Anna supports curricular renewal processes, including at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.


Anna’s interests for pedagogical development and course design were ignited during grad school when she taught first-year students in a writing across the disciplines course.  Helping students become empowered thinkers through processes of engaging with sources and using claims and evidence has profoundly influenced her approach to teaching and learning.

Anna comes to her work at the Centre with a diverse academic background, including post-secondary teaching in a range of areas and disciplines.  She also has a deep grounding in music studies, including experience as a professional musician. Anna came to Winnipeg after nine years at Denison University, a small liberal arts college in Ohio, where she taught courses in Music, Communication, and Queer Studies.  Most recently, Anna served as an Associate Professor of Music and the Associate Dean of Teaching & Learning at Canadian Mennonite University. In this role she helped lead the redesign of the curricular “Commons,” CMU’s general education requirements for undergraduate degrees, as well as the review and renewal of CMU’s music curriculum.

As an Educational Developer, Anna is passionate about transparency in curriculum and course design (TILT Higher Ed) as an active communication process that empowers students to better understand the how and why of their courses and degree programs.  


Ph.D (Musicology; minor area: Media & Cultural Studies); M.A. (Musicology); M.M. (Oboe Performance); B.A. cum laude


Anna's scholarship in music studies can be found at Google Scholar.