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Lynn Kirkland Harvey

Lynn Kirkland Harvey

Associate Professor


Abbotsford campus, B386

Phone: 604-851-6323

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Lynn was a nurse, working and teaching in the field of high-risk obstetrics before developing an interest in communications. While working in health care, she wrote manuals, legal reports, and educational materials which ultimately provided the inspiration for her to pursue a career in writing. She started at UFV in the Health Sciences Nursing Department in 1990 and moved to the Communications Department in 1997.

Lynn was nominated for the Bright and Shiny Award, BC Innovation Awards in Educational Technology, in 2001, for her work in online learning.


  • MA Education (SFU) (1997) Thesis: "Writers on Writing: Implications for Educators"
  • BScN (UBC) (1983)
  • RN (Diploma) (VGH) (1977)


Current projects and UFV Committees:

  • Professional Communications Degree Working Group
  • Faculty Council
  • Communications Selection Advisory Committee
  • Chair, Communications Curriculum Committee
  • Communications Program Review Committee

Teaching Interests

  • Workplace Communication
  • Computer Mediated Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Instructional Skills and Design
  • Online Learning and Identity
  • Multigenerational Workplace
  • Technical Writing


Kirkland Harvey, L. & Nevill, M. (2012). Comparison of student achievement across sections of an online and on-campus communications course.
Unpublished manuscript, Communications Department, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, Canada.


Kirkland Harvey, L. (contributor) (2008). Identity in online education.
In Education for a digital world. BCCampus and Commonwealth of Learning.


Kirkland Harvey, L. (2006). "Are you representin'? Instructor identity in online courses.
UCFV Research Review Journal: Teaching and Learning Online.


Kirkland Harvey, L. (2005). "Are you representin'?" Seeking the "real" you in the virtual classroom.
Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Distance Educators May 2005 Conference, Vancouver.


Kirkland Harvey, L. (2000). Editing and presenting information.
(In Technical and Professional English: ABE Provincial Level, prepared by T. Hougham, C. Oliver, L. Kirkland Harvey, K. Fernstrom, & S. Bridgen) for the Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Advanced Education and the Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology.

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