dean of Learning, Teaching and Enhancement at the University of the Arts London and Director of Educational Development at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Nancy's work for the past 16 years has focused on strategic leadership of learning and teaching enhancement including initial and continuing professional development of faculty and graduate students, technology enhanced learning, curriculum innovation and renewal, reward and recognition for teaching quality, student engagement in educational change, and open education. Her main areas of research are development of self-belief, informal and professional learning, and change in higher education. Nancy has taught for over two decades in Canadian and UK Higher Education in classroom, laboratory and online learning environments and has led curriculum design and delivery in both National contexts.
Nancy holds a PhD in Educational Research from Lancaster University, UK, and MSc and BSc degrees in Kinesiology and Health Studies.