Dr Glenda Hepplewhite

Dr Glenda Hepplewhite

Director of Quality Assurance

Glenda was born in South Africa. She completed a BA, BA (Hons) and MA at Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg). She moved to Australia, with her husband, in 2001. She worked as the Academic Coordinator at Citipointe Ministry College and later Director of Quality Assurance at Christian Heritage College. She has been a member of the HEPPQN and the HEPPQN Steering Committee since 2015.

Glenda completed her PhD in 2021, her thesis is entitled Developing a Model for Empowering Female Pentecostal Undergraduates: Alphacrucis College as a Case Study.

Qualifications

PhD (Alphacrucis College)
Dissertation Title Developing a Model for Empowering Female Pentecostal Undergraduates: Alphacrucis College as a Case Study 2021

Master of Arts (University of Johannesburg)
Dissertation Title Can Women be accepted in non-traditional roles? A case study of white women in the South African Armed Forces, 1939-1965 1999

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) (University of Johannesburg) 1997

Research Interests

Women in ministry and leadership, theological education.

Field of Research

  • 1399 Other Education
  • 2204 Religion and Religious Studies

Book Chapter

  • 2019
    • Murison, CB and Hepplewhite, GA (2019). Graduate Attributes in Australian Higher Education: Implications of an Economic Rationalist Approach In , Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (pp. ). . | Link to journal

Presentations

Academic Conference

  • 2019
    • Is Theological Education providing an open door for women in ministry? (2019), Australian Christian Higher Education Association (ACHEA) Research Conference on Christian Education - Reason and Relevance, Brisbane, 31 Jul 2019
    • Is Theological Education providing an open door for women in ministry? (2019), Society for Pentecostal Studies 48th Annual Meeting, William Seymour College, Lanham MD, USA, 02 Mar 2019
  • 2017
    • Why is the 'women question' still a question for Pentecostals? (2017), Theology & Philosophy Postgraduate Research Conference, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, 13 Nov 2017
    • Why is the 'women question' still a question for Pentecostals? (2017), Australian Christian Higher Education Association (ACHEA), Sydney, Alphacrucis College, 19 Aug 2017
    • On Pentecostals and Theological Education (2017), Women's Theology Conference, Brisbane, UQ, 28 Jun 2017
  • 2016
    • A new kind of Pentecostalism? In dialogue with Feminism (2016), Theology & Philosophy Postgraduate Research Conference, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane, 31 Oct 2016
    • A life of tension: Exploring a call to ministry bound by institutionalisation (2016), Women's Theology Conference, Brisbane, UQ, 28 Jun 2016
  • 2012
    • Pentecostal Engagement with Equality (2012), The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), Brisbane, UQ, 28 Nov 2012
      Co-presenter: Hey, S

Professional Memberships

Campion College Course Advisory and Review Committee (since 2019)

Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA) (since 2018)

Higher Education Private Provider Quality Network (HEPP-QN) Steering Committee (since 2015)

OneHE (since 2021)

Queensland Professional Excellence Network - Leadership Committee (since 2017)

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