Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education)

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Professor Maryanne Dever

Professor Maryanne Dever is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice President (Education) at Western Sydney University. She is a member of the Senior Executive Group and responsible for providing leadership of the University’s education portfolio.

She is passionate about educational renewal and ensuring learning delivers for a new generation of students. She is recognised for her work in transformation and change with a particular focus on digital uplift to support learning and the student experience.

Professor Dever leads strategic educational innovation at Western Sydney to deliver the University’s commitment to ensuring its students fulfill their potential to become influential global citizen-scholars in a technology-enabled world.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Queensland and a Master of Arts (Hons) and PhD from the University of Sydney. Prior to joining Western Sydney University in 2023, she worked at a number of universities, including The Australian National University where she introduced a new learning and teaching strategy and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) where she made major contributions to the digital transformation of learning.

Her research career has focused on feminist literary studies and critical archival studies. Her publications include Paper, Materiality and the Archived Page (2019) and New Feminist Research Ethics (2023).

Contact the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education)
Kirsty Rose
Senior Executive Assistant
Telephone; (02) 9685 8116