Professional Development Advisory Board

Heather Zwicker

 Heather Zwicker

Heather Zwicker, PhD

Vice-Provost and Dean 
Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research 
University of Alberta


Heather Zwicker is a Professor of English and Interim Vice Provost and Dean of FGSR at the University of Alberta. She has served as Associate Chair - Graduate for the Department of English and Film Studies (2003-2006), Associate Dean of Graduate Studies for the Faculty of Arts (2009-2011) and Vice-Dean of Arts (2011-2015). She co-founded BRiC, the Banff Research in Culture residency, in which advanced graduate students, postdocs, and junior professors in the humanities work alongside visual artists and curators. A cultural studies researcher, Dr Zwicker brings postcolonial and feminist theories to bear on problems such as stereotypes, universities, classrooms, and cities. Dr Zwicker is the winner of several teaching awards, including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship (2013).