Prof Emmanuel Mfanafuthi Mgqwashu is the current Director for Faculty Teaching & Learning Support Directorate in the Center for Teaching and Learning, North West University. He is the former Head of School at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, the Education Department at Rhodes University, and Deputy Dean at Rhodes University’s Education Faculty. He received his first National Research Foundation (NRF) Rating in 2019 in recognition of his top national research productivity that begins to enter the international arena. His scholarly work involves an NRF research project called Access and Inclusion in Higher Education with a focus on ways in which disciplinary discourses and pedagogic practices across disciplines in higher education serve to include and exclude students. This project involved academic staff across 18 universities, including Comprehensive Universities and Universities of Technology.