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Valerie Deacon, PhD

Manager of Academic Support and Curriculum Innovation
DepartmentStudent Experience Centre
Phone(416) 979-5000 ext. 544974

Dr. Valerie Deacon is the Manager of Academic Support and Curriculum Innovation in the Faculty of Arts. She leads a team of Academic Support Coaches, who provide one-on-one writing support, as well as academic skills development, for students. She also collaborates on various initiatives to support innovative teaching and learning strategies at the Faculty level.

Prior to joining the team at TMU, Valerie was a faculty member at New York University, both at the New York City and Shanghai campuses. In Shanghai, she managed a team of support staff at the Academic Resource Center and worked on various curricular initiatives. She has a PhD in History and has over a decade of experience in the classroom, teaching courses on topics such as the World Wars, modern approaches to death and grief, Europe in the twentieth century, and Humanities capstones. 


  • How to strengthen your academic writing
  • How to boost your academic skills
  • How to incorporate new teaching methods in your classroom
  • Or…any other pedagogical questions you might have