Published: 17 November 2007 at 11:23
An Associate Dean from Anglia Ruskin University’s Faculty of Education is about to celebrate the completion of his recent Doctoral studies proving that you should always practice what you preach.
His role at the University, as Associate Dean, centres on him managing and building relationships and links within the region to promote a wide range of higher education programmes including continuing professional studies and development in Education. As well as applauding hundreds of students from the Faculty of Education graduation at Chelmsford Cathedral next week, he will be lining up with them to pick up his own award, a Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD).
This latest award will be added to the Masters Degree in Entrepreneurship he gained at Stirling University. Originally from Wales, but now happily married and settled in Colchester, Tony comes from a family inspired by education. His mother retired as Deputy Head of Kings Road Junior School, and his father was the first Headteacher of the Hayward School, both in Chelmsford.
Talking about his motivation for taking up the six-year, part time research-led degree at the age of 53, he said:
He recently opted for major career change when he moved from the Ashcroft International Business School, where he had taught for 14 years, to the Faculty of Education to ‘look around another corner in his academic development.’