Wendy Freeman is an Associate Professor in the School of Professional Communication, Faculty of Communication and Design. Wendy is the Teaching Chair for the Faculty of Communication and Design and the Director of eLearning, Office of eLearning, Ryerson University. Her current research examines issues related to technology-enhanced learning and teaching in higher education. Specifically, she investigates aspects of community and culture as they affect and are affected by new technologies. Recent research projects have explored how university faculty understand and shape the use of technologies as they integrate new technology into their teaching.
She served as the Graduate Program Director for the Master of Professional Communication from 2012-2016. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the School of Professional Communication and supervises graduate students in the Master of Professional Communication and the Masters in Digital Media. Prior to joining ProCom, Wendy worked as an instructional designer at Ryerson University, at the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction (previously the Addiction Research Foundation) and at a technology start up.
Wendy received a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2008, where her thesis research investigated the use of blogs for postsecondary distance students. She has an M.Sc. from Syracuse University in Instructional Design, Development and Evaluation (1992) and a BFA in Theatre from York University (1985).