Professor Earnshaw has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in computer graphics, advanced computer graphics,
numerical analysis, systems analysis, programming languages, and operating systems at the University of Leeds,
Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern Polytechnic Institute, China, George Washington University, and University of Bradford.


Professor Earnshaw was Dean of the School of Informatics for 8 years. He was Pro Vice-Chancellor for 5 years. In the former role he was responsible for the management and development of the academic business of the School in the areas of teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and widening access. The School is interdisciplinary and brings together a number of areas including computing, IT, web, imaging, video, graphics, digital media, broadcasting, network-based media, computer animation, virtual reality, art, and design. He increased the number of students (undergraduate and post-graduate), the academic and support staffing levels of the School, the number of courses, the number of research grants, the knowledge transfer activities (the latter via an Informatics Innovation Unit http://www.inf.brad.ac.uk/kt/ ), and the number of internal and external collaborations.

In his role as Pro Vice-Chancellor, he championed a broad range of linked projects which, in the first instance, will further develop the University’s electronic information and communications capability. Success in this field is critical to delivery of the aims of the university’s Corporate Strategic Plan, and ensure an enhanced student experience through the introduction of more flexible learning opportunities, better communications and more electronic service delivery, particularly for students and staff. There are three principal components to the University’s E-strategy –

  • A wireless and web-enabled campus
  • Smart administration for flexible learners
  • Infrastructure to develop key skills and communication in the information age

See article on “Harnessing the Digital Age” by Professor Earnshaw on pp 10-11 of News and Views, January 2008.  If the address of the newsletter article has been moved by the University from when it was initially here (giving Error 404) then

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Further information is at http://www.brad.ac.uk/corporateplan/e-strategy/

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