Dr. Colin Simpson

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Dr. Colin Simpson, Dean
Colin Simpson
Dean, Centre for Continuous Learning


As Dean of the Centre for Continuous Learning, Dr. Colin Simpson oversees the development and delivery of flexible course and program options that reflect current industry trends and provide rich learning opportunities.  

Colin's innovative approach to lifelong learning has played a significant role in establishing George Brown College as one of the largest providers of distance education in North America. He is recognized as a leading authority on distance education and has been interviewed on the subject by several media outlets, including the CBC, PBS, CTV, TVOntario, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Maclean's and The Chicago Tribune

Over his career at George Brown, Colin has held a variety of positions, including roles in faculty and administration. 

Colin has a Doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii and was awarded a Doctor of Letters, Honoris Causa, from Nipissing University. He has lectured at universities across North America, including MIT and Texas A&M University. He is also an award-winning author and has over 300,000 textbooks in print. His best-selling book, Principles of Electronics, is used by over 1,000 colleges and universities around the world.