Tuesday 16 March 2021 2:04pm
Dr James Rodgers will bring strong institutional knowledge to his new role as Division of Humanities Business Development Manager.
James has been Acting Director for Summer School and Continuing Education at Otago since August 2020 and has been responsible for guiding Summer School through recent COVID-19 lockdowns.
In his new role he takes over the Culture, Society and Economy portfolio, previously held by Dr Gabby Hine.
“I am very excited to be joining the Research and Enterprise team and working across the Culture, Society, and Economy portfolio. I look forward to connecting with researchers across the Division, hearing about their work, and working with them to secure new sources of external funding,” he says.
Humanities Associate Dean Research Professor Hugh Campbell says Dr Rodgers’ appointment will “open up a suite of exciting new possibilities for researchers in the Division”.
“James is an excellent hire who has strong ideas for how Humanities researchers might be able to develop research relationships and funding opportunities with a range of external bodies and groups. He is going to be a great asset for researchers, both in finding opportunities as well as helping facilitate any research relationships that do develop. We welcome him to his new role.”
James has more than ten years’ experience in both academic and professional roles within tertiary education. He completed his Sociology PhD at the University of Auckland in 2016, investigating the role of prison museums in educating visitors about the history of the institutions and incarceration as a form of punishment.