Jo Axe is head of the MA in Learning and Technology program. Her research interests include learning community development, student engagement and support in the online environment, post-secondary education for aboriginal students and the cultural identity of children and youth in care. Axe has been highly involved in the Royal Roads community, participating in more than 30 committees, work groups and task forces. She currently sits on the Curriculum, Flexible Admission, Aboriginal Awareness and Diversity and Gender committees. Axe is also very active in the local community; she has volunteered with the British Columbia Federation of Foster Parents Association since 2010 and has been involved with other groups such as the Certified General Accountants Association and the Heart and Stroke Society.
Axe joined Royal Roads in 2000 as an associate faculty member in the Faculty of Management, becoming an instructor/course manager in 2002. In 2006, she became an assistant professor/intellectual lead in accounting. From 2008 to 2012, she was an associate professor and associate dean in the Faculty of Management and then joined the Division of Education Studies in 2012. Before teaching, Axe worked for several Greater Victoria companies in accounting, general management and controllership roles. She also spent four years in public practice working on corporate and personal tax assignments.
Axe is a Certified General Accountant and holds a PhD from the University of Bradford in the U.K., a MA in Distributed Learning from Royal Roads and a BGS from British Columbia Open University. She also has a post-graduate diploma in research methods from the University of Bradford, a teaching certificate from Durham University and a Learning Facilitator Certificate and an Instructional Skills Workshop Certificate from Royal Roads.