Alison Mann, Ph.D
Alison Mann is an accomplished educator with over 24 years of experience in teaching at both K-12 and post-secondary levels. She is currently a teaching professor in the Faculty of Education at Ontario Tech University, where she teaches a range of courses in the B.A. and B.Ed. programs, including Creating Digital Tools, Design Thinking and Visual Design, Foundations of Education, and Equity and Diversity.
Alison holds a Ph.D. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), where her research focused on collaborative media production in global online learning environments. Her work investigates how restructuring pedagogical practices can enhance intercultural communication and collaboration in increasingly diverse global online learning environments, ultimately improving student engagement and meaningful cross-cultural interactions.
Drawing on her disciplinary background in film production and media education, Alison's research interests also include critical media literacy, instructional video production, and using video and audio tools to boost student presence in online contexts. She has shared her expertise as a guest speaker at national and international conferences, where she has discussed media education in Ontario and participatory film production with youth.
Alison is also an experienced filmmaker, having co-produced a documentary film on influential feminist educator and thinker Maxine Greene.