Nancy Turner is Senior Director, Teaching and Learning Enhancement at the University of Saskatchewan. Her role as Senior Director involves working in partnership with colleges/schools and other units to support the ongoing enhancement of learning and teaching, the development of positive student learning experiences and the provision of quality academic and professional development that enables both of these at the university. Nancy contributes to strategic developments in teaching and learning policy and practice and leads related institutional change initiatives at the institution. She also provides strategic oversight and leadership to several specialist units; Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning, Access and Equity Services, Distance Education Unit, Media Production and Career Services. Nancy returned to Canada in 2013 after a decade working in London England. Her previous roles include Acting Dean and Associate Dean of Learning, Teaching and Enhancement at the University of the Arts London and Director of Educational Development at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Nancy’s research is focused on change in and development of teaching and learning. Her research has particularly focused on the department as a key site of practice development, institutional policy implementation, and informal and professional learning. Nancy holds a PhD in Educational Research from Lancaster University, UK, and MSc and BSc degrees in Kinesiology and Health Studies.