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Dr. Saran Stewart

Senior Lecturer: Higher Education with Comparative Education
Senior Lecturer
Summary of Qualifications and Experience: 

Saran Stewart, PhD is a Senior Lecturer of Comparative Higher Education and Deputy Dean for Quality Assurance and Undergraduate Matters in the Faculty of Humanities and Education at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. She was recently selected as a 2018 African Diaspora Emerging Scholar by the Comparative and International Education Society. She has received the 2017 and 2018 Principal's Awards for Most Outstanding Researcher and Best Research Publication from The UWI. At the core of her research, Dr. Stewart, uses a variety of social science methodologies, including gold-star large quantitative studies to critically examine issues in comparative education, decolonizing methodologies, postcolonial theories, critical/inclusive pedagogy and access and equity issues in higher education. She has worked and researched at the level of the classroom (i.e. pedagogies) and the structural (i.e. climate and policies) to interrogate status quo and hegemonic normativity regarding who has access to educational institutions, resources and opportunities.  Dr. Stewart is also the coordinator for the M.A. in Higher Educational Management program, and Chief Editor of the Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean. She holds a BA in English (Creative Writing with honours) and International Studies, MBA with honours, MA in International Administration and PhD in Higher Education.

Teaching Cluster: 

Foundations of Learning and Teaching

Current Research Interest: 

Issues of comparative education, postcolonial theories, critical-¬inclusive pedagogy and access/ equity issues in higher education

Sample of Publications: 


Tuitt, F., Haynes, C., & Stewart, S., (Eds.). (2016). Race, equity and the learning environment:         The global relevance of critical and inclusive pedagogies in higher education. Sterling,     VA: Stylus Publishing.

Chapters in Books
Stewart, S. (2016). Advancing a critical and inclusive praxis: Pedagogical and curriculum     innovations for social change in the Caribbean. In F. Tuitt, C. Haynes, & S. Stewart     (Eds.), Race, equity and the learning environment:     The global relevance of critical and     inclusive pedagogies in higher education (pp. 9 -22). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.

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