Zed McGladdery, BProc


Dr. McGladdery received his B.Proc from the University of Natal, his higher diploma in education (postgraduate) from the University of South Africa, and his Honours degree in African Studies at the University of Cape Town. Born in Zimbabwe, and having lived in Africa all his life, he has experienced the change from colonialism to democracy and is deeply invested in the subcontinent. His work experience includes teaching “street law” to homeless orphans, teaching high school English (first and second language), accounting and business economics, and managing a socio-economically disadvantaged school at Simon’s Town as deputy principal.

He has published on “Host-Student Interactions in Study Abroad” and “Teaching Racialization in Study Abroad” (presented at the International Education South Africa Conference). As a practitioner in study abroad, he has worked with the same community in Cato Manor for more than a decade, nurturing partnerships with NGOs, such as the kwaMasxha Community Policing Forum, that foster social cohesion in program’s homestay community. He has been an active contributor to institutional governance, having served as chair of the SIT Academic Directors Assembly, the Labor Relations Committee, and as a member of the Faculty Senate. He worked with the SIT Cape Town program from 1995-2006 and has served as academic director of the Public Health program since 2006.

Courses Taught

Approaches to Community Health in South Africa
Social Determinants of Health in South Africa
Research Methods and Ethics


  • BProc, Law, University of Kwazulu-Natal
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Education, University of South Africa
  • BA Honors, African Studies, University of Cape Town
Zed McGladdery, BProc

SIT Study Abroad

Academic Director

SOUTH AFRICA: Community Health and Social Policy

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