Teaching

Mary Jean Teaching

I have taught in community-based settings and played a variety of academic teaching roles in disciplines ranging adult education, anthropology, disability studies and equity studies, gerontology and women’s studies. Through my experience in community development and my academic training as an anthropologist and adult educator I have come to be recognized for bringing together diverse experiences across the university and community organizations in my pedagogy. I am regularly asked to give workshops, guest lectures and other presentations to classes at universities across Canada and the United States. I also mentor graduate students as a thesis committee member in Family Studies and Gerontology at Mount Saint Vincent University.

Graduate Thesis Committees

  • Emily Hubley – “Examining End-of-Life Care within Long-Term Care Facilities in the Context of Nova Scotia”
    Family Studies and Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University, 2019-present
  • Anne Gillies – “The Role of Family Councils in Long Term Care Facilities in Nova Scotia”
    Family Studies and Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University, 2019

Course Development

  • FSGN 3450 Care Policies
    Family Studies and Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University, 2018

Course Instructor

  • FSGN 1101 Introduction to Gerontology
    Family Studies and Gerontology, Mount Saint Vincent University, 2019
  • DST 613 Strategies for Community Building
    School of Disability Studies, Ryerson University, Summer 2017, 2018

Teaching Assistant

  • NEW 241 Introduction to Disability Studies
    Equity Studies, New College, University of Toronto, 2014-2017
  • NEW 270 Foundations for Community Engagement
    Equity Studies, New College, University of Toronto, Fall 2015
  • ANTH 111 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    Anthropology, University of Saskatchewan, Fall 2008
  • ANTH 231 Cross Cultural Perspectives on Health Systems
    Anthropology, University of Saskatchewan, Fall 2008

Please contact me for a current copy of my teaching dossier.