People

ILT is led by Professor Susan Geertshuis, the Business School’s Director of Learning and Teaching.

Susan Geertshuis BA(Hons), PhD, AFBPS, CPsychol, PFHEA, FHERDSA
Director of Learning and Teaching
Professor of Lifelong Learning

Susan is the Director of Learning and Teaching in the Business School and leads the Innovative Learning and Teaching Team (ILT). She is Professor of Lifelong Learning and a member of the Graduate School of Management. Her research interests are in learning, teaching, student employability and change in higher education.

Email: s.geertshuis@auckland.ac.nz

 

Dr Nabeel Albashiry BEd, MSc, PhD
Professional Teaching Fellow
Learning and Instructional Design

Nabeel coordinates the priority courses and learning design support that ILT offers to courses at the Business School. This includes course (re)design, improving the validity and reliability of course assessment, developing and mapping learning outcomes, utilising Canvas functions, and advising on student engagement.

Email: n.albashiry@auckland.ac.nz

 

Julia Crawford BA, MEd (MathsEd), DipTchg
Professional Teaching Fellow
Numeracy Specialist

Julia is a member of the Academic Skills Team. She specialises in addressing the academic numeracy needs of the students in the Business School. She is also involved with the online resource, Learning hub, and coordinating the Learning Leaders.

Email: julia.crawford@auckland.ac.nz

 

Anton de Bruyn BCom(Hons)
Coordinator

Anton is a Coordinator in ILT. He is involved in ILT’s communications, project coordination, events, and is also PA to the Director of Learning and Teaching.

Email: a.debruyn@auckland.ac.nz

 

Sally Eberhard BA/BCom, PGDipCom
Professional Teaching Fellow
Digital Learning Specialist

Sally’s role involves working with academic staff in their use of learning technologies for courses within the Business School.

Email: s.eberhard@auckland.ac.nz

 

Sue Gough BA, DipTchg
Language Tutor

Sue provides language and academic skills support to a diverse range of students in the Business School. 

Email: s.gough@auckland.ac.nz

 

Shireen Junpath BA, MEd(Hons) PGDipTESOL
Professional Teaching Fellow
Communications and Academic Skills

Shireen provides academic and literacy skills support to a diverse undergraduate and postgraduate student body in the Business School. 

Email: s.junpath@auckland.ac.nz

 

Dr Marcia Leenen-Young BA, MA, PhD
Professional Teaching Fellow
Capability and Communications

Marcia is part of the Academic Skills Team and is involved with designing and producing online learning resources for postgraduate and undergraduate students.

Email: m.leenen@auckland.ac.nz

 

Narissa Lewis BMS(Hons), MEd, SFHEA
Professional Teaching Fellow
Learning and Instructional Design

Drawing on her expertise in blended and online learning, Narissa collaborates with staff to create engaging and authentic learning experiences. She works with academic staff in the Business School and from other institutions as the learning design lead for two collaborative national projects.

Email: narissa.lewis@auckland.ac.nz

 

Petteena McOnie
Project Manager

Petteena project manages the Master of Māori and Indigenous Business programme which is being developed collaboratively with six New Zealand Business Schools.

Email: p.mconie@auckland.ac.nz

 

Odette Murdoch BA, DipTchg, PGDipEd, MSC(ITE)
eLearning Developer

Odette is responsible for designing and developing engaging learning experiences through the use of multimedia and educational technologies to increase learner engagement and desired educational outcomes within the Business School.

Email: o.murdoch@auckland.ac.nz

 

Mark Smith MA, ASB, SFHEA
Professional Teaching Fellow
Learning and Teaching

Mark manages the professional development initiatives within the Faculty. He executes learning innovations and learning project plans, works with learning technologies and devises innovative professional development and learning acceleration programmes.

Email: mark.smith@auckland.ac.nz