Ashlyne O’Neil (she/they) is a Learning Specialist in the Office of Open Learning, where she has worked in various capacities since early 2017. Initially impassioned by the desire to help marginalized people live better lives, she completed her B.A.[H] and M.A. in psychology, in addition to a post-graduate certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science. Through her experiences in the Foundations of University Teaching Certificate and subsequent PhD internship with OOL, she began her journey into educational development, recognizing the power of the field to make a difference in the lives of both students and instructors in higher education. Ashlyne's personal research interests include the measurement of and discourses around student success, and how these ideas intersect with individual characteristics such as emotional intelligence, and social variables such as disciplinary cultures, course design, instructor pedagogy, and institutional student supports. Excited about the educational opportunities afforded by technology and critical pedagogy, she now engages in the Scholarship of Online Teaching and Learning and manages the University of Windsor's Peer-Assisted Learning Sessions (PALS) program which strategically supports students enrolled in historically difficult 'gateway' courses, and was Canada's first 'Supplemental Instruction' initiative to offer online sessions.
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