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Instructors

Instructors are listed in alphabetical order by first name.

Instructor Biographies

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Anthony Piscitelli is a Professor in the Public Service Program at Conestoga College. Dr. Piscitelli also has a strong connection to the Wilfrid Laurier University community. He is an Associate with the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy, he has an undergraduate degree and a Masters in Political Science from Laurier and Doctorate in Geography from Laurier. When he's not working Anthony spends his time with his wife and two children. Anthony is teaching Introduction to SPSS.

Teaches Intro to SPSS: Data Clearing and Analysis

Charlie Davis

Charlie Davis is a PhD student in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is a community-based researcher, with a strong commitment to conducting action-orientated research that will promote the health and wellbeing of transgender people in the Waterloo Region.

Charlie primarily uses qualitative methodologies, such as interviews, focus groups and policy analysis, which has granted him extensive experience with NVivo.

Teaches Intro to NVivo

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Ciann Wilson, PhD is an assistant professor in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has over a decade of experience working within African, Caribbean and Black communities across the greater Toronto area first as a youth programmer and now as a health researcher. Her areas of interest build off her community-engaged work to include critical race theory, anti-/de-colonial theory, African diasporic and Indigenous community health, HIV/AIDS, sexual and reproductive wellbeing and community-based research. Her body of work aims to utilize research as an avenue for sharing the stories and realities of African diasporic, Indigenous and racialized peoples and improving the health and wellbeing of these communities.

Teaches Arts-Based Research; Scholarship Writing 101; CV Writing; & Teaching and Research Dossiers

Derek Grey

Derek Gray is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Laurier. He has been an avid R user for the last 10 years and uses it to conduct both simple and complex statistical analyses and visualizations. He has taught statistics with R at both the undergraduate and graduate level. His own research focuses on the biological impacts of environmental change on freshwater habitats in Canada’s North and often involves the analyses of messy ecological data.

Teaches both Intro to Analysis with R and Advanced Analysis with R

Jennifer Long

Jennifer Long earned her PhD from Western University (2011) in Sociocultural Anthropology. She has developed and taught workshops over 50 workshops on topics including race, identity, and diversity in the workplace and classroom, organizational behaviour and teaching adult learners.

Her research interests and current projects include the following topics: diversity among faculty, staff and students at post-secondary institutions; unique experiences of mature students in undergraduate education; undergraduate experiences of group work in post-secondary education; break-out boxes and experiential learning to develop transferable skills in undergraduates; and, refugee educational experiences in Canada. She has published in the fields of Anthropology & Education; Education, Education in Engineering, and teaching practices.

Teaches Ethnography and Content Analysis

Nicole Burns

Nicole Burns has been engaged in community-led capacity building for the last several years, working with Indigenous communities across Canada. Nicole specializes in program evaluation and has conducted formative and process evaluations with communities and government members across diverse sectors. She has been using interviews and focus groups as a primary form of data collection for many years.

Teaches Skills for Effective Interviewing and Focus Groups

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