Acting Head Of Department
Mr David Blignaut
Mr David Blignaut
Position: Lecturer
Department: Applied Language Studies
Room: 043D 2nd Avenue Campus
Location: Second Avenue Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3768
Fax: 27 41 504 1583
Email: david.blignaut@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (UPE), B.Ed Hons(Unisa), MA (NMMU)
Expertise: Language in Education, Educational Management, Applied Languages
Responsibilities: Teaching English in Communication A and LES 102

Academic Staff
Jacqueline Lück
Dr Jacqueline Lück
Position: Deputy Dean
Department: Faculty of Humanities
Room: Office 301b South Campus
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3558
Email: Jacqui.Luck@mandela.ac.za

Mariana Kriel
Dr Mariana Kriel
Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Applied Language Studies
Room: Main Building
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 4337
Email: mariana.kriel@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: PhD (LSE) MA (Pretoria) BA Hons (Pretoria) BA (Pretoria)
Expertise: Sociology and politics of language in South African history; Nationalism/Identity politics

Sharon Rudman
Dr Sharon Rudman
Position: Lecturer / TESOL
Department: Applied Language Studies
Room: 302 (Main Building)
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 4274
Fax: 27 41 504 3859
Email: sharon.rudman@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (UOVS), HED (UN), MPhil (Stell), PhD (UFS)
Expertise: Pragmatics, Linguistic Anthropology, Second language learning, TESOL

Mr. Rod Townsend
Mr. Rod Townsend
Position: Lecturer
Department: Applied Language Studies
Room: 043E
Location: Second Avenue Campus
Phone: +27 41 504 1174
Fax: +27 41 504 1681
Email: rod.townsend@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA; BED (Hons) Rhodes; MA (English Applied Languages) NMMU
Expertise: Academic writing development; English Academic Literacies in Education; Teaching and Learning Practices in Higher Education

Mukhtar Raban
Mr Mukhtar Raban
Position: Lecturer, Humanising Pedagogy Project Coordinator
Department: Applied Language Studies
Room: J7 - J Block - North Campus
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3249
Fax: 27 41 504 9007
Email: Mukhtar.Raban@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Dip. Linguistics (Arabic), BA, BA (Hons), BTech (IPL) (IU,KSA); SoTLC (NMMU); MA (TeLL) (Stellenbosch)
Expertise: Applied Language Studies, Arabic, TESOL, Online Learning, Critical Pedagogy, Open Learning
Responsibilities: Lecturing of LELV111, ECCV40; Arabic Short Courses; Blended Learning; Marketing & Website Administration
My site: http://applang.mandela.ac.za/Profiles/Mukhtar-Raban

Ellen Erasmus-Morton
Mrs Ellen Erasmus-Morton
Position: Lecturer: Department of Applied Languages
Department: Applied Language Studies
Room: Room 28 Research Unit, George Campus
Location: George Campus
Phone: 044 801 5142
Email: Ellen.Erasmus-Morton@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (University of Cape Town), HED (University of Pretoria) , BA Hons - Applied Linguistics (UNISA)
Expertise: Linguistics and Applied Languages
Responsibilities: Lecturer

Chanel Van der Merwe
Ms Chanel Van der Merwe
Position: Lecturer
Department: Applied Language Studies
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041 504 3791
Email: Chanel.Vandermerwe@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (UWC), BA Hons (UWC), MA (UWC)

Ms Aileen Ownhouse
Ms Aileen Ownhouse
Position: Lecturer
Department: Applied Language Studies
Room: Office 304, Main Building, South Campus
Location: South Campus
Phone: 0415042914
Email: aileen.ownhouse@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: Masters in Applied Language Studies
Expertise: Applied Language Studies
Responsibilities: English Teaching & Learning

Nobuntu
Miss Nobuntu Ntantiso
Position: Associate Lecturer
Department: Applied Language Studies
Room: J6
Location: North Campus
Phone: 0415049326
Email: Nobuntu.Ntantiso@nmmu.ac.za
Qualifications: MA Applied Language Studies (NMU), BA Honours Applied Language Studies (NMMU), B Tech Education Management PE TECHNIKON, Senior Education Diploma (VISTA)
Expertise: Translation
Responsibilities: Undertake teaching activities, ensure that appropriate assessments and assignments are undertaken, mark and provide feedback and support to students, assist in translation activities

Lidon
Mr Lidon Chauke
Position: Associate Lecturer
Department: Applied Language Studies
Room: J 6 -J Block
Location: North Campus
Phone: 0415043538
Email: Lidon.Chauke@Mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA Language Practitioners(UJ), BA Honours in Applied Linguistics(UJ)

Alan Murdoch
Mr Alan Murdoch
Position: Lecturer
Department: Applied Language Studies
Room: 043A
Location: Second Avenue Campus
Phone: +27 (0)41 504 4907
Email: alan.murdoch@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BSocSc (UCT) BA Honours (NMMU) MA (NMU)

Johannes Sibeko
Mr Johannes Sibeko
Position: Lecturer
Department: Applied Language Studies
Room: North Campus, Block J, Room 12B
Location: North Campus
Phone: 0415043364
Email: johannes.sibeko@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA Language Practice (NWU); BA Honours Language Practise (NWU); PGCE (UNISA); MA Applied Language Studies (NWU)
Expertise: Applied Lingustics, Language Practice
Responsibilities: Digital Humanities
My site: https://applang.mandela.ac.za/Profiles/Johannes-Sibeko

Simphiwe Yende
Mr Simphiwe Yende
Position: Associate Lecturer
Department: Applied Language Studies
Room: 043F
Location: Second Avenue Campus
Phone: 041 504 3455
Email: Simphiwe.Yende@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (UFS) BA Honours Applied Language Studies – Cum Laude (NMU)

Fouzia Munir
Dr Fouzia Munir
Position: Lecturer
Department: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
Room: J12C
Location: North Campus
Phone: 041 504 3444
Email: Fouzia.Munir@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA (UP) PGCE (NMMU) MA (UFS) DLitt (NMMU)

Administrative Support Staff
Faizah
Mrs Faizah Samaai
Position: Administrative Assistant
Department: Media and Communication
Room: 301A, 3rd Floor Main Building
Location: South Campus
Phone: 041-504 3791
Email: faizah.samaai@mandela.ac.za

Ms Matapelo Noyi
Ms Matapelo Noyi
Position: Departmental Secretary
Department: Applied Language Studies
Room: J12 J-Block
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3319
Fax: 27 41 504 3530
Email: matapelo.noyi@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: ND Office Management & Technology

Visiting Professor


Professor Sinfree Makoni

Sinfree Makoni is a Professor at Pennsylvania State University, USA. He has previously taught at a number of universities in Southern Africa. He holds a number of honorary appointments in Southern Africa. He has published extensively in the areas of language and security, language and health, language policy and planning and decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies. His recent books include Innovations and Challenges to Applied Linguistics from the Global South co-authored with Alastair Pennycook.

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Research Associates
Dr Marcelle Harran
Dr Marcelle Harran
Position: Associate Researcher
Department: Applied Language Studies
Location: Off-campus
Phone: +971 528818195
Email: marcelle.harran@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA, HDE(Wits), BEd, MEd(ESL)(Rhodes), PhD(Rhodes)
Expertise: Writing Practices, Writing as a Process, Literacy, Sociolinguistics; Content-Based Instruction, Second Language Acquisition, Language Teaching and Learning, Critical Ethnography as Research Methodology, New Literacy Studies

Dr Hilda Israel
Dr Hilda Israel
Position: Principal Lecturer
Department: Applied Language Studies
Location: North Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 3266
Fax: 27 41 504 9266
Email: hilda.israel@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: BA(Hons), UHDE(UDW), BEd(Unisa), MsEd, EdD(Baylor)
Expertise: Communication Skills; Language, Learning, Assessment in Education; Continuous Assessment; Curriculum Dev & Transformation; Teacher Ed; OBE.

Dr Neville Smith
Dr Neville Smith
Position: Senior lecturer
Department: Language & Literature
Room: MB0303
Location: South Campus
Phone: 27 41 504 2026
Fax: 27 41 504 2229
Email: Neville.Smith@mandela.ac.za
Qualifications: M.A., PhD (Natal) HDE (Cape Town)
Expertise: Modernism & Southern African Writing,
Responsibilities: Post-Graduate Co-ordinator