Associate Professor Ron “Kim” Keamy
Associate Professor Kim Keamy is currently involved in a number of research and evaluation projects in the CPE:
- The national consortium led by the University of Melbourne to develop a Teaching Performance Assessment – the Assessment for Graduate Teaching,
- The Victorian Department of Education & Training’s Differentiated Support for School Improvement Initiatives, and
- Principal Australia Institute’s Evaluation Framework.
Kim also works for Melbourne Graduate School of Education as a senior academic in the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity program.
Kim started his professional career as a primary teacher and has been an initial teaching educator since 1999. Prior to working in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Kim was a Director of Learning & Teaching in the College of Education, Victoria University. His professional experience includes teaching in primary schools, special education, Aboriginal education, community education, prison education, workplace education, and higher education. When working at La Trobe University’s Albury-Wodonga Campus, Kim received a number of awards:
- Faculty of Education Teaching Excellence Award (2011),
- Faculty of Education Award for University Teaching for a Program that Enhances Learning (2006), and
- Faculty for Regional Development Staff Excellence in Teaching Award for Postgraduate Teaching (2001)
Kim’s doctoral thesis, completed in 2003, was entitled ‘Performing masculinity and leadership: Male academics’ work practices and identities’. Kim’s major area of research has been in the field of educational leadership. He has also collaborated in research activities around creative pedagogies and arts-informed research methods, the use of online protocols and collegial conversations, and has explored responses to super complexity in higher education institutions.