2014 Achievements and Teaching Awards

Congratulations to the following College of Business staff.

Teaching Excellence, Higher Education

College of Business

Mrs Meredith Tharapos, School of Accounting
For sustained excellence in a research informed approach to the provision of a stimulating, supportive and inclusive learning environment, linked to the accounting profession.

Priority area – High impact strategies for progression, retention and attainment, Higher Education

Dr Konrad Peszynski, School of Business IT and Logistics
For sustained excellence through student-centred teaching that engages students to promote high levels of attainment in the discipline of supply chain management.

Teaching Excellence, Vocational Education

Outstanding Teacher / Trainer of the Year Award

Mr Maurice Sheridan, School of Vocational Business Education
For providing students with innovative learning opportunities through the use of rich media, self-tests, immediate feedback, industry based anecdotes and an inclusive teaching style.


Ms Tina Popa, School of Vocational Business Education
For creating an engaging learning environment to instill enthusiasm in students to study law and mentoring students to obtain practical experience in the legal industry.

Outstanding Training Initiative of the Year Award

Mr Brett Stavenuiter, Mr Anthony Hasell, Ms Katie Crandon, Ms Helen Dougiakis; School of Vocational Business Education
For inspiring student learning through the exploration and use of new business spaces and techniques through work integrated learning that enhances self-employment outcomes for RMIT graduates.

Sessional Staff

Outstanding Sessional Teaching (Higher Education)

Dr Maggie Pan Williams, School of Accounting
For adding improvements to the accounting curriculum and student learning by modifying learning activities, seeking constant feedback and employing outside business experience and accounting research.


Ms Brenda Hughes, School of Vocational Business Education
For continued commitment to student growth and high achievement in Management vocational education through supporting students in the Diploma of Management program.

Programs that Enhance Student Learning


Mr David Graham, Ms Julie Macpherson and Mr Timothy Wallis; School of Vocational Business Education
For the design and implementation of a fully online Diploma of Logistics program that successfully engages students, supports the achievement of learning outcomes and provides flexibility around how, where and when they learn.

Postgraduate Education

Mr David Fitzgerald, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing
For the design of curricula that enables students to apply their marketing knowledge through the application of innovative frameworks that meet pressing global challenges.