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Professor Paul Cleveland

ChairmanPhD, MTechMgt, BEdStud (Qld), BA, DipArt (Graphic Design), DipT (BCAE)

Professor Cleveland’s research interests include the evolution of design style, design archaeology and interactive mapping systems. He is a member of the Australian Graphic Design Association and a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia. He is well recognized by practitioners in the discipline for both his wide knowledge of theory and practical application of multimedia mediums.
Professor Cleveland, as the Chair of the Academic Board, provides a high level of academic leadership in the delivery and continuing development of the Bachelor of Interactive Media here at the Wentworth Institute

–Dr Keri Spooner

Dr Keri Spooner – Dean

Dean of Higher EducationBCom (Hons)(NSW), MCom (Hons)(NSW), PhD (Monash), CAHRI

Dr. Keri Spooner is Dean of Higher Education at WIN. With many years experience in the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in Australia and abroad, Keri works with higher education academics and students at WIN to ensure the delivery of a quality, industry relevant education.

‘Students are at the centre of everything we do here at WIN. I am committed to ensuring that all our students receive a quality education in a very supportive and friendly environment.’

–Dr Keri Spooner


Dennis Mortimer

Programs Coordinator and Head Lecturer, Bachelor of BusinessB.Ec (Hons I) (Syd), CAHRI

Dennis Mortimer is the Head Lecturer for the Bachelor of Business degree at WIN. Dennis has over thirty years experience in academic teaching, research and management including teaching in both Australia and overseas. Working with the Dean, his responsibility is the academic standards, quality, and work relevance of the Bachelor of Business program.

‘I enjoy helping students to develop their knowledge and job readiness through our focus on small class sizes and the use of real world cases and simulations. ‘

–Dennis Mortimer


Jane Cameron

Head Lecturer on the Bachelor of Interactive Media programmeB.A.(Syd), Grad.Dip.Design (UTS)

Jane Cameron has taught in the field of Design, Art and Film theory at WIN for the past 4 years. After graduating from Sydney University and later the University of Technology, Jane has for the past 20 years run her own design consultancy in Sydney, and has previously taught at Enmore Design Centre. Jane is passionate about her role at WIN.

‘I thoroughly enjoy assisting each student to locate and maximise what is unique in their creative life.’

–Jane Cameron

Charles Lo

Dr Charles Lo

Head Lecturer MPA B.Bus(Hons) (UTS), PhD (USyd)

Dr Lo lectures Accounting subjects at the Wentworth Institute, and brings to the classroom wide industry experience in accounting and finance, including those from his time as a stockbroker before entering academia.

He is an academic with nearly 15 years of experience in the tertiary sector, having lectured in undergraduate and postgraduate programs at institutions including the University of Technology, Sydney, Insearch:UTS and the Australian Institute of Music.

“I have a passion for teaching. My aim when teaching is to ensure that students are not bogged down with technical industry jargon. I try to take complicated technical issues in accounting and explain them in a way that is easier to understand.”

— Charles Lo

Paul Power

Head Lecturer BBus(PA), MBus(Acc’g & Finance), UTS; BA(Acc’g & Ecs), MQ; Dip Ed; CPA

I have taught and practiced accounting and related subjects for many years in both public and private university and college settings. I have taught at the Wentworth Institute of Higher Education since 2016 and I am currently Head of the undergraduate accounting courses.

I enjoy my teaching and I receive excellent feedback from students. I look forward to seeing you in the Accounting subjects and greeting you as part of our Accounting team.
— Paul Power

Dr. Asal Al-Odat

LecturerPhD (UTAS), MA (UTS)

Dr. Asal Al-Odat is a lecturer in Accounting at Wentworth Institute, he has a PhD in Accounting Information Systems, Accounting and Finance from The University of Tasmania (UTAS) and a Master in Accounting from The University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Before starting at WIN, Asal worked for eight years as an Investment and Financial Advisor for one of the biggest companies in the world that specialising in natural resources investments. In addition, he has an extensive industry experience in accounting and finance, as he worked as a Senior Business and Financial Analyst, Auditor and a Banker for several years.
Dr. Al-Odat has a wealth of experience in the Australian and International tertiary education sector, teaching and developing Accounting and Finance courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students at UTAS and King Saud University in Saudi Arabia.

“I aspire to become an excellent teacher for facilitating an educational atmosphere where students have the opportunity to fulfil their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, social, spiritual and psychological growth.”
–Asal Al-Odat

Sue Bond


Sue is the Registrar at Wentworth Institute of Higher Education. Sue has had had many years of experience in tertiary education in senior administrative roles in a wide range of areas including student administration, student advising, academic services, research and offshore programs.
Sue is the co-author of 6 refereed journal articles and 13 conference papers and was secretary and treasurer of two academic associations for over 15 years.

Christopher O’Neill

Academic & Program Advisor,Alumni RepTAE CertIV, BA Interactive media, GCert Buss

Christopher grew up in and around Universities. Studied Production Performance and Directing at the Undergraduate level for 6 years. A Graduate of the BIM program and student of the Master’s program. With many years experience in the delivery of programs both at VET and Higher Education Level in Australia, Christopher now works with WIN higher education Academics Organisational staff, Students, WINSA and Alumni to ensure the delivery of a quality, industry-relevant education by providing Academic, Program and Wellbeing support to both staff and students throughout the year. He also works externally to provide continuous Academic and Program Education to the Public.

“Everyone is unique and have different needs and dreams. I am dedicated to ensuring quality through your degree and beyond, because your education is worth it”

— Christopher O’Neill

External members

Nick Tyler (External member – Industry Rep)
Dr.Cheang Khoo (External member – Academic)
Dr.Judy Johnston (External member- Academic)

Dr. Judy Johnston

External member, Academic BoardBA, M.LITT.,M.PUB.POL(UNE), PhD(SYD)

Dr Judy Johnston is pleased to be able to participate as an External Member of Academic Board, which is the major decision making group developing, enhancing and approving undergraduate and postgraduate courses, at WIN. With a long career of research, teaching and course design in Business and Management, at universities both locally and internationally, Judy is well experienced and widely published. She came to academic study as a mature age student, and once started, she went on to complete four degrees, working full-time and studying part-time, over twenty years. Before becoming an academic she had a career in public service up to senior executive level. In this way she brings a range of theoretical and practical experiences to her involvement on Academic Board.

“One of the particular rewards from teaching for me was working with students, from many parts of the world in an exchange of ideas and knowledge, facilitating students’ learning in ways that enhanced their career opportunities, as well as their lives, generally.”