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Ron Holt

OAM, PhD, MA, MA (Theol), BEd

Ron was educated at Melbourne, Monash,  Macquarie Universities and ACU. He holds postgraduate degrees in Sociolinguistics, German language and Literature, Theology and Education.

He has taught at secondary school and at universities in Europe, the US and Australasia, including the Australian National University. He has been a member of the professoriate and head of department at two Australian universities and most recently was Associate Professor and Head of the School of Languages at Auckland University of Technology (1997-2006).

His research and teaching have concentrated on applied language and communication studies and he has published numerous books and journal articles in that field.

Ron was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2016 for service to tertiary education.