ACU appoints Professor of Educational Leadership

Monday, 19 November 2007

19 November 2007: Australian Catholic University (ACU) has appointed Dr Michael Gaffney to the position of Professor of Educational Leadership.

“I congratulate Dr Gaffney on his appointment and wish him every success. He brings to the role a wealth of professional experience in teacher education and scholarship.” said ACU Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Sheehan AO.

Dr Gaffney will join ACU from the Catholic Education Office in the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn, where he currently holds the position of Head of the Education Services Division and Member of the System Senior Executive Group.

Dr Gaffney has previously held the role of Director of the Centre for Research in Teaching at the University of Canberra where he currently holds the position of Adjunct Associate Professor. He is widely published with his recent publications being in the areas of school improvement, teacher professionalism, educational leadership and schooling futures. His professional standing is reflected in a number of fellowships and awards including Fellow of the Australian College of Educators, for service to teaching education and curriculum development, and Director of the National Board of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders.

Dr Gaffney will commence with ACU on 18 February 2008.

The School of Educational Leadership is a national school within ACU’s Faculty of Education. It offers national and international programs in teaching, research, consultancy and service in Christian leadership, and provides one of the largest successful programs in educational leadership and administration in Australia.

Australian Catholic University (ACU) – established as Australia’s only Catholic, national, publicly funded university – is open to all. The University empowers its students and staff with a strong sense of social responsibility and concern for the moral and ethical dimensions of their study and their professional and personal lives.