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Teboho Moja

Clinical Professor of Higher Education

Administration, Leadership, and Technology

998-5589

Dr. Teboho Moja is a Clinical Professor of Higher Education at New York University, an Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape - South Africa, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. She is the recipient of the Martin Luther King, jr. Faculty Award (2019), the National Research Foundation- Lifetime Achiever Award (2019), Women in International Education Award (2019), and Graduate Students Star Award (2019).

She previously served as an Executive Director and Commissioner of the National Commission on Higher Education in South Africa (1995), appointed by President Mandela. The Commission produced a national report that provided a framework for higher education reform in South Africa. She has published extensively on higher education policy, presented numerous keynote addresses at international conferences on higher education issues. Before coming to NYU, Teboho Moja served as a Special Advisor to the Minister of Education.

Teboho Moja has served on numerous committees, advisory boards and boards of international bodies such as UNESCO and Councils of Universities in South Africa. She has served as Chair on various Boards. In 2010 she was appointed visiting professor at the University of Oslo (Norway) and University of Tampere (Finland), and in 2017 she was a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong.

Selected Publications

  • Moja, T (2020): Unpacking the Rhetorical Equity for Development – Is equity achievable in an unequal society? In Ndulo M.B and Assie-Lumumba, N. T. (eds.). Education and Development: Outcomes for equality and governance in Africa. Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Moja, Teboho (2020): Higher Education and Development in Africa. In Varghese N.V and Bandyopadhyay, Madhumita (eds.). Democracy, Education and Development: Equity and Inclusion. NIEPA/SHIPRA, India
  • Jaumont, Fabrice and Teboho Moja (2020): Towards a Philanthropic Model for Francophone Africa’s Universities. NORRAG Special Issue No 04. New Philanthropy and the Disruption of Global Education. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Jaumont, Fabrice and Moja, Teboho (2019): Collaboration in development between U.S. foundations and African Universities. In Natasha Ridge and Arushi Terway (eds.) Philanthropy in Education: Diverse Perspectives and Global Trends. Edward Elgar Publishing, UK/USA.
  • Cloete, N, et. al (2017): Rankings in Africa – Interesting, Irritating or Irrelevant? In Hazelkorn, E. (ed.): Global Rankings and the Geo-Politics of Higher Education Routledge, Taylor and Francis.
  • Moja, Teboho (2016). Policy Analysis. In Stage, F.K., & Manning, K.M. (ed.): Research in the College Context: Approaches and methods. New York: Bruner Routledge.
  • Cloete, N. and Moja, T. (2016): International collaboration, exchange and partnership: Netherlands,Norway and South Africa.  In Cloete, N., Goedegebuure, L.,Gornitzka, A.,Jongblut, J., and Stensaker, B. (eds.) (2016): Pathways through Higher Education Research: A festschrift in honour of Peter Maassen. Department of Education, University of Oslo, Norway.
  • Moja, Teboho (2016): Access to Education as Redress for Victims in South Africa. In Ramírez-Barat, C and Duthie, R. (eds.): Transitional Justice and Education - Learning Peace. Colombia University Press, New York.

Programs

Higher and Postsecondary Education

Our Higher and Postsecondary Education degrees prepare you for leadership and professional roles in a variety of postsecondary settings.

Courses

Education & Social Reform in South Africa

An in-depth study of education reform in an international context. The goal is to understand education policy reform, with attention to the contexts & variables contributing to reform initiatives, With emphasis on original research & the exchange of ideas, students will explore educational reform’s contextual variables & the push & pull factors such as globalization & key international institutions involved in reform. Different theoretical frameworks used to understand educational reform will be examined.
Course #
AMLT-GE 2073
Units
3
Term
Summer
Faculty

Professors

Teboho Moja ,
Department

Field-Based Projects on South Africa's Reforms

The course provides students with an opportunity to study a topic of interest relevant to social transformation & educational reform in South Africa. The first part covers the practical side of identifying appropriate study topics & sites for their projects. The second part is the actual field based project where students work with/meet/interview those in the setting, culminating in a formal paper on their experiences & what they have learned.
Course #
AMLT-GE 2063
Units
3
Term
Summer
Faculty

Professors

Teboho Moja ,
Department

Global Perspectives in Higher Education: India

Designed to provide graduate students with an opportunity to examine India’s higher education system & to discover & analyze similarities & differences in comparison to higher education in the United States. Through visits to universities & public & private colleges, we will engage in discussion with directors, faculty members, deans of students & their staffs & students themselves. Special lectures with sociologists & national officials will help us understand the goals & future aspirations of Indian higher education & how higher education meets the social, political, & cultural needs of society. In addition to meeting on the campus in New York, students will participate in a two week travel program in Indiathat will provide an in-depth case study of its higher education. The course includes lectures from scholars & visits to Indian colleges & universities to meet with faculty, administrators, & students. Additional sessions will be held with directors of the national government commission on the future of higher education. Topics will include curricular options, admissions requirements, distribution of students by class & ethnic group, college climate, & services offered.
Course #
HPSE-GE 2152
Units
3
Term
Spring
Faculty

Professors

Teboho Moja , Ann Marcus ,
Department

International Perspectives on Educational Reforms

An in-depth study of education reform in an international context. The goal is to understand education policy reform, with attention to the contexts & variables contributing to reform initiatives, With emphasis on original research & the exchange of ideas, students will explore educational reform’s contextual variables & the push & pull factors such as globalization & key international institutions involved in reform. Different theoretical frameworks used to understand educational reform will be examined.
Course #
AMLT-GE 2072
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

Teboho Moja ,
Department

Internationalism and Study Abroad

This course focuses on the history, design, variety, impact & challenges of contemporary study abroad programs.The links between internationalization & globalization in the development of study abroad programs in the United States will be analyzed. Discussion will include the origins of study abroad; the many varieties of academic formats, sponsorships & venues; the demographics of student participants; the academic, cultural & personal learning of students; & the academic & administrative challenges faced by sponsoring colleges & universities.
Course #
HPSE-GE 2045
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

Teboho Moja ,
Department

Leadership in Higher Education

Leadership in Higher Education is designed to give students an understanding of several major theoretical approaches to understanding leadership, & to study how leadership functions within higher education. Students explore many theories of leadership, using case studies to evaluate their usefulness. Readings include approaches to the analysis of colleges & universities including an assessment of which leadership styles & strategies can be most effective.
Course #
HPSE-GE 2097
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring, Summer
Faculty

Professors

Teboho Moja ,
Department

Professional Seminar in Higher Education

Open only to part-time students enrolled in the master's program in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education. The seminar reviews the history and scope of higher education and student affairs; studies structure and function of administrative and professional norms and ethics; issues of professional practice and supervision; case studies pertienent to student roles and responsibilities
Course #
HPSE-GE 2093
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

Frances Stage , Teboho Moja ,
Department

Theoretical Research Perspectives on College Students

Explores theoretical approaches used to study college students. Examines competing frameworks & the contributions of emergent approaches to understanding college students. Tracks the evolution of several approaches to better understand the research process.
Course #
HPSE-GE 3120
Units
3
Term
Fall
Faculty

Professors

Teboho Moja ,
Department