New dean of education
Professor Marie Emmitt (pictured) has been appointed dean of the faculty of education at the Australian Catholic University (ACU National).
Prof Emmitt, who is an associate dean at Deakin University, will begin her new role at the ACU’s Melbourne campus (St Patrick’s) in January.
She has a substantial record and program of consultancy on primary language and literacy education and is the former president of the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association.
Prof Emmitt’s publications include a book on language and learning, which is widely used in teacher education, and articles on literacy education and pre-service teacher education.