Zoe Morris

Associate Director, Educational Development

Curriculum & Instruction Division

Zoe Morris

Associate Director, Educational Development

Curriculum & Instruction Division


I am excited and humbled to be working with CEE’s Educational Development team within the Curriculum and Instruction Division (CID). As Associate Director for Educational Development, my goal is to contribute to a positive, accessible, and successful learning experience for all SFU students. To support this vision, I work with the ED Team and our collaborators, to listen to the wants and needs of instructors, TAs, staff, and administration and provide evidenced-based support, resources, and professional development for educators as they explore their own  authentic teaching and learning practice. 

I have had the wonderful experience to work and learn in several universities. Prior to arriving at SFU in January 2021, I was the Assistant Director for TA Development and Recognition at the University of Georgia's Center for Teaching and Learning, where I taught graduate pedagogy courses, facilitated TA orientations and ongoing TA professional development, and contributed to faculty development through workshops and course redesign institutes. I moved to Georgia from London, Ontario, where I  completed my PhD in Anthropology (bioarchaelogy) at Western University and worked for several years in their Centre for Teaching and Learning. I completed my MA at Louisiana State University, working with their forensic anthropologist and teaching first year anthropology. 

From these experiences, I bring to SFU a curiosity to grow through engagement with SFU’s teaching and learning community as well as an interdisciplinary perspective to my support of educators, rooted in my academic background and educational development work in Ontario and Georgia. What does that mean? I am excited to meet each and every instructor here at SFU and hear more about their teaching motivations and goals. 

Perhaps more important, I am a mother to two young and voracious explorers, a gardener in whatever space I can find, and gentle hiker who has happily returned to Vancouver after a 23 year hiatus.

Selected Presentations and Publications

2019 Chen D., Patrito Hannon, N., Olsen, K.O., and Morris, Z.H. 
ED Grant for Exchanges (EDGEs): Honing Our Craft in Community. POD Annual Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. 

2019 Morris, Z.H.
Key Note: Academic Diversity Statements. May Conference on Teaching for Graduate Students, Western University.

2019 Brunow, B.; Ciarimboli, E.; Covard, N.; Huggins, C.; Hunt, A.; Fresk, K.; Eubig, P.;Morris, Z.H.; Singh, T.  
Beyond Content: Exploring the Critical Link between Active Learning and Student Development, April 11th. University Systems Georgia (USG) Teaching and Learning Conference. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

2017 Morris, Z.H. and Kuusinen, C.M. 
Why Are We Talking About This? Engaging All Students in Purposeful Classroom Discussions, February 16. Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. February 16. Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. 

2017 Morris, Z.H, Horan, E., Barnes, M., Catalana, S., Coffman, R., Ishibashi, C.
Evaluating How a Graduate Student Learning Community Can Enhance Teaching, Collaborative, and Mentorship Competency Development. February 16. Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. 

2016 Morris, Z.H.
Lecture Hall Labs: Creating Effective, Portable Hands-on Activities to Encourage Student Engagement and Small Group Work in Lecture Hall Courses. The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education International Annual Conference. London, ON.

2016 Morris, Z., White, C., Hodgetts, L. and Longstaffe, F. 
Maize Provisioning of Ontario Late Woodland Turkeys: Isotopic Evidence of Seasonal, Cultural, Spatial and Temporal Variation. Journal of Archaeological Science: Turkey Husbandry and Domestication: Recent Scientific Advances.

2011 Matzutis, D., Morris, Z. and Olsen, K. 
Leadership at the Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Levels. A Research Study Presented to the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) the Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, Richard Ivey School of Business. Electronic Document: https://vanier.gc.ca/en/pdf/leadership_report_e.pdf