Prof Irma Eloff

Prof Irma Eloff

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Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Prof Eloff grew through the ranks of the University of Pretoria; first starting as a teaching assistant in 1991; later becoming lecturer, senior lecturer, associate professor (1998) and professor (2002).She has extensive management experience, having served as head of department, chair of the School of Educational Studies and acting dean.Having done her undergraduate studies at the University of North West in the late 1980s, Professor Eloff came to the University of Pretoria where she obtained most of her teaching qualifications between 1990 and 1996, including HED Education, B Ed (Educational Psychology) and M Ed (Educational Psychology).She obtained her PhD (Educational Psychology) at the University of Stellenbosch in 1997.She was also a visiting assistant professor at the Yale University (USA) from October 2001 to January 2002.Professor Eloff has published widely, including three books on life skills including educational psychology, and has supervised a number of postgraduate students on the masters and doctoral levels.She has been involved in numerous community projects as part of her academic duties at the University of Pretoria