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Jordana Garbati

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream / Director of the Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre
Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy

Jordana Garbati has a PhD in Education (focus: Applied Linguistics, 2013) from Western University. She has an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University (2018), an MEd from Queen’s University (2007), and a BA and BEd from York University (2003). In 2020, Jordana began as Assistant Professor at the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy.

Jordana teaches ISP100 Writing for University and Beyond. In addition, she consults with faculty across campus about writing pedagogy and writing in the disciplines.

Prior to joining UTM, Jordana was a Writing Consultant at Laurier where she provided in-class writing instruction, worked with faculty to develop discipline- and course-specific writing assignments, and mentored a team of undergraduate and graduate writing tutors. She also developed and taught the required undergraduate course EC281 (Writing and Presentations in Economics) for Economics students in the School of Business and Economics at Laurier.

Jordana’s research interests include writing and English language learners as well as business communication. Her previous research includes a Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario-funded project that investigated writing instruction in Ontario's postsecondary institutions and a Ministry-funded project investigating PhDs in Alt-Ac (alternative academic) positions.

In 2019, Jordana’s first book Mastering Academic Writing (co-author: Dr. Boba Samuels) was published by Sage.

Ph.D. (Education, Western University)
M.B.A. (Wilfrid Laurier University)
M.Ed. (Queen's University)
B.A., B.Ed. (York University)


Current Courses
ISP100 Writing for University and Beyond