Dr Rubby Dhunpath

Dr Rubby Dhunpath

Dr Rubby Dhunpath is the Director of Teaching & Learning at UKZN). He holds a PhD in Education; MEd (Cum Lade); BEd (Hons); UDE from the University of Durban-Westville; a BA (Arts) from UNISA and a TESOL qualification from Cambridge University.

Prior to re-joining UKZN, Rubby was the Head of Language and Literacies Studies at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) and Rockefeller Research Fellow at the University of Illinois. He was also recipient of the SANPAD scholarship; and fellowships to the University of Universities of Ohio and Stanford.

A Fulbright Fellow (SETI) and Spencer Scholar, Rubby has researched and published in education policy, language policy, organizational ethnographies and doctoral education. His current interests include higher education research, institutional research and the scholarship of teaching & learning. He has published more than 50 articles, editorials and book chapters as well as 5 edited books, including his most recent edited book:  Samuel, M, Dhunpath, R and Amin (2016),  Disrupting Higher Education Curriculum Undoing Cognitive Damage, Sense Publishers; Dhunpath, R & Vithal R (2012) Alternative Access to Higher Education: Underprepared Students or Underprepared Institutions? ; Dhunpath, R, & Samuel, M. (Eds) (2009) Life History Research: Ethics, Methodology, Representation, Sense Publishers; Dhunpath, R (Ed) (2008) Learner Cantered Science Education, Sense Publishers, as well as a monograph: Dhunpath, R (2010) Archaeology of a Language Development NGO: Excavating Organisational Identity. He has presented at more than 50 national and international conferences, including 15 keynote and invited addresses.

The former managing editor of Perspectives in Education, he now serves on the editorial board of African Perspectives of Research in Teaching and Learning (APoRTaL) and is editorial board member and guest editor in Alternation Journal. His service to higher education includes membership of DHET/CHE Ministerial Task Team on Enhancing Academics as University Teachers; membership of DHET Ministerial Task Team on development of the PSET National Plan on Higher Education; board member, advisor and mentor in the CHE/Teaching Advancement in Universities (TAU) Fellowship and independent external representative to the Council on Higher Education (CHE) on the National Teaching Excellence Awards.



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