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Ms Kathy Michael

PhD to be completed 2019, MAccFin, BBus(Acc), Grad CertEd(Tertiary) VicMelb

Lecturer, College of Business

Kathy Michael is a lecturer in accounting in the College of Business.

Kathy’s significant contribution to teaching and learning has been recognised with the 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (HE) and the College of Business Award – Excellence in Learning & Teaching (2017).

Kathy started her career in industry and has a diverse background of experience in the accounting field.

She currently holds the following appointments at VU: Lecturer, Course Convenor, and Management of the iPAB competition and Offshore Site Coordinator for undergraduate programs running in China (Liaoning University Shenyang, CUFE Beijing and Henan University Kaifeng).

Her previous appointments included the offshore site coordinator Australian College of Kuwait, Undergraduate Course Coordinator, Sessional Mentor, Team leader Online Class pilot project. Her admirable commitment and leadership in supporting students’ learning through the development of her innovation of Virtual office Hours (VOH) has been recognised nationally and internationally.

Teaching responsibilities


Management Accounting BAO2204

Accounting Information Systems BAO2000


Management Accounting BAO2204

Accounting Information Systems BAO2000


Refereed journal articles

Michael, K. (2012). Virtual classroom: reflections of online learning, Campus-Wide Information Systems, 29(3) 156- 165.

Wdowik, S., Michael, K. (2013). International offshore students perceptions of virtual office hours, Campus-Wide Information Systems, 30(3) 212-221.

Conference presentations

Michael, K. (2012) Using Synchronous E-Learning to Support Communication with Off Shore International Students, ICICTE 2012 International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education, Rhodes, Greece.

Michael, K. (2013) Student perceptions of virtual office hours in a face-to-face undergraduate business course, ICICTE 2013 International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education, Crete, Greece.


Appearances in the media

An Australian learning experience, The Star Malaysia, March 2016, 6(20).

Professional membership

  • Justice of the Peace (Victoria)


Areas of expertise

  • Blended Learning
  • Sustainable accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Accounting education

Contact details

+61 3 9919 4629