Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand

I am actively involved in higher education research at the Faculty of Humanities, University of the Witwatersrand. Issues, trends and challenges in the field of (South) African higher education that bothers on processes, engagements and its future within the global perspective interest me. I have researched on issues of internationalisation of higher education [see my book on http://www.amazon.com/Internationalisation-Higher-Education-South-Africa/dp/363929422X]; explored the challenges and opportunities for new faculty in South African Higher Education; considered tertiary economics education [its teaching and implications on learning] as a field in higher education; and researched how advanced university students perceive the concept of corporate social responsibility. Across the many issues I have examined in higher education, I have developed a conceptual framework that integrates four inter-related contexts in higher education [disciplinary, pedagogical, social and official] as a lenses drawing on ideas from Basil Bernstein. From a methodological perspective, I have operationalized phenomenography as a research methodology considering its richness to explore the kind of research questions I have asked so far.


  • –present
    Lecturer, School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand


    University of the Witwatersrand, PhD


  • 2015
    Sehoole, C., & Ojo, E. O. (2015). Challenges and Opportunities for New Faculty in South African Higher Education Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century: International Perspectives (pp. 253-283): State University of New York Press (SUNY).,

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Lecturer, Faculty of Humanities
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation


Mellon Retiree Mentorship Programme (MRMP), The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation