Academic Handbook

2. Who Are We?

2.3. Faculty and Staff


Institute Principal   

Dr. Chris Prior

EdD, MEd, MA(Th), GradDipEd, GradCertRE, BMin, BAgrSc


Emeritus Principal and Senior Lecturer

Rev Dr Rod Thompson 

BA, DipEd, LTh, MEd(Studies), PhD


Student Counsellor and Senior Lecturer

Dr. Fiona Partridge

BEd, MEdSt, EdD


Senior Lecturer

Dr. Julia Verdouw

BSc (Hons), PhD


Senior Lecturer

Dr. Lindsay Graieg

DipTeach(Prim), BEd, GradDipEd (Ad&WorkplaceEd), MEd, EdD



Academic Admin Coordinator

Belinda Leto



Teaching Faculty

Dr Kenneth Barry Dickens (Senior Lecturer) 


Dr Christine Leanne Furner (Senior Lecturer)


Dr Lindsay Graieg (Senior Lecturer)


Dr Jill Ireland (Senior Lecturer)


Dr Andrew Schmidt (Senior Lecturer)


Dr Charlie Justins (Senior Lecturer)


Dr Christopher Rayner (Senior Lecturer)


Miriam Lili (Adjunct Tutor)


Tim Payze (Adjunct Tutor)


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