Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Professor of Higher Education, La Trobe University
Professor Kerri-Lee Krause is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Professor of Higher Education at La Trobe University. She is an experienced senior executive who is acknowledged nationally and internationally for her contributions to higher education research, policy and practice. Current national leadership roles include Deputy Chair of the Higher Education Standards Panel and Chair of the Universities Australia DVC Academic group.
At La Trobe University, she provides strategic leadership to enhance the quality of learning and teaching and the student experience and she has previously led several successful university-wide curriculum transformation initiatives. As a Fellow of the international Society for Research in Higher Education she is internationally recognised for her research on the contemporary undergraduate student experience and implications for quality and standards in institutional settings. Her research expertise spans broadly across higher education policy areas, with a particular focus on the changing student experience, the evolving nature of academic work and implications for organizational renewal in higher education.
Executive Director of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), Tallahassee, Florida
Selected in a comprehensive search process, Dr. Christine Keller is an accomplished association leader and institutional research professional who is committed to advancing informed decision-making in higher education. She has a broad understanding of national issues, policies, and trends, especially related to institutional research, information management, and data policy.
Formerly Vice President for Research and Policy Analysis at the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), her accomplishments include directing the operation, expansion, and promotion of the cross-sector Student Achievement Measure (SAM) project on behalf of APLU and five other higher education associations.
Prior to her employment with APLU, Christine was the Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Planning at the University of Kansas and the Associate Dean of Continuing Education at Sterling College.
An active member of the Association for many years, she is a former member of the AIR Board of Directors, was a member of the Improving and Transforming Institutional Research in Postsecondary Education Advisory Board, and served as co-editor of the IR in the Know column in the eAIR newsletter for several years.
Christine has spent her career working to make the world a better place through higher education and data, and understands that the current focus on data and evidence provides significant opportunities for the IR community. She is committed to positioning AIR and its members to advance and flourish during this exciting time of growth and change.
Christine holds a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Kansas, an MBA from the University of Missouri, and a bachelor’s degree in marketing research from Missouri State University.
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS/OTHER ACTIVITIES
U.S. Department of Education National Postsecondary Education Cooperative (NPEC) panel
IPEDS Technical Review Panel participant
National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Advisory Board
Multistate Longitudinal Data Exchange Advisory Council
Gardner Institute’s Gateways to Completion Advisory Committee
Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, La Trobe University, Chairman, Manufacturing Australia, Member of Male Champions of Change Institute
James Fazzino was formerly the Managing Director & CEO of Incitec Pivot. During his 14 year tenure at Incitec, first as CFO and then as CEO, the company increased in size 6-fold, with Mr Fazzino overseeing construction of two new manufacturing plants, successfully integrating the $3 billion Dyno-Nobel acquisition and restructuring the group to become a global industrial chemical company with operations around the world.
After retiring in September 2017, James returned to his alumni of Latrobe University, where he was made Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, a role that sees James advise the Vice-chancellor and the University leadership team on strategic directions for the Latrobe Business School.
James is also Chairman of Manufacturing Australia, a CEO-led coalition of Australia’s largest manufacturers who work with all sides of government, business and community to help the sector realise its full potential. Mr Fazzino was a founding member CEO of Manufacturing Australia, well known for his passionate belief that Australian manufacturing can compete on the world stage.