University Archives & Special Collections, A-11545. (Patrick Hayes)

Gwenna Moss

Gwenna Mary Moss was born in Saskatoon on June 11, 1937. She earned her BSc (Home Economics) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1959, and was employed until 1966 as an extension specialist assisting specifically with 4-H and home economics programs.

She left to pursue graduate education, and received both her MSc (1968) and PhD (1970) from the University of Wisconsin, majoring in extension education.  From 1969-1971, she was first an Instructor, then Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Exension Education at the University of Wisconsin.

She returned to the U of S in July 1971 as Associate Professor in Extension and took a leave in 1975 to work on a CIDA-funded project in Ghana.

Moss was named Dean of the College of Home Economics in 1982, and became Associate Vice-president (Academic) in 1986 and served as Acting Vice-president (Academic) from 1990-1991.

In August 2000 the Centre for Teaching Effectiveness was renamed The Gwenna Moss Teaching & Learning Centre.

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