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Samantha Pattridge

Samantha Pattridge

Department Head; Associate Professor


Abbotsford campus, D3019

Phone: 604-504-7441

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Samantha has been teaching at the post-secondary level since 2001. She has been at UFV full-time since 2007, teaching a variety of Communications courses at all levels. Prior to coming to UFV, Samantha taught in Alberta for two years in the University of Lethbridge's writing program, for Lethbridge College, and for Athabasca University. Returning to her home province, she taught at BCIT for three years before making the switch to UFV. 

In her spare time, Samantha likes to get to the outdoors with her family - every year she goes camping with her horses and dogs as often as possible. She also enjoys travel, and she is a former tenor drummer with two world champion bands: the Simon Fraser University Pipe Band and the Boghall and Bathgate Pipe Band in Scotland.

Current projects:

  • 2016/17 Sabbatical Proposal: “Analysis of UFV Student Learning Patterns: Ratio of Instructor-Directed (In-Class) to Independent (Out-of-Class) Time Spent on Learning Activities”
  • “Teaching Communications when You Have ‘Flipped’: Investigating the Flipped Classroom Model”



MA English, University of Alberta

MSc Writing and Cultural Politics, University of Edinburgh


Instructor, Facilitator, and Trainer Certification through the Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) Network



UFV Committees

  • Undergraduate Education Committee
  • Scheduling and Registration Task Force
  • BA Task Force
  • Communication Department
    • Articulation Committee Member
    • Marketing Committee Member
    • Toastmasters Liaison
    • Timetabling Committee

Teaching Interests

  • Intercultural communication
  • Public Speaking
  • Instructional design and learning theory
  • Document Design
  • Online learning
  • Organizational change management
  • Curriculum design


Pattridge, S. (2015, November). Analysis of UFV student learning patterns: Ratio of in-class to out-of-class time spent on learning activities.
“Research Bite” presented at the BC Campus Symposium on Scholarly Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education.


Pattridge, S. (2015, March). Institutional approached to Indigenization through the curriculum approval process.
Paper presentation at the Learning at Intercultural Intersections Conference, Kamloops, BC.


Pattridge, S. (2015, March). Intercultural learning through the ISW.
Poster presentation at the Learning at Intercultural Intersections Conference, Kamloops, BC.


Pattridge, S., LaFever, M., Pardy, L, & Riedlinger, M. (2015, March). Communicating internationalization and indigenization: One department's engagement and leadership in institutional strategic directions.
Poster presentation at the Learning at Intercultural Intersections Conference, Kamloops, BC.


Pardy, L., Pattridge, S., & Thomson, D. (2013). Social media in the Canadian post-secondary classroom.
In G. Mallia (Ed). The social classroom: Integrating social network use in education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.


Pattridge, S. & Pardy, L. (2013, May). Technology and the flipped communications classroom.
Presented at the Canadian Communication Association Conference, Victoria, BC.


Pattridge, S. (2011, May). Research and teaching opportunities in contract work.
Presented at UFV Professional Development Day Conference, Abbotsford, BC.


Pattridge, S. (2001, May). Weaving a safety net: The benefits of an Inkshedding classroom.
Presented at the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning Conference, Canmore, Alberta

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