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Dietze joins Okanagan College as Director of Learning and Teaching

Okanagan College Media Release

Beverlie Dietze Dec 2013Dr. Beverlie Dietze will join Okanagan College in January as its new Director of Learning and Teaching.

Dietze is an experienced post-secondary professional who has spent nearly three decades in the sector in a variety of roles that include faculty member, department head, director and campus dean.

Most recently Dietze has been working as an Assistant Professor at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax and concurrently as an online Adult Education Facilitator with Brock University in St. Catharine’s, Ontario – a position she has held for nine years.

Her experience working in the college sector is notable; specifically, her depth of knowledge in learner centred curriculum development, leadership and in the development of collaborative partnerships.

Prior to joining Mount Saint Vincent, Dietze spent four years as Dean of the Brockville campus of St. Lawrence College in Ontario. She served 12 years as Director of Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Loyalist College in Ontario and nearly as many as a Department Head at New Brunswick Community College in Saint John.

A prolific author and researcher, Dietze has been published extensively in journals, has written two textbooks and has a third currently in development.

“I am looking forward to contributing to Okanagan College and supporting faculty and staff to achieve success for students,” said Dietze. “I have a passion for teaching and learning and believe collaboration is the key to providing the best environment for students in pursuit of their education, career goals and in their desire to learn.”

Dietze holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education from the University of Toronto, a Master’s of Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of New Brunswick.

Dr. Dietze is a wonderful addition to our College and our Leadership Team,” said Dr. Andrew Hay, Vice President Education. “Her expertise in learning and teaching practices in a learner centred environment aligns extremely well with Okanagan College’s goals. She will be instrumental as we strive for excellence as a learning organization focused on student success.”

Dietze’s first day will be Jan. 27, 2014.


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