Current Dewey Fellows

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, PhD

Dewey Fellow (January 2018 - December 2018)

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences at SFU.  She received her PhD from SFU in 2005, in the field of Molecular Genetics. She began teaching at SFU, as a limited term lecturer, in the Fall of 2004. Teaching mainly Genetics and Developmental Biology, she continues to do a little genetic research in collaboration with a colleague at Western Washington University, and with the help of an army of undergraduates at SFU. Educational interests include student motivation, metacognition and student self-efficacy. Kathleen has twice been nominated for SFU’s excellence in teaching awards and was a National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences, for the year 2012-2013. Kathleen received a Teaching and Learning Development grant to study the impact of student self-reflection and metacognitive instruction on learning gains and student attitude.


Michael Filimowicz, PhD

Dewey Fellow (September 2017-August 2018)

Michael Filimowicz is a multi-disciplinary artist and researcher working at the overlapping boundaries of media forms. He is founder of the Cinesonika International Film Festival and Conference of Sound Design, Co-Editor of The Soundtrack academic journal, and general editor of the new Routledge Series, Foundations in Sound Design. He has three research areas: 1) development of new forms of multimodal and audiovisual display, 2) computational creativity in pedagogy and curriculum development, and 3) exploring new syntheses between digital humanities and third wave human-computer interaction. His first book is recently out, Teaching Computational Creativity, with Cambridge University Press. He is a Senior Lecturer in SIAT and Faculty Director of the Philosophers’ Café program.


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