Professor Tony McGrew, the Pro-Vice Chancellor, College of Arts, Social Science and Commerce at La Trobe University is delighted to advise that following a national and international executive search, Professor Lynn Bosetti has been chosen as the new Head of School of Education. She was the standout candidate for the position and brings to the role impressive management experience, research achievements and educational innovation.

Lynn joins La Trobe University from the University of British Columbia (UBC), Okanagan in Canada and will take up her appointment on 1 August 2016.  In the meantime she will work with Acting Head of School Professor Tanya Fitzgerald to ensure a smooth transition.

Background

Lynn has spent more than half of her career in a University leadership role; she is currently Professor of Education and was Dean of the Faculty of Education at UBC (2010 – 2014) and previously Vice Dean of the Faculty of Education, Director of the Centre for Gifted Education and Special Assistant to the Provost and Vice President (Academic) at the University of Calgary.  She has also been a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne, University of Glasgow and visiting lecturer at University of Saskatchewan.  Lynn was also a visiting fellow at St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge.

Lynn’s research and teaching has focused on charter schools, school choice and university leadership in the new economy. As Dean at UBC, she established the Centre for Mindful Engagement and the Innovative Learning Centre.

Lynn has held Government of Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grants for projects related to leadership in the new economy and school choice.

Lynn has experience and interests with Canadian Indigenous education; designing and delivering a culturally relevant program to certify Okanagan language and culture teachers, in collaboration with the En’Owkin Centre.  This included a three credit course ‘Academic pedagogy: An Aboriginal Perspective’ for Aboriginal students to support their transition to University.

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