Principal Professor Stewart Gill OAM is delighted to announce that the College Council has appointed Dr Lesa Scholl as Emmanuel College Vice Principal, effective 1 October 2016.
Lesa has been at Emmanuel since 2009, holding the positions of Dean of Academic Studies — primarily responsible for developing the College’s robust undergraduate academic program and Senior Common Room — and, most recently, Dean of College — responsible for admissions, pastoral care, and overseeing the academic program.
Lesa said, “Emmanuel has been a significant part of my life for the past eight years. I look forward to continuing to contribute to the life of the College and preparing our students for their futures.”
Dr Lesa Scholl, BA (Hons), Grad Cert Education, MPhil (UQ), PhD (London)
Lesa completed her PhD in Victorian Literature at Birkbeck College, the University of London, and was Teacher in Charge of English and Drama at the Yehudi Menuhin School in Cobham, Surrey, UK. She regularly speaks at international conferences around the world and her work has been published in top journals in her field, including Literature Compass and Women’s History Review. Her books include: Translation, Authorship and the Victorian Professional Woman: Charlotte Bronte, Harriet Martineau and George Eliot (2011), the co-edited Place and Progress in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell (2015), and Hunger Movements in Early Victorian Literature: Want, Riots, Migration (2016). She is the editor for the Emmanuel College Senior Common Room’s book project, Medicine and What it Means to be Human and is currently working on a new book, The Poetics of Hunger: Anglo-Catholic Affect and Altruism.