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Governance

At the top of the ACS structure is the ACS Management Committee which, within bounds set by the Associations Incorporations Act and the Society's Objects, Rules and National Regulations, controls and manages the Society. ACS Management Committee consists of the National Office Bearers (President, three Vice Presidents, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, National Treasurer), as well as the Chief Executive Officer and four National Congressional Representatives.

ICT EDUCATORS BOARD

  • Prof Iwona Miliszewska

    CHAIR
    MACS

    Professor Miliszewska is Head of School, Information Systems and Accounting at the University of Canberra. Iwona has an extensive background in computing, having worked in industry in Europe and Australia. She has taught computing at Victoria University in Melbourne and offshore in Hong Kong and Malaysia. Her research interests include application of information and communication technologies in education, transnational computing education and women in computing. She has championed quality enhancement through action research and innovative approaches to improving the student learning experience, particularly through technology. Having worked in a dual-sector university (VU), she was involved in the development of VE/HE pathways and integrated education programs. Iwona has received several awards for research and teaching excellence including an Australian Learning and Teaching Council's citation for outstanding contribution to student learning and an Endeavour Executive Award.

  • Dr Jason Zagami

    Dr Zagami is a lecturer in the school of Education and Professional Studies of Griffith University on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia where he conducts research in cognition, professional learning and expertise, and all aspects of educational technologies – with a current focus on 1:1 computing, mobile learning, games in education, augmented reality, virtual environments, neural interfaces, and the emergence of computing as a school discipline. Jason has many years experience in K-12 computer education and has been the recipient of an Outstanding National Achievement by a Teacher and Queensland Computer Educator of the Year awards. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, president of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE), president of the Australian College of Educators (Gold Coast), past president of the Queensland Society for Information Technology in Education (QSITE), and editor of the Australian Educational Computing (AEC) journal.

  • Karsten Schulz

    Dr Schulz is the Program Director of the Digital Careers program, which has the objective to get more students to consider a career in ICT. Karsten has previously led SAP Research in the Asia-Pacific where he started several research centres of SAP: Brisbane (2001), Seoul (2004), Shanghai (2006), Bangalore (2009), Sydney (2009), and Singapore (2011). Karsten formalised the research partnership of SAP with HP Labs (2006).

  • Dr Therese Keane

    AACS

    Dr Keane is a lecturer in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Swinburne University. Therese has worked in a variety of school settings where she has taught secondary school ICT for 17 years and has held several senior ICT leadership roles. Over the years, she has worked closely with the VCAA (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority) and has recently been a panel member for the development and implementation of the 2016 VCE IT Study Design. She is currently on the Committee of Management in the DLTV, and a former office holder in VITTA and State Councillor for the ICTEV. During her career, she has shared her expertise with Victorian ICT teachers through the delivery of numerous seminars and workshops. She has also written several textbooks in all units of VCE Information Technology since 1996. Her current research interests include the use of robots (both Lego and humanoid) in education, 1:1 Programs (including tablets, BYOD and highly regulated Programs), 21st century skills, and ICT Leadership in schools.

  • Prof Michael Johnson

    FACS

    Michael Johnson has been Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Macquarie University since 2002. He is also a Director of the Macquarie-DEC ICT Innovations Centre and a Director and Deputy Treasurer of Dunmore Lang College. Formerly he was the Head of the Department of Computing (1997-2000) and he served as Vice-President and Chair of the University's Academic Senate (2006-2008). In 1997 he was runner up for the inaugural Australian Award for University Teaching in all Science disciplines and he has held continuous ARC large/discovery grant funding for over 20 years.

  • Mr Bruce Fuda

    AACS

    Bruce is acting Associate Principal at Gungahlin College in Canberra as well as Director of Learning Technologies where he is responsible for the strategic direction and adoption of learning technologies for teaching and learning. He has been President of Information Technology Educators ACT.

  • Ass Prof Katrina Falkner

    MACS

    Katrina Falkner is an Associate Professor and Head of School in the School of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide in South Australia. Katrina leads the Computer Science Education Research Group (CSER), and has a strong interest in applying and understanding social constructivist pedagogy. Her research work in the areas of collaborative learning, contributing student pedagogy and authentic, collaborative problem solving has been published both nationally and internationally. The CSER Group is very active in the area of digital technologies curriculum development, leading the CSER Foundation-6 Digital Technologies MOOC, aiding primary school teachers across Australia.

  • Ken Price

    MACS (Snr)

    Ken is currently Assistant Principal-Coordinator eServices Support working within the Department of Education Tasmania. He has worked in a range of schools, at secondary and senior secondary level as well as teaching in university, TAFE and FE roles in Australia and the UK. He was an inaugural Assistant Principal for the Tasmanian eSchool, which offers educational programs and online courses for students from Kindergarten to Year 10. He has been involved in the ICT in education role for several decades, and has been closely involved with implementation planning for the Australian Curriculum in Tasmania.

  • Ms Paula Christophersen

    AACS

    Ms Christophersen is the ICT Curriculum Manager with the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Previously, Paula was the Curriculum Manager for Digital Technologies for the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority. In 2014, Paula was receipient of the Dorothy Hoddinott Medal for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement for shaping the way Victorian students learn about digital technologies.