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Adriana Aletta Steyn

Senior Lecturer in Informatics, University of Pretoria

Adriana has been with the University of Pretoria for the last thirteen years after she returned to academia from industry. She is currently a full-time senior lecturer in the Department of Informatics. Throughout the years, Adriana has engaged numerous students by presenting both undergraduate and postgraduate modules. She has published various articles based on her teaching experiences over the last few year. She has also supervised many students and has delivered her first PhD student in 2016. Her research focus mainly on technology in Education within the business analysis and design space, and how she can engage student more effectively whilst still delivering good quality content. Her different approach to teaching was born from the Entrepreneurial research she is also passionate about. Her PhD focused on specifically on entrepreneurs. Here she developed a framework for SMEs to engage more effectively with technology as well as developing an e-skills for entrepreneurs course which focuses on effective technology engagement to create sustainable businesses.
She is also a UP teaching excellence Laureates’ recipient (2019) as well as an Association of Information Systems’ Award for Innovation in Teaching recipient (2018) (International award).


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Informatics, University of Pretoria


  • 2015 
    University of Pretoria, PhD Informatics