My primary interests lie in the educational leadership field. I am an active member of the Advisory Board for the UBC International Faculty Scholarship of Educational Leadership Program and serve as the Chair of the Faculty of Forestry Peer Review of Teaching Committee. I also have an ongoing interest in projects involving wood identification. I am committed to the development of teaching techniques and curriculum integration in wood science and technology and seek to improve my own abilities, the learning of our undergraduate students and the overall quality of our undergraduate programs in these areas.
Selected PublicationsWebb, A., Hubball, H., Clarke, A., and Ellis, S (2020). Strategic Approaches to SoEL Inquiry Within and Across Disciplines: Twenty-year Impact of an International Faculty Development Program in Diverse University Contexts. Global Research in Higher Education Vol. 3, No. 1
Simon Ellis (2020). The Wood Products Processing Program at The University of British Columbia: Reflections on the Last Twenty-Five Years Wood and Fiber Science 52(3):331-343
Julie Cool, Simon Ellis and Feng Jiang (2020). A Tour of Wood Product Manufacturing Facilities in British Columbia as an Example of Experiential Learning Natural Sciences Education
Ellis, S.C., R.A. Kozak, W. Spetic and P.D. Evans (2006). Human Resource Needs and Demand for Post-Secondary Education in the Canadian Secondary Wood Products Industry. Wood and Fiber Science 38(1):5-16.
Ellis, S. and R.A. Kozak (1999). A New Model for Undergraduate Wood Processing Education - The B.Sc. in Wood Products Processing at the University of British Columbia. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Development of Wood Science, Wood Technology and Forestry, High Wycombe, England (Forest Products Research Centre / University of Sopron). Proceedings 270-274.