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Assistant Dean: Teaching and Learning (Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management) | Head: Teaching and Learning Centre (Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management), University of the Witwatersrand

Danie de Klerk is the Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Commerce, Law, and Management (CLM) at the University of the Witwatersrand, and Head of the CLM Teaching and Learning Centre. His research revolves around learning and teaching in higher education, viewed through a Social/Critical Realist lens. Areas of focus/interest in the learning and teaching space include: academic advising and advising practices for South African contexts, student success and support, academic literacies, and the use of data analytics to inform and enhance these areas. Danie holds a Master's in English literature (UFS), a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Studies (Wits), and is currently finalising his doctorate in the field of Higher Education Studies with a focus on academic advising. Danie has been working in the South African higher education sector since 2007.


  • –present
    Assistant Dean: Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management, University of the Witwatersrand