Dr. Ronald Brunton has recently joined T.A. Marryshow Community College as Principal, and looks toward building upon a tradition of education and skills development.
Prior to joining TAMCC, Dr. Brunton served as Academic Director at the UWI School of Business and Applied Studies, Trinidad and Tobago. His passion for student success has guided a focus on curriculum innovation to ensure that students pursue programmes of study that are relevant, in-demand and student-centered.
Dr. Brunton has worked in the field of higher education quality assurance for many years, and is among the founding Directors of the Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago where he served as Director of Qualifications and Recognition. Dr. Brunton also led the Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (CANQATE), as President and Board Member. He continues to contribute to regional efforts aimed at harmonizing quality assurance policies and practices across the region.
During his earlier career, Dr. Brunton served as adjunct faculty at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago where he taught courses in the Social Sciences and Development Studies.
His academic experience also includes lecturing experience at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) and UWI-ROYTEC, online course writing for UWI Open Campus, academic programme reviews, coordinating national and regional academic conferences, various speaking engagements and webinars.
Dr. Brunton is an experienced educational researcher, having worked on significant research studies with faculty at Concordia University, Western Washington University, and The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill and St. Augustine Campuses, among others. His research interests include higher education policy, educational indicators, curriculum, distance and online learning, quality assurance, and education and national development.
Dr. Brunton has published in several peer reviewed journals and has co-edited a significant volume of articles on education in the Caribbean. He regularly presents academic papers and research findings at national, regional and international conferences, seminars and colloquia.
Dr. Brunton has served on numerous Committees, Technical Working Groups, Editorial and Advisory Bodies based in the higher education sector nationally and regionally. Dr. Brunton holds a Doctorate in the Sociology of Education from the University of the West Indies, a Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) and a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Western Washington University.