Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures)

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Professor  Kevin Bell comes from Newcastle in the UK, taking his B.Sc. in Analysis of Science and Technology from Manchester University before spending two significant periods of his professional career overseas. After nine years in Japan where he taught English in High Schools and at a private language school and led a Corporate training programme, he moved to the United States in 1999, initially to take his Master of Arts in Teaching at Marlboro College in Vermont.

Post graduation, Professor Bell's dot.com work segued into academic leadership roles most recently at Northeastern University in Boston. At Northeastern University he headed the Online Experiential Learning group and served four years at Northeastern as Executive Director. He also wrote and led a federal First in The World grant building the Lowell Institute Innovation Incubator (Li3) researching intrinsic motivation of under-represented minority groups in US Higher Education.

Prior to Northeastern University, Professor Bell was at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) where as Chief Academic Officer he was integral in the scaling of the largest not-for-profit online operation in the US. At SNHU he was the academic lead on the first federally approved Competency-based, Direct Assessment degree; College For America.

He received his doctorate and the only double distinction in his cohort at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with research into gamification in online courses.

Contact the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures)

Michelle Everingham
Executive Assistant
Telephone:  +61 2 9678 7185
Email:  m.everingham@westernsydney.edu.au