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Professor Sue Willis - Vice-Provost (Education Programs)


As the Vice-Provost (Education Programs), Professor Sue Willis is responsible for:

  • developing and implementing the University's social inclusion strategy, specifically as it relates to improving the access, participation and success of students from low socio-economic (SES) backgrounds
  • the oversight of school and community engagement and selection pathways and progress as they related to low SES participation.

Professional background

Professor Sue Willis was appointed to the role of Vice-Provost (Education Programs) in April 2014. Prior to this appointment, she was the Dean of the Faculty of Education at Monash.

Professor Willis began her career in Western Australia as a secondary mathematics teacher before moving into curriculum development and then university teaching and research.

She has engaged extensively in consultancy and policy work and served on a number of Boards and Steering and Consultative Committees at state and national levels. Up until recently, Professor Willis was on the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) board, chairing its Post-Compulsory Curriculum and Assessment Committee.

She currently holds positions as:

  • the President of The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS),
  • a director of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited (AITSL).

Professor Willis is also a past President of the Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE).

Academic interests

Professor Willis' research, curriculum and professional development work has focused on mathematics and numeracy, as well as equity and social justice in and through education.



Professor Sue Willis
Vice-Provost (Education Programs)
Telephone: +61 3 9903 4096

Ms Kerrie Cake
Executive Assistant
Office of Vice-Provost (Education Programs)
Room F4.08, Building F
Monash University
Caulfield Vic 3145
Telephone: +61 3 9903 4096
Fax: +61 3 9903 4098