BA (Hons), MA, DPhil

Instr. Tourism/TMI/CMNS
School of Tourism Management
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Communication
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

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M.Ed., Simon Fraser University.

Communications/Broadcast Journalism, Concordia University.

DPhil, English Language and Literature, University of Oxford.

MA, English, University of Toronto.

BA (Honours), English and Communications, Simon Fraser University.

"Work to your strengths."


Susan Bell (DPhil, University of Oxford) has over 20 years experience teaching in academic and corporate environments, both nationally and internationally.

Prior to joining Capilano University faculty in 2000, she taught tourism and communications courses focused on excellence in tourism business operations and practices, business writing, public speaking and presentation skills, cross-cultural communication, contract and technical writing, and English as a second language for major corporations, including Air Canada, Tourism British Columbia, Human Resources Development Canada, Royal Bank, Eli Lilly Japan and Sumitomo Bank of Japan.

Her education includes studies in Communications/Broadcast Journalism at Concordia University in Montreal, PQ and a Masters degree in Education from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC.

Bell currently teaches courses within the Faculty of Tourism and Outdoor Recreation and the School of Business.

I have participated in a number of University-wide committees and initiatives, including the Faculty Professional Development Committee, the Capilano University ePortfolio Project and the inaugural General Education Committee.

I look forward to drawing on my experiences within and beyond the University in my role as a member of the Board of Governors.

My areas of expertise and research interests include 20th-century British literature, literary modernism, print culture/history of the book and electronic literature/digital poetry. Teaching-related interests include digital pedagogy, digital humanities, ePortfolios and team-based learning.

Steps To Success: Global Good Practices in Tourism Human Resources (book).

World Travel and Tourism Council (numerous journal articles in association with the WTTC Human Resource Centre).