Professor Geoffrey Crisp is Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education) and has portfolio responsibility for providing leadership in the development and implementation of strategic initiatives in learning and teaching through the enhancement of approaches to curriculum design and delivery, the effective use of online technologies, the design and management of effective learning environments for students and the development and renewal of academic policies and quality assurance processes. The Portfolio works in partnership with the faculties, schools, divisions and student groups to implement the 2025 Strategic Plan and drive enhancements to the student experience, educational and career outcomes.
Professor Crisp completed his PhD in Chemistry at the Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University in 1981. After a Humboldt Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute in Mulheim an der Ruhr and postdoctoral positions at Colorado State University and the Australian National University, Professor Crisp began his academic career in the Chemistry Department at the University of Melbourne.
In 1988 he moved to the Chemistry Department at the University of Adelaide and continued discipline research and teaching until 2001. Professor Crisp developed his passion for learning and teaching as well as continuing his work in chemistry during this time, being Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching for the Faculty of Science from 1999-2001. He was actively involved in the development of online learning and was appointed the Director of the Online Learning and Teaching Unit in 2001. Professor Crisp was appointed the Director of the Centre for Learning and Professional Development at the University of Adelaide in 2002. He received the University of Adelaide’s Stephen Cole the Elder Prize (Excellence in Teaching) in 1999; the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Stranks Medal for Chemical Education in 2003 and Australian Learning and Teaching Council Fellowships in 2006 and 2009. Professor Crisp is a HERDSA Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Professor Crisp was Dean of Learning and Teaching at RMIT University from 2011 until joining UNSW as PVC (Education) in February 2016.
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