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Faculty Dean and Assistant Deans

Dean of Commerce, Law and Management
Prof. Imraan Valodia
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8011
 
Ms. Nana Ndila
Projects and Office Manager
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8012
 

Professor Valodia has a doctorate in Economics from UKZN. His research interests include employment, the informal economy, gender, and industrialisation. He is currently coordinating an international study, in 10 cities, of the informal economy. His most recent book reports on the methodology and research findings of a three-year research project, conducted in eight countries, on the gender impacts of taxation. He has published in leading international journals and is one of only a handful of South African economists with an NRF B-rating. He serves on a number of economic policy forums and has worked with leading international development organisations, including the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, the United Nations Development Programme, UN Women, the World Bank, and Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organising, among others. Professor Valodia is a part-time member of the Competition Tribunal and a Commissioner on the Employment Conditions Commission.

Assistant Dean: Teaching and Learning

Ms. Susan Benvenuti
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8162
Susan.Benvenuti@wits.ac.za

Susan Benvenuti is responsible for supporting teaching and learning development within the CLM faculty.  She has an MEd in Tertiary Teaching and is an accredited assessor.  She serves on the Senate Teaching and Learning and Library Committees, chairs the faculty level committees, and serves on the faculty committee for undergraduate affairs.  She is a member of the task teams responsible for Senate Standing Orders on Assessment, and developing Wits Teaching Criteria and Evaluations Policies working with Wits Centre for Learning and Teaching Development (CLTD).  Her lecturing focuses on Systems Analysis and Design, Project Management and Delivery, and Qualitative Methodologies in the field of information Systems. She is involved in research writing development for CLM staff and PhD students. Her research interests relate to teaching and learning in IS, lifelong learning, self-directed learning and professional identity development.  She is also a peer reviewer for the Council for Higher Education's Quality Enhancement Programme.

Assistant Dean: Graduate Studies

Prof. Cathi Albertyn
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8467
Cathi.Albertyn@wits.ac.za

Cathi Albertyn is a professor of Law in the Wits School of Law where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on Constitutional Law and Human Rights. She is an NRF B-rated researcher whose interests span Equality, Gender Studies, Human Rights and Constitutional Law.  As Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies she oversees the implementation of the Senate Standing Orders on Higher Degrees in the Faculty.  This means that she chairs the Faculty Graduate Studies committee (GSC), which oversees all postgraduate degrees, represents the Faculty on the Senate GSC,  attends to appeals from postgraduate students, and provides academic guidance to postgraduate recruitment and admissions processes, where necessary.

Assistant Dean: Academic Planning and Strategy

Prof. Chris Callaghan
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8066
Chris.Callaghan@wits.ac.za

Chris Callaghan is an Associate Professor (Management and Human Resources Management) in the School of Economic and Business Sciences. As Assistant Dean, he is responsible for academic developments across the Faculty. He chairs the Faculty Academic Planning Committee, and represents the Faculty on the University Academic Planning and Development Committee and University Research Committee. He is also an elected lecturer representative on Senate. He is the Chairperson of the Teaching and Learning Committee of the School of Economic and Business Sciences (SEBS). He is also Doctoral Studies Coordinator for Management and Human Resources Management and Human Resources Management Studies Coordinator for SEBS. He is Director of the Knowledge and Information Economics/Human Resources Research Agency (KIEHRA). He is published in the fields of informal economy, human resources and management. What links his work is a focus on individual and organisational performance. His current work includes a focus on crowdsourced R&D, radical innovation and problem solving using the ‘crowd’.

Assistant Dean: Undergraduate

Mr. Andrew Jones
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8038
Andrew.Jones@wits.ac.za

Assistant Dean: Research
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