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Christopher Charles Deneen

Associate Professor & Enterprise Research Fellow in Education Futures, University of South Australia

I am an Associate Professor & Enterprise Research Fellow in Education Futures with University of South Australia. I also hold an honorary Principal Research Fellowship with The Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education at The University of Melbourne.

I earned my doctorate from Columbia University’s Teachers College; since then, I have held higher education positions in the culturally diverse contexts of New York, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia. I am the recipient of multiple awards for excellence in research and teaching practice.

My research focuses on innovative approaches to assessment, feedback and learning engagement in higher and professional education. I am especially interested in assessment and feedback-enabling technologies and how these may interact with complex learner-centred systems, such as ePortfolios. I have received over 2.35 million AUD-equivalent competitive research grant funding to advance knowledge and practice in my areas of research. I have authored over fifty publications on related topics and I have provided expert interviews to nationally syndicated radio programs and newspapers, as well as Times Higher Education.

For publications and further details, please visit my UniSA faculty webpage (listed under contact info), my U Melbourne Find an Expert Page, ORCID, or Google Scholar:
https://findanexpert.unimelb.edu.au/profile/846474-chris-deneen
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2860-2073
https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=iH4kDZ8AAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra

Experience

  • 2021–present
    Associate professor, University of Adelaide
  • 2021–present
    Principal research fellow (hon), The University of Melbourne
  • 2019–2021
    Senior lecturer, The University of Melbourne
  • 2018–2019
    Senior lecturer, RMIT University
  • 2014–2018
    Assistant professor, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
  • 2014–2018
    Assistant professor emeritus, The University of Hong Kong
  • 2011–2014
    Research assistant professor, The University of Hong Kong
  • 2009–2011
    Assistant Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong

Education

  • 2004 
    Columbia University, Ed.D.
  • 1995 
    Indiana University, M.A.T.
  • 1992 
    Trinity University, B.A. History

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Online assessments in tertiary music classes: A systematic review
    Role:
    Co-collaborator
    Funding Source:
    Early Career Researcher Grant Scheme, University of Melbourne
  • 2021
    Disruption as a catalyst for change? Perceptions and approaches of teaching academics during COVID-19
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    HERDSA Grants Scheme, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
  • 2015
    Perceptions, policies and practices: Assessment for learning in the Singapore context
    Role:
    Principal investigator
    Funding Source:
    Ministry of Education - Singapore
  • 2012
    Exploring a learning-oriented assessment framework: Theorizing through case studies of award-winning higher education teachers
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    Research Grants Council, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong
  • 2012
    From conception to action: Understanding eportfolios as assessment in higher education
    Role:
    Principal investigator
    Funding Source:
    Research Grants Council, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong
  • 2010
    Student perspectives on course outcomes: Insights for course development within Outcome-Based Learning and 335 frameworks
    Role:
    Principal investigator
    Funding Source:
    The Education University of Hong Kong Teaching Development Grant
  • 2010
    Student perspectives on subject outcomes in curriculum and instruction
    Role:
    Co-investigator
    Funding Source:
    The Education University of Hong Kong Teaching Development Grant
  • 2007
    Language development in the context of the disciplines
    Role:
    Co-writer
    Funding Source:
    New York State Education Department

Professional Memberships

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
  • Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
  • The Society for Research into Higher Education