Associate Deans

Portfolios and Areas of Responsibility

Gillian Lane-Mercier

Full Professor, département de langue et littérature françaises

Portfolio and Areas of Responsibility

The Associate Dean for Academic Administration and Oversight oversees and manages teaching programs and space planning in the Faculty.

  • Management of the allocation of physical space for the Faculty, working closely with Campus Space and Planning, Teaching and Learning Services and Facilities Management
  • Curriculum development, management and approvals; Chair of Curriculum Screening Committee and Curriculum Committee
  • Developing inter-Faculty partnerships and programs
  • Strategic Planning; co-chair of Strategic Planning Committee with Associate Dean (Student Affairs)
  • Works closely with the Director of Administration on streamlining administrative structures within and across departments and other units
  • Ensuring Faculty participation in the management of the Humanities and Social Sciences library collections
  • Management and development of summer school offerings for the Faculty

Biography

Gillian Lane-Mercier is a Full Professor in the Département de langue et littérature françaises. She has a Ph.D. (McGill) and an MA (Université de Montpeller III) in French Literature. Her research interests include literary theory, discourse analysis, translation studies, the sociology of translation, the history of literary translation in Canada, English-language writing in Québec, the literary representation and translation of minority languages, and Canada’s official language and cultural policies. She has published widely on her areas of expertise in European and North American journals and edited volumes. Her most recent work in translation studies and on Canadian cultural policy and linguistic diversity appears in Companion to Translation Studies (Wiley-Blackwell 2014), Meta. Le journal des traducteurs (2014), Collaborative Translation (Bloomsbury 2017), Traduire la diversité/Translating Diversity (Waxmann 2018), The Fictions of Translation (John Benjamins 2018) and Living in Québec: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Intercultural Relations (Peter Lang 2018). She has edited or coedited thematic issues of Québec Studies, TTR, TranscUlturAl, and Meta, as well as two books on official language policies entitled Plurilinguisme et pluriculturalisme. Des modèles officiels dans le monde (Presses de l’Université de Montréal 2016) and Minority Languages, National Languages, and Official Language Policies (McGill-Queen’s University Press 2018).


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Jim Engle-Warnick

Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Portfolio and Areas of Responsibility

The Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs oversees and manages all academic personnel matters in the Faculty.

  • Reappointment and promotion, leading the Faculty Review Board
  • Sabbaticals and leaves of absence
  • Junior faculty mentoring
  • Faculty recognition (in collaboration with the Associate Dean Research)
  • Academic performance evaluation and management
  • Contract Academic Staff, including visiting appointments
  • In collaboration with the Dean,
    • Tenure-track and tenured faculty recruitment, retention, retirement
    • Yearly compact process for the allocation of academic hiring licenses

Biography

Jim Engle-Warnick received his BSEE from the University of Akron, his MSIA from Carnegie Mellon University, his PhD in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh, and was a Prize Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University. An experimental economist in the Department of Economics of McGill University and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO), his principal research interests focus on behavioral economics including risk and ambiguity, game theory and repeated games strategies, and central bank decision making. 

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Tabitha Sparks

Associate Professor, Department of English

Portfolio and Areas of Responsibility

The Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies oversees and manages all research, prize and award, and graduate, and post-doctoral studies matters in the Faculty.

  • Oversight and coordination of research activity in the Faculty, including the management of grant application processes in the Faculty, of CRC and named chair application and renewals, as well as management of CFI applications
    • Review and signing of OSR checklists for Faculty commitments and unit chairs
    • Data analysis of Faculty grant performance
    • Faculty strategy, process and nominations for prizes and awards
    • Oversight of McGill Research Centres
    • Representing Faculty of Arts on University committees for research
  • Oversight and coordination of graduate fellowship funding, management of postdoctoral competitions and graduate student travel awards;
    • Faculty resource allocation for graduate and post-doctoral studies resources
    • Allocation of teaching support budgets (course lecturer exclusions and teaching assistantships)
    • Data tracking of Faculty graduate studies funding
    • Representing Faculty of Arts on GPS committees for graduate studies

Biography

Tabitha Sparks is an Associate Professor of English and an Associate Scholar in the Social Studies of Medicine. In 2017-2018 she was a Visiting Scholar at Pembroke College, Cambridge (UK). She focuses on the 19th C British novel, narrative theory, literature and medicine, and feminist narratology, and her publications include A City Girl by Margaret Harkness (Ed.) (2017), Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture (co-edited with Louise Penner) (2015), The Doctor in the Victorian Novel: Family Practices (2009), The Brontës: A Critical Companion (Ed.) (2008); contributions to publications including Blackwell’s Companion to the Brontës, Blackwell’s Companion to Sensation Fiction, Women’s Writing, Victorian Literature and Culture, Hektoen, Narrative, Journal of Narrative Theory, Cultural Studies, and numerous edited collections. Her professional experience includes script adaptation for Civilizations V (Firaxis Games) and consulting for the Victorian & Albert Museum (London, UK). She has received fellowships and grants from The Dickens Project, Nines (Networked Infrastructure for 19th C Studies), Emory University, FQRSC, and the NEH. She is the representative for Canada at the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies International (Durham, UK). At McGill, she was the Director of Graduate Studies in English (2015-2017). She is currently completing a monograph on Victorian metafiction.

 

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Miranda Hickman

Associate Professor, Department of English

Portfolio and Areas of Responsibility

The Associate Dean for Student Affairs oversees and manages all undergraduate student matters in the Faculty.

  • Oversight of Arts OASIS, whose mandate includes providing advice and support to students regarding their academic path
  • Disciplinary officer for the Faculty of Arts
  • Strategic Planning; co-chair of Strategic Planning Committee with Associate Dean (Academic Administration and Oversight)
  • Representing Faculty of Arts on University committees pertaining to undergraduate student affairs

Biography

Miranda Hickman specializes in modernist literature at McGill University, where she is Associate Professor of English. She is recipient of the Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching for the Faculty of Arts, and McGill’s Carrie M. Derick Award for Graduate Supervision and Teaching. Her new work engages modernist poet H.D.’s feminist translations of Euripides: a co-authored essay on H.D. and Euripides appeared in The Classical Receptions Journal in November 2018. A related project, The Classics in Modernist Translation, a volume co-edited with Lynn Kozak, will appear through Bloomsbury Press in February 2019. Her article on early film critic Iris Barry will appear 2019 through Edinburgh UP in a collection on women and periodical culture. Recent publications include essays on Ezra Pound’s late Cantos, Wyndham Lewis’s late novel Self Condemned and little-known Vorticist painters Jessie Dismorr and Helen Saunders in Vorticism: New Perspectives. She is author of The Geometry of Modernism (2005), editor of The Letters of Ezra Pound and Stanley Nott (2011); and co-editor of Rereading the New Criticism (2012). Current work includes a book in progress on the making of the female public intellectual in interwar Britain.

 

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