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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Faculty and staff are divided into the following program areas within the Faculty of Liberal Arts:

Digital Media and Journalism

Faculty

Anthony Cristiano
Instructor

Sue Ferguson
Professor Emerita

Rick Gamble
Instructor

Bruce Gillespie
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Digital Media and Journalism

David Haskell
Associate Professor

Simon Kiss
Associate Professor

David Meurer
Instructor

Ellen Russell
Associate Professor

Kenneth Werbin
Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts

Staff

Melissa Weaver
Academic Program Assistant (until February 2020)

Jennifer Beam
Academic Program Assistant (on leave until February 2020)

English (Brantford)

Faculty

Michael Ackerman
Instructor

Andrew Atkinson
Instructor

Shelley Beal
Instructor

Sylvia Bryce-Wunder
Instructor

Kathryn Carter
Dean: Faculty of Liberal Arts (acting)

Christopher Eaton
Instructor

Thomas Laughlin
Instructor

David Lee
Instructor

Benjamin Lefebvre
Instructor

Ian MacRae
Associate Professor

Kenneth Paradis
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, English

Emily Urquhart
Instructor

Lisa Wood
Associate Professor

Bruce Wyse
Instructor

Staff

Melissa Weaver
Academic Program Assistant

History (Brantford)

Faculty

Tarah Brookfield
Associate Professor

Bret Edwards
Instructor

Peter Farrugia
Associate Professor

Evan Habkirk
Instructor

Christina Han
Associate Professor

Rob Kristofferson
Professor

Nicholas Must
Instructor

David Olivier
Instructor

Geoff Spurr
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

Gary Warrick
Associate Professor

Staff

Melissa Weaver
Academic Program Assistant

Human Rights and Human Diversity

Faculty

Robert Ame
Associate Professor
Fellow, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

Sherri Bocchini
Instructor

Frank Cameron
Instructor

Sonia D'Angelo
Instructor

Stephen Lin
Instructor

Oliver Masakure
Associate Professor

Iga Mergler
Instructor

Pietro Pirani
Instructor

Andrew Robinson
Associate Professor, Program Coordinator

Thomas Rose
Instructor

Takhmina Shokirova
Instructor

Catherine Stewart
Associate Professor

Christine Wildman
Instructor

Stacey Wilson-Forsberg
Associate Professor

Staff

Nicole Morgan
Academic Program Assistant

Indigenous Studies

Faculty

Ted Baker
Instructor

Annette Chretien
Instructor

Lianne Leddy
Associate Professor

Joan Miller
Instructor

Vanessa Oliver
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Indigenous Studies

Darren Thomas
Lecturer

Gary Warrick
Professor
Program Coordinator, Indigenous Studies

Bonnie Whitlow
Instructor

Staff

Céline Taillefer-Travers
Academic Program Assistant

Law and Society

Faculty

Melany Banks
Instructor

Paula Butler
Instructor

Geoff Callaghan
Instructor

Mark Davidson
Associate Professor

Todd Gordon
Associate Professor

Chad Hillier
Instructor

Jonathan Lavery
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

Lisa Macklin
Instructor

Debra Nash-Chambers
Instructor

Marcia Oliver
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Member: Social Justice and Community Engagement, Cultural Analysis and Social Theory, Criminology, and Sociology
Fellow, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

Staff

Nicole Morgan
Academic Program Assistant

Social and Environmental Justice

Faculty

James Cairns
Associate Professor

Peter Farrugia
Associate Professor

Robert Feagan
Associate Professor

Nick Garside
Instructor

Rebecca Godderis
Associate Professor

Stephen Haller
Associate Professor

Laurie Jacklin
Instructor

Rob Kristofferson
Professor

Jonathan Lavery
Associate Professor

Ian MacRae
Associate Professor

James McLean
Instructor

Brenda Murphy
Professor

Vanessa Oliver
Associate Professor

Ellen Russell
Associate Professor

Edward Shizha
Professor

Catherine Stewart
Associate Professor

Charles Wells
Assistant Professor

Staff

Nicole Morgan
Academic Program Assistant

Social Justice and Community Engagement (MA)

Faculty

Bree Akesson
Associate Professor

Joanne Benham Rennick
Associate Professor

Tarah Brookfield
Associate Professor

James Cairns
Associate Professor

Robert Feagan
Associate Professor

Rebecca Godderis
Associate Professor

Todd Gordon
Associate Professor

Rob Kristofferson
Professor, Graduate Coordinator

Danielle Law
Associate Professor

Janet McLaughlin
Associate Professor

Brenda Murphy
Professor

Marcia Oliver
Associate Professor

Vanessa Oliver
Associate Professor

Kate Rossiter
Associate Professor

Ellen Russell
Associate Professor

Kenneth Werbin
Associate Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts

Stacey Wilson-Forsberg
Associate Professor

Jasmin Zine
Associate Professor

Staff

Nicole Morgan
Academic Program Assistant

User Experience Design

Faculty

William Bowman
Instructor

Melissa Fellin
Instructor 

Stephen Fernandez
Instructor

Abby Goodrum
Professor
Program Coordinator, User Experience Design

Bruce Gillespie
Associate Professor (affiliated faculty)
Program Coordinator, Digital Media and Journalism

Michelle Goodridge
Liasion Librarian, Brantford
Instructor

Shirley Hall
Instructor

Richard Hildred
Instructor

Stephen Lin
Instructor

Jess Mitchell
Instructor

Scott Nicholson
Professor (affiliated faculty)
Program Coordinator, Game Design and Development

Scott Paquette
Instructor

Umair Rehman
Instructor

Erin Steed
Instructor

Mark Weiler
Web and User Experience Librarian

Staff

Melissa Weaver
Academic Program Assistant (until February 2020)

Jennifer Beam
Academic Program Assistant (on leave until February 2020)

Youth and Children's Studies

Faculty

Tarah Brookfield
Associate Professor

Stephanie Burgoyne
Instructor

Annette Chretien
Instructor

Melissa Fellin
Instructor

Sue Ferguson
Professor Emerita

Danielle M. Law
Associate Professor

Benjamin Lefebvre
Instructor

Christine Lei
Instructor

Vanessa Oliver
Associate Professor

Edward Shizha
Professor
Program Coordinator
Fellow, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

Lisa Wood
Associate Professor

Staff

Céline Taillefer-Travers
Academic Program Assistant

Office of the Dean of Liberal Arts

Faculty

Kathryn Carter
Acting Dean

Kenneth Werbin
Associate Dean

Staff

Melissa Huszczo
Senior Administrative Officer

Tania Iezzi
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Alicia Jeanveau
Academic Administration Assistant

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