Catherine Rawn

Professor of Teaching and Area Coordinator
phone 604 822 2513
location_on Kenny Room 2523--2136 West Mall

Research Area

Education

BA (Hons), University of Waterloo, 2003
MA, University of British Columbia, 2005
PhD, University of British Columbia, 2009

About

Dr. Catherine Rawn is a Professor of Teaching in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. 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 is an Academic Leader for the International Faculty Development Program for Teaching Excellence (Faculty of Education).


Research

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.


Publications

Edited book

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.

Golding, J., Rawn, C. D., Kern, K. (Eds.). (in press/2018). Strategies for Effectively Teaching Large Classes in Higher Education. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Chapter
Rawn, C. D., Ives, J., Gilley, B. (in press). Two-Stage exams increase learning and laughter on exam day in classes of any size.

Textbooks

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.

Reviewed publications

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.


Awards

  • 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)

Graduate Supervision

As Educational Leadership stream faculty in Psychology, Dr. Rawn does not supervise graduate students.


Catherine Rawn

Professor of Teaching and Area Coordinator
phone 604 822 2513
location_on Kenny Room 2523--2136 West Mall

BA (Hons), University of Waterloo, 2003
MA, University of British Columbia, 2005
PhD, University of British Columbia, 2009

Dr. Catherine Rawn is a Professor of Teaching in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. 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 is 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.

Edited book

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.

Golding, J., Rawn, C. D., Kern, K. (Eds.). (in press/2018). Strategies for Effectively Teaching Large Classes in Higher Education. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Chapter
Rawn, C. D., Ives, J., Gilley, B. (in press). Two-Stage exams increase learning and laughter on exam day in classes of any size.

Textbooks

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.

Reviewed publications

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.

Catherine Rawn

Professor of Teaching and Area Coordinator
phone 604 822 2513
location_on Kenny Room 2523--2136 West Mall

BA (Hons), University of Waterloo, 2003
MA, University of British Columbia, 2005
PhD, University of British Columbia, 2009

Dr. Catherine Rawn is a Professor of Teaching in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. 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 is 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.

Edited book

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.

Golding, J., Rawn, C. D., Kern, K. (Eds.). (in press/2018). Strategies for Effectively Teaching Large Classes in Higher Education. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Chapter
Rawn, C. D., Ives, J., Gilley, B. (in press). Two-Stage exams increase learning and laughter on exam day in classes of any size.

Textbooks

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.

Reviewed publications

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.