Shauna Jones

Senior Lecturer, Business Communication

Burnaby Room: WMC 4351
Burnaby Phone: 778.782.5568

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Senior Lecturer Shauna Jones, who holds a MA in Leadership, teaches Business Communication and Foundations in Collaborative Work Environments for the Beedie School of Business. She brings with her almost two decades of experience in business and personal consulting, facilitation and training, career management, and coaching.

Shauna is passionate about teaching. She is a Faculty Teaching Fellow for Beedie and Co-chair of the Beedie School of Business’ Teaching and Learning Committee. Through these two role she supports Beedie faculty and sessionals, and promotes teaching and learning within the faculty. As well she designs and coordinates professional development opportunities for Beedie’s faculty and sessionals. She also teaches in SFU's Certificate Program in University Teaching and Learning (a 13-week program for Graduate Students), as well as Rethinking Teaching (a 4-day course design workshop for faculty).

Shauna's goal in teaching is to create significant learning experiences for her students: ones that shift from a content-centered approach to a learning-centered approach; ones that impact students both cognitively and emotionally (Fink, 2003).

Dan Rather said, “The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth." This describes how Shauna approaches teaching.  She starts by believing in what students can do. She then supports them to get there by listening, tugging, pushing, and often prodding them so they can go to the next level. Shauna helps her students to grow, to think about things differently, and to be more conscious in how they communicate and work with others.

Specialization and Research Interests

  • Teaching collaboration as an employability skill

  • The use of peer review in undergraduate business writing

  • Leadership team development in teaching and learning

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