Kyle W. Scholz, PhD

Interim Managing Director - Teaching Innovation Incubator, University of Waterloo

About Me...

I love teaching, learning, and thinking about what's "next" in teaching and learning. I am the Interim Managing Director of the Teaching Innovation Incubator (TII) at the University of Waterloo. The TII is still in its early stages of development, but it will "support experimentation with bold teaching and learning ideas by bringing together talent, expertise, and - where appropriate - technology to serve as a hub, catalyst, and launch pad for the development of transformative teaching ideas at Waterloo. It will provide the opportunity and necessary support to develop, “test drive,” and evaluate ideas that have the potential to be part of the next generation of teaching and learning at Waterloo." (Teaching Innovation Incubator). 

My role has three main areas of focus: 

My disciplinary background is in German language learning, and I obtained my PhD in German from the University of Waterloo, where I researched digital game-based language learning in extramural learning environments. I also teach German language courses at the University of Waterloo when the opportunity arises. My broader research interests include:

I currently serve as an Associate Editor with the Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CJSoTL), and have previously served as the Educational Development Grant Coordinator with the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE).


PhD, German Applied Linguistics, University of Waterloo, 2015

MA, German, University of Waterloo, 2010

BA (Hons.), German, University of Waterloo, 2008 



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