Congratulations to Jessica Whitehead for winning the 2022 A&S Superior Teaching Award for Sessional Lecturers. Jessica is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Italian Studies and the Cinema Studies Institute.
Jessica Whitehead’s research focuses on screen cultures in North America. She has taught courses in Italian Studies, Cinema Studies and Book and Media Studies. She has published widely, and is also the coordinator of U of T’s Teaching and Learning Community of Practice. Whitehead has succeeded in fostering a safe and inclusive classroom environment for students, and has co-authored a faculty resource guide for students with different learning styles. She deploys multiple pedagogic innovations in her teaching, and her work with the Online Learning Academy was recently recognized with an Excellence Through Innovation award.