Dr Leroy Hill Appointed Director Of The Center For Excellence In Teaching And Learning

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Dr Leroy Hill Appointed Director Of The Center For Excellence In Teaching And Learning

The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus appoints, Dr Leroy Hill as the new Director of its Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

In a media release Wednesday, UWI said his appointment took effect from September 1, 2021.

It says Dr Hill holds a Ph.D. in Education (eLearning) from the University of Nottingham, an MA in Instructional Technology (Curriculum & Instruction) from Virginia Tech University and a BSc. in Social Studies Education from Andrews University.

Dr Hill’s academic qualifications also include a postgraduate Teaching Certificate from The UWI and a Certificate in University & College Administration from the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Hill’s commitment to sustained record of effective and strategic leadership in the Higher Education setting was recently recognized by his award of ‘Principal Fellow’ in Higher Education Academy Professional Framework.

Dr. Hill has taught online in the fields of Instructional/Learning Design & Educational Leadership for over 10 years.

His research interests include Socio-cultural Activity Theory, Distance & Online Education, Learning Designs and Teacher Education.  Dr. Hill is host of the podcast – “Let’s Talk eLearning”.

The podcast which is available on a number of popular platforms shares success tips on eLearning and distance education and was created as a way to demystify and to assist education practitioners to understand some key issues, challenges and opportunities in distance learning.

Dr Hill brings to The UWI a wealth of knowledge, socio-technical skills and experience having served various roles and positions in the higher education setting.

He succeeds the late Dr Margo Burns.