Hall Fellows

St Mary Hall is honoured to have the following members of staff as our Honorary Fellows:


Prof Dave Sewry - Dean of Commerce

Prof Dave Sewry is Dean of Commerce at Rhodes University.  The Dean is responsible for the full range of activities associated with academic leadership, management and administration of the Faculty in all matters including teaching and learning, research, community engagement, and involvement in the profession.  Additionally, Deans are expected to be participate fully in broader University strategy formulation and implementation including matters related to size and shape, enrolment planning, and equity and institutional culture.  Deans are also expected to contribute towards the development of sustainable financial plans for the University.  The Dean has both an inward- and an outward-facing role, and is expected to interact with schools (for purposes of understanding the nature of first-time entering students, and recruitment), other higher education institutions, Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), Council on Higher Education (CHE),  and commerce and industry.  The Dean is Chair of the Board of the Faculty of Commerce and of the Board of Management: Rhodes Business School, and represents the Faculty of Commerce on numerous other committees and working groups.


Prof Sewry has served as a Fellow of St Mary Hall for many years and provides both an external view and advice on various matters based on his long experience and involvement in the Hall.  He also provides specific academic advice to students, especially first year students as they select study directions (degrees and courses) at the start of the academic year.


Prof Chrissie Boughey - Dean of CHERTL


Professor Chrissie Boughey is Dean Teaching and Learning and Director of the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning at Rhodes University.  As Dean, she is responsible for providing strategic direction in the area of teaching and learning at the University. Chrissie has a background in applied linguistics and has used this to pursue research interests which explore the relationship between language and learning at South African universities.  She supervises widely at doctoral level and has recently been involved in a large international project which has aimed to improve doctoral supervision.


Chrissie has been a Fellow of St Mary Hall since 2003.




Dr Amanda Hlengwa - CHERTL

Mandy is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes University. She has worked in the field of higher education as an academic developer for more than a decade. She sees her contribution to the field of higher education studies emerging primarily from two areas. Curriculum development concerns, with particular focus on the relationship between disciplinary knowledge and teaching and learning. The second contribution is linked to her role as Rhodes University’s co-ordinator of two Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) funded programmes: New Generation of Academics Programme (nGAP) as well as the Nurturing Emerging Scholars Programme (NESP). Both interests are underpinned by her commitment to the transformation agenda of higher education



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