Dr. David Paterson

Associate Dean, Administration, Faculty of Education
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education

  • Email: dpaterso@sfu.ca
  • Phone: 778-782-2429
  • Office: Education Building, Room 8531

Areas of Interests

Dr. David Paterson currently serves as Associate Dean (Administration) and Director of the Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching, and Research (CELLTR) at SFU.

He has been a school teacher, counsellor, and counsellor educator. His leadership activities in Counselling include service as President and Hon. Life Member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), Executive Vice President of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), and Vice President of the International Association of Counsellors (IAC). Currently he is instructing in the SFU Counselling Psychology Program.

As Associate Dean, Dr. Paterson is actively involved with strategic enrolment management, faculty governance and program development. He has been a continuing presence on the Faculty of Education Executive Committee as well as University Senate. In the summer of 2014 he was given the opportunity to implement ambitions plans to develop the Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and Research.