Chris Ostrowdun, PhD

Chris Ostrowdun

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Postdoctoral Fellow in the Mokakiiks Centre for SoTL



PhD, Educational Research (Learning Sciences), University of Calgary
MA, Educational Research (Technology), University of Calgary
BSc, Physics and Astrophysics, University of Calgary

Chris Ostrowdun (PhD) is a Postdoctoral Fellow based in the Mokakiiks Centre for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. His research focuses on issues of equity, disability, and inclusion in education. Informed by sociocultural and critical approaches, his work seeks to investigate and disrupt systems and practices of inequity.


Professional and scholarly interests

  • Disability studies
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
  • Equity and social justice in education
  • Design based research, interaction analysis, artifact analysis
  • Academic writing and publication
  • Students as Partners in SoTL


Selected publications and presentations

Chick, N., Ostrowdun, C., Abbot, S., Mercer-Mapstone, L., & Grensavitch, K. (2021). Naming is power: Citation practices in SoTL. Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 9(2).

Lock, J., Johnson, C., Hill, L., Ostrowdun, C., & da Rosa dos Santos, L. (2021). From assistants to partners: A framework for graduate students as partners in SoTL research. Teaching & Learning Inquiry, 9(2).

Clark, D. B., Ostrowdun, C., Rothschuh, S., & Purzer, S. (2021). Assessing students’ design processes and design outcomes. International Journal of Engineering Education, 37(3), 672–689.

Ostrowdun, C. P. (2020). Representations of inclusion: How pre-service teachers understand and apply inclusion across situations. Exceptionality Education International, 30(3), 102–123.


What to contact me for:

  • Developing a SoTL research project
  • Developing research designs using methodologies and methods such as qualitative approaches, visual/artifact analysis, observations, interaction analysis, and thematic analysis
  • Developing an ethics application
  • Publication and dissemination