Geoffrey Alderman, DLitt, MA, DPhil

Education and Credentials

Doctor of Letters, 2006 – Lincoln College Oxford, England

Doctor of Philosophy, 1969 – Lincoln College Oxford, England

Bachelor of Arts in Modern History, 1965 – Lincoln College Oxford, England

Recent Professional Experience

University of Buckingham, Buckingham, England

Professor of Politics and Contemporary History / Sub-Dean of Humanities 2007- 19; now Professor Emeritus

Chair of the Humanities Learning and Teaching Committee 2007-18

  • Created and implemented a bespoke teaching and learning strategy for the University's School of Humanities.

Chair of Quinquennial Reviews, School of Humanities 2013 and 2018

  • That of 2013 led to greatly enhanced facilities for research in the School, and extra resources for School administration.

Nelson College London, London, England

Principal 2014 - Present

Deliver all academic programmes within budget and meet all requirements of all external stakeholders such as QAA, Pearson, Skills Funding Agency, Higher Education Funding Council for England, and Office for Students. Supervise Head of Academic Services, Head of Programme Delivery, the Director of Quality Assurance, and the Academic Managers, while reporting to the Board of Governance.

  • Wholly reformed and updated the College's quality assurance and quality enhancement policies and procedures.
  • Successfully led the College through multiple stakeholder inspections.
  • Successfully led the College in obtaining OfS Registration at the [highest] "Approved (Fee Cap)" level.
  • Doubled student enrolment since appointment in 2014 and improved student retention and progression measures.
  • Achieved student retention rate well above NAO benchmark.
  • Achieved student satisfaction rate (2019) of 98.4%
  • Raised Teaching Excellence Framework rating (2019) from Bronze to Silver
  • Entered into partnership with London Metropolitan University to deliver programmes at Levels 6 & 7
  • Encouraged more academic and support staff to successfully apply for HEA accreditation.
  • Created an Employers' Forum to advise on curriculum development

Early Professional Experience

America Intercontinental University, London, England

Senior Vice President / Academic Dean 2002 – 2006

Touro College and University, New York and California

Member of President's Cabinet and Executive / Vice-President for International Programs / Dean of the Liberal Arts and Sciences College (Kew Garden Hills) / Professor of European and Jewish Studies 1999 - 2002

Middlesex University, London, England

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Quality & Standards) / Head, Academic Development and Quality Assurance Unit 1994 - 1999

University of London, London, England

Dean of Arts / Chairman of Academic Council / Lecturer / Reader in Politics and Tenured Professor of Politics and Contemporary History 1972 - 1994

University of Reading, Reading, England

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in History& Politics 1970 – 1972

University College Swansea, Swansea, Wales

Temporary Lecturer in Politics 1969 – 1970

University College London, London, England

Research Assistant in Modern History 1968 – 1969

Selected Professional Activities & Memberships

Fellow, Higher education academy (2016 – Present)

School Appeals and Exclusions Panel Member, LONDON BOROUGH OF BARNET (2011 – 2017)


Member / Fellow, CHARTERED MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE (1998 – Present)


Governor / Audit Committee Chair / Chair, Academic Standards and Performance Committee, NEWHAM COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION (1998 – 1999)

Member, Chartered QUALITY institute (1995 – Present)

Life Fellow, ROYAL SOCIETY FOR ARTS (1991 – Present)

Fellow / Emeritus Fellow, ROYAL HISTORICAL SOCIETY (1971 – Present)

Selected Community Service

British Election Analyst, BBC Three Counties Radio (2017 & 2019)

Member / Vice-Chair / Chair , BARNET PENSION FUND BOARD (2015 - Present)

Member, Race Independent Advisory Group, METROPOLITAN POLICE (2013 – Present)

Trustee / Chair, HUNTLEIGH FOUNDATION (1999 – 2003)

Trustee& Director, MAURICE FREEDMAN RESEARCH TRUST LTD (2008 – Present)


Chaim Bermant Prize for Journalism (2011)

Professor Geoffrey Alderman’s full CV is available on request.