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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

Layne Beckner Grime
Instructor

Duncan Finnigan
Instructor

Sue Ferguson
Associate Professor Emerita

Abby Goodrum
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

David Haskell
Associate Professor

Simon Kiss
Associate Professor

David Meurer
Instructor

Avery Moore-Kloss
Instructor

Kelly Pedro
Instructor

Ellen Russell
Associate Professor

Jonathan Sher
Instructor

Staff

Ruth Vigon
Academic Program Assistant

English (Brantford)

Faculty


Kathryn Carter
Professor

David Lee
Instructor

Janny Leung
Professor
Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts

Ian MacRae
Associate Professor

Kenneth Paradis
Associate Professor

Lauren Weindling
Instructor

Lisa Wood
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

Staff

Nicole Morgan
Academic Program Assistant

History (Brantford)

Faculty

Tarah Brookfield
Associate Professor
(on sabbatical)

Peter Farrugia
Professor
(on sabbatical)

Christina Han
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

Lauren Holmes
Instructor

Rob Kristofferson
Professor

David Olivier
Instructor

Geoff Spurr
Associate Professor

Gary Warrick
Professor Emeritus

Staff

Nicole Morgan
Academic Program Assistant

Human Rights and Human Diversity

Faculty

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

Paula Butler
Instructor

Chad Hillier
Instructor

Jeffery Klaehn
Instructor

Stephen Lin
Instructor

Lev Marder
Instructor

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

Pietro Pirani
Instructor

Steven Ritaprocter
Instructor

Andrew Robinson
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

Zipparah Stephenson
Instructor

Javier Torres
Instructor

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

Staff

Ruth Vigon
Academic Program Assistant

Humanities with Leadership Foundations

Faculty

Ken Paradis
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

Peter Farrugia
Professor
(on sabbatical)

Jonathan Lavery
Associate Professor
(on sabbatical)

Lisa Wood
Associate Professor

Staff

Céline Taillefer-Travers
(she/her)
Academic Program Assistant

Indigenous Studies

Faculty

Percy Lezard
(they/them/theirs)
Program Coordinator, Indigenous Studies 
Assistant Professor

Keri Cheechoo
Assistant Professor
Grundy Indigenous Scholar

Ana Carolina Dias
Instructor

Safia Gahayr
Instructor

Min Kaur
Instructor

George Kennedy
Instructor

Valerie King
Instructor

Tracey Louis
Instructor

Joan Miller
Instructor 

Sarah Morgan-Vandenberk
Instructor

Jen Mt. Pleasant
Instructor

Lisa VanEvery
Instructor

Gary Warrick
Professor Emeritus

Staff

Céline Taillefer-Travers
(she/her)
Academic Program Assistant

Law and Society

Faculty

Melany Banks
Instructor

Paula Butler
Instructor

James Cairns
Associate Professor
(on sabbatical)

Mark Davidson
Associate Professor

Kelly Gallagher-Mackay
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

Todd Gordon
Associate Professor

Stephen Haller
Associate Professor

Marcia Oliver
Associate Professor

Joseph Pazzano
Instructor

Jessica Templeman
Instructor

Staff

Ruth Vigon
Academic Program Assistant

Social and Environmental Justice

Faculty

James Cairns
Associate Professor
(on sabbatical)

Rebecca Godderis
Associate Professor
(on sabbatical)

Stephen Haller
Associate Professor

Rob Kristofferson
Professor

Jonathan Lavery
Associate Professor
(on sabbatical)

Ian MacRae
Associate Professor

James McLean
Instructor

Brenda Murphy
Professor
(on sabbatical)

Marcia Oliver
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

Ellen Russell
Associate Professor

Staff

Nicole Morgan
Academic Program Assistant

Social Justice and Community Engagement (MA)

Faculty

Ehaab D. Abdou
Assistant Professor

Bree Akesson
Associate Professor

Tarah Brookfield
Associate Professor
(on sabbatical)

James Cairns
Associate Professor
(on sabbatical)

Kathryn Carter
Professor
(on sabbatical)

Kelly Gallagher-Mackay
Associate Professor

Rebecca Godderis
Associate Professor
(on sabbatical)

Todd Gordon
Associate Professor

Rob Kristofferson
Professor

Janet McLaughlin
Associate Professor

Brenda Murphy
Professor
(on sabbatical)

Marcia Oliver
Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator

Vanessa Oliver
Associate Professor

Jennifer Root
Associate Professor

Kate Rossiter
Associate Professor

Ellen Russell
Associate Professor

Kenneth Werbin
Associate Professor

Staff

Nicole Morgan
Academic Program Assistant

User Experience Design

Faculty

William Bowman
Instructor

Danielle Deveau
Instructor

Stephen Fernandez
Instructor

Bruce Gillespie
Associate Professor 

Abby Goodrum
Professor
Program Coordinator

Shirley Hall
Instructor

Maurita Harris
Assistant Professor

Richard Hildred
Instructor

Scott Nicholson
Professor (affiliated faculty)

Scott Paquette
Instructor

Umair Rehman
Assistant Professor

Umair Shah
Instructor

Susan Simon
Instructor

Mark Weiler
Web and User Experience Librarian

Kenneth Werbin
Associate Dean
Associate Professor 

Staff

Ruth Vigon
Academic Program Assistant

Youth and Children's Studies

Faculty

Danielle M. Law
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator

Kristen Archbell
Instructor

Teghan Barton
Instructor

Tarah Brookfield
Associate Professor
(on sabbatical)

Stephanie Burgoyne
Instructor 

Annette Chretien
Instructor 

Christine Lei
Instructor

Janet Moore
Instructor

Vanessa Oliver
Associate Professor

Edward Shizha
Professor
Fellow, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa
(on sabbatical)

Lisa Wood
Associate Professor

Staff

Céline Taillefer-Travers
(she/her)
Academic Program Assistant

Office of the Dean of Liberal Arts

Faculty

Janny Leung
Dean

Kenneth Werbin
Associate Dean

Staff

Melissa Huszczo
Senior Administrative Officer

Tania Sahula
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean

Felicia Deonarain
Academic Administration Assistant

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