Faculty and Staff

Our faculty and staff work together to provide positive educational experiences to help students launch successful IT careers.

Staff and faculty bring rich and diverse expertise from fields including IT, business, and education.

We strive to uphold RRC Polytech’s values as a learner-centred institution by being respectful in all interactions, fostering inclusiveness, conducting ourselves with integrity, operating sustainably, and giving back to the community.

Legend

IBIT = Introduction to Business Information Technology
BIT = Business Information Technology
BTM = Business Technology Management
INF = Information Security
ITO = IT Operations (NEW F2022)
DSM = Data Science and Machine Learning

List of Faculty and Staff

NOTE: To contact faculty or staff, please refer to the staff directory and email us using your RRC Polytech account.

RACHELL ACEBO
Administrative Assistant
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT, INF

GEORGE ALLEN
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Business Law, Business Management
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT, IS

DAMIEN ALTENBURG
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Programming, Web Development
Programs: BIT
 

JOSE “MANUEL” CASTELLON ALVAREZ
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Project Management, Professional Development
Programs: BIT, BTM

ROBERTA ANDERSON
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Professional Development, Communications
Programs: BIT, IBIT, BTM, INF, DSM

NOLA ANDREWS
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Server Administration, Network Technology and Infrastructure
Programs: BIT, INF
 

MICHAEL ARNOLD
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Project Management, Mathematics, Business, Communications
Programs: BIT, IBIT, BTM
 

ANDREA ARDILES
Educational Technologist
Programs: BIT, IBIT, BTM, INF, DSM

JONATHAN BAILEY
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Professional Development, Communications
Programs: BIT, IBIT, BTM, INF, DSM

ERNST BERGEN
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Programming, Python, Linux, Data Science
Programs: BTM, BIT

MARNIE BOULET
Academic Coordinator, International & Domestic Academic Partnership
Programs: BIT, IBIT, BTM, INF, DSM

RAJBINDER BRAR
Educational Assistant
Areas of expertise: Networking
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT

TARA BROWN
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Database Management Systems, Programming, Professional Development
Programs: BTM, BIT, INF

NICO CAI
Educational Assistant
Areas of expertise: Database Management Systems, Web Development
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT

KEN CARPENTER
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Business Computing, Programming
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT

LISA CASE
Program Coodinator, BTM, InfoSec, DSML
Programs: BTM, INF, DSM

JOANNE CUTARAN
Administrative Assistant – ACE Project Space
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT, INF

LAURIE CUTRONE
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Programming, Python
Programs: BIT, BTM

CHARENE DAVIS
Instructor
Areas of expertise: IT Operations, Customer Experience
Programs: ITO

REYNARD DELA TORRE
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Web Development, Information Systems, Programming
Programs: BIT, IBIT
 

SERENE DESMOND
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Accounting, Business Issues
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT

MERU DIXIT
Educational Assistant
Areas of expertise: Information Security
Programs: INF

SHARMAIN DONOVAN
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Business Systems Testing and Design, Communications, Organizational Behaviour
Programs: BTM

GLENN DUKELOW
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Communications, Business Processes
Programs: BIT, BTM

RALPH DUECK
ACE Project Space Coordinator
Areas of expertise: Project Management, Application Integration, Programming, Web Development
Programs: BTM, BIT, INF
 

PAWAN EARNEST
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Programming, Database Management Systems, Web Development
Programs: BIT

RAVNEET GILL
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Network Technology and Infrastructure, Server Administration
Programs: BIT

JODY GILLIS
Academic Coordinator, IBIT and BIT
Programs: BIT, IBIT

Cheryl Goldhawk
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Information Security
Programs: INF

DAN GREENBERG
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Professional Development, Communications, Business
Programs: BTM, BIT, INF

MIGUEL GUZMAN
Educational Assistant
Areas of expertise: Data Science, Python
Programs: BTM, BIT, DSM

RAEANNE HEBERT
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Professional Development, Communications, Organizational Behaviour
Programs: BTM, BIT

GAIL HORVATH
Program Manager
Areas of expertise: Professional Development, Business and Management, Communications
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT, INF, DSM

BUCK HOTHI
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Database Management Systems, Programming
Programs: BIT, IBIT, DSM
 

STEPHEN JAY
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Database Management Systems, Data Warehousing, Web and Network Security, Linux Scripting, Malware Analysis
Programs: BIT, INF

JASON JOHNSTON
Educational Assistant
Areas of expertise: Networking
Programs: BIT, INF

KAREN KABEL
Chair
Areas of expertise: Information Security, Security Management, Security Risk Management
Programs: BIT, BTM, IBIT, INF, DSM

NAVJOT KAUR
Instructor
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT
Areas of expertise: Server Administration, Networking

MUHAMMAD KHAN
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Business Analysis, Systems Design and Testing, Requirements Gathering
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT
 

CRISTY KUBARA
Strategy Coordinator
Areas of expertise: Project Management, Research Coordination

KATHARINE LANGILLE
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Professional Development, Communications, Business Computing
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT

JEFFREY LANYON
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Cryptography, Mathematics
Programs: INF, DSM
 

RON LEPLA
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Security Management, Security Architecture
Programs: INF, DSM

ZEUS MACASIEB
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Network Computing, Network Architecture, Server Administration
Programs: BTM, BIT
 

TYLER MATTHIES
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Project Management, IT Operations
Programs: ITO
 

JOHNATHAN NIZIOL
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Mobile Application Development, Web Development
Programs: BIT, IBIT, BTM

CHRISTOPHER PODOLSKY
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Information Systems, Programming
Programs: BIT

MIKE POITRAS
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Database Management Systems, Mathematics, Statistics
Programs: BIT, IBIT

JEFF PRICE
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Network Computing, Server Administration, Information Security, Security Hardware
Programs: BIT, INF

PALMER ROUSE
Educational Assistant
Areas of expertise: Business Processes
Programs: BTM

JAMES RUSSELL
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Networking
Programs: BTM, BIT

DAN SALTEL
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Professional Development, Communications
Programs: BTM, BIT

CAROLYN SCHMIDT
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Professional Development, Communications
Programs: BTM, BIT

PAUL SEKHON
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Object Oriented Principles, IT Operations
Programs: BTM, BIT, ITO

DAVID SHABAGA
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Programming, Python, Management Information Systems
Programs: BTM, BIT

BEV SHAW
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Business Computing, Programming, Object Oriented / UML
Programs: BIT, IBIT
 

NAVNISH SIDHU
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Professional Development, Communications
Programs: BIT, IBIT

ALAN SIMPSON
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Web Development
Programs: BTM, BIT

LEESA K SYLVESTRE
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Accounting, Business Issues, Business Computing
Programs: BIT, IBIT
 

VICTOR SZE
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Accounting, Economics, Business
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT
 

NEIL TURNER
Educational Assistant 
Areas of expertise: Application Development
Programs: BIT

BRAD VINCELETTE
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Information Systems, Python, Data Management
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT, DSM

SCOTT WACHAL
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Programming, Web Development, Database Management Systems
Programs: BTM, BIT

DERON WARKENTIN
Educational Assistant 
Areas of expertise: Application Development
Programs: BIT
 

DANIEL WATERS
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Business Law, Organizational Behaviour
Programs: BTM, BIT

BRENDAN WEIMER
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Programming, Web Development
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT

JESSE WILSON
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Coordinator
Programs: BTM, BIT, DSM, INF

KIT WILSON
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Business and Management, Business Issues, Management Information Systems
Programs: BTM, BIT

ANDREW XIA
Educational Assistant
Areas of expertise: Networking
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT

SHERRY ZAJAC
Instructor
Areas of expertise: IT Operations, Communications
Programs: BTM, BIT, ITO

JON ZIPRICK
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Programming, Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, Numerical Methods, Research
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT, DSM

GWENDOLYN ZWAAGSTRA
Instructor
Areas of expertise: Communications, Professional Development
Programs: BTM, BIT, IBIT, IS