Pegasus College heads
Peter Wagstaff is one of Monash University's first education-focused lecturers in the Faculty of Business and Economics. Known affectionately by his students and colleagues as "Wags", he teaches a large first-year marketing unit, MKF1120 Marketing Theory and Practice.
Peter's approach to teaching has been to influence, motivate and inspire his students to learn. One of his key means of achieving this is the introduction of social media to his teaching - including innovative forms of assessment, instructor and student-created video, discussion forums, SMS messaging, and podcasting.
Wags is a recipient of many teaching awards, including the 2013 ANZMAC marketing educator of the year (the most prestigious award for university-level marketing educators in Australia and New Zealand), MONSU Caulfield's 2012 Lecturer of the Year Award, three Dean's Teaching Awards for Excellence, and a Federal Government Carrick Citation for "innovative use of communication technologies to, effectively engage large cohorts of students and to motivate them as, independent learners".
Deputy College Head
Dr Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson is a lecturer in the Academic and Professional Writing unit of the School of Media, Film and Journalism in the Faculty of Arts.
Andrew has worked and studied at Monash for many years, mostly based at the Caulfield campus. His teaching focuses on academic writing and English for academic purposes. Andrew works with students from a range of faculties, from undergraduate level to PhD to improve their writing and understanding what's involved in higher education. Currently he coordinates and lectures several elective units open to students across the University in academic writing, professional writing and career planning.
The recipient of a faculty citation for outstanding contributions to student learning in 2011, Andrew has a deep commitment to helping students get the most out of their studies and become powerful and effective communicators. He is also very interested in transition, and sees social and cultural engagement as an essential part of academic success.
Andrew's research focuses on the teaching of writing and how language is used and shaped in different social and cultural contexts to build an understanding of the world and our place in it. He has a background in literary studies and philosophy and had published articles in education and literary journals.
Deputy College Head
Dr Maria Indrawan-Santiago
Dr. Maria Indrawan-Santiago is a senior lecturer and a researcher at the Faculty of Information Technology. She teaches data management and database technologies. Her research interest lay in two areas related to the data management area, provision of infrastructure to support large data processing and data modeling/analytics. The cross between these two research areas would place her as a "geek" with a business mind.
She has taken director role of several courses in the Faculty of Information Technology and is the current course director of the Master of Information Technology.
Outside of work, on the weekend, she enjoys running along Gardiners Creek, the Tan, Albert Park or Torquay foreshore. She dreams one day to either run the New York marathon or completing a triathlon, or both.