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Mr David Potter

School: Discipline of Humanities and Creative Arts
Position: Lecturer /General Studies Convenor
Location: White Building
Phone: (02) 4980 2152
Extension: #152
Fax: (02) 49802118
Qualifications: BA, Dip Ed, Dip Sec Lang Teach, Dip Ed Admin, B Ed, M Ed Studies, M Ed TESOL.
Research: I am investigating the stories of education of Dip Gen Studs students as a PhD project through Avondale.
About: I have a wonderful wife, Elaine. Between us we have two sons, three daughters, 10 grandchildren, and one great grandson. Family is important.
I have taught English for 40yrs in Australia, NZ, PNG, Kiribati, and Fiji.
I have been Convenor of the Dip Gen Studs program since it was first accredited in 1995. From second semester 1991 to 1994, I looked after the Foundation Studies program.
I was Director of Studies for Avondale's ELICOS program when it operated (1991-1992, 2003-2004).
On Sabbaths, I enjoy preaching in Adventist churches around NSW.
I was also a great believer in basketball, which I used to play passionately, and tennis, but retired from both some years ago.
My passion these days is visiting the churches. Most Sabbaths I am preaching at a church somewhere in NNSW, Greater Sydney or SNSW.
Select Publications: Numbers don't tell the whole story: A case study of an alternative pathway to tertiary studies. Teach Journal of Christian education, 6(2), 39-45 [2012]
Extending literacy: Addressing the needs of marginalised groups in Papua New Guinea and Australia. PNG Journal of Literacy, 1, 1-14 [2014]

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