Who will teach me?

Your teaching team are leading academics from the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, Massey University, the University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington and The University of Waikato.

Dr Steve Elers

PhD, MPubRel, MLearning&Dev
Ngāti Kauwhata, Ngāti Hauā, Ngāti Maniapoto, Rangitāne, Ngāti Kahungungu ki Wairarapa, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Hikairo

Steve is a Lecturer in the School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing at Massey University. His doctoral research used a kaupapa Māori approach to examine Māori perspectives of public information advertisements. His research interests include critical and cultural theories of communication.

See Steve’s staff profile. Steve will teach Business Communication

Phone: +64 6 356 9099 ext. 85028 Email: s.elers@massey.ac.nz

Professor Susan Geertshuis

BA(Hons), PhD, AFBPS, ChPsych, FHERDSA, PFHEA

Susan is a Professor of Lifelong Learning and the Director of Learning and Teaching at the University of Auckland Business School. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK and has over 20 years’ experience in corporate, organisational and online learning. In addition, she has designed and led programmes that focus on transitioning first-generation and mature students into university.

See Susan’s staff profile. Susan will teach Theories of Learning

Phone: +64 9 923 5609 Email: s.geertshuis@auckland.ac.nz

Narissa Lewis

BMS(Hons), MEd, SFHEA
Tainui, Ngāti Kahungungu, Ngāti Porou

Narissa is a Professional Teaching Fellow in Learning and Instructional Design at the University of Auckland Business School. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK and has over 13 years’ experience in wānanga, polytechnic and university sectors. She has experience in academic skill development, learning design and online learning. Her PhD research focuses on employability within the NZ tertiary context.

See Narissa’s staff profile. Narissa will teach Theories of Learning

Phone: +64 9 923 1367 Email: narissa.lewis@auckland.ac.nz

Dr Jason Mika

PhD, MPP, BMS(Hons)
Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Kahungungu

Jason is a Co-director of Te Au Rangahau, the Māori Business and Leadership Research Centre and is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at Massey University. His research interests are Indigenous entrepreneurship and management and Indigenous methodologies in business research.

See Jason’s staff profile. Jason will teach Māori in Business 2

Phone: +64 6 356 9099 ext. 86361 Email: j.p.mika@massey.ac.nz

Dr Farah Palmer

ONZM, PhD, BPE
Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato

Farah is a Director of Te Au Rangahau, the Māori Business and Leadership Research Centre and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at Massey University. Her research interests are sports sociology, sports management, leadership and governance as they relate to Māori and women in particular.

See Farah’s staff profile. Farah will teach Critical Analysis and Writing

Phone: +64 6 356 9099 ext. 84912 Email: f.r.palmer@massey.ac.nz

Dr Diane Ruwhiu

MCom PhD DipGrad
Ngā Puhi

Diane is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at the University of Otago Business School following a career in purchasing and logistics with the Royal New Zealand Airforce. Diane’s teaching responsibilities include He Kakano, while her research interests include Indigenous (Māori) business and organisation. Diane is also the Māori liaison for the Post-graduate Advisory Group for the Otago Business School and an Executive member of Te Poutama Māori (the University of Otago Māori academic staff caucus).

See Diane’s staff profile. Diane will teach Process and Project Management

Phone: +64 3 479 8075 Email: diane.ruwhiu@otago.ac.nz