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Professor Brenda Cherednichenko commenced at Deakin as Pro Vice-Chancellor Arts and Education in December, 2011.
With a teaching background in schools and then in teacher education and the social sciences, Brenda’s research has focussed on educational equity and community/school-university partnerships for improved educational opportunity and socially just outcomes. She has also worked on projects and partnerships with Indigenous Australian leaders and communities to enhance educational and social experiences for Aboriginal peoples.
Brenda has her earliest qualifications from Deakin’s predecessor institutions, her Master from the University of Rochester, NY and her PhD is from the University of Melbourne. She has been a director and board member of several boards and is currently President of the Australian Council of Deans of Education.
Brenda came to Deakin from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia where she was Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Engagement, Equity and Indigenous and Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and Arts from 2007. In previous roles Brenda was Director, Access and Success, Head of Campus at the outer urban campus in Melton and Head, School of Education at Victoria University. In 2009 she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar and studied community-university partnerships at the University of Texas, El Paso. Her commitment to the role of the Arts and Education as essential to community building and social inclusion is realised through her recent role as Chief Investigator on an ARC linkage project with a consortium of Australian universities which examined social inclusion through community embedded university education.
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Telephone: +61 3 925 17099