Teacher/Lecturer Profiles

Our Highly Qualified and Industry Experienced Team of Professionals will provide you with the opportunity to gain the academic knowledge and skill required to progress your career with confidence.

Business, Accounting & Law

Carmen Mihaela Maritan BSc. PhD
Carmen lectures in Business Statistics & Mathematics, General Mathematics and Physics at Dorset College. She has seven years lecturing and teaching experience at 6, 7 and 8 honours degree level. She has significant experience in “Water Resources Engineering “, carrying out research on Water resources and Water Management. She wrote published articles on Soil and Water Pollution. Carmen studied for BSc in Civil Engineering Bucharest, for Masters and Doctoral degree in Water Resource Engineering at Faculty of Hydrotechnics Bucharest and “Pierre et Marie Curie” University Paris. She also studied for BSC in Education and Training DCU Dublin.

Shannon Michael Haynes (BCL, LLM, BL)
Shannon lectures in Business Law at Dorset College. He is a practising Barrister called to the Bar of Ireland in 2012. He had previously been a legal executive in both Dublin and the UK. He has delivered tutorials in constitutional law to undergraduate students at University College Dublin and has been published in academic and practitioner journals on a variety of legal topics.

He holds a BCL from University College Cork, a LLM (Criminology and Criminal Justice) from University College Dublin and a Barrister-at-Law degree from the Honorable Society of King's Inns."



Eugene Lynch (B.Sc. in Computer Science / M.Sc. Health Informatics)
Eugene lectures in Computer application and Business IT at Dorset College.
Eugene is also a Cisco expert and has more than 30 years lecturing and teaching experience up to MSc dissertation supervision level in the Institute of Technology sector.

His private sector experience involved working as an IT consultant in Melbourne, Australia, and Kuwait specialising in financial systems. Eugene studied for a BSC in Computer Science in Essex University and a Masters in Health Informatics in Trinity College, Dublin.


Sharon Dillon Lyons (B.A. / M.A. Masters in Journalism / LLB)
Sharon lectures in Business Law at Dorset College.
Sharon has a large amount of lecturing experience at Level 7 and 8 honours degree level. Significant experience in administration, journalism and legal profession. Sharon is a practising Barrister at Law in the Kings Inn in Dublin. Sharon studied for her B.A. in the University of Galway where she also studied for a masters in Journalism and her LLB.

Rachel Ramirez Ward (B.A. / M.A. Masters in Organisational Behaviour
Rachel lectures in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources at Dorset College. Rachel has worked as a lecturer and facilitator, with specialist experience in teaching international students from the USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Rachel’s industrial experience covers the Business, Education, and Training sector as a training administrator and management consultant. Rachel studied for a B.A in Columbia University, NYC and for a Masters in Organisational Behaviour at Trinity College Dublin.



Peter Lynch Bachelor of Financial Services degree from UCD & Diploma in New Technology Business Development DIT.
Peter Lynch has been working at a senior level in the computer games, mobile apps and digital content sectors over the last 20 years. He has worked in both dynamic start-ups and large multinational technology companies. He founded his first tech start-up Eirplay in 2002. With Eirplay, he won the following national technology awards:

Irish Digital Media Awards: Game Developer of the Year
Eircom Web Innovation Fund Winner

He has a successful track record in localising, marketing and publishing digital content for both local and international markets. Peter has a Bachelor of Financial Services degree from UCD and a Diploma in New Technology Business Development from DIT. He is also a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner.

John Kilcoyne (B.A., ACA, AITI, ADIFRS)
He is a chartered accountant and chartered tax consultant. He has over 14 years experience across the finance function in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. His innovative approach to lecturing is structured to maximise the student's learning experience and optimise the student's exam success. He draws on a broad range of lecturing experience, having previously delivered on business and mathematical programmes for the Open University, the Communications and Management Institute, as well as postgraduate lecturing at Dublin City University. John successfully completed an advanced diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards in 2008 to copper fasten both his domestic and international accounting expertise. He is currently undertaking an international taxation programme with the Chartered Institute of Taxation (UK).

Computing & Multimedia

Peter Lynch has been working at a senior level in the computer games, mobile apps and digital content sectors over the last 20 years. He has worked in both dynamic start-ups and large multinational technology companies. He founded his first tech start-up Eirplay in 2002. With Eirplay, he won the following national technology awards:

Irish Digital Media Awards: Game Developer of the Year
Eircom Web Innovation Fund Winner

He has a successful track record in localising, marketing and publishing digital content for both local and international markets. Peter has a Bachelor of Financial Services degree from UCD and a Diploma in New Technology Business Development from DIT. He is also a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Irene McGinn holds a BA in Communications and Creative Media (Dundalk Institute of Technology) and a MA in Film and Television Studies (Dublin City University).

She is currently involved in PhD research in the role that narrative plays in promoting action in online groups (University of West of England). Irene has experience in most areas of multimedia including writing, editing, design and programming.   

Her research interests include narrative in digital media, education and communications, audience theory and participatory culture, gender and technology, gaming culture, online communities, and media convergence and regulation.
 

Carmen Mihaela Maritan BSc. PhD
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armen lectures in Business Statistics & Mathematics, General Mathematics and Physics at Dorset College. She has seven years lecturing and teaching experience at 6, 7 and 8 honours degree level. She has significant experience in “Water Resources Engineering “, carrying out research on Water resources and Water Management. She wrote published articles on Soil and Water Pollution. Carmen studied for BSc in Civil Engineering Bucharest, for Masters and Doctoral degree in Water Resource Engineering at Faculty of Hydrotechnics Bucharest and “Pierre et Marie Curie” University Paris. She also studied for BSC in Education and Training DCU Dublin.

Stephen Kelly holds a BA (Hons) Animation Degree from the National Film School, IADT Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.   His professional training includes applications -  Maya and After Effects at Ballyfermot College of Further Education.    He has worked in the games and animation industry for over 8 years and is Co-Founder, Head of Games and Interactive at Studio POWWOW

Awards: Winner for "Best Animation for Apps and Gaming" in the Irish Animation Awards in 2015

He has worked as an animator on numerous acclaimed TV shows, such as Cartoon Networks “The Amazing World of Gumball” and Disney's “Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja”.   In his role at POWWOW he has developed skills as a game designer, game animator and project lead, working on many award winning games and apps, the most notable being ShipAntics: The Legend of The Kiki Beast.

Ryan Conradie (M.B.A.) (Six Sigma Teacher)
Ryan holds a Masters of Business Administration: University of Wales 2012 (Project Management, Change, Operations, Finance). Six Sigma Black Belt: Aveta Business Solutions 2009. A Lean, Six Sigma Business manager with over 14 years experience in the services industry.

Specialised in the areas of Lean, Project and Change Management within Business Operations. 2013 Dorset College - Level 7 Lean Six Sigma

Jiafan Zhou: JAVA Teacher  (B.Sc. in Computer and Software engineering / M.Sc. in Advanced Software engineering) 
Jiafan is a Sun Certified Java programmer, developer, Web component developer, Business component developer, CCNA. Jiafan holds a B.Sc. in Computer and Software engineering and a MSc in Advanced Software engineering from UCD. An experienced software engineer and architect with over 10 years academic and IT industrial experience in Java, J2EE, .NET, Linux, networking, database, data structure and computer algorithms. A qualified Oracle Certified Java programmer, developer, J2EE Web component developer and J2EE Business component developer. I also have a Cisco CCNA certification. My major interests are software development, software engineering and networking.

Pre-University Foundation programmes

Rachel Ramirez Ward (B.A. / M.A. Masters in Organisational Behaviour)
Rachel lectures in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources at Dorset College. Rachel has worked as a lecturer and facilitator, with specialist experience in teaching international students from the USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Rachel’s industrial experience covers the Business, Education, and Training sector as a training administrator and management consultant. Rachel studied for a B.A in Columbia University, NYC and for a Masters in organisational Behaviour at Trinity College Dublin.


Carmen Mihaela Maritan lectures in Business Statistics & Mathematics, General Mathematics and Physics at Dorset College. She has seven years lecturing and teaching experience at 6, 7 and 8 honours degree level. She has significant experience in “Water Resources Engineering “, carrying out research on Water resources and Water Management. She wrote published articles on Soil and Water Pollution. Carmen studied for BSc in Civil Engineering Bucharest, for Masters and Doctoral degree in Water Resource Engineering at Faculty of Hydrotechnics Bucharest and “Pierre et Marie Curie” University Paris. She also studied for BSC in Education and Training DCU Dublin.

Colm Cunneen (B.A / M.A.)
Colm is an English teacher with over seven years experience and five years experience teaching IELTS classes at Dorset College. Colm has a wide range of teaching experience teaching communications, child psychology and on psychotherapy courses. He values a skills approach to the IELTS exam where students learn how to do each part of the exam so they can get the best possible score with their level of English. Colm works with each students individual language problems to help them to reach and go beyond their expectations. He has taught students from a wide range of nationalities such as Oman, Brazil, France and Saudi Arabia. This has helped him to hone in on the specific language problems of each nationality in order to help students to improve.

Colm has also taught English teachers in Spain how to teach English in a more communicative way. This experience allowed him to increase his awareness of teachers and students needs which has strengthened his focused approach to the IELTS preparation and English language teaching.

Childcare & Healthcare Studies

Mary Anderson (Montessori Tutor)
Mary has over 29 years experience working as a Montessori teacher. Mary started her Montessori teacher training in 1980 and after four years she qualified with a Diploma in Montessori Teaching (children aged 2 years – 12 years) from St. Nicholas Montessori Society. She has also completed ‘First-aid’ courses, ‘Manual Handling’ courses and ‘Child Protection’ workshops. She did further training at St. Patrick’s Teacher Training College where she obtained a Certificate from the ‘Association for Children & Adults with Learning Disabilities (incorporating the Dyslexic Association, Ireland)’.

Mary has also completed a ‘Special Needs Assistant Course’, a ‘Train the Trainer’ course and ‘An Advanced Supervision in Childcare course (Level 6 Major Award). Mary brings a wealth of practical experience to her teaching practice. Mary volunteered, for more than 17 years, with the Fingal Youth Orchestra (8 yrs – 18 yrs); acting as treasurer and as chairman – she guided the youth orchestra through many concert performances e.g. for President Mary McAleese at Aras an Uachtarain and in the National Concert Hall to name but a few and Mary organised/led many ‘away’ tours both nationally and internationally. She lectures in the Montessori Method of Education.

Beverley Mole (Early Childhood Care & Education Teacher)
Beverley began her career in Early Childhood as a Pre-primary (3-6yrs) teacher at the Oranjemund Diamond Mine in Namibia having graduated from the Nursery School Training College in Johannesburg South Africa with a National Teachers’ Diploma (Pre-Primary Education).  Her teaching experience in Namibia and later, Cape Town was diverse and multi-cultural and it was this experience that highlighted the absolute necessity of early childhood education and where her passion for the education was truly ignited.

Beverley carried on studying throughout her career obtaining a Higher Diploma in Education in Pre-Primary Education from the College of Education of South Africa and later an Honours Bachelor of Education Specialising in Early Childhood Development from Unisa, Pretoria, South Africa. She graduated as an Assessor and Moderator from the Assessment College of South Africa (Pty) Ltd and Africa Competency Development respectively and did a course in Accessing the Language of learning and Teaching using the SIOP model – a model which assists second language learning. 

 Beverley has been a Lecturer and Tutor in Early Childhood for more than 25 years, taking up posts at the University of Technology and various Colleges in Cape Town.  Beverley has been a Lecturer at Dorset College since November 2011, lecturing /tutoring in Level 5 and 6 Early Childhood Care and Education and Level 5 and 6 Special Needs Assisting Courses.  She lives by the motto, “if you fail to plan you plan to fail” and it is with this in mind that she motivates the students to work hard to secure the future of our children and their programmes.

Claire Lakeman (Registered General Nurse)
Claire teaches in the Nursing Studies and Health Care Support Programmes. In addition she also provides outreach education to nursing homes. She is a practising Registered Nurse with a background in aged care, mental health, palliative care and community nursing. Claire has a Bachelor of Nursing Degree and post graduate certificates in dementia care, palliative care, immunisation, cardiovascular disease management and diabetes in primary care. Claire believes that ongoing education is essential for anyone employed in the healthcare setting.

Celine Lowry is a qualified Dental Nurse with 22 years experience of patient care in a clinical environment. She worked as a Healthcare Assistant for a number of years and became senior care and manual handling instructor in a private nursing home. Here she developed extensive knowledge and a deeper understanding of the caring role. Celine decided to future her studies and pursue a career in teaching she qualified from NUI Maynooth with honours in Training and Continuing Education and is now a FETAC/QQI tutor. She teaches on many different courses in the college.

She is a FETAC approved Manual and People handling instructor and is responsible for all Manual and People handing training in the college. She is very passionate in her teaching role and is dedicated to ensuring her students understand the importance of treating people with dignity and respect. Celine also believes that all students can with the right support and encouragement reach their full potential here at Dorset College.

Colm Cunneen, B.A.(Phil., Psych.), M.A. (psychoanalytic psychotherapy, clinical) has been involved in psychotherapy for the last 9 years and has been involved in lecturing and teaching at Dorset College since 2006. Colm trained in The Mater Miseracordiae Hospital in Dublin 1, The Drug Treatment Centre Board in Dublin 2 and in St. Vincents University Hospital, Elm Park. On completing his training he worked in the Fairview Therapy Centre. Colm now works as a psychotherapist, in private practice, in south Dublin and is involved in the depression and anxiety support organisation Aware.  

Colm has taught Child Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy and has given papers and presentations on various psychoanalytic issues.  Colm is also a member of the Association of Psychoanalyts and Psychotherapists in Ireland (APPI).