Nanda Dimitrov

CEE Senior Director

Centre for Educational Excellence

Nanda Dimitrov

CEE Senior Director

Centre for Educational Excellence

Biography

I am an educational developer and intercultural communication scholar. My faculty development work focuses on intercultural learning in diverse classrooms, faculty mentorship, graduate supervision across cultures, and interculturalizing the curriculum. I have been teaching in higher education for over 20 years, both at the at the graduate and undergraduate level, face to face and online. I served as Director and Associate Director (Graduate Programs) at the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Western University for over 12 years.

My research on intercultural teaching competence with educational developer colleague Aisha Haque (Western) received the Christine Stanley Award for Inclusion and Diversity Research in Educational Development (Dimitrov and Haque, 2017), and we have had the privilege of speaking about our research and facilitating faculty development programs at over a dozen Canadian higher education institutions, and at universities in Switzerland, Hong Kong and Japan. I hold a Ph.D. and M.A. in Intercultural Communication and Comparative International Education from the University of Minnesota (2004), and a B.A. in English Literature and Linguistics jointly from ELTE University (Hungary) and Graceland University (USA).

Recent publications

Garson, K., Dimitrov, N., & Bourque Bearskin, L. (Editors). (2019). Learning at Intercultural Intersections: Indigenization, Internationalization and Intercultural Learning. New Directions in Teaching and Learning (Special Issue). 157, 7-12. Wiley Periodicals. doi.org/10.1002/tl.20326

Dimitrov, N. & Haque, A. (2017). Intercultural Teaching Competence in the Disciplines. In Pérez, G. M. G. & Rojas-Primus, C. (Eds.) Promoting Intercultural Communication Competencies in Higher Education. (pp. 89-119). IGI Global: Hershey, PA.

Dimitrov, N. & Haque, A. (2016). Intercultural Teaching Competence: A Multidisciplinary Framework for Instructor Reflection. Intercultural Education: Learning at Intercultural Intersections. 27(5). 437-456. doi:10.1080/14675986.2016.1240502

Meadows, K.N, Olsen, K.C., Dimitrov, N. and Dawson, D. L. (2015). Evaluating the Differential Impact of Teaching Assistant Training Programs on International Graduate Student Teaching. Canadian Journal of Higher Education Special Issue: Enhancing the Quality of Graduate Student Teaching 45(3), 34-55.

Dimitrov, N., Dawson, D., Meadows, K., Olsen, K. (2014). Developing the Intercultural Competence of Graduate Students. Canadian Journal of Higher Education special issue: Preparing International Graduate Students for the Canadian Global Workplace. 44(3), 86-103.

Dimitrov, N., Meadows, K., Kustra, E., Ackerson, T., Prada, L., Baker, N., Boulos, P., McIntyre, G., & Potter, M. K. (2013). Assessing Graduate Teaching Development Programs for Impact on Future Faculty. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.

Dawson, D., Dimitrov, N., Meadows, K. N., & Olsen, K. (2013). Bridging the gap: The impact of the Teaching in the Canadian Classroom program on the teaching effectiveness of international teaching assistants. Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.