Deans and Directors of Household Science and Home Economics

Gwenna M. Moss, BScHEc, MS, PhD (1982-86)

Dr. Moss is a graduate of the College of Home Economics. Upon graduation she joined the staff of the University of Saskatchewan's Extension Department as an Extension Specialist doing 4-H Club Work for 7 years. After completing the MS and PhD degrees she rejoined the University, first as Professor of Extension and later as Professor of Continuing Education in the College of Education. She became Dean of Home Economics in 1982 and held this position until 1986. During her academic career, Dr. Moss taught graduate courses in adult and continuing education and research methods, and undergraduate courses in history, professional development and research methods in home economics. Her research and publications focussed on evaluation, needs assessment, women academics, distance education, and women in developing countries. She was appointed Associate Vice-President Academic in 1986 and Acting Vice-President Academic in 1990. She assumed responsibility for the University's instructional development program in 1992 and laid the foundation for the University’s Centre for Teaching Effectiveness. The Centre was renamed the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness in her honour. Dr. Moss retired from the University as Professor Emerita in 2004 and resides in Winnipeg.

Dr. Moss’s accomplishments and community service have been recognized with many awards, including the United Way's W.S. Milne Memorial Award for the Outstanding United Way Volunteer, University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association Award of Achievement and Saskatchewan Association for Lifelong Learning Roby Kidd Award. In 2007, as part of the University’s Centennial celebrations, she was named one of the 100 U of S alumni who have made “profound and lasting contributions to our University and the world in which we live.”

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Gwenna M. Moss
MG 309 - Gwenna Moss fonds, Series 1a. 5 Photographs.
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