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Tim Penner

Tim Penner


Associate Faculty


Communication and Culture


Tim Penner is an information developer and strategist with significant experience in policy and process for technical and user audiences. As a practitioner, he is an expert in the latest structured and web-based authoring and publishing environments, collaborative infrastructures, and current modes and practices in organizational communication, knowledge management and information architecture. He also has an interest in leadership, decision-making and organizational systems and culture. Penner earned his MA in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University in 2008 and joined the School of Communication and Culture as an associate faculty member in 2010. Learn more about him on his website.


Penner has worked as a software engineer, a manager and technical leader, a documentation specialist and trainer, and now a documentation and knowledge management strategist. He has been implementing computer software, hardware and network technology for nearly four decades. Penner’s CV includes engagements for numerous federal government departments, Autodesk, Fulcrum Technologies, the National Dental Examining Board, Nortel Networks, Adobe Systems, IBM Canada and Telus Health Systems.


Penner holds an Honours Diploma in Computing Science Technology from Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology (1974) and a Master of Arts in Professional Communication from Royal Roads University (2008).