Painting: Ad Parnassum, 1932 (detail)

Academic CV

Academic background

Ph.D. course work

Research interests

  • Multicultural education, Sociocultural cognition, Psychology of attitudes and values
  • Aboriginal education, Indigenous languages
  • Critical theory and critical thinking, Perceptions, Instructional psychology, Instructional design, Experiential education
  • Critical analysis of technology and its application in teaching and learning
  • Culture and time perception, psychology, and cultural contexts

Current appointments

  • Instructor, Creative Arts Department, Red River College.
  • Research Assistant, “First Nations Languages: A Comparative Study in Culturally Relevant Sustainability,” University of Manitoba. (Research Leader: Frank Deer, Ph.D.; SSHRC Insight Development Grant)


Recent courses (Red River College)

Previous courses (Red River College)

  • DMMT-1050 Dynamic Content 1 (2007 to 2014, 2016)
  • COMP-1978 Advanced Web Development 1 (2006 to 2014)
  • DMMT-3622 Web Development 3 (2006 to 2014)
  • DMMT-2143 Exit Portfolio (2013)
  • GRAD-4008 System Management (2004 to 2010)
  • GRAD-4015 System Management 2 (2004 to 2008)
  • B01D114 Introduction to Digital Media Technology (2004 to 2006)
  • E27C157 E-Commerce (2004 to 2005)
  • E27C454 Web Accessibility (2004 to 2005)



  • “Benefits and Risks of Mobile Communication Technologies on Indigenous Language Learning and Sustainability,” CSSE Annual Conference, University of Regina, May 2018


  • “How Research Methodologies Can Counter Technological Neocolonialism,” Rising Up: Graduate Students Conference on Indigenous Knowledge and Research, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, March 2018
  • “Language Diversity: Why Bother?”, Faculty of Education Graduate Students Research Symposium, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, March 3, 2018
  • “Culture in the Balance: Risks and Rewards of Technology In Indigenous Language Learning,” CSSE Annual Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, May 31, 2017
  • “Technology & Academic Freedom,” Faculty of Education Graduate Students Research Symposium, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, March 3, 2017
  • Technology & Colonization: The role and power of photography in the entrenchment of the Canadian Residential School system,” Faculty of Education Graduate Students Research Symposium, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, March 5, 2016
  • Time Perception, Cultural Constructs of Time, and Their Effects on Learning through Educational Technologies,” MERN 2015 Spring Forum, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg; May 15, 2015
  • “Considering culture in e-learning environments and post-secondary learner success,” International Consortium for Educational Development 2012, Bangkok; July 25, 2012
  • “The effect of culture on online learning,” Cultural Attitudes Towards Technology And Communication 2010, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; June 18, 2010

Book contributions

Internal reports and documents

  • “Competitor analysis report for the planning of a ‘Mobile Application Development’ instructional program at Red River College,” 2014


  • Peer reviewer; Extreme Markup Languages (XML) conference papers, Montréal, 1999 to 2002
  • Technical reviewer; Deitel, H. M., Deitel, P. J., & Nieto, T. R. (2001). E-business & E-commerce: How to Program. Prentice Hall

Other service

  • PLATFORM Centre for photographic + digital arts
    • Member, 2013 to present
    • Treasurer, 2016 to present
  • Winnipeg Public Library Board
    • Member, 2013 to 2016
    • Executive (Member-at-large), 2014 to 2015
    • Vice-Chair, 2016

Selected Committee work

  • Winnipeg Public Library History Book (Winnipeg Public Library Board), 2014 to 2016
  • Member; Teaching and Learning Technologies Roundtable (TLTR), Red River College, 2006 to 2010
    • Vice chair, 2007 to 2010
  • Faculty technical advisor; The Projector student newspaper web site project, 2008
  • Faculty representative; Department Chair search committee, 2006
  • Judge (web presentations); New Jersey High School Chemistry Olympics, hosted by the American Chemical Society and New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1999 to 2002
  • Board member; SGML Forum of New York, 1998 to 2001
  • Conference track consultant; “Getting Started With XML,” XML 2000 Conference, Washington DC, 2000

Painting: Ad Parnassum, 1932

Artwork credit: Ad Parnassum, 1932 (detail) by Paul Klee (1879-1940). Oil on canvas (100 x 126 cm). Kunstmuseum, Bern. [Video]