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Curriculum Vitae

Alison Mann, Ph.D. 

Location: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA


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PhD. in Education, University of Toronto, OISE                                                2022

Department of Curriculum, Teaching & Learning 


Master of Arts, University of Toronto, OISE                                                     2014

Collaborative Specialisation:

Knowledge Media Design Institute (U of T Faculty of Information)


Bachelor of Education, York University                                                            1998

Junior-Intermediate Qualifications 


Honours Bachelor of Arts University of Waterloo                                            1995

Fine Arts Studio Major






Assistant Teaching Professor                                                                           2022

Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts Programs

Ontario Tech University 

Course coordinator for Foundations I 

  • Responsible for weekly lecture videos, curriculum delivery, and supporting Foundations section instructors

Instructor for Bachelor of Education Program courses including Foundations I, II, III course sections, Equity and

Diversity, Learning in Digital Contexts, Action Research and Reflective Practice, and Independent Inquiry and Internship. 

  • Responsible for course preparation and planning, delivery and collaboration with course colleagues

Instructor for Bachelor of Arts (Educational Studies) courses including Adult Assessment in Education and Graphic Design and Digital Technology

  • Updated course content where required, developed and delivered course content to incorporate EDI initiatives

Service work in this role includes B.Ed. Hiring Committee, B.Ed. syllabus reviewer, B.A. program EDI consulting, Awards Committee (2022), Review Committee, and Annual EDI Conference Committee (2021/2022)

Limited Term Faculty Member and Sessional Instructor & University Liaison      2018-2020

Bachelor of Education

Ontario Tech University 

Instructor for Bachelor of Education Foundations III 

  • Responsible for delivering course content, conducting on-site school visits, and providing professional guidance

ABQ instructor for Social Sciences and Humanities course

  • Developed innovative AQ courses in a fully online context


Co-instructor, Graduate Program                                                                     2017-2018

 University of Toronto 

Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, OISE

Co-instructor for graduate-level teacher education courses:  Foundations in Curriculum and Autobiographical Contexts in Education

  • Delivered  media education and production component of the course with a focus on video advocacy for social justice issues 

  • Responsible for leading workshops in podcasting and video production work and lecturing on ethical conduct and copyright issues in online media production

  • Maintained course learning management system (Schoology, Canvas)


Teaching Assistant                                                                                            2012-2013

Media Studies Program (undergraduate)

University of Toronto 

  • Assisted with lectures, graded written assignments and exams, communicated with students regarding lecture themes and assignments, invigilated exams, and collaborated with the lecturer to assist with course delivery


Online Instructor                                                                                              2013-2019

 Pamoja Global Education 

 International Baccalaureate (IB) Film Studies course Instructor

  • Responsible for the online instruction of a two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Film Studies course with international students

  • Taught students through an engaging collaborative online learning environment experience using a variety of best practices and online tools including, threaded discussions, blogging, collaborative video conferencing,  and flipped classroom strategies using Canvas (Instructure) and D2L (Desire to Learn) platforms


Intermediate and Secondary School Teacher                                                   2001-2012

Toronto District School Board

Intermediate level teacher for specialized CYBERarts Program

  • Taught core subjects and arts-based lessons for CyberARTS; an enhanced multimedia program for visual arts students at the intermediate level.  

Secondary School Teacher

  • Successfully delivered Intermediate/Senior level courses including Career Studies, Canadian History, Civics, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Film and Video, English Media Studies,  and Business Studies

  • Taught IB Senior-level courses and served as IB Creativity, Action, Service school coordinator

  • Routinely incorporated emerging technologies into classroom activities including podcasting, blogging and videoconferencing

  • Designed and delivered an Interdisciplinary Studies course on Documentary Film Studies 




International Team Lead/Examiner                                                                   2013-present

International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) 

  • Online examiner and team leader for IB assessments including independent study, oral presentation and portfolio work (film)

  • As team lead, responsible for online training and support for international examiners

  • Collaborated in the  standardization and moderation process for  international assessments


Assistant Curriculum Leader for the Arts/IB Teacher                                        2007-2012

 Parkdale Collegiate Institute, TDSB 

  • As IB Arts leader, responsible for school programming and IB curriculum delivery

  • Appointed school co-chair of Equity Committee

  • Partnered with community-based interest groups such as Roma Community Centre, Parkdale Village BIA to create meaningful connections to school curriculum

  • Engaged students in social justice and equity issues during media and film classes through the creation of award-winning videos on anti-racism (Government of Canada) as well as two documentaries on Roma youth in Toronto

  • Collaborator and lead teacher for Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) partnership to build an online portal for youth media

  • School lead for REEL Canada Film Festival and Annual Mosaic Arts Festival


Curriculum Leader and Media/Film Teacher                                                     2004-2007

 Ursula Franklin Academy, TDSB 

  • Department Head for School-Wide Initiatives responsible for the collaborative development of school-wide policies and procedures including a school trip policy, assessment and evaluation policy, and an academic eligibility policy

  • Promoted and supported Media Literacy and the use of multimedia tools across the curriculum through professional development workshops for staff and involvement in a major partnership with the University of Toronto’s Adaptive Technology Resource Centre 




Research Assistant                                                                                            2017-2022

St. Francis Xavier University 

  • Video editor for international educational scholar interview series (ongoing project spanning 20 years)

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of a website dedicated to global educational scholars

  • Provided online/in-person support for video archiving


Digital Research Lab Assistant                                                                          2013-2018

Pepper Project

University of Toronto

  • Collaborated with a team of 15-20 researchers on the development of Pepper, a learning management system unique to the University of Toronto (OISE)

  • Presented lab work at international/national conferences with colleagues


Graduate Assistant/Video Producer                                                                 2014-2020

University of Toronto, OISE 

  • Responsible for the research and production of a widely-screened documentary about educational scholar Maxine Greene 

  • Handled background archival research, recorded interviews, videotaped B roll, and all aspects of editing/ sound editing 



Learning Reimagined Award                                                                            2023

Celebrate Teaching Awards Ontario Tech University


Grant Contributor                                                                                            2022

Ontario Tech U e-Campus Grant  Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive Assessment


Grant Contributor                                                                                            2022

University of Toronto e-Campus Grant Designing Meaningful Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussion in Online Course: Integrating Alternative Forms of Communication in Online Discussions 


Award Recipient                                                                                               2022

Minister of Colleges and Universities' Award of Excellence, Ministry of Colleges & Universities


Honourable Mention ($1,000)                                                                          2019

 SSHRC 2019 Storyteller Contest


Conference Grant Recipient ($400, $600)                                                        2016, 2019

School of Graduate Studies (SGS) University of Toronto


Annual Educator Spotlight                                                                               2019

Educator Spotlight, Pamoja Education


​Foundation Scholarship Recipient ($550 US)                                                   2019

Association for Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) E-learn Conference


Ph.D. Graduate Fellowship Funding Package Recipient ($50,406)                    2014-2018

University of Toronto, 


Recipient of Excellent in Teaching Award ($1,000)                                          2011

Excellence in Teaching Award: Secondary Ontario Teachers’ Federation, Spring


Winner of Canada’s Most Inspiring Teacher contest ($5,000)                          2011

Education First Tours


Recipient of National Technology Innovation Award ($1000)                          2006

The Learning Partnership, Canada


Recipient of Anne Hope Social Justice Award                                                 2006

Toronto District School Board



  • Teaching in Higher Education training course, University of Toronto                 2018

  • Pamoja Online Education Teacher Training & Orientation Certification            2013

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) training for CAS Coordinator.                           2011

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) training for Film Studies                                    2010

  • Media Specialist Qualifications, York University                                                   2005

  • Senior Basic Visual Arts Additional Qualification University of Toronto             2002

  • Bilingual Certificate                                                                                                1991

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