Andrea Phillipson, PhD

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Assistant Professor, Faculty Development Consultant

Phone: 403.440.6228
Office: EL2172i


Postdoctoral Fellow (Centre for Teaching & Learning), Queen’s University
PhD (Kinesiology & Health Studies), Queen’s University
MA (English Language & Literature), Queen’s University
BA (English Language & Literature), Queen’s University

Andrea is deeply committed to inclusive education, and works closely with faculty from across the University to develop their reflective practice and achieve their scholarly and pedagogical aims.

In her undergraduate teaching, Andrea engages students in a historical journey to reevaluate the social and political meanings of sport and physical practices in our society and consider their relationships with the land on which they play.


Professional and scholarly interests

  • Inclusive education
  • Academic writing development
  • Scholarship of Educational Development (SoED)
  • Genealogical history of sport


Selected publications and presentations

Kennedy, A., Upadhyaya, D., Phillipson, A. (2021, November). Decolonial Changemaker Project: Anti-Racist Curriculum Audit. Session facilitated at the Banff Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Mokakiiks Centre for SoTL, AB.

Attas, R., & Phillipson, A. (2021, June). Engaging campus communities in decolonization, Indigenization, reconciliation. Session facilitated at the Lift Each Other Up Summer Gathering, University of Manitoba, MB.

Clark, M., & Phillipson, A. (2021, May). Decolonizing and Indigenizing a first year sport history course: Successes and challenges. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH).

Yeo, M., Boman, J., Mooney, J. A., Phillipson, A., Santos, L., & Smith, E. E. (2019). Inquire, imagine, innovate: A scholarly approach to curriculum practice. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 12, 155-165.

Phillipson, A., Riel, A., & Leger, A. (2018). Between knowing and learning: New instructors’ experiences in Active Learning Classrooms. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 9(1).



Current Grant

Marshall Family Foundation Literacy Grant, January 2022 - December 2023 (co-investigator)
Amount: $10,000
Project: The MRU Writers’ Guild: Evaluating and Developing Faculty Literacy Skills through a Community of Practice

Service to the Discipline

Co-founder and leadership team member, Canadian Higher Education UDL Collective

Meeting Coordinator, Indigenous Knowledges Action Group (part of the former Educational Developers Caucus of STLHE)



Please feel free to adapt and adopt any of these resources for use in your teaching:

Guidelines for Structured Reading Groups

Introduce Yourself! slides for student introductions 

Using Turnitin to Teach Better Citation Practices


What to contact me for?

  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Academic writing (faculty development and student pedagogies and assessments)
  • Support for teaching and learning practice (e.g., class observations, assessments, teaching strategies and approaches such as active learning)
  • Course (re)design