Roeland van der Rijst
Associate professor/Department chair Higher Education
Roeland van der Rijst is an Associate Professor at the ICLON Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching and fellow of the Leiden Teacher’s Academy. After working as a secondary science teacher at schools in South Africa and the Netherlands, he started his career in higher education. In 2009 he received his Ph.D. for his work on ‘The research-teaching nexus in the sciences’ at Leiden University. Currently his research interests are ‘research based teaching and learning’ and ‘teacher professional development’. Many of his research projects are connected to the field of teaching and learning in higher education. Additionally he is secretary of the Netherlands Educational Research Association (VOR), coordinator of the ICO theme group ‘Higher Education’, associate editor of the International Journal of Academic Development and Research into Higher Education Abstracts, and editorial board member of Pedagogische Studiën, and Teaching in Higher Education.
Roeland's research activities are focused on teaching and learning in higher education. His publications explore various themes surrounding the design, implementation and evaluation of conducive learning environments in higher education contexts around the globe. Many of his studies draw attention to inquiry-based education at research intensive universities. He supervises several PhD students from various national and international higher education contexts.
Roeland is fellow of the Leiden Teachers’ Academy, is a certified teacher educator and is awarded with the senior university teacher qualification (SKO). He currently is responsible for the ICO PhD course on ‘Research into Higher Education’. Furthermore, he contributes to workshops and training activities for teaching staff at Leiden University and beyond.
- Associate editor