Like the multiple careers we endeavor to prepare our students for, Steve has transitioned through careers in electronics, software engineering, meteorology, business development, start-ups, teaching, and most recently, building and leading services to enable student success.
Steve joined Fulbright after some years at RMIT Vietnam. Starting there as a teacher of information management and technology, he transitioned into leading the student administration and student support services, developing these as the university grew from 100’s to 1000’s of students.
Before coming to South East Asia, Steve held a number of roles in New Zealand at the intersection of technology and media, primarily in software and systems development. Experience in national television, weather information services, and computer service organizations was interspersed with co-founding technology companies.
Opportunities in South East Asia led Steve into business development and technology training roles, first in the Apple channel in Thailand, Myanmar, and Vietnam, then later co-founding and managing a software development outsourcing operation in Vietnam.
Steve is also proud to have served on the Advisory Board of the Loreto Kids Charity in Vietnam.
Supporting this career progression is an undergraduate degree in computer science and instrumentation electronics, a graduate certificate in tertiary teaching and learning, and a masters degree in educational leadership and management.
Life needs balance, and Steve finds that in creating, cooking, and photographing food that inspires him. Sometimes others like it too.
“When addressing first semester students, I like to remind them that they will graduate with the exact same degree as many other graduates. To succeed in their first career, and their next, they will need differentiate themselves.
They will need something that sets them apart. Well structured academic and extracurricular programs can provide opportunities for students to develop their unique and special qualities, their “edge”.
I believe that Fulbright University Vietnam is more focused on providing these opportunities than any other university in Vietnam, and I am very excited to have a part in developing these opportunities for our students” -Steve said.