Mark is the Director of both the National Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Distance Education and Learning Futures Alliance at Massey University. He has specific responsibility for policy and strategic direction in the areas of online, blended and distance education. Mark has over 20 years experience in the university sector. Professor Brown has a strong interest in Education across all sectors and supervises advanced postgraduate research from early childhood to higher education. Before taking on a senior leadership role, Mark coordinated the Doctor of Education (EdD) programme in the College of Education and was the Coordinator of specialist postgraduate qualifications in the area of Educational Technologies. Other major interest and work areas are: Blended Learning, Distance Education, Online Learning, e-Learning, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Academic Development, Teaching and Learning Development, Quality Enhancement, Leadership, Education Policy, Lifelong Learning.
Jeannie-Marie currently co-ordinates marketing and engagement activities across the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology. She works with UTAS staff and students, representatives from state and commonwealth departments for science and education, and science-related organisations external to UTAS, to develop, implement and promote mutually beneficial science engagement programs. These include the UTAS Science Fair, the Science Experience, and the Young Tassie Scientists, as well as teacher professional learning, such as the Graduate Certificate in Science Education. She co-ordinates National Science Week activities for Tasmania, and is involved in Inspiring Australia programs to increase community engagement in science. Jeannie-Marie has a background in marine research and science communication, and has previously developed innovative science arts programs, such as Double Helix Drama science theatre and Science in Salamanca.