New teaching honour for ANU academic Asmi Wood

26 May 2017

New teaching honour for ANU academic Asmi Wood

Associate Professor Asmi Wood from the ANU College of Law has been awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

ANU Chancellor Professor the Hon Gareth Evans presented Associate Professor Wood with his award at a special National Sorry Day lunch at the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre.

"Principal Fellowship, which is the highest category of fellowship, is awarded only to those who have a sustained record of effective, strategic leadership in academic practice as a key contribution to high quality student learning in higher education," Professor Evans said.

"The assessors described his application as exceptionally well written, thoughtful, insightful, reflective and humble, making clear the challenges inherent in the leadership of Indigenous education."

Associate Professor Wood, who in 2015 received the prestigious national Nevile Bonner Award for Indigenous Education, is one of only five Principal Fellows at ANU and joins a group of fewer than 1,000 across the world.

Professor Evans congratulated Associate Professor Wood on his recognition and thanked him for his contribution to higher education.

"It's a wonderful tribute. We all know what the nature of your contribution to ANU has been for so long," Professor Evan said.