Dr. Catherine Rawn (she/her/hers) is a Professor of Teaching and the Associate Head, Undergraduate Affairs in the Department of Psychology at UBC. She specializes in teaching and educational leadership, and serves as Chair of Curriculum Committees at both the Faculty of Arts and Psychology Department levels. In 2019-2020, Dr. Rawn was an Academic Leader for the International Faculty Development Program for Teaching Excellence (Faculty of Education).
Research interests include educational leadership, scholarship of teaching and learning, collaborative learning methods (peer assessment, teamwork, two-stage tests), technology-enhanced teaching and learning (personal response systems, learning management systems, social media), student evaluations of teaching, program evaluation (TA Training, curriculum), social psychology broadly.
Golding, J., Rawn, C. D., & Kern, K. (Eds.). (2019). Strategies for Effectively Teaching Large Classes in Higher Education. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.
Rawn, C. D., Ives, J., & Gilley, B. (2019). Two-Stage exams increase learning and laughter on exam day in classes of any size. In J. Golding, C. D. Rawn, & K. Kern (Eds.). Strategies for Effectively Teaching Large Classes in Higher Education. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.
Cozby, P. C., Mar, R. A., & Rawn, C. D. (2020). Methods in Behavioural Research, 3rd Canadian Edition. Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill.
Cozby, P. C., & Rawn, C. D. (2016). Methods in Behavioural Research, 2nd Canadian Edition. Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill.
Cozby, P. C., & Rawn, C. D. (2012). Methods in Behavioural Research, 1st Canadian Edition. Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill.
Rawn, C. D. & Fox, J. A. (2018). Understanding the work and perceptions of Teaching Focused Faculty in a changing academic landscape. Research in Higher Education, 59, 591-622. DOI: 10.1007/s11162-017-9479-6. Open access available from http://rdcu.be/wro5.
Sandstrom, G. M., & Rawn, C. D. (2015). Embrace chattering students: They may be building community and interest in your class. Teaching of Psychology, 42, 227-233.
Krieger, S., Allen, M., & Rawn, C. (2015). Are females disinclined to tinker in computer science? SIGCSE’15 Proceedings of the 46th Association for Computing Machinery, Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, 102-107.
- Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the APA) Jane S. Halonen Early Career Award (2017)
- Killam Teaching Prize for Excellence in Teaching (2015)
- Robert E. Knox Master Teaching Award (2014)
- Tara Nash Award for Outstanding Service (2009)
As Educational Leadership stream faculty in Psychology, Dr. Rawn does not supervise graduate students.