Dr. Beth Marquis is an Assistant Professor in the Arts & Science Program and the School of the Arts, and also serves as Associate Director (Research) at the Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation, and Excellence in Teaching. Since joining the Arts & Science program in 2012-13, she has taught or coordinated a range of classes, including ARTSSCI 1B03 / Writing, ARTSSCI 3B03 / Technology and Society I, ARTSSCI 3F03 / Experiential Project in Teaching and Learning, ARTSSCI 4CB3 / Education Inquiry, and ARTSSCI 4CP3 / Media Inquiry. She also co-teaches (with Dr. Mat Savelli) ARTSSCI 1C03 / Inquiry: Global Challenges.
Dr. Marquis received an Honours BA in Psychology and Theatre & Film Studies from McMaster, an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University, and a PhD in Film and Performance Studies from the University of Toronto. Her teaching and research interests include documentary film and media, local histories of film exhibition and reception, and teaching and learning in higher education (with particular foci on education for social justice, student-faculty pedagogical partnership, and the scholarship of teaching and learning). Her work in these areas has been published in journals such as The Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Higher Education Research & Development, Teaching in Higher Education, The International Journal for Academic Development, The Journal of Film & Video, Studies in Documentary Film, and The Journal of Popular Film and Television. She regularly partners with undergraduate students on teaching and learning research, and is currently Senior Editor of The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and co-editor of The International Journal for Students as Partners.