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Peter Paolucci, Ph.D.

Peter Paolucci

Peter Paolucci teaches English literature at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He has interests in editing Shakespeare, computer applications to literary and editorial scholarship, quantitative stylistics, and faculty support work through pedagogy and technology. He is the winner of two awards for excellence in teaching: the York-wide SCOTL award, and the former Faculty of Arts Dean's award for Excellence in Teaching.

He has been an executive peer reviewer for the Journal of Educational Technology & Society since 2000 and is also a member of the Shaksper Book Review Panel, a sub-committee of the Global Electronic Shakespeare Conference. He was also the inaugural coordinator for this review panel.

Dr. Paolucci has more than 30 years experience as a consultant in the pedagogy of instruction by videoconferencing. His experience in faculty development also includes helping faculty to apply project management skills to grant recipients and improving faculty awareness of plagiarism by teaching faculty how students cheat.  

Finally, Dr. Paolucci holds a Certificate in the Psychology of the Web (Internet Addiction: How to Assess and Treat the Disorder; Cybersex and Internet Sex Addiction; Children, Technology, Parenting and the Future; and Therapeutic Interventions in Cyberspace). Zur Institute: Online Continuing Education For Mental Health Professionals. May 16, 2018

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Email:paolucci@learncanada.org


Janet Melo-Thaiss, MA., PhD (abd) York

Janet Melo-Thaiss

Janet Melo-Thaiss. Janet teaches English literature and Humanities at York University in Toronto, Ontario. For over 15 years, she has also taught via online for several American universities. Her dissertation, entitled "The Enemy Without and Within: Anxiety and Paranoia in Contemporary Canadian and American Literature," theorizes how the 49th parallel signifies a boundary that marks a differing focus of worries as figured in the literary imagination of both nations.

Janet is the recipient of two teaching awards at York University, one in the Division of Humanities and one on the School of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. She has been part of the Mindfulness Leadership Training program at York University since 2015 and she shares her expertise in this are through workshops at The Mindful Prof. You can also take online courses with her in Time Management and Efficiency at Skill Share (Less To-Dos and Get More Done). Janet draws on her years of experience teaching and counselling in York's Fundamentals of Learning program, an intense year-long course that helps students improve their academic skills along with their psychological and mental health challenges.

Her research interests include composition and rhetoric as well as psychoanalytic and philosophical theory. She is also engaged in the development of pedagogy for electronic delivery of post-secondary education. As well, being committed to lifelong learning, she works with the Continuing Education department at York to develop courses for Adult learners via both traditional and online delivery.

In addition to her academic skills, Janet also has extensive experience with editing and writing outside of the academy. Her work as Senior Editor and Writer for the private and public sector includes editing and writing legal, financial and business material. She has also taught Business Writing for both MBA students (Cardean University) as well as College (Seneca College).

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Email: janetmt@learncanada.org


Ed Fenner, BA (hons)

Edward Fenner

Ed Fenner. Ed specializes in knowledge distillation, information refurbishment, and communications repurposing. Edward has over 25 years experience in developing technical communications, corporate & marketing communications, public relations, and news writing. His repertoire is extensive and he has a high-degree of interdisciplinarity. Edward is uniquely comfortable with technical, scientific, and academic writing styles as he is with journalism, prose fiction, poetry, and playwriting or scriptwriting. Whether you need a diversely-experienced writer, a highly-skilled editor, or transliteration specialist, look no further than Edward Fenner.

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Email: efenner@learncanada.org