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

Digital Media and Journalism

Faculty

Sue Ferguson
Associate Professor Emerita

Rick Gamble
Instructor

Bruce Gillespie
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Digital Media and Journalism

Abby Goodrum
Professor

David Haskell
Associate Professor

Simon Kiss
Associate Professor

David Meurer
Instructor

Kelly Pedro
Instructor

Thomas Rose
Instructor

Ellen Russell
Associate Professor

Dale Shin
Instructor

Kenneth Werbin
Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts

Staff

Jennifer Beam
Academic Program Assistant

English (Brantford)

Faculty

Andrew Atkinson
Instructor

Sylvia Bryce-Wunder
Instructor

Kathryn Carter
Dean: Faculty of Liberal Arts (acting)

Benjamin Lefebvre
Instructor

Ian MacRae
Associate Professor

Kenneth Paradis
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, English

Michael Raby
Instructor

Souvankham Thammavongsa
Instructor

Lucas Thung
Instructor

Lisa Wood
Associate Professor

Benjamin Woodford
Instructor

Staff

Jennifer Beam
Academic Program Assistant

History (Brantford)

Faculty

Tarah Brookfield
Associate Professor

Peter Farrugia
Associate Professor

Christina Han
Associate Professor

Rob Kristofferson
Professor

David Olivier
Instructor

Geoff Spurr
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

Staff

Jennifer Beam
Academic Program Assistant

Human Rights and Human Diversity

Faculty

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

Chad Hillier
Instructor

Oliver Masakure
Associate Professor
Fellow, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

Pietro Pirani
Instructor

Andrew Robinson
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, Human Rights and Human Diversity

Takhmina Shokirova
Instructor

Catherine Stewart
Associate Professor

Stacey Wilson-Forsberg
Associate Professor
Director, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

Staff

Alicia Schiassi
Academic Program Assistant

Humanities with Leadership Foundations

Faculty

Peter Farrugia
Associate Professor, Program Coordinator

Staff

Alicia Schiassi
Academic Program Assistant

Indigenous Studies

Faculty

Jessica Bomberry
Instructor

Katelyn Knott
Instructor

Lianne Leddy
Assistant Professor (on sabbatical till June 2021)

Percy Lezard
Assistant Professor

Darren Thomas
Lecturer

Lisa VanEvery
Instructor

Staff

Céline Taillefer-Travers
Academic Program Assistant

Law and Society

Faculty

Melany Banks
Instructor

James Cairns
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

Mark Davidson
Associate Professor

Todd Gordon
Associate Professor

Chad Hillier
Instructor

Marcia Oliver
Associate Professor
Graduate Program Member: Social Justice and Community Engagement

Staff

Alicia Schiassi
Academic Program Assistant

Social and Environmental Justice

Faculty

James Cairns
Associate Professor

Peter Farrugia
Associate Professor

Robert Feagan
Associate Professor

Rebecca Godderis
Associate Professor

Stephen Haller
Associate Professor

Rob Kristofferson
Professor

Jonathan Lavery
Associate Professor

Ian MacRae
Associate Professor

James McLean
Instructor

Brenda Murphy
Professor

Vanessa Oliver
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

Ellen Russell
Associate Professor

Edward Shizha
Professor

Charles Wells
Assistant Professor

Staff

Alicia Schiassi
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

Humera Javed
Instructor

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

Catherine Stewart
Associate Professor

Kenneth Werbin
Associate Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts

Stacey Wilson-Forsberg
Associate Professor
Director, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

Jasmin Zine
Associate Professor

Staff

Alicia Schiassi
Academic Program Assistant

User Experience Design

Faculty

William Bowman
Instructor

Stephen Fernandez
Instructor

Abby Goodrum
Professor
Program Coordinator, User Experience Design

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

Shirley Hall
Instructor

Richard Hildred
Instructor

Jess Mitchell
Instructor

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

Scott Paquette
Instructor

Lorraine Randell
Instructor

Umair Rehman
Professor

Erin Steed
Instructor

Mark Weiler
Web and User Experience Librarian

Staff

Jennifer Beam
Academic Program Assistant

Youth and Children's Studies

Faculty

Tarah Brookfield
Associate Professor

Stephanie Burgoyne
Instructor

Annette Chretien
Instructor 

Danielle M. Law
Associate Professor

Christine Lei
Instructor

Vanessa Oliver
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

Edward Shizha
Professor
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

Nicole Morgan
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Kaitlyn Kreager
Academic Administration Assistant

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