Dr Jackie Witthuhn is passionate about facilitating the teaching and learning experience of the diverse cohort of students at IIE MSA, as well as preparing staff and students to function effectively as responsible global and local citizens. Due to her extensive work experience, she is able to share real-life experiences with her staff and students. Dr Witthuhn facilitated the development of several institutional developments and frameworks on campus, including the IIE MSA Contextualisation framework.
She serves as a member on several committees including the IIE MSA teaching and learning advisory committees. Dr Witthuhn’s research interest lies in curriculum transformation and Africanisation of the public health curriculum and she was appointed as a curriculum expert on the IIE MSA curriculum committee. Dr Witthuhn has published several peer-reviewed articles including a chapter on decolonisation and Africanisation of the Master of Public Health curriculum. The topic of her Doctoral thesis (completed in Feb 2016) is titled: Internationalisation and Africanisation of the Master of Public Health curriculum in South Africa.