Massey University courses and instructors

Massey University, established in 1927, is one of New Zealand's leading educational institutions. A government funded university, Massey has a tradition of academic excellence and a strong national and international reputation for outstanding teaching and research grounded in real-world issues. Massey is committed to making a difference nationally, and globally.

Massey University, established in 1927, is one of New Zealand's leading educational institutions. A government funded university, Massey has a tradition of academic excellence and a strong national and international reputation for outstanding teaching and research grounded in real-world issues. Massey is committed to making a difference nationally, and globally.

With campuses in Albany (Auckland), Manawatu (Palmerston North) and Wellington, and an extensive distance learning programme Massey caters for around 34,000 students from more than 100 countries. Programmes are offered at postgraduate, undergraduate, diploma and certificate level.

Massey University is characterised by the applied nature of many of its teaching and research programmes and by its expertise in the areas of technology, science, applied science and business studies. Its proficiency embraces a broad span of scholarly and scientific realms. Aviation and epidemiology, jazz and quantum physics, ecology and agri-food, finance and robotics, biotechnology and vulcanology; these are just some of the disciplines in which Massey is acknowledged as world-class. Massey has a proud international record of using this expertise to work with developing countries, and its focus on technology and business is also meeting new international demands. Massey graduates hold positions of seniority and responsibility throughout the world.

Massey prides itself on being a research-focused university. The university has some of the world’s pre-eminent researchers, across all areas of expertise. This translates to contemporary, relevant and easily applied teaching, preparing students for not just great careers, but to lead the world.

Though very much a New Zealand university and one which sees itself as defining what New Zealand is about, Massey has always prided itself on its international outlook and reputation. The university prepares students with programmes that are relevant, innovative and flexible. Massey University has an excellent record of engagement with communities, and are proud to support educational opportunity in New Zealand and around the world. As New Zealand’s defining tertiary education institution, Massey University provided the underpinning knowledge for New Zealand’s successful development in much of the 20th century. In the 21st century the university aspires to serve and lead as the ‘engine’ of this new New Zealand.

Massey University Instructors (5)

  • Huia Tomlins-Jahnke

    Huia Tomlins-Jahnke (PhD) is Ngati Kahungunu Ngati Toarangatira, Ngai nTahu and Ngati Hine. She is currently Professor of Maori and Indigenous Education and Professor and Director - Te Mata o Te Tau Academy for Maori Research and Scholarship at Massey University.

    Huia Tomlins-Jahnke (PhD) is Ngati Kahungunu Ngati Toarangatira, Ngai nTahu and Ngati Hine. She is currently Professor of Maori and Indigenous Education and Professor and Director - Te Mata o Te Tau Academy for Maori Research and Scholarship at Massey University. Her research interests are in the fields of Maori and indigenous development, indigenous research methodologies, the ethics of knowledge production and Maori education. She has extensive experience in tribal research and has PH.D that investigates the nature of tribal services provision in health and social services.

  • Jon Mitchell

    Jon is a comprehensive emergency management professional, with 20 years’ experience in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

    Jon is a comprehensive emergency management professional, with 20 years’ experience in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada. Jon’s emergency planning, capability-building, leadership, response and recovery covers a broad spectrum of hazards, including: flood, wildfire, severe snow emergencies, civil unrest, oil refinery blockade, and human and animal disease epidemics. The highlight of Jon’s career to date was as a Regional Response Coordinator during the Canterbury, New Zealand earthquake sequence from September 2010 to March 2012.

  • Leonel Alvarado

    Originally from Honduras, Leonel Alvarado lived in the United States before moving to New Zealand, where he coordinates the Spanish Programme at Massey University and teaches Latin American literat

    Originally from Honduras, Leonel Alvarado lived in the United States before moving to New Zealand, where he coordinates the Spanish Programme at Massey University and teaches Latin American literature, travel writing, and popular music. He has published several award-winning books of poetry, fiction and criticism. His latest book explores the relationship between music, nationalism, migration and identity through the national anthems of Central America.

  • Maria Celina Bortolotto

    Celina Bortolotto is a Senior Lecturer in the Spanish Programme at Massey University of New Zealand.

    Celina Bortolotto is a Senior Lecturer in the Spanish Programme at Massey University of New Zealand. Celina is interested in exploring the interrelation between cultural values and individual emotions as it is represented in literary fiction. Her research uses a particular interdisciplinary approach to read and interpret the relation between emotions (especially shame and humour) and cultural identities in contemporary fiction from the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S., bringing together literary criticism, psychoanalytical research and postcolonial and gender theory. She is currently working on a book-length project on Argentinian humourist Roberto Fontanarrosa. Celina teaches courses on Advanced Spanish language, Translation, Spanish Phonetics and Hispanic Literature.

  • Russ Tillman

    Russ is a Professor Emeritus at Massey University where he has worked for 40 years.

    Russ is a Professor Emeritus at Massey University where he has worked for 40 years. He was originally a soil scientist, but over the years he has developed broad interests across the whole of agriculture. Much of his research in recent years has been on the effect of agriculture on the wider environment, particularly on water quality.
    In the last two years he has developed several professional development courses in agriculture for people who find themselves working in agriculture but who do not have an agricultural background.

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