Emeritus Professor Maryann Bin-Sallik

Who is Maryann Bin-Sallik?

Mary Ann Bin-Sallik grew up in Darwin, Northern Territory. After training as a nurse she moved into higher education, going on to receive  a doctorate in education from Harvard University in 1989.

Ms Bin-Sallik was the first Indigenous Australian to work in higher education in this country.

She returned to Darwin in 2001 to take up the position of Dean of the Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies at the Northern Territory University (NTU). 

She work with Vice Chancellors Ron McKay, Ken McKinnon and Helen Garnett  to increase Indigenous student numbers and programs and to help cement a place at Charles Darwin University for Indigenous students, following on from the work of Professors Marcia Langton and Isaac Brown in the 1990s.

When she retired in 2008, she was made an Emeritus Professor of Charles Darwin University.

She was at that time one of three Indigenous Emeritus Professors in Australia and the first Indigenous woman to receive the title.

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