Joy Mighty, 2020

Professor and Senior Scholar for Innovation in Teaching and Learning,
Carleton University

Dr. Joy Mighty is described as an extraordinary advisor, mentor, and influential ambassador in the post-secondary sector by those she crosses paths with. With over 40 years of educational experience, in a combination of teaching, managing, and consulting roles, Dr. Joy Mighty is an internationally recognized scholar and leader in the field of educational development.

As a teacher, she received the first ever award for excellence in teaching at the Faculty of Administration (now the Faculty of Business Administration) at the University of New Brunswick. As an administrator, she provided leadership to three very successful teaching and learning centres, at the University of New Brunswick, Queen’s University, and Carelton University. In all three institutions, Joy’s leadership has influenced the formulation and implementation of institutional-level policies and practices that develop teaching, and promote a culture that values teaching excellence and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Joy played a pivotal role in the examination of existing research, effective pedagogical practices, and gaps in higher education in Ontario.In all aspects of her work, she has shown herself to be a loyal advocate for diversity and inclusion. As STLHE’s president (2007-2010), Joy was instrumental in the formation of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Teaching Assistant and Graduate Student Advancement (TAGSA) and the Educational Developers Caucus (EDC) and the promotion of SoTL by helping launch the Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL)and the Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT). It was during her time as president that inclusivity became one of STLHE’s main guiding principles.