Leadership team

Under the direction of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), the Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching comprises of academic and professional staff as well as a community of practice working together to achieve the goals of Better Teaching, Better Learning.

Professor Zlatko Skrbiš

Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Recognised internationally for his extensive experience in graduate research training and educational leadership, Professor Zlatko Skrbiš, Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is responsible for Monash’s course and curriculum content, education policy, learning and teaching quality and student academic experience. Having first joined Monash in early 2013 as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research Training), Professor Skrbiš later became the Vice-Provost (Graduate Education) before undertaking his current role as Senior Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) in 2017.

As a sociologist with an active and distinguished global research profile, Professor Skrbiš is renowned for his work in the fields of migration, cosmopolitanism, social theory and life-course studies and is currently the Principal Chief Investigator on the multi-wave ARC Discovery Project ‘Social Futures and Life Pathways of Young People in Queensland’.

With undergraduate degrees in both philosophy and the sociology of culture from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and a PhD in sociology from Flinders University, Professor Skrbiš is also the author of four books, widely published in a number of scholarly journals and an Honorary Professor at both the University of Queensland and Warwick University.

Professor Kris Ryan

Academic Director, Education Innovation

Professor Kris Ryan is the Academic Director in the Monash University Office of Learning and Teaching. Kris has taught large classes, typically in excess of 300 students, for over a decade. He is known for his animated and highly interactive approach, combined with his use of technology to reach large audiences. He has led course reviews, introduced contemporary teaching approaches, laboratories and novel teaching facilities.

In his role as Academic Director, Kris leads a multi-disciplinary team to establish and implement the university-wide education technology roadmap, and provide academic input into learning and teaching spaces university-wide. Kris has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s award for education excellence and an OLT citation for his contributions to student learning.