Rob McTavish

Program Director

Curriculum and Instruction Division

Rob McTavish

Program Director

Curriculum and Instruction Division

Biography

Hello, I started at SFU as a student in 1994 and started working various roles at SFU the following year. I obtained my PhD in educational psychology here at SFU, with a focus on study behaviour in an online environment. My MA looked at cognitive load and interface design, specifically the design of learning management systems.

I didn't complete high school until after my PhD, and got interested in teaching and learning when I began a leadership role in Canadian Armed Forces.

I have worked internationally with various funding partners and spent an entire year overseas on one project in Sri Lanka. International work has been a passion of mine since my first overseas stint in the 1980's as a UN Peace Keeper.