Marty Wall

Marty Wall
Teaching Consultant Emeritus

BA (Harvard), PhD (Pennsylvania)

Office: HHB 120h

A graduate of Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Marty Wall is a professor emeritus from the University of Toronto, where he served as chair of the Department of Psychology, a post he held for a decade spanning the 90’s. While chair, he served as the sole instructor of the introductory course in Psychology, which was the largest undergraduate class in Canada, comprising over 2,000 students in the University of Toronto Convocation Hall.

Dr. Wall had also formerly served as the chair of the University of Toronto’s Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and was the founding director of the university’s Transitional Year Program for disadvantaged adult students. While still at the University of Toronto, he also was instrumental in establishing the university’s Centre for Teaching Advancement.

 Dr. Wall’s innovations and contributions in teaching and learning have earned him several teaching awards within the university, and, nationally, the notably prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship.

Dr. Wall is currently teaching, mentoring and consulting at the University of Victoria through his associations with the Faculty of Education, the Learning and Teaching Centre and the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (LATHE) Program.

  • Teaches in Educational Psychology & Leadership Studies
  • ED-D 600 Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, and ED-D614 University Teaching (LATHE Certificate Program)
  • National STLHE 3M teaching award winner
The fostering of teaching as a scholarly activity; enhancing teaching in large classes; using technology in teaching appropriately; designing courses; generating student engagement (particularly in the first year).

Dr. Marty Wall leads the teaching tips series for instructors at the Learning and Teaching Centre