January 2017

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Drs Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw and Jerome De Lisle both of the Faculty of Humanities and Education, St Augustine Campus and Dr Jean-Pierre Louboutin of the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mona Campus, are the newest professors at The University of the West Indies (The UWI).

The three were recently promoted to the highest academic rank at the institution following a rigorous assessment process, which included a review of their respective distinguished and original works and professional activities as well as their contributions to the enhancement of the University’s reputation.

At The UWI, promotion to a professorship must also be supported by external assessors selected by the Vice-Chancellor, after consultation with the Dean of the applicant’s respective Faculty. The endorsements from external assessors for Walcott-Hackshaw, De Lisle and Louboutin confirm their exemplary performance and justified their promotion to the rank of professor.

About the professors at the St Augustine Campus

Dr Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw completed her PhD in French Language and Literature in 1995 and went on to join the Faculty of Humanities and Education at The University of the West Indies’ St Augustine Campus four years later, in 1999. A Senior Lecturer in French Literature since 2009, Walcott-Hackshaw teaches, coordinates and supervises academic work at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As an academic and published author Dr Walcott-Hackshaw has published two books of fiction; a collection of short stories and a novel. Her short stories have been widely anthologised and translated. She has co-edited four works and also co-edited three Special Francophone issues in the journal Small Axe.

Dr Walcott-Hackshaw served as a Deputy Dean Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Humanities and Education for six years. Presently, she is Board Member of the University Committee Graduate Studies and Research. She also serves as a member of the Board in numerous campus-wide committees. She has delivered several literary readings, invited lectures, conference presentations, and creative writing workshops.

Dr Jerome De Lisle has been a Senior Lecturer in Educational Administration at the School of Education, Faculty of Humanities and Education, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus since 2010. He teaches postgraduate courses on measurement and evaluation and educational leadership, and also supervises a significant complement of postgraduate students. Dr De Lisle also played a leading role in the development of the new Masters programme: MEd Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment and has contributed significantly to the new MEd Educational Leadership.

Dr De Lisle’s core areas of research and training competence include education evaluation, research methods, student assessment, educational measurement and whole system reform. More specifically his research into the analysis of student performance in the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA), computer adaptive testing, the development of value added and traditional school performance measures, and evaluation of education systems all have local, regional and international relevance. These areas of expertise have opened up doors for several consultancy projects locally and internationally. He was awarded the Nuffield Foundation Fellowship in 1994 and in 2014 was recognised for his research and named Most Outstanding Researcher of the Year by the Faculty of Humanities and Education, St Augustine Campus.

Dr Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw is now Professor in French Literature and Creative Writing and Dr Jerome De Lisle holds the title Professor in Education Leadership. These appointments were effective as of September 28, 2016.