Academic Homepage

Gavan Watson, PhD

Educational Developer,
Open Learning and Educational Support,
University of Guelph.


What originally began as my personal blog has transformed over time as my own life has changed: when I started creating websites in 1996, I was an undergraduate student and today I am now a father, husband, educational developer & environmental educator. I’ve had the opportunity to write about creating an on-line presence in the context of academia and what originally started as personal blog has slowly transformed, like me, to become a website that also communicates my own professional & scholarly practice.


Educational Development Portfolio
Teaching Dossier
Artifacts and Evidence

PhD Research and  Dissertation
Media Appearances
Publications (opens in a new window) Homepage (opens in new window)

Academic Vitae (pdf)

Contact Information

address: Day Hall, Room 206, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
email: gavan.watson [add ampersand]
phone: +1-519-824-4120 x.56856
twitter: @gavatron (opens in new window)

Research Interests

environmental education; teaching & learning in higher education; scholarship of teaching and learning; critical reflection; social media and the higher ed classroom; graduate student teaching development; scholarship of curriculum development; biodiversity education; environmental philosophy & ethics; non-formal (or free-choice) learning; animal-human relationships; perceptions of animals; natural history & naturalists; nature interpretation; birdwatching, birders & birds; actor-network theory; qualitative research methods