Dean of Lincoln Academy of Learning and Teaching announced

The first elected Dean of the Lincoln Academy of Learning and Teaching (LALT) will be Dr Garry Wilson, Principal Lecturer in Psychology.

Garry was successfully elected following an open vote within the teaching and learning community at Lincoln and will serve an 18-month-term as Dean. Garry will take up his new position later this summer.

Dr Garry Wilson said: “To have been shortlisted alongside colleagues of the standing and expertise as the other candidates was a great honour, so you can imagine my delight to have been elected as the inaugural Dean of LALT. This role is a responsibility that I do not take lightly. I am thrilled to have been given this opportunity to bring together colleagues’ expertise and views on Learning and Teaching in the University and I look forward to working with you all over the 18 months of my tenure.”

Four candidates were selected for the election which was led through Academic Board – these were Ms Lisa Gaughan, Dr Kirsty Miller, Dr John C Murray and Dr Garry Wilson. More than 250 colleagues voted in the election, the highest turn out for an Academic Board election to date.

Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Sue Rigby said: “I would like to congratulate Garry and his fellow candidates for an outstanding election. The calibre of the four candidates was exceptional, and a true reflection of the teaching quality at Lincoln. It was a closely fought contest, and I would like to thank every colleague who engaged in the election process.

“Garry brings significant experience of teaching at Lincoln and exemplifies the importance of student engagement in his work. As LALT continues to embed within the University community, we look forward to working closely with Garry and his team to continue to build our reputation for teaching innovation and good practice.”