Professor Greg Craven, lawyer and academic, commenced as Vice-Chancellor of Australian Catholic University (ACU) in February 2008.
An expert in public law, Professor Craven has published numerous journal articles and four books, including Conversations with the Constitution (University of New South Wales Press, 2004). A regular contributor to public debate, he is a columnist for The Australian and The Catholic Leader.
Professor Craven is a member of the Higher Education Standards Panel, a member of the Teacher Education Expert Standing Committee for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), Vice-President of the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association (AHEIA) Executive Committee, a member of the National Catholic Education Commission (NCEC) and of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council and he Chaired the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG).
Professor Craven is a member of Universities Australia (UA) and Chair of the Standing Group on Quality and Regulation. UA is the peak body representing Australian universities. Professor Craven has is also a member of the Expert Advisory Panel for the White Paper on the Reform of the Federation.
Professor Craven is a member of the NSW Vice-Chancellors Committee and the Victorian Vice-Chancellor's Committee. He is also the NSWVCC representative on the Teacher Education Policy Advisory Committee for the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BoSTES), a member of the Scientific Council of the School of Higher Formation ‘Educating to Encounter and Solidarity’ (EES) and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. Professor Craven is also a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Gregory The Great.
Prior to his appointment at ACU, Professor Craven served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategy & Planning) at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia, where he also held the position of Professor of Government and Constitutional Law, having previously served as Executive Director of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy. He was also a member of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) Advisory Council.
Professor Craven was Foundation Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Australia, and Reader in Law at the University of Melbourne. He also served as Crown Counsel to the Victorian Government from 1992-95.