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Business Administration Department

Peter ForturaPeter Fortura, Chair
Office: B414
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 5210
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Lorraine Barbeau, Curriculum Officer
Office: B415b
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 7092
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Sylvia Stiehl, Secretary
Office: B412d
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 7311
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Finance, Office and Legal Studies Department

Mary Grammatikakis, Chair
Office: B336
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 7165
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Lesia Mysyk, Secretary
Office: B337a
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 7672
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Marketing and Management Studies Department 

FarbodKarimiFarbod Karimi, Chair
Office: B436
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 3578
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Farbod Karimi is the chair of the Marketing and Management Studies department at Algonquin College in the School of Business. Farbod received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa, a Master’s Degree in Adult Education from San Francisco State University, and his Doctorate in International and Multicultural Education from University of San Francisco. Farbod has lived in five different countries and has extensive consulting experience in qualitative research, quality assurance, and curriculum design. Farbod has been teaching at post-secondary institutions in Canada and the United States since 1998.

Jan Strickland, Student Success Specialist
Office: B434a
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 5261
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Nastia Touhlova, Student Success Specialist
Office:  B337d
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 7024
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Brenda Ghattas, Budget and Curriculum Officer
Office: B434d
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 2555
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Barbara Bell, Secretary
Office: B437a
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 7629
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Continuing Education 

Margaret Cayen, Program Support Officer
Office: C137
Phone: 613-727-4723 Ext. 7430
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Shelly Pond, Program Support Specialist
Office: C137
Phone: 613-727-4723 Ext. 5392
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Dean’s Office

Dave DonaldsonDave Donaldson, Dean
Office: B282
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 5227
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Dave Donaldson has been the dean since 2007. The first two term Chair of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, he is the Immediate Past Chair of that organization and has served on the Tourism Development Council of Ottawa Tourism and is a past director with that organization.

Prior to joining Algonquin College, he  was a dean at Vancouver Community College where his industry work highlights included being a member of the Yes 2010 Steering Council which generated the first vote endorsing the Olympic Games by a nominated city and was a founding principal in Stars4SUCCESS, a unique partnership with downtown Vancouver hotels which retrained street youth. In addition to teaching and managing at the post-secondary level, he has been a marketing practitioner with Huronia Historical Parks, Ontario, Procter and Gamble, Microtel Learning Services and a range of consultant projects from cruise travel agencies to restaurant operations and to leisure videos.

Dave has been recognized by the Canadian Association of Food Professionals with an Educational Excellence Award and the Food Executive of the Year for both Vancouver and western Canada and by the BC Chefs’ Association. He has received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal and was the People’s Choice recipient for Community Booster by the Best Ottawa Business awards. He has a Bachelor of Education degree from McGill University and a MBA from Simon Fraser University.

Lorna BrigdenLorna Brigden, Manager Academic and Business
Office: B282
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 5975
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Catherine Gaudreau, Assistant to the Dean
Office: B282
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 6802
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Linda Nguyen, Budget Officer
Office: B282
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 5554
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Sean Howe, Faculty Marketing Officer
Office: B282
Phone: (613) 727-4723 Ext. 6290
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