Associate Professor, Massey University
Angie Farrow is an Associate Professor in the School of English and Media Studies at Massey University where she teaches theatre, creative processes and public speaking. Angie has a particular interest in the creative dynamics of teaching and facilitation and has been the recipient of five teaching awards in the past twelve years. These include the Teaching Excellence Award for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (2002), two Vice-Chancellors Awards for Excellence in University Teaching (2005, 2010), a National Teaching Excellence Award (2010) and a Lecturer of the Year Award (2011) (Massey University Students’ Association).
Angie’s strengths are in building group culture, encouraging people to go beyond perceived limitations and creating a stimulating learning environment. In her classes, participants learn in new ways, take risks and build effective communication through trust and experimentation. Her background in theatre has provided her with a range of techniques that include role play, interactive exercises and storytelling. Her knowledge in the fields of business leadership and public communication has built over the years and her course are strongly grounded in theory.
Angie is a regular contributor to the MBA programme at Massey University, Victoria University’s Continuing Education Programme, and the Teaching and Learning Programme at Aberystwith University in Wales, UK. She is frequently invited by the polytechnic sector to lead workshops and seminars and has been a conference facilitator for the National Kindergarten Association and the Eastern Institute of Technology on several occasions. In the past few years Angie has run workshops for such groups as diverse as the GCSB, New Zealand Wine, Victoria University of Wellington librarians, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and New Zealand Police as well as numerous groups in the education sector.