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Keynote Speakers for NZACE Conference 2017 Announced

Please join us as we welcome Dr. Patricia Linn and Professor Richard Coll as keynote speakers for this year’s conference. We are excited to have them joining us for this special Anniversary Conference. Their participation will anchor an exceptional gathering of NZACE members in the wonderful Queenstown setting.

Dr. Patricia Linn earned her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Kansas in 1979.  Following 6 years as a full-time researcher, she joined the psychology faculty at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, OH.  In 1999 she was named to the J.D. Dawson Chair of Cooperative Education.  In this role she split her time between research and serving as a co-op advisor. She was Project Director for a lifespan study of cooperative education at Antioch College.

Dr. Linn won the Ralph W. Tyler Award for Outstanding Research in Cooperative Education and the James Wilson award for Outstanding Contributions to Research in the Field from the Cooperative Education and Internship Association.  She was CEIA’s Vice President for Research and chairperson of that association’s Research Committee.

Pat has published and presented her research nationally and internationally, and is co-editor, with Adam Howard and Eric Miller, of the Handbook for Research in Cooperative Education and Internships (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2004).

In 2005 she was appointed Chair of the doctoral program in clinical psychology at Antioch University Seattle.  Now trying to retire, she recently published a final report of the lifespan project.

Professor Richard K. Coll holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Canterbury, and a Doctor of Science Education from Curtin University.  He worked as a Placement Coordinator at Waikato University, served as Director of the Cooperative Education Unit for many years, and was promoted to Professor of Cooperative Education.  He served as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science & Engineering, and Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching & Learning.

Richard was founding editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, Co-Chief Editor and Senior Associate Editor – International, Journal of Cooperative Education & Internships, and Co-editor of the International Handbook for Cooperative Education.  He received a Fulbright Award in 2005, and was Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge in the UK in the same year.

Richard received the Ralph W. Tyler Award in 2001 for ‘Outstanding Scholarship & Contribution to the Understanding and Practice of Cooperative Education’ from the Cooperative Education & Internship Association, the Donald MacLaren Award in 2003 ‘In Recognition of High Achievement and Continuing Commitment to the Enhancement of International Cooperative Education’, the James W. Wilson Award in 2008 for ‘Leadership and Outstanding Service to the Field of Cooperative Education & Internships’, and the Ralph W. Tyler Award again in 2013 (jointly with Dr Karsten E. Zegwaard for the second edition of the International Handbook).

Richard is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Learning Teaching & Student Services at the University of the South Pacific.  He holds responsibility for learning and teaching, foundation studies, distance and flexible learning, student administrative services, campus life and the student experience, and ITS and digital innovations in teaching.

Richard has published widely in science education and cooperative education, with over 200 PBRF-certified publications, and despite his management and leadership commitments, still manages to publish the occasional article and book chapter!