Matseliso Mokhele

Matseliso Mokhele is a Research Associate Professor in the faculty of Education at the University of Fort Hare. Her research interests lie in the area of Teacher Education, in particular on what has become a large industry in South Africa, the provision of professional development and support to primary and secondary school teachers. Professor Mokhele’s research star has continued to rise from her humble beginnings as a Research Assistant at the University of Pretoria, a Research Officer at the ETDP-SETA, a Research Manager at the HSRC, a Senior Lecturer at the University of South Africa and now a Research Associate Professor at the University of Fort Hare. Mokhele has presented numerous papers at local and international conferences and she has published over 15 articles in South African and international scholarly journals. She was invited to the following international universities as a visiting scholar; Michigan State University, USA; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; University of Zimbabwe, Kenyatta University, Kenya and Polytechnic of Namibia. She is a recipient of multiple academic awards including the coveted National Research Foundation (NRF) Y2 rating, travel award from the prestigious American Educational Research Association (AERA) and Resilience in Research Award for UNISA women in Research. She also received an award from the Department of Science and Technology as a Distinguished Young Woman Scientist in Social Sciences for her outstanding contribution to building South Africa’s scientific and research knowledge base. Mokhele completed doctorate degree in education at the University of South Africa in 2011.