Once again, the start of the new year has seen some editorial changes at Teaching in Higher Education, with two retirements and two new members joining the team of Executive Editors.
Penny Jane Burke (University of Newcastle, Australia) and Suellen Shay (University of Cape Town) have stepped down. They are both longstanding and valued members of the team who have made massive contributions over many years, and we wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.
The new joiners are Ibrar Bhatt (Queen’s University Belfast) and Greg Misiaszek (Beijing Normal University), who have been appointed following our open call for applications back in September 2020.
Ibrar is a Lecturer at the School of Social Sciences, Education & Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast. He has active research interests in writing and literacy as a social practice, digital literacies, and contemporary digital epistemologies. These interests emerge through his recent works which include ‘Academics Writing: The Dynamics of Knowledge Creation’ (2019), ‘Dupery By Design: The Epistemology of Deceit in a Postdigital Era’ (2021), as well as a published research articles on these areas of interest.
Greg is an Assistant Professor at Beijing Normal University’s (BNU), Faculty of Education, Theories of Education Institute. He also holds various positions including Associate Director, Paulo Freire Institute, UCLA and Associate Editor of the Beijing International Review of Education (BIRE) journal. His recently published book Ecopedagogy: Critical Environmental Teaching for Planetary Justice and Global Sustainable Development (2020) deconstructs Freirean environmental learning and literacies, while his Educating the Global Environmental Citizen (2018) focuses on citizenships and ecopedagogy.