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Associate Professor and Senior Academic Developer, University of Southern Queensland

Associate Professor Colin Jones is a Senior Academic Developer in the Office for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching (OALT) at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). Located in the Academic Development team, Colin works in-situ alongside academics, supporting, promoting and modelling contemporary approaches to university teaching.

Prior to joining USQ, Colin was a Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship at Queensland University of Technology (2016-2020) and the University of Tasmania (2001-2015). Colin completed his PhD in Firm Survival at UTAS in 2009.

During the last 20 years, Colin has been a strong advocate for innovative approaches to enterprise and entrepreneurship education, and education more generally; holding Visiting Professor positions at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David (Wales), Northeast Normal University (China) and Jilin Sport University (China), and visiting research positions at Liverpool John Moores University (England) and Tampa University (USA). Colin currently acts as External Assessor to Griffith University for their HEA Program and has been a regular contributor to policy discussions at the United Nations (UNCTAD). Colin has also taught into several teach the teacher programs in the UK during the past 10 years.

The focus of Colin’s research has focused on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and Firm Survival, more information of Colin’s SoTL presentations and books can be found at

In 2005, Colin was recognised for Teaching Excellence at the Australian Awards for University Teaching and was recognised as a Principal Fellow of HEA (Advance HE) in 2019, and has being recognised on numerous occasions for teaching excellence institutionally. Col also acts as an Expert to TEQSA in the domain of entrepreneurship/business education.

An active participant on social media, Colin can be found on most platforms via @tasdevilcol. His podcast show, The Reasonable Adventurer has been downloaded 67,000+ times and can be accessed here


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    Associate Professor and Senior Academic Developer, University of Southern Queensland