Professor Mark Schmuckler
Acting Vice-Provost, Academic Programs
From January 1 to June 30, 2021, Professor Mark Schmuckler is serving as the Acting Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Acting Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education.
Professor Schmuckler also served as Vice-Provostial Advisor from July 1 to December 31, 2020. In this role, he worked closely with Vice-Provost Susan McCahan, the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Innovations in Undergraduate Education, providing leadership and guidance to colleagues across the University regarding academic program reviews.
Professor Schmuckler has served as Vice-Dean, Undergraduate at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) since July 2013. As Vice-Dean, Professor Schmuckler has been responsible for overseeing all aspects of undergraduate programs and curriculum, student appeals and petitions; teaching and learning innovations; and curriculum renewal projects. He has also been responsible for undergraduate student support provisions; course evaluations review; and academic integrity. As Vice-Dean, Professor Schmuckler also served on a variety of committees that provided him with additional strong experience relevant to the acting roles, such as UTSC’s Course Evaluations, Quality Assurance, Dean’s Advisory and Dean’s Committee on Petitions.
Currently, Professor Schmuckler is a member of the Quality Appraisal Committee of the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance. He was previously the Interim Vice-Principal, Research at UTSC and Chair of UTSC’s Academic Affairs Committee.
Professor Schmuckler has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses since joining the Department of Life Sciences, now the Department of Psychology, at UTSC. He specializes in the areas of infant perceptual-action coupling and the perception of pitch structure in music. He is the current Editor of the journal Psychomusicology and editorial board member of the Journal of Cognition and Development.