Mark Lechner

Teaching and Learning Development Grants workshop facilitator and proposal coach
(Fall 2020 - current)




Mark Lechner is a University Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences. He teaches mostly undergraduate courses covering biology topics but is always searching for ways to connect with other fields of study. He has developed and taught laboratory courses and topics from bioinformatics to blood. His newest course "Working for Health" was a course designed to promote student success in the transitions into and out of university. His motivations for teaching come from seeing how much we learn and grow when courses are well designed and organized but also intentionally allow for spontaneity and creativity. Mark's teaching practice has been honed by many productive failures and countless discussions with colleagues. He has received three TLDGs from the ISTLD, which have examined new assessment design, curriculum revision, and decolonization. He is still working on these.