Dr Shane Lavery
BA (Latrobe), BLitt (Deakin), BEd (Hons) (UTAS), MA (Theological Studies) (Notre Dame), MEd (Deakin), EdD (ACU)
Associate Professor, Coordinator: Postgraduate Education

Email: Shane.Lavery@nd.edu.au
Phone: 9433 0173

Dr Shane Lavery has 25 years of experience in secondary education in Victoria and Tasmania, both in boys’ education and in co-education.  During that time he has taught Mathematics, English, and Religious Education from Year 7 to Year 12.  He has held the various positions of Religious Education Coordinator, Year 12 Coordinator, and Deputy Principal.  He is a member of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and was the Director of the Christian Brothers Retreat and Conference Centre at Lower Plenty, Melbourne, from 1999-2001.

Shane has worked at Notre Dame since 2004.  He teaches social justice, service-learning, and ecological studies at undergraduate level.  His postgraduate teaching areas are Educational Leadership and Religious Education; he also supervises students within the School of Education doctoral program.  He is published in the fields of service-learning, and student leadership.  Shane currently runs workshops on social justice for the Catholic Education Office (CEO) Western Australia and has been a member of CEO working parties on service-learning and retreat programs.  As well as writing in the areas of service-learning and student leadership, he intends to explore the importance and place of environmental-ecological studies in primary and secondary schools.