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Contract Faculty

Meet our contract faculty who bring their experience to York as professionals within their industries, visiting professors from other institutions or as top scholars in their fields. Find out more about their professional experience, research activities and areas of academic interest.

Oswald Almasi

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Themistoklis Aravossitas

Dr. Themistoklis Aravossitas teaches Modern Greek Language and Culture. He holds a B.Ed. from the University of Athens, an MA and a PhD from the Department of Curriculum Teaching and ...

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Martha Batiz

Dr. Martha Batiz was born and raised in Mexico City, but has been living in Toronto since 2003. Her articles, chronicles, reviews and short stories have appeared in diverse newspapers ...

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Laura Baxter

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Gillian Beresford

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Brenda Blondeau

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Gerald Butler

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Hye Yoon Cho

Education Ph.D. in Language and Literacies Education, OISE, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 2018. M.A. in Second Language Studies, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, USA, 2010. Research Interests Second ...

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Carlo Coen

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Patrizia DiVincenzo

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Alice Dong

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Mohammad Falhasiri

Mohammad Falhasiri, MA, OCELT, is a PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics at York University where he works as a course director and research assistant. He has over 15 years of ...

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Alina Filip

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Julio Fonseca

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Clive Forrester

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Ali Hadidi

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Ron Hall

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Linda Hargreaves

Linda Hargreaves is a graduate of OISE at the University of Toronto as well as being TESL Ontario certified. She has been teaching for the last five years at York ...

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Anindo Hazra

Anindo Hazra is a contract faculty member in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (DLLL; English; Humanities). Anindo completed his PhD at the Department of English, York ...

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Kumiko Inutsuka

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Seongpil Jeong

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Kris Johnston

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Sunho Ko

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Christine Korte

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Yanfei Li

Yanfei is a passionate researcher and experienced course instructor on modern China. She holds a Ph.D. in East Asian Studies, University of Toronto and a B.A. in Comparative Literature and ...

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John Limnidis

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Karen Lurkhur

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Irene Marques

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Brenda McComb

Brenda McComb has taught in York's Departments of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (ESL), Humanities and Writing for over 30 years. She has worked extensively in one-on-one tutoring in both the ...

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Shaudin Melgar-Foraster

Shaudin Melgar-Foraster was born in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. After moving to Canada she obtained a Ph.D at the University of Toronto. She taught at the University of Toronto, Brock University ...

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Jon Mendelsohn

An adjunct professor in both DLLL and the Writing Department, Jonathan Mendelsohn holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from York University and a CELTA certification from Cambridge University. He ...

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Akiko Mitsui

Akiko Mitsui has taught at York University since 2013. She received her PhD in Second Language Acquisition from Carnegie Mellon University. She also has a BA from Waseda University, an ...

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Parto Pajoohesh

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Beata Piechocinska

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Kevin Reynolds

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Nidhi Sachdeva

Nidhi Sachdeva is a contract faculty member in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics (DLLL). Nidhi has been teaching in DLLL at York University since 2009 and her teaching ...

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Pouneh Saeedi

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Mansour Safdari

Mansour has more than 10 years of experience teaching ESL and communication courses at the college and university level. He has also been a curriculum developer and a teacher trainer ...

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Carmela Shehadi-Mishaiel

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Khatereh Sheibani

Khatereh Sheibani is a scholar, author and curator of Iranian cinema and Persian literature and culture. She has established multiple courses in Persian studies (language, literature and culture) at York ...

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Marina Sherkina-Lieber

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Xiao Ning (Karen) Shi

Xiaoning (Karen) Shi completed her Ph.D. degree in Chinese Literature at Fudan University, master’s degree at Shandong University, and her undergraduate degree (BA in Arts) at Shenyang Teachers College in ...

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Cary Takagaki

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Eri Takahashi

Education PhD in Linguistics, University of MarylandBA in Linguistics, International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan)

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Sara Thompson

Sara Thompson (she/her) is a folklorist & pop culture scholar; she holds a BA(hons) in Celtic Studies from the University of Toronto and an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies at York ...

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Shu-Ying Tsau

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Shiv Upadhyay

Dr. Upadhyay teaches both credit ESL and Linguistics courses at York University. Prior to teaching at York, he taught ESL and Linguistics at different universities and colleges in the USA. ...

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Andrea Valente

Dr. Andrea C. Valente is an educator, researcher, and consultant with solid experience in higher education in different countries for over 20 years. Dr. Valente teaches courses in the field ...

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Kendall Vogh

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Chris Welsh

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David Wilson

Dave Wilson holds a Master's in Sociology from the University of Toronto, Canada and a Bachelor's in Politics and Sociology (Joint Hons.) from The University of York, England. He holds ...

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Youri Zabbal

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