Contact - CTL Staff Directory (Cards)

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Administration and Staff Directory


Bessie Giannikos

Manager, Finance and Administration  

Responsible for the administrative, financial, human resources, research & operational management of CTL.

Phone: 416-978-0060  

Michelle Pon

Manager, Academic Programs

Responsible for providing operational guidance and managerial oversight of CTL's graduate administrative team.

Phone: (416)-978-0051

Administration and Graduate Programs

The list below contains has the areas of support and contact details of our team members

Dr. Alanna McKnight

Academic Programs Officer

  • Course scheduling
  • Governance

Phone: 416-978-0052

Andrea Cuellar

Graduate Liaison Officer, MT Program

  • MT admissions and awards
  • Administrative coordination and records management
  • Provide program information to student support


Cheryl Clarke

Administrative and Program Assistant

  • Admissions inquiries related to the C&P and MT Programs​
  • Assists current C&P students
  • Assists C&P-affiliated faculty, and their supervises

Phone: (416)-978-0245

Máiri McKenna Edwards

Coordinator, Diversity, Equity & Student Experience

  • Connecting students with equity resources at U of T
  • Talking through difficult moments or social justice-related concepts
  • Advocating with students


Lynette Lobo

Academic Programs Assistant, MT Program

  • Administrative Support to MT Faculty and Students
  • MT Practicum support for students
  • Assigning with department operations (e.g., room bookings)

Phone:  416-978-0152


Terry Louisy

CTL Graduate Programs Coordinator

  • Program and course review, revision and reporting
  • Course Scheduling for the C&P and LLE programs
  • Graduate Course Grade Approvals

Phone: 416-978-0054    


Danny Cavanagh

C&P Program Assistant

  • Support the Curriculum and Pedagogy (C&P) leadership team
  • Address program inquiries from current and future students
  • Support course scheduling for the C&P Program

Phone: 416-978-0248

Angela Mullan

MT Program Administrative Assistant

  • Course scheduling for the MT Program
  • Provide administration support to the MT Leadership
  • Respond to student inquiries


Lisa Juan

Research, Partnerships and Communications Officer

  • Faculty grant applications
  • Grant budget review
  • Discover research liaison
  • Social media and communications

Phone: N/A


Louise Hoshiba Schuch

Business Officer

  • HR (payroll, contracts, and onboarding of new faculty)​
  • Finance (expense claims, invoice processing, and budget)​
  • Operations (shared spaces, keys, printer codes, etc.) ​

Phone: 416-978-0059

Morgan Selvanathan

Executive Assistant to the Chair  

  • Hiring of sessional lecturers and searches for faculty
  • Promotion of sessional lecturers and faculty
  • Coordinating/Organizing departmental meetings

Phone: 416-978-0034  

Alex Andrei

Application Support Specialist    

  • Providing support for Pepper, SharePoint, and other systems
  • Enhancing workflows and processes
  • Supporting online communications (Website, Newsletters, etc.)

Phone: 416-978-0042  


LLE Program Administrative and Finance Assistant

  • Respond to student on LLE program related inquiries ​

  • Provide administration support to LLE leadership team​

  • Promoting LLE program at recruitment events​

AV Verhaeghe

Editorial Assistant, Curriculum Inquiry    

  • Address inquiries from authors

  • Support student and faculty editors

  • Support Curriculum Inquiry peer reviewers​

Phone: 416-978-0050