New Deans appointed

Three new Deans have been appointed in the areas of online education, professional learning and digital transformation.

Three new Deans have been appointed at Leeds

Three new deans appointed. November 2021

Dr Margaret Korosec and Dr K Holly Shiflett will jointly take up the position of Dean: Online Education and Professional Learning, while Professor Arunangsu Chatterjee has been appointed Dean: Digital Transformation.

These roles are integral to our plans for the delivery of online learning, professional development and digital transformation, as set out in our University Strategy – Universal Values, Global Change. They will take up their posts in January 2022.

Three new deans appointed. November 2021

Dr Margaret Korosec – Dean: Online Education and Professional Learning

Dr Korosec joins us from the University of Derby, where she is currently Head of Digital and Enterprise Learning Solutions. She is passionate about online learning and has been leading their online learning strategy and design for the past four years.

Dr Korosec has a successful track record as a catalyst for systemic change. She explores opportunities for innovative learning resources, fosters communities of practice, conducts online pedagogic research, and scales the design and development of online degrees, professional development short courses and MOOCs.

She earned her PhD at the University of Hull researching the perceptions, concerns and practices of technology change facilitators in relation to technology enhanced learning strategy in higher education.

Three new deans appointed. November 2021

Dr K Holly Shiflett – Dean: Online Education and Professional Learning

Dr Shiflett joins us from FutureLearn, where she is currently Director of Partnerships. She has an extensive background in international online education strategy and implementation across a variety of higher education sectors.

Prior to joining FutureLearn, Dr Shiflett held roles as Solutions Director at Wiley Education Services and Director of Online Programs at the University of Pittsburgh. At Wiley, she partnered with a number of top UK higher education institutions to expand their online programmes. At Pittsburgh, she oversaw the implementation, marketing and student support for a suite of postgraduate degrees, including executive education.

Dr Shiflett has a PhD in Higher Education Management from the University of Pittsburgh, an MA in Integrated Marketing Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a BA in Communication Arts from Salisbury University in Maryland.

Three new deans appointed. November 2021

Professor Arunangsu Chatterjee – Dean: Digital Transformation

Professor Chatterjee joins us from the University of Plymouth, where he is currently Associate Professor of Digital Health & Education and Head of Digital Education. He was responsible for the strategic vision and delivery of innovative techno-pedagogical solutions, leading the University’s investment in digital education.

His research interests span health and educational technologies and how rapidly evolving digital technologies facilitate innovation, capability and capacity building for sharing and consuming practices of technology use in complex organisations, like HEIs and the NHS. He also set up, and is the Co-Director of, the Centre of Health Technology and currently is part of the Cornwall Digital Transformation and Medilink SW boards. He has also been instrumental in bringing together education, research and knowledge exchange activities by setting up the South West Interdisciplinary Technology Consortium for health and care.

His recent grants (£6.5M+) explore how multi-stakeholder, bottom-up approaches can facilitate innovation and catalyse digital transformation to enhance user experience, improve process efficacy and reduce inequalities.

Professor Chatterjee has been working in a higher education environment for the past 15 years. Previously, he worked at the University of Leicester and Sheffield, where he also studied for his masters and doctoral degrees.

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