David Ragsdale, PhD

Faculty Advisor & Speaker Trainer

Professor David Ragsdales work focuses on improving the teaching and learning of neuroscience at McGill. Professor Ragsdale teaches many courses for undergraduate, graduate and medical students on topics ranging from cell and molecular neuroscience to neuroanatomy and neurophilosophy. As a member of the Faculty of Medicine Faculty Development Team and through collaborations with McGill Teaching and Learning Services he conducts workshops and other activities for McGill faculty on best practices in teaching, student assessment and graduate student supervision. Professor Ragsdale is the former Associate Director of the Integrated Program in Neuroscience, McGill’s cross-disciplinary neuroscience graduate program, a member of the McGill Institute for Health Science Research, and the Interim University Research Integrity Officer. Professor Ragsdale has won teaching awards including the Faculty of Medicine Faculty Honour List for Teaching Excellence, the Canadian Association for Medical Education Certificate of Merit and the McGill Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching.