Overview of the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)

Head and shoulders photo of Professor John Jenkins DVC (Education)
Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)
Professor John M. Jenkins

The Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) is responsible for the areas which focus on the student experience and supporting academic endeavour. Synergies across the portfolio ensure a student's experience at SCU is academically rigorous whilst supporting a healthy work/life balance; along with considered and appropriate academic, personal, spiritual, and administrative support, with an emphasis on success.

Acting Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)
Professor John M. Jenkins

Assoc.Dip.Hort.(HAC), BA(UNE), BA(Hons)(UNE), PhD(UNE), GAICD

Since completing his PhD in 1996 John has held appointments at several universities including the University of Canberra (1994-1998), The University of Newcastle (1998-2007), and now Southern Cross University.

John's research in leisure and tourism studies of some 20 years has been inspired and informed by the disciplines of human geography and public policy, by scholars working at the intersections of those disciplines, and by a lifetime of participation in diverse leisure and outdoor recreation activities. John was co-editor (2001-2003) and then managing editor (2004-2012), Annals of Leisure Research, which is published by Taylor and Francis.

Research interests: tourism public policy; tourism planning; outdoor recreation management in urban and rural settings; non-resident fatherhood and fathers' leisure with their children.