Professor Christina HONG
GAICD, DipTchg (NZ), Grad Dip Ed, BA(Hons), MA (USA), PhD (AUS)
Professor Christina Hong has been appointed as the President, of the Technological and Higher Education Institute (THEi). As the principal academic and administrative officer of THEi, the President provides strategic leadership and operational management of the Institute and is also responsible for promoting the Institute’s mission and profile through fostering strong academic partnerships and collaborations with academic, industry and employer groups both locally and internationally.
Christina brings an extensive background in educational leadership and management in Australia and New Zealand with an emphasis on effecting change management, building academic governance and quality, advancing student learning transformation and outcomes through educator capability development and a focus on industry partnerships, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Prior to commencing with THEi, Christina was the Chief Academic Officer for TAFE Queensland, Australia with a portfolio of responsibilities including the establishment and leadership of TAFE Queensland RedSpace: Centre for Applied Research and Innovation. Her other prior roles have included: Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive of Southbank Institute of Technology; Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) Queensland University of Technology, senior executive leadership in the New Zealand tertiary sector and consultancy roles within New Zealand and the Asia Pacific.
Christina has disciplinary expertise in the creative industries and in teacher education. She has led curriculum development, professional standards setting and assessment reform projects in the school and vocational and professional education and training sectors and has undertaken international consultancies, including visiting scholar appointments in the USA, the Republic of South Korea and Hong Kong.
Christina holds a Doctor of Philosophy (AUS), Master of Arts (USA), Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Graduate Diploma of Education, and Diploma of Teaching (NZ). She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and the Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education (MLE).