Associate Professor Lynn Quinn is head of department of the Centre for Higher Education Research, Teaching and Learning (CHERTL) at Rhodes. She has been involved in the field of Academic Development since 1995. She was integral to the development of a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education that has been offered to lectures from Rhodes and other South African institutions since 2000. Her interest is in all aspects of academic staff development in higher education. She also supervises masters and doctoral students in the field of Higher Education Studies.