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Art professor Dr. Anne Dymond appointed a Board of Governors Teaching Chair

An ever-evolving instructor who seeks to empower her students to pursue their passions in intelligent, thoughtful and meaningful ways, Dr. Anne Dymond has been named a University of Lethbridge Board of Governors Teaching Chair.

Keen to adapt her teaching methods to the changing needs of her students, Anne Dymond has evolved her teaching philosophy through study and self-evaluation, deconstructing long-entrenched instructional models to create a class environment that celebrates engagement, inclusivity and critical thinking.

Dymond studied both English and Art History at Queen’s University, earning a bachelor’s, a master’s and a doctorate before coming west to the University of Lethbridge in 2000. Beginning as an assistant professor in the Department of Art, she advanced the study of art history and eventually assumed the role of Chair of the department in 2010-11.

Dymond understands that teaching focuses on learning and that all learners have both strengths and challenges. She believes a good teacher must employ multiple techniques to take learners from where they are to where the course objectives want to take them. She seeks to meet her students’ needs through classes that promote active learning and by creating an atmosphere where students assume responsibility for their own learning.

She believes in the philosophy of creating a community of learners that extends beyond the classroom. Her research focus examines ethical actions around diversity in museums and art galleries and she is currently developing a new course centering on art and social justice themes.

Dymond is continually challenging her development as an instructor while urging her students to think critically, test their limits and engage the world as citizens and lifelong learners.

The University is proud to celebrate Dr. Anne Dymond at 2018 Spring Convocation Ceremony III on Friday, June 1 at 9:30 a.m. in the 1st Choice Savings Centre gymnasium.