Dr Heather Cateau

Dr. Heather Cateau is a Senior Lecturer in Caribbean History at The University of The West Indies’ St. Augustine Campus and the current Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education. She has held the positions of Head of the  History Department,  Deputy Dean (Student Matters) and Residence Manager of  Milner Hall.  Her research focus has led to a revisionary approach to plantation and enslavement systems in the Caribbean.  Her latest publications include "Beyond Tradition" co-edited with Rita Pemberton and the "Caribbean in the Atlantic World" co-authored with John Campbell. She has held Visiting Fellowships at the University of Iowa and the University of Cambridge.


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 Mr. Tyrone Ali, Deputy Dean, Student Affairs

Mr. Tyrone Ali is the Deputy Dean (Student Affairs) in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, Lecturer and Coordinator (English Language Foundation Programme) and Research Supervisor (UWI, St. Augustine & Open Campus). Mr. Ali has also distinguished himself as the holder of a 1993 President’s Medal for Teacher Education in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  He has obtained an M.Phil. (Literatures in English), a Postgraduate Certificate (Teaching Shakespeare), a B.A. (Literatures in English), a B.Ed. (Language Arts and Mathematics, a Cert.Ed. in Mathematics and a Teachers’ Diploma.

Among his peer-reviewed book chapters are “White Man vs. Black Man: Exploring Euro-Centric Sexuality in David Dabydeen’s Turner and its Historical Impac on Lower Strata Afro-Caribbean Masculinities” in Anansi’s Defiant Webs (2011) and  “(Re)Visiting Dominica’s past; (Ad)Venturing into her Future: Interrogating Identity Formation in Marie-Elena John’s Unburnable” in In a Sea of Heteroglossia (2010). Mr. Ali is also a contributor to a seven-part textbook series entitled “Primary Language Arts for the Caribbean.”


 Dr. Joanne Ferriera, Deputy Dean, Programme and Planning

Dr. Jo-Anne S. Ferreira is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, The UWI, St. Augustine where she received her BA in Language and Literature, and PhD in Linguistics. She also holds the DELF French language certificate (Grenoble III), SIL certificates in Linguistics (France and UK), a postgraduate diploma in Brazilian Indigenous Languages and Linguistics (ELIB, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro), and the IPA Certificate in English Phonetics (via UCL). Dr Ferreira is a member of SIL International (Americas Area), and is currently Treasurer of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL). Her research and teaching interests include (socio)phonetics, contact linguistics, the history of Portuguese language and culture in the Caribbean, South American French Creole varieties, and Bible Translation.  

 Dr. John Campbell, Deputy Dean, Distance and Outreach

Dr. John Campbell

Dr. John F. Campbell is Deputy Dean (Distance and Outreach) in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, he has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree (1st class honours) and an M.Phil at The UWI, St Augustine, Trinidad majoring in History. He received his second Masters of Philosophy as well as his Ph.D from Cambridge University, England. Since 2001 Dr Campbell has lectured at the UWI where he taught courses in Gender, Identity, Diaspora and Caribbean Culture. He has published widely in his areas of interest which include also Gender Studies and Historiography. He has written two books and co-authored another. He has written also numerous journal articles, resource reviews and newsletters dealing with issues of Caribbean affairs and development. He is the winner of many distinguished teaching and research awards including the UWI Guardian Premium Teaching Award (2006) and the University’s prestigious Vice Chancellors’ award for Excellence (2007). In 2008, in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the UWI, he has been named by the UWI as representative of one of its top 60 academic members of Faculty across the Region.


 Dr. Jerome De Lisle, Deputy Dean, Graduate Studies and Research 

Dr. Jerome De LisleIn 1994 Dr. Jerome De Lisle was the first candidate to be awarded his doctorate at the School of Education (then the Faculty of Education). His thesis was a multivariate mixed methods study of the work environment of secondary school teachers in Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr De Lisle has worked continuously with the Division of Educational Research and Evaluation (DERE) in the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Education since 2003 on the methodology and reporting of national learning assessments.  He is responsible for installing the current system of performance standards for National Tests and for the 2010 CAP evaluation. He has also worked with the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (ACTT) as a feature speaker in conferences and is a regular evaluator in registration and accreditation processes.

He is a member of several learned societies, including the American Educational Association (AERA), the National Council Measurement in Education (NCME), the International Association for Computerized testing (IACAT), the International Congress of School Effectiveness and School Improvement (ICSEI), the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIA), and the American Evaluation Association (AEA)

His current research interests are in high stakes testing, formative assessment, standard setting and whole system change. At present he teaches EDME6121, Evaluation of Educational Institutions and EDME6006, Assessment and Evaluation and administers one of the two groups in EDRS 6203: Graduate Research Seminars .  He will be teaching two new courses in the M.Ed Leadership on action research and school and system improvement.



Dr. Jennifer Yamin-Ali, Director, School of Education

Dr. Jennifer Yamin-Ali

Dr. Jennifer Yamin-Ai is the Director of the School of Education, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. She holds a PhD in the Sociology of Education and teaches courses in the Foundations of Education and Qualitative Research. Earlier, she was a secondary school teacher for 17 years and taught Geography and Social Studies. She is the author of CAPE Caribbean Studies - An interdiscipinary approach. Her research interests include, creating better textbooks, nurturing learning communities, gender and education, equity in the education system and biographical methods as qualitative research.



Dr. Beverly-Anne Carter, Director, CLL

Dr. Beverly - Anne CarterDr. Beverly-Anne Carter has been part of The UWI, St. Augustine family since 1992 and has served as  a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in French Language and Director of the Centre for Language Learning. She has obtained an Associate Degree in Arts (Modern French Literature) (1977), a B.A. in Modern French Literature (1978), a BA in the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language and an M.A. (Honours) in Modern French Literature all from Univerisité de Besançon, France and a Ph.D (Linguistics) from The University of the West Indies. Her research areas include language in higher education, technlogy-enhanced learning environments, and foreign language programme development (focusing on English and Chinese as foreign languages). Dr Carter is the author of “Teacher/Student Responsibility in Foregn Language Learning” (2006) and the co-author of book chapters entitled “Trinidadian patients and their Cuban doctors: More than meets the eye and ear” and “This is not English. Setswana speakers at a Caribbean Medical School” in The Patient: Global Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Researching Content and Language Integration in Higher Education respectfully.


Mr. Jessel Murray, Department of Creative and Festival Arts

Mr. Jessel Murray is the Head of the Department of Creative and Festival Arts. He has earned a B.M. and M.M. both at Temple University. Prior to being employed at The UWI, he has served as a Lecturer in Music at Smith College (1989-93), Director of Choruses at Amherst Regional High School, Massachusetts (1993-2000). Since 2007, he has dedicated himself to the Trinidad and Tobago National Steel Symphony Orchestra as its Artistic Director/Conductor and continues to do so today. Mr. Murray takes an interest in a vast range of research areas which include Choral Music, Orchestral Music (Steel and Conventional Orchestra), Musical Theatre, Advanced Piano Literature, Piano Accompaniment and Vocal Music. Two performances under his conductorship which he regards as significant include Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” with the UWI Arts Chorale, UWI Steel, UWI Percussion and the University of Delaware Percussion (2013) and the complete performance of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto with the National Steel Symphony Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago and Sean Sutherland, piano (2011). World Premiere performances of Ben Wahlund’s Concerto for Steelpan and Orchestra, “Only When Eternity Nears”, Liam Teague, steelpan (2010) and Gary Gibson’s “Caprice” for Conventional Orchestra with the addition of Steelpan Consort (2009) both  snagged prizes at the 2008 Methanex International Competition for Steelpan Compositions.


 Dr. Sherry-Ann Singh, Department of History

Dr. Beverly - Anne CarterDr. Sherry-Ann Singh is a lecturer of Indian History and Indian Diaspora Studies in the Department of History, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Singh obtained her Ph.D. in 2005 (with High Commendation) in History. She specializes in the social, religious, and cultural transformation among Indians in Trinidad and in the Caribbean; in Hinduism and the Ramayana tradition in the Indian Diaspora; and on the Indian indenture system. She has held fellowships at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society in Bangalore, India and at the University of Warwick, U.K. She has earned the Young Caribbean Scholar of the Year Award from the George Bell Institute of Queen’s College, Birmingham (UK), 2004. In addition many published articles, her monograph The Ramayana Tradition and Socio-Religious Change in Trinidad, 1917-1990 was published in 2012 by Ian Randle Publishers. She is currently Head of the Department of History and Coordinator of the M.A. programme in History.




Dr. Maarit Forder, Department of Literary, Cultural and Comunication Studies

Dr. Maarit Forde is an anthropologist specializing in religion, migration, and political culture. Most of her ethnographic research projects and publications have focused on marginalized rDr. Maarit Fordeeligions in the Caribbean. She has investigated the dynamics of ritual invention and structure in the Spiritual Baptist religion in Tobago; transnational mobility and exchange among Spiritual Baptists in the Anglophone Caribbean, New York and Toronto; the government and policing of Obeah in the colonial Caribbean; and death, mortuary rituals and afterlives in the Caribbean. She is currently collaborating on a project on religion and climate change in the Caribbean. Her main research focus at the moment is an ethnography of civic engagement, subjectivity, and inequality in urban Trinidad. Dr. Forde teaches in the postgraduate Cultural Studies programme in the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies and supervises sixteen MA, MPhil and PhD students.



 Dr. Nicole Roberts, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics

Dr. Nicole Roberts is the Head of the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics and Senior Lecturer in Spanish at The UWI. She holds a B.A. in French and Spanish (Queen’s University, Canada), an MA in Spanish from (Florida State University, USA) and a PhD in Hispanic Studies (Birmingham University, UK). Prior to working at The UWI, she served as a tutor in Spanish at Birmingham University and Lecturer in Spanish at the Univesity of Wales.  Dr. Roberts has written extensively. Her research areas of interest are Feminism in Hispanic Literature, Afro-Hispanic poetry and Caribbean women writers. Some of her publications include “Border Crossings: A Trilingual Anthology of Caribbean Women Writers” co-authored (2012), “Deflecting the Male Gaze: The Complexity of Caribbean Identity in Three Female Caribbean-authored Poems” (2007) (book chapter) and “”Post it Notes”: Students’ perceptions on assessment and reflective learning in the foreign language learning process using wikis”  (2010) (journal article).


Rev. Dr. Arnold Francis, Dean of Studies,Theology

Rev. Dr. Arnold Francis is the Principal/Dean of Studies of the Seminary of St. John Vianney & the Uganda Martyrs Theological Institute.   He was ordained a Priest on August 16th, 1981.  He holds a PhD in Biblical Studies (1994) from the Catholic University of America, an S.T.L. (Biblical Theology) (1981) from Pontificia Universitas Urbaniana Rome, (Summa Cum Laude) and a Bachelors of Arts (Theology) (1979) from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.  He was awarded the Certificate of Accomplishment for Good Leaders, Good shepherds from the Catholic Leadership Institute May 2011.  His pastoral duties spans the period 1982 to present and include Spiritual Director of the Brothers of the Transfigured Christ, Association of Catholic Teachers in Trinidad & Tobago, Parish Priest for Antigua, Nevis and Trinidad and Tobago.  For the period 1999 – 2003 he was the President of the Association of the Diocesan Clergy of Archdiocese of Castries.  His many accomplishments include publications, articles and DVDs on a wide cross section of topics about Human Community, the Bible, the Secularization process & the Christian Family, Demon Possession in the Bible et al

Robert Yao Ramesar, Coordinator, Film Programme

Robert Yao Ramesar is the Coordinator of the Film Programme here at the Faculty of Humanities and Education. One of the most accomplished and prolific directors of his generation, the Ghana- born Caribbean filmmaker was honoured as the Caribbean’s first Laureate in Arts and Letters, at the inaugural ANSCAFE Awards in 2006. That year his award-winning SISTA GOD became the first Trinidad and Tobago feature film in official selection at a major festival, when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

He has directed over 140 films, screening throughout Africa; Asia; North, South and Central America; Europe and the Caribbean, taking regional cinema to the world under the rubric of an original aesthetic deemed “Caribbeing

Ramesar's collaborations include Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott, directing Walcott’s “The Saddhu of Couva” and “The Coral”, as well as producing documentaries on Nelson Mandela and Kwame Toure (Stokley Carmichael), as well as others during their visits to Trinidad.

2009 saw the publication of Phenomenology’s Material Presence, a book on Ramesar’s works by Dr. Gabrielle Hezekiah.



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