Dr. Heidi Marsh

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Heidi Marsh
Associate Vice-President, Teaching & Learning


As Associate Vice-President, Teaching and Learning, Dr. Heidi Marsh leads the Teaching and Learning Exchange (TLX), where she oversees college-wide activities related to faculty professional development, educational technology, and teaching and learning innovation and excellence, including the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). As an educator and leader, she prioritizes courage, inclusion, innovation, and human connection. 

Heidi has over fifteen years’ experience in higher education, both in the college and university sectors. Since joining George Brown as the Director of Faculty Professional Development & Academic Technology in 2021, Heidi has led a number of college-wide initiatives, including the Online Education Pilot Project, as well as the recent Learning Management System (LMS) Transition project. She has advocated for and built a strong teaching and learning team and mandate, inaugurating the annual teaching and learning conference, building new ways to connect within the teaching and learning community, and increasing the range and reach of TLX professional learning initiatives. Heidi is also co-chair of the Academic Integrity Taskforce.  

Before joining GBC, Heidi worked at Humber College for six years, first as the Director of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and later as acting Director, Teaching and Learning. Prior to that, Heidi taught psychology at a number of institutions, including the University of Western Ontario, Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and York University. She is an accomplished scientist and scholar, with a track -record of success in academic publishing, both as an author and an editor, with over 25 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She was also the inaugural editor of the Journal of Innovation in Polytechnic Education. Her research has garnered funding from both provincial and federal governments, including an NSERC post-doctoral fellowship, and was featured on CBC Radio’s national science program, Quirks and Quarks.  

Heidi holds a PhD and Master of Arts in Cognitive Psychology from York University, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biology and Psychology from Queen’s University. Her research interests include faculty development, 21st century learning spaces, and metacognition.