Professor Nora Ann Colton
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)
University of East London (UEL)
Nora Ann Coltan: Working with the Vice-Chancellor, members of the Vice Chancellor’s Group (VCG), the University Management Team and the Schools of the University, Nora leads on academic matters with a particular focus on research, enterprise development, innovation, business partnerships, academic development, student recruitment and marketing, international activities, external and strategic planning and the strategic development of Schools. The University of East London has 23,000 students on three different sites.
Currently, she is the line manager for the Deans of the seven Schools as well as the area of research, innovation and enterprise. She also has oversight for Student Recruitment and Marketing, Strategic Planning, and Academic Partnerships. She also is the Chair and a Director of Knowledge Dock Ltd., an incubator hub at UEL. She drives the University research, international and student recruitment strategies and plans. She also leads on the review and development of the academic portfolio. These are all critical areas for the future of the University.
Previously she was Dean of the Royal Docks Business School where she was responsible for the strategic management of the School.
She has published and lectured on issues in higher education as well as Middle East Economics. She has spoken at higher education institutions in Brazil, China and India. Before coming to University of East London, she was a Professor and Chair of the Economics and Business Department at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, USA. She has also taught at the American University in Beirut. She received my Ph.D. from St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, U.K. She is a specialist on Middle Eastern economies and speaks Arabic. She has conducted fieldwork in Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Yemen.
Specialties: Higher Education Management, Middle East Expert and Economist, Arabic speaker, Research in Yemen, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon.