All staff of the publishing programme come direct from industry, where they honed their skills and knowledge. Most are still working for publishers alongside their teaching.
The programme also draws on the expertise of numerous specialist tutors and industry speakers. Many publishing professionals take classes through the year – whether to teach a core part of the curriculum or take a specialist lesson or simply as a visiting speaker.
Publishing programme staff
Publishing Advisory Committee
The publishing programme operates under the guidance of an advisory committee, made up of representatives from industry, the community and the polytechnic, including a student representative.
The committee ensures that the programme is teaching the skills and knowledge that employers see as useful and relevant to the needs of their businesses.
Elizabeth Caffin, former Director, Auckland University Press
Chris Murray, Head of Content Management, LexisNexis NZ Limited
Pania Tahau-Hodges, Publishing Manager, Huia Publishers
Claire Murdoch, Head of Publishing, Penguin Random House New Zealand