Professor Dennis Francis

Dean of Education


Dennis Francis is Dean of Education at the University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa and Honorary Professor of Education at the University of the KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa. He holds a doctorate in sociology and writes extensively and teaches in the fields of social justice and sexuality education. Dennis is accredited by the National Research Foundation of South Africa and is chairperson of the South African Education Deans Forum. He has published the edited collection Acting on HIV: Using Drama to Create Possibilities for Change (Sense Publishers, 2011) and co-authored Praxis towards Sustainable Empowering Learning Environments in South Africa (Sun Press, 2010).