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Rubby Dhunpath

Rubby Dhunpath


Dr Rubby Dhunpath

Dr Rubby Dhunpath is the Director of Teaching & Learning at the University of KwaZulu- Natal (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. Rubby 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. His recent publications include a series of interdisciplinary articles on higher education; an edited book: Dhunpath, R & Vithal R (2012) Alternative Access to Higher Education: Underprepared Students or Underprepared Institutions? a monograph: Dhunpath, R (2010) Archaeology of a Language Development NGO: Excavating Organisational Identity; Dhunpath, R, & Samuel, M. (2009), Life History Research: Ethics, Methodology, Representation, Sense Publishers, Netherlands.  A former managing editor of the journal, “Perspectives in Education”, he is currently a guest editor of the Alternation Journal.