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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.

Deputy Dean

Prof. Jason Cohen
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8164
Jason.Cohen@wits.ac.za

Jason serves as the Deputy Dean and Assistant Dean Research in the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management. He is also Associate Professor of Information Systems in the School of Economic and Business Sciences. He joined the academic staff at Wits in 1999 and received his PhD in 2004. He Chairs the Faculty’s Research Committee and is a member of the Faculty Executive and Staffing & Promotions Committees. Jason is an NRF C2-rated researcher. His research is primarily focused on information technologies in organisations, with a particular interest in service sectors such as healthcare. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed outputs, with numerous articles in respected international journals. Jason work with the Faculty’s five Schools and our other assistant deans on matters pertaining to research, teaching & learning and academic staff development. In addition to his work in the deanery, he retains a small post in the School of Economic and Business Sciences from where he continues to pursue his research and supervise postgraduate students.

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: Undergraduate

Mr. Danie De Klerk
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8129
Andrew.Jones@wits.ac.za Danie.DeKlerk@wits.ac.za

Danie De Klerk is an Academic Advisor and Assistant Dean: Undergraduate Affairs in the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management at the University of the Witwatersrand. His research interests span student success and support, academic advising and advising practices, teaching and learning in higher education, academic literacy, and the use of data analytics in those areas. He has a Master's degree in English Literature and a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Studies. He has been working in the South African higher education sector for 11 years.

Assistant Dean: Research
Tel: +27 (0) 11 717 8164
Jason.Cohen@wits.ac.za
 
Jason serves as the Deputy Dean and Assistant Dean Research in the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management. He is also Associate Professor of Information Systems in the School of Economic and Business Sciences. He joined the academic staff at Wits in 1999 and received his PhD in 2004. He Chairs the Faculty’s Research Committee and is a member of the Faculty Executive and Staffing & Promotions Committees. Jason is an NRF C2-rated researcher. His research is primarily focused on information technologies in organisations, with a particular interest in service sectors such as healthcare. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed outputs, with numerous articles in respected international journals. Jason work with the Faculty’s five Schools and our other assistant deans on matters pertaining to research, teaching & learning and academic staff development. In addition to his work in the deanery, he retains a small post in the School of Economic and Business Sciences from where he continues to pursue his research and supervise postgraduate students.
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