Curriculum Vitae

 

Education 

Ph.D. Education, University of New Hampshire                                                     2012

M.Sc. Experiential Education, Minnesota State University                                   2004

Honours Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation, Lakehead University                       1999

B.A. Geography Major, Lakehead University                                                          1999                                                               

 

Academic & Professional Work

Experience
 

  

Dean, Strategic Initiatives and Learning Transformation              2016-present

Coast Mountain College                                                                      Terrace, BC  

 

Not-For-Profit General Manager                                                         2014-2016

Path of the Paddle Association                                                           Thunder Bay, ON                                                                                     

Assistant Professor (Acting Director), Education Department      2012-2014 (2013-2014)

Ambrose University                                                                              Calgary, AB

Instructor, Workplace Essential Skills Course                                   2011-2012

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies                               Prince Albert, SK

 

Instructor/Research Assistant/Graduate Assistant                          2007-2010

University of New Hampshire                                                              Durham, NH

 

Program Facilitator                                                                                2007-2010

The Browne Center for Innovative Learning                                     Durham, NH

 

Program Director/Instructor (B.A. Recreation Leadership)            2001-2006

Briercrest College                                                                                  Caronport, SK

Cross Canada Paddler & Motivational Speaker                                1999-2001

Many Waters Expedition                                                                       Parry Sound, ON

 

Business Owner, Canoe-tripping company for children                 1995-1998

FROG Expeditions                                                                                  Parry Sound, ON

Teaching
Contributions

Dean, Strategic Initiatives and Learning Transformation, Terrace, BC, 2016-Present

  • Institutional Strategic Plan Implementation

  • Project Management including Universal Design of Learning, Work Integrated Learning and Indigenization

  • Budget Management

  • Staff Management

  • Program and Curriculum Review (75+ Programs)

  • Faculty Support and Network (100+ instructors)

  • Oversee Quality Assurance Processes including creating Program Review Policy and Procedures

  • 2018-19, Center of Learning Transformation engaged 92% of Instructors for an average of 27 hours of engagement per participating instructor in such endeavours as Paddles and Pedagogy, Yurt teaching lab, 'Eat, Share, Grow - on teaching international students', classroom observations, one to one meetings & coaching, community of practice and courses in teaching and learning

General Manager, Path of the Paddle Association, Thunder Bay, ON, 2014-2016

  • Budget Management

  • Strategic Planning

  • Trail Development and Maintenance (1200km Water Trail from Manitoba to Thunder Bay)

  • Marketing

  • Staff Management

  • Networking and Partnership Building

Acting Director, Education Program, Ambrose University, Calgary, AB, July 2013-July 2014

  • Budget Management

  • Program Advisory Council

  • Faculty and Sessional Management (3 faculty, 8 sessional instructors, 1 administrative assistant)

  • Admissions

  • Student Advising (45 students)

  • Field Education School Relations

  • Strategic Planning (Tuition Review, Curriculum Development, Field Education)

  • Event Management (Student Orientations, Field Education Orientations, Program Days, Graduation Banquet)

  • Promotion and public relations work

 

Program Director, Recreation Leadership Program, Briercrest College, Caronport, SK

2001-2006

  • Staff Management

  • Equipment purchasing & maintenance

  • Budget Management

  • Recruitment and Retention

  • Risk management (plan, policy and implementation)

  • Student Advising (50 students enrolled in program on average/year)

  • Organizing annual ‘Camp Days’ conference for 50+ western camps

  • Overseeing indoor climbing wall, ice climbing wall, and bouldering cave

  • Facilitating internship experiences for students                                                                                                    

 

 

Innovative Teaching Projects

 

Paddles & Pedagogy, Coast Mountain College (March & December 2018)

In March 2018 and again in December 2018 I led groups of 10 instructors on a professional development course in experiential place-based education called 'Paddles and Pedagogy'. The course takes place as a 6 day sea kayaking trip out of La Paz, Mexico. One instructor's comments on the learning: "Paddles and Pedagogy was legitimately a transformative experience for me as an instructor. It really brought into focus the flaws of conventional teaching practices and highlighted the advantages our college has to be trailblazers in Experiential Place-based Learning. It helped me identify the things I was already doing right but more importantly it provided tons of feedback about how I can improve the things that aren't aiding my students' learning".  

Boundary Objects Project, Ambrose University College (2013 & 2014)

To promote connections between school and community and to make learning public and have an audience for student work, I created the ‘Boundary Object Project’ in my Society and Culture: Methodologies and Practices education course where students are meant to produce work that serves others or solves a problem for others and results in crossing boundaries between Ambrose and the surrounding communities. To see my 2013 students speak about their understanding and experience, please view this youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhhRDGm7h3Q .

           

Mackenzie Expedition, Briercrest College (2003)

I designed a course that involved spending ten weeks paddling the 1600km long Mackenzie River with students from the Recreation Leadership BA program at Briercrest. We carried with us an 800lb. climbing wall (designed and built by students to fit into two canoes) and were a traveling summer camp – facilitating climbing and spending time with youth in each of the nine First Nations communities along the river.

 

Courses Taught

Coast Mountain College, 2016-present

  • Paddles & Pedagogy (2)

  • Delivery of Instruction, WALA 3220 (2)

  • Curriculum Development, WALA 3210 (1)

Confederation College, 2015

  • Adventure Expeditions (1)

  • Sustainable Tourism Development (1)

Ambrose University, Education Department, Assistant Professor, 2012-2014

  • Introduction to Curriculum Contexts: Learning and Learners, SCMP 500ab, (3)

  • Understanding and Applications of Curriculum Contexts: Teachers and Teaching, SCMP 600, (2)

  • Schools and Classrooms, SCMP700, (1)

University of Calgary, Student Development Department, Sessional Instructor, 2012

  • Becoming an Effective Learner, UNIV205, (1)

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, 2012

  • Workplace Essential Skills Course (for adult Aboriginal students from Northern Saskatchewan, held at a fly-in uranium mine, taught week on, week off – when teaching, taught 70 hours/week to the same students)

University of New Hampshire, Education & Kinesiology Departments, Instructor and Teaching Assistant, 2008-2010

  • Alternative Perspectives on the Nature of Education, EDUC 705/805, (2)

  • Adventure Programming: Water Based Experiences, KIN552, (1)

Briercrest College, Recreation Leadership Department, Instructor, 1999-2008

  • Recreation Leadership, OA110, (8)

  • Recreation Leadership at Kaleo (Vancouver Island), OA110, (3)

  • Risk Management, RL301, (3)

  • Introduction to Recreation, RL100, (2)

  • Foundations of Outdoor Adventure, OA100, (4)

  • Physical Activities and Wellness, PED262, (2)

  • Environmental Ethics, RL321, (3)

  • Natural History and Interpretation, RL420, (2)

  • Adventure Business, OA320, (2)

  • Expedition Management, RL310, (3)

  • Outdoor Skills & Theory I, OA241, (2)

  • Outdoor Skills & Theory II, RL242, (1)

  • Programming, OA201, (6)

  • Native Studies, NATS110, (2)

  • Internship, RL440, (5)

 

Teaching Evaluations

            Coast Mountain College                                             Overall Average: 4.3/5 (5 courses)

            Confederation College                                                Overall Average: 4.5/5 (2 courses)

            Ambrose University                                                     Overall Average: 4.3/5 (7 courses)

            University of New Hampshire                                    Overall Average: 4.63/5 (3 courses)

            Briercrest College                                                         Overall Average: 4.76/5 (48 courses)

Administrative
Contributions
Research
Contributions

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Nolan, C. & S. Stitzlein. (2016). "Martin Buber’s I-Thou Perspective as an Alternative Approach to Antibullying Efforts. A Response to 'Exploring Prosocial Behavior through Structured Philosophical Dialogue: A Quantitative Evaluation'". Democracy and Education. 24(1).

  2. Blenkinsop, S. & C. Nolan, J. Hunt, P. Stonehouse, J. Telford. (2016). “The Lecture as Experiential Education: The Cucumber in 17th Century Flemish Art?”. Journal of Experiential Education. 39(1) 101-114.

  3. Burke, J., Nolan, C. & A. Rheingold. (2016). “Nel Noddings’ Care Theory and Outdoor Education”. Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership. 4(1).

  4. Nolan, C. & S. Stitzlein. (2011). “Meaningful hope for Teachers in Times of High Anxiety and Low Morale”. Democracy and Education. 19(1).

     

Submitted Papers

  1. Nolan, C. “The Classroom CARE Model: Fostering Educative Encounters in Higher Education". Educational Studies.

 

Book Chapters

  1. Stitzlein, S. & C. Nolan (2012) “Chapter 7: Grounding Dissent in Hope” in Stitzlein, S. Teaching for Dissent: Citizenship Education and Political Activism. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.

 

Refereed Book Reviews

  1. Nolan, C. (2011) “One Woman’s Everest by T.A. Loffler.” The Journal of Experiential Education. 34(1) 96-97.

  2. Nolan, C. (2009). “Critical lessons: What our schools should teach by Nel Noddings.” Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning. 9(1) 93-94.

 

Non-Refereed Publications

  1. Nolan, C. 2019. "Round Teaching: How Shapes Shape Learning". Published on BCcampus News, accessible online at https://bccampus.ca/2019/06/25/round-teaching-how-shapes-shape-learning/

  2. Nolan, C. 2019. "Being a Teaching Fellow". Published on BCcampus News, accessible online at https://bccampus.ca/2019/07/09/carrie-nolan-being-a-teaching-fellow/

  3. Nolan, C. & M. Martens. “Many Waters: A Cross-Canada Canoe Odyssey” (expected publication, Dec. 2019).

  4. Nolan, C. & M. Martens. (2005). “To Be Blessed” in Rendezvous with the Wild, edited by James Raffan.

 

Refereed Conference Presentations

  1. Nolan, C., McMurray, K., Kang, H. and D. Lemieux. "Fostering Empathy: Strange Land Experiences & Professional Development for International Education." College and Institutes Canada. Niagara, ON. 2019.

  2. Nolan, C. and K. McMurray. "What the Yurt? Round Teaching as a Path to Reshaping Teaching and Learning." Pre-Conference Forum for Colleges and Institutes Serving Rural, Remote, and Northern Communities. Owen Sound, ON. 2019.

  3. Waye, L. Krause, A. and C. Nolan. "We all do better when we all do better: Bringing a first-year Business class into a rural, Indigenous community." Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC/Yukon. Victoria, BC. 2019.

  4. Nolan, C., E. Van Dyk and D. Lemieux. "Fostering Empathy: Strange Land Experiences & Professional Development for International Education." Canadian Bureau for International Education. Ottawa, ON. 2018.

  5. Nolan, C. K. Fullerton and C. White. "What the yurt? Round teaching and scholarly inquiry within a community of practice." International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Bergen, Norway. 2018.

  6. Nolan, C. and C. White. "Paddles and Pedagogy: Journeying towards a learning culture." International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Bergen, Norway. 2018.

  7. Nolan, C., Nash, A. and G. Weary. "What the Yurt? Exploring 'Round' Teaching." Festival of Learning. Vancouver, BC. 2018.

  8. Nolan, C. “Respondent to Kevin Currie-Knight’s ‘Of Care, Commerce and Education: Why Care in Education May Best Be Achieved Through Markets’” Philosophy of Education Society Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. 2014.

  9. Nolan, C. & A. Rheingold. “Artifacts and Audiences: How Sharing ‘Objects’ Across Social Worlds Shapes Learning.” Association of Experiential Education’s International Conference. Denver, Colorado. 2013.

  10. Blatt, E. & C. Nolan. “Exploring Emotion and Critical Reflection in Environmental Education Activities.” Association of Experiential Education’s International Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. 2010.

  11. Blatt, E. & C. Nolan. “Exploring Emotion and Critical Reflection in Environmental Education Activities.” North American Association of Environmental Education’s International Conference. Portland, Oregon. 2009.

  12. Nolan, C., Burke, J. and A. Rheingold. “Ethics of Care: Nel Noddings and Experiential Education.” Association of Experiential Education’s (AEE) International Conference. Vancouver, Washington. 2008.

  13. Nolan, C., Burke, J. and A. Rheingold. “Ethics of Care: Nel Noddings and Experiential Education.” Association of Experiential Education’s (AEE) Northeast Regional Conference. Massachusetts. 2008.

  14. Nolan, C. “Reconciliation and Experiential Education.” Association of Experiential Education’s (AEE) Northeast Regional Conference. New Hampshire. 2007.

 

Non-Refereed Conference Presentations

  1. Nolan, C. "WIL Perspectives Panel." Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC/Yukon. Victoria, BC. 2019.

  2. Nolan, C. “Water Trail Development.” Trailhead North Trail Symposium. Thunder Bay, ON. April 2015.

  3. Nolan, C. “Paddling Across Canada.” Trailhead North Trail Symposium. Thunder Bay, ON. April 2015.

  4. Nolan, C. and M. Savoie. “NW Ontario’s 600 mile Path of the Paddle.” Canoecopia. Madison, WI. 2015

  5. Nolan, C. “Path of the Paddle in Your Community.” Kenora District Municipality Association”. Ignace, ON. 2015.

  6. Nolan, C., McGuffin, J., and B. Wires. “The Trans Canada Trail in NW Ontario: Path of the Paddle and Lake Superior Water Trail.” Northern Ontario Tourism Summit. Thunder Bay, ON. 2014

  7. Nolan, C. “Experiential Education: Connecting Head, Heart and Hands in the Classroom.” Palliser District Teachers Convention. Calgary, AB. 2013

  8. Nolan, C. “Experiential Education: Connecting Head, Heart and Hands in the Classroom.” Southwestern Alberta Teachers Convention. Lethbridge, AB. 2013.

  9. Bennet, S. and C. Nolan. “Activity-based Lessons and Student Engagement” Rocky Talks: Rocky View Schools. Airdrie, AB. 2013.

  10. Nolan, C. “Reconciliation and Experiential Education: Learning Love & Forgiveness.” Toward a Healing Path Conference: Reflecting on First Nations Issues in Theological Contexts and Beyond. Caronport, Saskatchewan. 2004.

Service
Contributions

Awards, Honours & Recognition

  • Recipient of BC Campus Teaching Fellowship 2018, $8K. https://bccampus.ca/2018/02/15/bccampus-scholarly-teaching-fellows-golden-and-ready-to-go/

  • Won 'Most Inspirational Film' in Waterwalker Film Festival 2016 for Path of the Paddle Water Trail film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHJLCQl-9tk

  • Named a ‘Kickass Canadian’ in 2012 for contributions towards raising awareness of Canada’s waterways, http://kickasscanadians.ca/carrie-nolan

  • Critics’ Choice Award 2012; American Educational Studies Association for book ‘ in which I co-wrote Chapter 7 ‘

  • Outstanding Paper of the Year 2010; University of New Hampshire (UNH) School of Education

  • Outstanding Experiential Educator of the Year 2007; Awarded by the Association of Experiential Education (AEE)

  • Recipient of Full Tuition Graduate Scholarship 2007; UNH Graduate School

  • Recognized by Government of Canada for Outstanding Achievement in being part of first women team (myself and Martha Martens) to paddle sea to sea across Canada.

  • Recipient of two Expedition Grants (2000/01, $1500 each); Royal Canadian Geographic Society

 

Professional Organizations and Service

Journal Paper Reviewer

  • Democracy and Education (2011-present)

  • Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education and Leadership (2011-present)

  • Educational Studies (2013-present)

  • Journal of Experiential Education (2007-present)

BCcampus

  • Teaching & Learning Symposium Proposal Reviewer, 2018

Association of Experiential Education

  • Past Chair, Canadian Affiliation Group

  • Conference Proposal Reviewer, 2011-present

 

Quetico Foundation

  • Education Lead, Executive Committee, 2016

  • Trustee, 2015

 

Philosophy of Education Society

  • Conference 2014 Program Committee

Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs

  • Editorial Assistant for the Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs, 2007-2008

 

Professional and Staff Trainings

  • Coast Mountain College, Terrace, BC. "Paddles & Pedagogy: Experiential Place-based Learning". Galts'ap Day, Upcoming August 2018

  • Coast Mountain College, Terrace, BC. "Experiential Leadership". For Collaborative Administration Team. Oct. 2017

  • Coast Mountain College, Terrace, BC. "Making the Most of the First Day of Class". Galts'ap Day, August 2017

  • Coast Mountain College, Terrace, BC. "Using Virtual Reality in the Classroom". Galts'ap Day, August 2017

  • Coast Mountain College, Terrace, BC. "Strategic Planning". For NWCC's Foundation Board of Directors. August 2017

  • Coast Mountain College, Terrace, BC. "Experiential Education in the College Context". For Deans. July 2017

  • Coast Mountain College, Terrace, BC. "Experiential Place-based Learning". For College Administration Team. June 2017

  • Coast Mountain College, Terrace, BC. Facilitated "Teaching Circles" and "New Instructor Orientation" for Business Administration & Management Programs. 2017

  • Coast Mountain College, Terrace, BC. "Community of Practice: Courage to Teach" sessions (7). For Faculty. 2017

  • Coast Mountain College, Smithers, BC. "Professional Development Day" For Smithers campus faculty and staff. May 2017

  • Coast Mountain College, Prince Rupert, BC. "Fostering a Positive Classroom Culture". For College and Career Prep Instructors. Dec. 2016

  • World University Services Canada, Calgary, AB. Facilitated workshop on Gender Equity in Education in Afghanistan for delegates from the Ministry of Education in Afghanistan as part of a Short Term Training in regards to Teacher Education Certification. October 2013.

  • Muriel Clayton Middle School, Airdrie, AB.Facilitated workshop on “Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone in terms of Student Engagement” for 50 teachers and staff as part of their Professional Learning Day. April 2013

  • Crossfield Elementary School, Crossfield, AB. Facilitate Professional Learning Session on Collaboration for 25 teachers and administrators. April 2013

  • Chiila Elementary School, Tsuu T’ina First Nations, AB. Facilitated workshop on “Using your resources wisely”, at Rite of Passage weekend for 18 grade 5&6 girls, March 2013.

  • Touchwood Tribal Agency (Carlton Regional Trail College), George Gordon First Nation, SK. “Transitions: Adjusting to Camp Life and Home Life when Working at a Mine” for 12 participants, March 2013.

  • Touchwood Tribal Agency (Carlton Regional when Working at a Mine” for 12 participants, March 2013.

  • North Cohort Meeting, Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (teacher representatives). Airdrie, AB. Facilitated Comfort Zone activity for 25+ teachers and administrators. Feb. 2013.

  • West Cohort Meeting, Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (teacher representatives). Cochrane, AB. Facilitated Comfort Zone activity for 35+ teachers and administrators.

  • A.E. Bowers Elementary School, Airdrie, AB. Facilitated workshop on “Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone in terms of Student Engagement” for 15 teachers and staff as part of their Professional Learning Day. Feb. 2013

  • Nolan, C. & B. Pollock. “Encountering Nature: The Outdoor Classroom”. Parry Sound, ON. 2011.

  • Nolan, C. “Risk Management in the Field for Guides.” . Parry Sound, ON. 2006.

 

Academic Committees

           

Coast Mountain College

  • College Administration Team (CAT), 2016-Present

  • Education Council, 2016-Present

  • Education Management Council, 2016-Present

  • Pathways to Truth and Reconciliation Committee, 2018

  • Education Policy Committee, 2017-2018

  • Aboriginal, Course, Program Articulation & Curriculum Committee, 2016-Present

  • Galts'ap (Community) Day Committee, Member (2017), Chair (2018)

  • Hiring Committees

    • Learning Technologist, 2018 (Chair)

    • Director of Applied Research, Libraries and Emerging Technology, 2018

    • Universal Design of Learning Specialist, 2018 (Chair)

    • Learning Transformation Specialist, 2017 (Chair)

    • Program Support Clerk, 2017 (Chair)

 

Ambrose University College

  • General Faculty Council, 2012-2014

  • Arts & Science Faculty Council, 2012-2014

  • Academic Affairs Committee, 2013-2014

  • Teaching & Learning Committee, 2013-2014

  • Education Student Society (Alberta Teachers’ Association Student Local), 2012-2014

  • Travel Study Committee (Risk Management Consultant), 2013-2014

  • New Faculty Collegiality Group (Founder & Organizer), 2012-2014

  • Faculty ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions on ‘Courage to Teach’ by Parker Palmer (Founder & Organizer), 2013-2014

  • Hiring Committees

    • Director of Education Program Search, 2013

 

Briercrest College

  • Academic Affairs Committee, 2005-2006

  • Program Review Committee (Recreation Leadership Program), 2005-2006

  • Faculty Council, 2001-2006

 

Consultation Work

  • Alberta Initiative for School Improvement Action Research Project – Serving as University Partner, 2012-2013. This involved university partners meetings, school district cohort meetings, facilitating discussions on action research and working with a teacher to digitally document and share narrative of strong student engagement in her classroom.

  • UNESCO’s Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve.

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