Teaching and Supervision

McGill’s Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs)

PhD Supervision 
Jean Archambeault
Catalin Bidian
Zoé de Geofroy
Peymon Montazeri

Current Courses
GLIS 602 – Integrating Research & Practice  
GLIS 620 – Managing Information Organizations
GLIS 625 – Information Architecture
GLIS 664 – Knowledge Networks (formally Communities of Practice)

Teaching Philosophy 

I joined the School of Information Studies at McGill University in the Fall of 2013. I am a enthusiastic and passionate teacher who has received excellent reviews from students, as well as five commendations for teaching excellence. My teaching philosophy focuses on encouraging students to actively develop a theoretical foundation of the subject area and be able to apply theoretical principles in practice. This involves exposing students to exemplary work or literature reviews to assist them in learning key concepts, models, frameworks and methodologies. Once they have acquired an appropriate theoretical foundation, I incorporate practice-based teaching methods into the learning process. Some examples include the use of case analysis, interactions with industry partners, and the assignment of term-long group work that simulates actual project objectives and deliverables. I also provide regular and detailed feedback to aid in enhancement of student understanding. To encourage engagement and constructive debates, I incorporate e-learning (e.g. supplemental online video lectures, collaboration and discussion), which, in turn, creates additional opportunities for richer discussion, guest lectures, case studies, and leading-edge research in the classroom. This has the effect of further empowering students and allowing them to absorb material and study at a pace more comfortable for them.

Teaching Experience
2017 – 2018
Assistant Professor
GLIS 602 – Integrating Research & Practice
GLIS 625 – Information Architecture
School of Information Studies
McGill University

2016 – 2017
Assistant Professor
GLIS 602 – Integrating Research & Practice
GLIS 620 – Managing Information Organizations
GLIS 625 – Information Architecture
GLIS 664 – Knowledge Networks (formally Communities of Practice)
School of Information Studies
McGill University

2015 – 2016
Assistant Professor
GLIS 620 – Managing Information Organizations
GLIS 625 – Information Architecture
GLIS 664 – Knowledge Networks (formally Communities of Practice)
School of Information Studies
McGill University

2014 – 2015
Assistant Professor
GLIS 620 – Information Agency Management
GLIS 664 – Knowledge Networks (formally Communities of Practice)
School of Information Studies
McGill University

2013 – 2014
Assistant Professor
GLIS 620 – Information Agency Management
GLIS 664 – Knowledge Networks (formally Communities of Practice)
School of Information Studies
McGill University

2012 – 2013
Adjunct Instructor
INF1003: Information Systems, Services and Design
Faculty of Information – iSchool (Masters Program)
The University of Toronto

Course Instructor / Designer
MGD422: Management of Technological Innovation,
CCT424: Strategic Innovation,
MGD423: Technology in Organizations,
CCT225: Information Systems
Digital Enterprise Management, Communication Culture and Information Technology, University of Toronto at Mississauga

2011 – 2012
Course Instructor / Designer
Technology in Organizations & Information Systems
Digital Enterprise Management,
Communication Culture and Information Technology,
University of Toronto at Mississauga

2010 – 2011
Course Instructor / Designer
Technology in Organizations & Information Systems
Digital Enterprise Management,
Communication Culture and Information Technology,
University of Toronto at Mississauga

Teaching Assistant
Administrative Decision Making in Information Organizations
Faculty of Information Masters Program, University of Toronto

2009 – 2010
Course Instructor / Designer
Technology in Organizations & Information Systems
Digital Enterprise Management,
Communication Culture and Information Technology,
University of Toronto at Mississauga

Teaching Assistant
Administrative Decision Making in Information Organizations
Faculty of Information Masters Program, University of Toronto

2008 – 2009
Course Instructor / Designer

Technology in Organizations
& Information Systems
Digital Enterprise Management,
Communication Culture and Information Technology,
University of Toronto at Mississauga

Teaching Assistant
Administrative Decision Making in Information Organizations
Faculty of Information Masters Program, University of Toronto

2007 – 2008
Course Instructor / Designer
Technology in Organizations

Digital Enterprise Management,
Communication Culture and Information Technology,
University of Toronto at Mississauga

2006 – 2007
Course Instructor / Designer
Technology in Organizations & Information Systems
Digital Enterprise Management,
Communication Culture and Information Technology,
University of Toronto at Mississauga

2005 – 2006
Course Instructor / Designer
Technology in Organizations
Digital Enterprise Management,
Communication Culture and Information Technology,
University of Toronto at Mississauga

Teaching Assistant / Lecturer
International Business
Department of Management, University of Toronto at Mississauga

Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Strategic Management
Department of Management, University of Toronto at Mississauga

Teaching Assistant / Lecturer
Management of Information Organizations
Faculty of Information Masters Program, University of Toronto

2004 – 2005
Teaching Assistant / Lecturer
Analysis for Decision and Control
Department of Management, University of Toronto at Mississauga

Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Marketing
Department of Management, University of Toronto at Mississauga

Teaching Assistant
Management in a Changing Environment
Department of Management, University of Toronto at Mississauga

Teaching Assistant
Introduction to Management Fundamentals
Department of Management, University of Toronto at Mississauga