My name is Edward Smith, a Lecturer in General Electives at the University of Guelph/Humber and a Sessional Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario Canada. Over the past eight years, I have developed an expertise in teaching online at the Universities of Guelph and Guelph/Humber. I have a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, majoring in History.
I have Ph.D. from the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario, in the History of Canada and in the History of Religion.
I have taught as a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Guelph since 2001 and at Guelph/Humber since 2010.
I have been teaching online Distance Education courses since 2004, and in recent years all of my teaching has been online.
In the Winter term of 2012, I took up a Fellowship sponsored by the University of Guelph and CUPE Local 3913 [Unit 2] to develop guidelines for online instruction.
My personal research interests are in the sub-field of popular religion, with my own work focussed on Anglicanism in Canada.
Presently, I am developing an interactive, multi-media eBook essay on the relationship between religion and society in the Atlantic world.