Instructor, Liberal Studies
BCIT, SW2, Room 108,
3700 Willingdon Ave.
Burnaby, B.C. V5G 3H2
I began my IT career in 1979 as a Computer Operator: by 1986, Manager of Computer Operations, Western Region, for Geac Computers International, which was a wonderful Canadian corporate success story 'back in the day'—the company effectively created on-line banking technology. In 1987 I moved to SFU to take my Ph.D., working also full-time as an IT technician.
From 2003 to 2011 I was Lecturer in the Department of English at SFU, teaching and publishing in scholarly fields relating to Victorian literature, 20th C. British literature, and Japanese literature, classical & modern. I now teach here in Liberal Studies at BCIT: developing and teaching Courses in English, Humanities, Sociology, and Philosophy, framed in advantageous technical and professional contexts.
Two pertinent sample areas of practical and academic experience:
- Professional writing and Technical writing. From 1992 to 2002 Chairman of the Advisory Committe to the Professional Writing Program—"Print Futures"—at Douglas College.
- Online course incorporation, and development of pedagogy that advances individual independence as a necessary faculty for higher professional excellence. Developed online courses for international banking as early as 1981, and worked on Distance Education modules at SFU.