Erika Kustra, Ph.D

Office: Room #2242 Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering 
Phone: (519) 253-3000, ext. 4842

Dr. Kustra is an Associate Professor in the Applied Social Psychology area. Erika has been at the University of Windsor since 2008, is Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning, and joined the Department of Psychology in 2019.

She is Past-Chair of the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) and has been and educational developer for over 20 years - facilitating over 200 workshops nationally and internationally. Erika completed her post-doctoral work in physiological psychology at McMaster University, and was an educational developer in the Centre for Leadership in Learning there for ten years. She has taught small and large classes with undergraduates, graduates and faculty using a variety of active learning methods including discussions, inquiry, and problem-based learning. Erika was part of a collaborative team that won the national Alan Blizzard Teaching Award, and has received the Leadership Award at the University of Windsor.  She currently teaches in the University Teaching Certificate and supervises graduate research related to teaching and learning in higher education.

Erika has research interests and publications focusing on teaching and learning in higher education including quality enhancement of teaching and learning in higher education, teaching culture, educational leadership, assessing impact of educational development, scholarly teaching, learning outcomes, conference design, and most recently the support for Indigenizing curriculum. She co-authored guides on Leading Effective Discussions, Learning Outcomes Assessment and Educational Developer’s Portfolio. She is leading a multi-institutional SSHRC project exploring teaching culture.