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Instructors, Faculty, and Staff

Faculty Liaison Contacts


Greg Van Gastel (Key Contact)


Chris Lombardo (Key Contact)

Health Sciences

Rebecca Taylor (Key Contact)

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Devon Mordell (Key Contact)


Kris Knorr (Key Contact)

Social Sciences

Stephanie Verkoeyen (Key Contact)

Arts & Science

Elliot Storm (Key Contact)

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Intensive Workshops Learn More

We offer multi-day workshops in the spring each year that provide instructors the opportunity to benefit from intensive teaching development.

Avenue to Learn Learn More

Avenue to Learn is McMaster University’s Learning Management System, or LMS. It provides a secure, online space where instructors can share their learning resources, administer quizzes, conduct online discussions, collect assignment submissions and serve as an online hub for their course.

Course Development or Redesign Learn More

We take a collaborative approach by tapping into your teaching experience to give evidence-based guidance on how to leverage educational technologies, produce engaging digital media and best frame activities and strategies to craft a quality learning experience.

New Faculty Programming Learn More

This page contains information and resources to help new instructors get ready to start teaching at McMaster.

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Teaching & Learning Certificate of Completion Program Learn More

The MacPherson Institute is proud to offer a Teaching and Learning Certificate of Completion to all educators, including faculty, sessional instructors, graduate students, staff, and post-doctoral fellows.

Feedback (Course Refinements, Course Observations) Learn More

We have two services that you may be interested in if you want to collect feedback on your teaching
(before the end of term student evaluations).

MacPherson Supported Technology Tools Learn More

We provide systems, pedagogical, and software support for technology tools on campus. Each of these tools enable instructors to teach in more flexible ways and offer students opportunities to cultivate digital literacy skills.

Video Production + Studios Learn More

The MacPherson Institute offers expertise and support with video production which includes well equipped studio space.

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International Journal for Students as Partners (IJSaP) Learn More

IJSaP is an open access, online, English-language, peer-reviewed journal which is committed to enacting the principles of partnership in the way it operates.

Current Research Learn More

We lead and collaborate on scholarship that informs and enhances our efforts to support teaching and learning

Teaching and Learning Scholarship Learn More

Teaching and learning scholarship can take many forms, and attracts a wide range of scholars and practitioners. As such, we aim to offer flexible, responsive programming that supports individual scholars and projects, enables collaboration and partnership, and contributes to the development of scholarly communities.