Executive & Coordinators

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EDC benefits from the leadership of 7 Executive and 5 Coordinators:

EDC Executive serve 2-year terms with three of the roles elected each spring. Treasurer is appointed.

EDC Executive

EDC Chair
Erika Kustra, Windsor University, kustraed@uwindsor.ca
Role: The Caucus Chair is responsible for providing overall leadership, liaising with STLHE through membership on the STLHE Board of Directors, raising the profile of faculty development, advocating for and representing the EDC within STLHE and beyond, and coordinating special faculty development issues. The term of office shall be two years with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Bio: Erika Kustra has been an educational developer since 1999, beginning to facilitate sessions even earlier, during her graduate and postdoctoral work in physiological psychology. She has been the EDC Secretary and STLHE Newsletter Editor, and participated in a number EDC Action Groups. In the last six years, Erika has facilitated over 60 invited workshops on teaching and learning nationally and internationally. She co-authored handbooks and guides on topics ranging from program-level learning outcome assessment to educational development portfolios; published articles on scholarly teaching, assessment of teaching and learning centres, and institutional teaching culture; and recently, led a multi-institutional projects to examine teaching culture and educational development programs. Erika has also been part of university– and national-level award-winning teams for exemplary collaboration in university teaching, and was the recipient of the University of Windsor’s Excellence in Leadership Award.  Term: June 22, 2016 – June 2020 (elected even years)

EDC Secretary
Mandy Frake-Mistak, York University, mfmistak@yorku.ca
Role: The Secretary is responsible for producing, collecting and archiving Caucus documents, and maintaining the EDC membership list. The term of office shall be two years with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Bio: Mandy Frake-Mistak is an Educational Developer at the Teaching Commons, York University. She holds a Bachelor of Physical Education , a Bachelor and Master of Education, and PhD in Higher Education Critical Policy Studies. She supports faculty and graduate students in curriculum design and deliver and is passionate about engaging her community in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. She is the EDC Secretary, and a member of the EDC Committee on Accreditation.  Term: June 21, 2017 – June 2021 (elected odd years)

EDC Treasurer
Jenn MartinNiagara College, jemartin@niagaracollege.ca
Role: The Treasurer is responsible for managing the finances of the Caucus. The term of office shall be two years with the option to renew for two-year increments subject to review by the Executive (appointed).

Bio: Jenn is an Educational Developer at Niagara College. She holds a PhD in Media Studies from Western University and has extensive experience integrating technology into teaching and learning. As an Educational Developer in the Centre for Academic Excellence, her main focus is the development and support of technology-enhanced learning initiatives, both at Niagara College and collaboratively with other institutions. She is involved in a number of technology-enhanced learning initiatives including learning management system training, workshop development, and project managing the development of online and hybrid courses and open educational resources. In addition to her work at Niagara College, Jenn is also an adjunct faculty member in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at Western University.  Term started: March 2018 (appointed)

EDC Vice-Chair, Awards and Recognition
Natasha Patrito Hannon, Niagara College, nhannon@niagaracollege.ca
Role: The Vice-Chair, Awards and Recognition, coordinates the EDC Awards, the EDC grant program, the EDC Accreditation program and the EDC bursaries. The term of office shall be two years with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Bio: Natasha Patrito Hannon is the Manager of Educational Development at Niagara College, and she holds a PhD in Chemistry from Western University. With a decade-long career that spans both the college and university sectors, Natasha has worked in the areas of graduate student professional development, STEM education, faculty and curriculum development, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Natasha is a committed member of the educational development community in Canada and is passionate about creating opportunities to share, acknowledge, and celebrate our work. She has served as an executive member of the Council of Ontario Educational Developers and in 2016, along with her COED executive colleagues, launched the ED Summer Crawl initiative as an opportunity for informal networking and relationship building among Ontario developers. Natasha has also assumed leadership roles in a number of other collaborative endeavours including being a member of the College Educator Development Program planning team, chairing the NSERC CREATE grant committee, and co-editing the Teaching Innovation Projects Journal. Natasha is a particularly vocal proponent of the EDC grant program as a mechanism for sparking creative and highly valuable initiatives, research, and resources. She looks forward to working with the EDC executive and membership to expand the profile of the grants program along with the profiles of the exciting new EDC Awards and Accreditation programs.   Term: June 21, 2017 – June 2021 (elected odd years)

EDC Vice-Chair, Communications
Carolyn Hoessler, OCAD University; Higher Education & Beyond, edc_communications@stlhe.ca
Role: The Vice-Chair, Communications is responsible for facilitating communication and coordinating the availability of resources via the EDC listserv, website, and other means. The term of office shall be two years with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Bio: With 12 years in educational development, Carolyn creates meaningful and effective processes for higher education change, curriculum development, evaluation, and professional development. Carolyn is a curriculum specialist with OCAD University on the territory of Dish with One Spoon treaty with the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee, and founder and senior specialist of Higher Education & Beyond. Carolyn’s experience in educational development spans Wilfrid Laurier University, Queen’s University, University of Saskatchewan, and Ryerson University on Dish with One Spoon treaty, Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee, and Treaty 6 territories. Carolyn’s traced ancestral roots extend to farms near Craigellachie Scotland and Sögård, Sweden with additional roots in England  Academic roots are social cognition (Hon. B.Sc. UofT, M.A. WLU) and education (Ph.D. Queen’s).  Term: June 12, 2019 – June 2021 (elected odd years)

EDC Vice-Chair, Conferences
Cosette Lemelin, University of Alberta, cmt@ualberta.ca
Role: The Vice-Chair, Conferences is responsible for coordinating the annual conference process in collaboration with the conference host, the Vice-Chair (Professional Development), and the EDC executive. The term of office shall be two years with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Bio: Cosette has 15 years of experience in Educational Developer roles in a 20-year career in adult and post-secondary education at three universities (University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba, and University of Alberta). She has a Master of Education (2003) and PhD in Education (2016) focusing on adult and post-secondary education. Cosette’s unique interests include educational development within health professions education (with a focus on clinical practicum teaching and learning), classroom management, and varying aspects of interpersonal communication in teaching and learning. Cosette has considerable experience organizing workshops, one-day retreats, multi-day orientations or events for university and clinical instructors ranging from groups of 10 to 250 participants. By nature and by nurture, Cosette has the mindset of a host. Like a good host, Cosette takes on the role of providing and facilitating the most useful and meaningful experience possible. She has an inviting and warm spirit, and she enjoys collaborating with fellow colleagues to create well-organized, welcoming environments where participants feel safe to engage in novel learning experiences.  Term: June 12, 2019 – June 2021 (elected odd years)

EDC Vice-Chair, Professional Development
Jaymie Koroluk, Carleton University, jaymiekoroluk@cunet.carleton.ca
Role: The Vice-Chair, Professional Development is responsible for coordinating the professional development session during meetings of EDC members at the AGM and GM; chairing the grants program and the Academic Program of the annual EDC conference. The term of office shall be two years with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

Bio: Jaymie Koroluk is the Assistant Director, Educational Development Centre, Carleton University. She holds a Bachelor of Education and BA in Visual Arts, and a Master of Education in Educational Technology and Design. Having worked in the area of educational development and instructional design for a number of years, Jaymie is passionate about solving problems though good design and effective use of technology. In her practice as an educational developer, Jaymie strives to create positive, welcoming environments that encourage innovation and continuous improvement for anyone who finds themselves involved in the facilitation of learning. As Vice Chair Professional Development, Jaymie is excited about finding and creating opportunities for professional development, both formal and informal.  Term: June 22, 2016 – June 2020 (elected even years)

EDC Coordinators

EDC Grants Coordinator
Kris Knorr, McMaster University, knorrk@mcmaster.ca
Kris Knorr is the Area Lead for Faculty Development in the MacPherson Institute at McMaster University. Kris has spent 10 years in the field of Educational Development, and has focused on supporting educational technology implementation, SoTL projects and initiatives, and educational development, generally. Kris’ research interests include exploring motivators and barriers to participation in educational development, community engaged education, and working with students as partners in teaching and learning initiatives. Term: April 2016-March 31, 2020

EDGE Grants Coordinator

Deb Chan, University of British Columbia, deborah.chen@ubc.ca
Deb Chen is an Educational Developer with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at the University of British Columbia. In her role, Deb collaborates with faculty and staff to create pedagogically informed and process-driven classrooms. She also supports faculty professional and capacity development around teaching and learning. Particular interests for her include signature pedagogies, reflective practice, open education, and universal design for learning. Term: April 2016-March 31, 2020

Educational Development Guide Coordinator
Jessica Raffoul, University of Windsor, jraffoul@uwindsor.ca
Jessica Raffoul is an Educational Consultant with the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Windsor, Canada. In this role, she contributes to and enhances research, programs, and curricula that support teaching and student learning across the University, with a focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), reflective practice, classroom teaching practices, and the documentation of instructional excellence. Jessica’s current research interests include educational leadership, entryways into SoTL, and undergraduate research skills and support. She holds degrees and certificates in English literature, creative writing, philosophy, and higher education. Term: April 2016-March 31, 2020

EDC Institute Coordinator
Lisa Endersby, York University, lmendersby@gmail.com
Lisa Endersby is currently an Educational Developer in the Teaching Commons at York University, where she supports faculty in exploring experiential learning and reflection as pedagogy, alongside collaborative contributions to research and scholarship in the field. Lisa is also a doctoral student pursuing a PhD in Educational Studies at the University of Windsor. Her work is within the stream of Cognition and Learning, where she is exploring online communities of practice as a medium for professional development in higher education. Lisa has enjoyed a variety of working and learning experiences, including positions in career services, new student orientation, leadership development, and experiential education. Lisa has also served as a volunteer for numerous professional associations and initiatives, including past Chair of the NASPA Technology Knowledge Community (TKC), a team lead for the ACPA assessment planning initiative, and a member of the Next Gen program committee for ACPA 2016, the first ACPA convention held in Canada. Term: April 2016-March 31, 2020

EDC Resource Coordinator
Mel Yong, Cambrian College, mel.young@cambriancollege.ca
Mel is the Curriculum Designer/Academic Developer with the Teaching and Learning Innovation Hub at Cambrian College in Sudbury, ON. In her role, she facilitates new faculty training and certification, supports curriculum development and review, and coordinates ongoing professional development opportunities. Mel’s passion is championing student-centered educational experiences and reflective practice for educators. You can follow her on Twitter: @melyoung00! Term: April 2016-March 31, 2020


Recognizing Past Executive and Coordinators


  • 2004?- 2006? Joy Mighty (Inaugural)
  • 2006?-2008 Teresa Dawson
  • 2008-2012 Nicola Simmons
  • 2012-2016 Debra Dawson


  • 2004?-2007? Angie Best (Inaugural secretary/treasurer)
  • 2007-2011 Ruth Rodgers
  • 2011-2015 Erika Kustra
  • 2015-2017 Erin Aspenlieder


  • 2004?-2007 Angie Best (Inaugural secretary/treasurer)
  • 2007-2012 Janice MacMillan
  • 2012-2017 Tim Loblaw (treasurer)

Vice-Chair, Communications

  • 2004?-2007? Trevor Holmes (Inaugural)
  • 2007-2011 Jeanette McDonald
  • 2011-2013 Natasha Kenny
  • 2013-2017 Stephanie Chu
  • 2017-2019 Maureen Wideman

Vice-Chair, Professional Development

  • 2004-2006 Lynn Taylor (Inaugural)
  • 2006-2010 Alice Cassidy
  • 2010-2014 Paola Borin
  • 2014-2016 Carolyn Hoessler

Vice-Chair, Conferences

  • 2011-2013 Marla Arbach
  • 2013-2015 Jordanne Christie
  • 2015-2019 Celia Popovic
  • 2016 – 2018  Marla Arbach

Webinar Coordinator

  • 2016 – 2018  Joe Lipsett