Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development > Vol. 5, No. 3 (2008)

Tertiary educator identity: we know who we are

Shelley A Kinash, University of Southern Queensland
Stephen J Hughes, University of Southern Queensland


To inform a coherent pedagogy through examined identity as professor requires more than constructing a list of personal descriptors. This paper challenges the dominant discourse through examining identity as fluid, situated and relational. A deep inquiry into tertiary educator identity is grounded in the first authorís own defining moments within academia, as well as reflective analysis of literature situated within the context of Australian higher education.

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