Congratulations to Professor Louise Gracia who will take up the role of Dean of Students from 1 August 2016.
Professor Gracia joined Warwick in 2004 and has served in a variety of roles, including Associate Dean for the Undergraduate Programme and Widening Participation within Warwick Business School (WBS). Louise was educated at the Universities of Wales, Swansea, and Bath and completed her PhD in transition and retention policy arising from widening participation within the higher education sector. Her research interests cover Accounting Education; Tax Avoidance; Emotions and Learning; and Academic Dishonesty. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Member of the Society for Research into Higher Education and its Student Experience Network, and an Associate Editor of Accounting Education: An international journal. She is also an External Examiner for the University of London.
Louise holds a number of awards for her teaching and learning practice, including the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence (2013) and has received an Outstanding Teaching Award each year since 2004. She also consistently features as a top performing lecturer in student surveys of the School.
Louise will split her time, maintaining a 0.4 academic post as a Professorial Teaching Fellow within WBS in addition to her new university role as Dean of Students.
Find out more about the Dean of Students Role.