Notre Dame’s Sydney Campus appoints Dean of Arts & Sciences

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Summer 16-1-2007

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney

Publication Place



The University of Notre Dame Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Gerry Turcotte as the first resident Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences on the Sydney Campus.

Professor Turcotte was previously Head of the School of English Literatures, Philosophy & Languages in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Wollongong.

He has an extensive background in English, Film Studies and Creative Arts. In addition to his individual creative publications he has published works in his primary research fields of Indigenous literature, post-colonial theory, film and performance studies.

Professor Turcotte was recently awarded a 2006 Carrick Award for Australian University Teaching for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

Notre Dame’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Sydney Campus, Mr Peter Glasson, paid tribute to Executive Dean Arts and Sciences, Professor Simon Adams and Assistant Dean, Mr Peter Dean for their foundation work in establishing the School of Arts and Sciences in late 2005.