Irma Eloff, Ph.D., former dean of Education at the University of Pretoria, is currently a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Education, Fordham. During her term as dean, Education at the University of Pretoria achieved a ranking in the top 150-200 of the world on the World QS World university rankings for five consecutive years.
She is the founder of the African Deans of Education Forum (ADEF) and a member of the UNESCO International Teacher Task Force. Irma is a registered educational psychologist in South Africa, and an alumnus of the Universities of Pretoria, Stellenbosch, Northwest and the highly ranked GIBS Business School.
Irma has published more than 70 academic articles and book chapters and supervised 50+ masters and doctoral students during her career. She co-authored the book Life Skills & Assets and is also co-editor of the book Keys to Educational Psychology. Her current book project is titled Psychology for Teachers.
“I am very happy to be able to spend the month of November at Fordham,” she says. “Global opportunities for research in education are increasing and the Fordham-Pretoria partnership provides multiple avenues for collaboration. I am impressed with the vision that Dean Roach is bringing to the GSE – especially in terms of the nexus between research and professional teacher education’.”