New appointment to guide global education program

Monday, 22 February 1999

The University of Adelaide has appointed a new senior manager to take responsibility for helping to build the University's expanding education program on a global scale.

Professor Penny Boumelha, the University's Jury Professor of English and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, was today appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education).

Educated at Oxford University, Professor Boumelha is a highly respected researcher and teacher. She is the editor or co-editor of numerous publications, and author of two books on English literature.

She was named in Campus Review's 1996 Independent Teaching Survey as one of Australia's most respected teachers in English.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, Professor Mary O'Kane, said Professor Boumelha would play an important role as the University adopted new approaches to learning and teaching.

"The University's approach to education has been changing, with new technologies utilised and an increasing focus on student-centred learning," she said.

"Professor Boumelha's creative and strong leadership will be welcome as we develop internationally relevant and competitive education programs, and build virtual global classrooms.

"Adelaide is well-placed to become a internationally-recognised centre for higher education and this appointment is another step along that path."


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