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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
As an applied linguist, Dr. Ali Hadidi teaches academic English, social science, and humanities to English language learners. He has designed and taught several English for academic purposes courses which ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Education PhD in Linguistics, University of MarylandBA in Linguistics, International Christian University (Tokyo, Japan)
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...