Faculties, Centre Chairs & Program Directors

This page lists the faculties with their associated deans and the academic centres/departments, their associated chairs and the program directors for Athabasca University.

For general inquires or more information about specific programs, courses, admission, and registration requirements, please contact the Information Centre.

Faculties

Faculty Dean
Faculty of Business Deborah Hurst
Faculty of Graduate Studies Pamela Hawranik
Faculty of Health Disciplines Margaret Edwards
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Veronica Thompson
Faculty of Science & Technology Lisa Carter

Academic Centre and Department Chairs

Centre Chair
Centre for Humanities Vina Tirven-Gadumn
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies Paul Kellogg
Centre for Learning Accreditation Alain May
Centre for Nursing and Health Studies & Faculty of Health Disciplines Graduate Gwen Rempel
Centre for Science James Greenwood-Lee
Centre for Social Sciences Meenal Shrivastava
RAIC Centre for Architecture Douglas MacLeod
Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology Jeff Chang
School of Computing and Information Systems - SCIS Jon Dron / M. Ali Dewan

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Department Chair
Department for Accounting and Taxation Pamela Quon
Department for Economics, Finance & Operations Management Walid Belassi
Department for Marketing, Entrepreneurship & Information Systems - MEIS Houda Trabelsi
Department for Organizational Analysis Helen Lam

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Graduate Programs Director Contact Information
Graduate Diploma in Architecture ¹ Douglas MacLeod Carole Mason
carolem@athabascau.ca
1-866-788-9041 ext. 1206
Post-Masters Diploma: Nurse Practitioner Debbie Fraser Debbie Fraser
dfraser@athabascau.ca
1-866-752-3889
Graduate Diploma in Distance Education Technology ¹ Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes
martic@athabascau.ca
1-800-788-9041 ext. 6426
Doctor of Education in Distance Education Dr. Mohamed Ally Dr. Mohamed Ally
mohameda@athabascau.ca
1-866-916-8650
Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design ¹ Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes
martic@athabascau.ca
1-800-788-9041 ext. 6426
Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics ¹ Larbi Esmahi Student Success Centre
fst_success@athabascau.ca
1-855-362-2870
Graduate Certificate in Information Security ¹ Larbi Esmahi Student Success Centre
fst_success@athabascau.ca
1-855-362-2870
Graduate Diploma in Heritage Resources Management ¹ Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo
1-855-337-8590
780-458-1105
Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management (GDLM) ¹ Angela Workman-Stark Faculty of Business
angela.workman-stark@athabascau.ca
1-800-561-4650
Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Learning ¹ Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes
martic@athabascau.ca
1-800-788-9041 ext. 6426
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management ¹ Larbi Esmahi Student Success Centre
fst_success@athabascau.ca
1-855-362-2870
Graduate Diploma in Instructional Design ¹ Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes
martic@athabascau.ca
1-800-788-9041 ext. 6426
Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting ¹ Dale Dewhurst / Archie Zariski GDLD
gdld@athabascau.ca
780-675-6792
Graduate Diploma in Management (GDM) ¹ Alex Kondra Faculty of Business
alexk@athabascau.ca
780-675-6807
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Dr. Kai Lamertz Faculty of Business
kailamertz@athabascau.ca/a>
250-380-2508
Master of Arts - Interdisciplinary Studies (MA-IS) Wendell Kisner MAIS
780-675-6792
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Alex Kondra Faculty of Business
alexk@athabascau.ca
780-675-6807
Master of Counselling (M Counselling) Jeff Chang Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology
jeffc@athabascau.ca
1-866-901-7647
Master of Education in Distance Education (MEd)
(Formerly Master's in Distance Education) (MDE)
Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes
martic@athabascau.ca
1-800-788-9041 ext. 6426
Master of Health Studies (MHS) Terra Murray Terra Murray
tmurray@athabascau.ca
1-866-379-1127
Master of Nursing (MN): Generalist Terra Murray Terra Murray
tmurray@athabascau.ca
1-866-379-1127
Master of Nursing (MN): Nurse Practitioner Debbie Fraser Debbie Fraser
dfraser@athabascau.ca
1-866-752-3889
Master of Science in Information Systems Larbi Esmahi Student Success Centre
fst_success@athabascau.ca
1-855-362-2870

¹ - Formerly named Post-Baccalaureate Diploma/Certificate in 'Program Name'

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Undergraduate Programs Director Contact Information
Bachelor of Arts (BA - 3 year)
Bachelor of Arts (BA - 4 year)
Jill Hunter Advising Services
1-800-788-9041
Bachelor of Commerce (BComm)
Bachelor of Commerce Post Diploma (BComm PD)
Hussein Al-Zyoud Faculty of Business
Student Support Centre
1-800-468-6531
Bachelor of General Studies Lorna Stefanick Advising Services 1-800-788-9041
Bachelor of Health Administration
Bachelor of Health Administration Post Diploma
Lynne Rabak lynner@athabascau.ca
1-866-313-4379
Bachelor of Human Resources & Labour Relations Jason Foster jasonf@athabascau.ca
1-866-406-3063
Bachelor of Professional Arts (BPA) Lorna Stefanick Advising Services 1-800-788-9041
Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communications Studies Karen Wall Advising Services 1-800-788-9041
Bachelor of Professional Arts - Criminal Justice Carolyn Greene Advising Services 1-800-788-9041
Bachelor of Professional Arts - Governance, Law and Management Lorna Stefanick Advising Services 1-800-788-9041
Bachelor of Professional Arts - Human Services Jane Arscott Advising Services 1-800-788-9041
Bachelor of Nursing Operations Dawn Mercer-Riselli 1-866-450-4581
Bachelor of Nursing Curriculum Affairs Rose Schroeder 1-888-281-5844
Bachelor of Nursing Clinical Affairs Lynn Corcoran 1-855-212-1775
Bachelor of Management (B Mgmt - 4 years)
Bachelor of Management (B Mgmt - 3 years)
Hussein Al-Zyoud Faculty of Business
Student Support Centre
1-800-468-6531
Bachelor of Science - Human Science (BSc HS)
Bachelor of Science - Human Science Post Diploma (BSc HS PD)
Julie Peschke Student Success Centre
fst_success@athabascau.ca
1-855-362-2870
Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Bachelor of Science - Post Diploma (BSc PD)
Julie Peschke Student Success Centre
fst_success@athabascau.ca
1-855-362-2870
Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics Julie Peschke Student Success Centre
fst_success@athabascau.ca
1-855-362-2870
Bachelor of Science (Architecture)
Bachelor of Science - Post Diploma (BSc PD)
Douglas MacLeod Student Success Centre
fst_success@athabascau.ca
1-855-362-2870
Bachelor of Science in Computing & Information Systems (BSc CIS)
Bachelor of Science in Computing & Information Systems Post Diploma (BSc CIS PD)
Richard Huntrods Student Success Centre
fst_success@athabascau.ca
1-855-362-2870

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University Certificate Director Contact Information
University Diploma in Arts   Advising Services
1-800-788-9041
University Diploma in Inclusive Education   Advising Services
1-800-788-9041
University Diploma in Health Administration Lynne Rabak lynner@athabascau.ca
1-866-313-4379
University Certificate in Accounting Mark Morpurgo Faculty of Business
Student Support Centre
1-800-468-6531
University Certificate in Advanced Accounting Mark Morpurgo Faculty of Business
Student Support Centre
1-800-468-6531
University Certificate in Management Applications Mark Morpurgo Faculty of Business
Student Support Centre
1-800-468-6531
University Certificate in Management Foundations Mark Morpurgo Faculty of Business
Student Support Centre
1-800-468-6531
University Certificate in Finance Mark Morpurgo Faculty of Business
Student Support Centre
1-800-468-6531
University Certificate in Marketing Mark Morpurgo Faculty of Business
Student Support Centre
1-800-468-6531
University Certificate in e-Commerce Mark Morpurgo Faculty of Business
Student Support Centre
1-800-468-6531
University Certificate in Career Development Linda Chmiliar Advising Services
1-800-788-9041
University Certificate in Computers and Management Information Systems Mark Morpurgo Faculty of Business
Student Support Centre
1-800-468-6531
University Certificate in Game Development and Programming Richard Huntrods Student Success Centre
fst_success@athabascau.ca
1-855-362-2870
University Certificate in Computing and Information Systems Richard Huntrods Student Success Centre
fst_success@athabascau.ca
1-855-362-2870
University Certificate in Counselling Women Tobias Wiggins twiggins@athabascau.ca
1-866-539-8667
University Certificate in English Language Studies Adien Dubbelboer Grace Oresile
graceo@athabascau.ca
780-428-2057
University Certificate in French Language Proficiency Vina Tirven-Gadumn vinat@athabascau.ca
1-866-412-5031
University Certificate in Health Administration Lynne Rabak lynner@athabascau.ca
1-866-313-4379
University Certificate in Heritage Resources Management Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo inanloo@athabascau.ca
1-855-337-8590
780-458-1105
University Certificate in Human Resources and Labour Relations Jason Foster jasonf@athabascau.ca
1-866-406-3063
University Certificate in Labour Studies Ingo Schmidt ingos@athabascau.ca
1-866-916-8648
University Certificate in Public Administration Lorna Stefanick lornas@athabascau.ca
1-877-275-0483