Terri Barber has over 20 years’ experience teaching in the Applied Business Technology program, teaching both online and in the classroom. She has taught a wide variety of the courses in the program but specializes in Microsoft Office computer applications, as well as human relations and office administration skills. Terri holds a Provincial Instructor’s Diploma from Vancouver Community College and a Masters of Education degree from Athabasca University (Distance Education specialty). She believes strongly in the opportunities and skills the training in ABT provides for its students – she too was once a student in the program!
Phone: (250) 753-3245, Local 2386
Phone: (250) 746-3596
Patricia Adam has extensive experience in teaching and learning accounting courses both online and in the classroom. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta, a Bachelor of Education from Vancouver Island University and she is a Certified Management Accountant.
Patricia draws on her former career working in industry and operating her own business in Nanaimo to teach Accounting and Computerized Accounting. She has delivered these courses in the classroom since 2002 and online since 2003. Her students enjoy her ability to make complex material understandable and her capacity to relate classroom studies to real-world applications.
Phone: (250) 753-3245, Local 2034
Leanne has been instructing adults at the post-secondary level for over twenty years, with ten of those years directly involved in developing and teaching online curriculum for the Applied Business Technology Program. “Having completed my own graduate degree through distributive learning methods I know first-hand the benefits and challenges of being an online learner!” She believes learning should be accessible and that well designed online courses can provide a rich learning experience for students.
Doug McLean, ABT On-line Instructor
Doug McLean has taught Applied Business Technology courses since 1997. He joined VIU in 2004 and has taught many courses, from Microsoft Office computer applications to Business English at the Cowichan and Nanaimo campuses, as well as online (ABTO). He holds a Provincial Instructor’s Diploma from Vancouver Community College as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University (Communications Studies major). Outside of university life, Doug operates a small transportation company, which allows him to draw on real-life, practical business situations to draw upon in his teaching.
Phone: (250) 746-3525
Betty has over 25 years teaching experience (both F2F and online) and served 12 years as ABT program chair. Her credentials include a B.A. (English major) and M.Ed. from the University of Victoria, as well as bookkeeping certification. She has subject expertise in Business English and communications, human relations, administrative procedures, word processing, manual accounting, business math, and job search. She enjoys working with students to develop their potential and self-confidence.
Phone: (250) 753-3245, Local 2600