Two new lecturers at Charles Darwin University’s Alice Springs campus bring a wealth of experience in the fields of business and electrical engineering.
Both business lecturer Nelson Brown and electro technology lecturer Stephen Goodlet bring many years of industry knowledge and teaching experience.
The lecturers have come from opposite ends of the continent, with Mr Brown relocating from CDU’s Casuarina campus in the Top End and Mr Goodlet from Tasmania.
“We arrived in early January and just love it,” Mr Brown said.
“We were warmly welcomed, both in human terms and by the weather,” he said, referring to the heatwave that ushered in the New Year.
Mr Brown, who is delivering the Certificate IV in Training, Assessment and Education, said he had an interest in distance education.
“One of my tasks is to upload some of the units on to Learnline (CDU’s online learning environment), which will potentially open up the course to remote and interstate students who otherwise wouldn’t have had access to it.
“I also deliver the course, face-to-face, two evenings a week to full classes. You could say business is booming.”
Similarly, Mr Goodlet has experienced strong enrolments in electro technology.
“I’ve got a mix of Alice and Tennant students undertaking a two-week intensive as part of their Certificate III,” he said.
Mr Goodlet said the move to Alice would allow him to fulfill both family and professional ambitions.
“We already had extended family in town, so it’s nice to be near them, but I also love to teach.”
Mr Goodlet, who worked in industry during his final 12 months in Tasmania, said he relished the return to a teaching and learning environment.
“If you’ve got the teaching bug, like I have, you just love to teach. I derive a strong sense of satisfaction from being able to assist people in getting a head start in their careers.”
CDU also welcomes two new customer service officers to the campus – Lindsay McLelland (Community Services) and Celine Ociones (Business and Service Industries).