Professor Parshia Lee-Stecum is Deputy Provost at La Trobe University.
Professor Parshia Lee-Stecum is Deputy Provost at La Trobe University. Parshia is a classicist, specializing in Roman literary and cultural studies, and an experienced academic leader with a strong record in course portfolio management, pedagogical innovation and supporting professional development for academic staff.
In his role as Deputy Provost, Parshia leads strategy and vision in relation to the performance of the academic workforce, academic leadership and workplace culture. He supports the Provost and Deans to facilitate effective and efficient engagement among academic schools and central portfolios. Parshia also provides high-level academic leadership for the outreach and work-based learning teams within the Office of the Provost.
Prior to his appointment as Deputy Provost, Parshia was Associate Provost, Learning and Teaching, in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce at La Trobe University (2020-2021); Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning (2011-2019), and Program Director of the Bachelor of Arts (2011-2018) in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. He was also founding Director of Arts Teaching Innovation, a teaching development and support unit at the University of Melbourne (2018-2020). He has published research papers on a wide range of topics withing the field of ancient Roman studies, including Latin poetry, Roman mythology, the representation of magic in the ancient world, and Roman cultural identity, in addition to contributions to a number of other fields, such as Old High German literature and the study of university student wellbeing.