Faculty and Staff

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)

Allen Ball, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)

Education & Career Highlights:

  • Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts First Class B. A. (Honours) Degree in Fine Art - Painting, with a Commendation in Printmaking, Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts
  • Master of Visual Arts - Painting, University of Alberta supported by a Commonwealth Scholarship
  • Official Canadian War Artist with Canadian Forces Operation Calumet in the Sinai Peninsula
  • Scholar in Residence for Arts Research in Nanotechnology (SRARN) at the National Institute for Nanotechnology

Responsibilities as Associate Dean (Student Programs):

As the senior administrator for undergraduate teaching and Learning initiatives, the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) is accountable for:

  • Development and implementation of faculty-wide initiatives to enrich the learning experiences of undergraduate students (e.g., experiential learning; honors programs; study abroad, Arts Work Experience, eHUB Creative).
  • Liaising between the Faculty, Departments, and Central Administration regarding teaching awards and nominations.
  • Allocation of budgeted funds to undergraduate Arts students and group for extra-curricular student life enrichment activities through the Student Life and Learning Enrichment Fund (SLLEF).
Personal Interests and Hobbies:
  • Arsenal Football Club
  • The English Football Association
  • Paint pictures
  • Visiting art galleries and museums
  • Travel

Favourite TV shows/Movies:

  • Kes
  • Endeavour
  • Breaking Bad
  • Diva
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Withnail and I

Favourite Musical Artists:

Too many to list but pretty much anything played on BBC Radio 6.

Favorite Quote: 

“You can observe a lot just by watching.” – Yogi Berra

Contact:

Phone: 780.492.7653

Email: atball@ualberta.ca