David T. Hill, BA (Asian Studies), PhD (ANU)
David is a Professor of Southeast Asian Studies and fellow of the Asia Research Centre for Social, Political and Economonic Change at Murdoch University in Perth. In early 2011, Prof Hill was appointed to the board of the Australia Indonesia Institute. He is also the Director of the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS).
David’s research interests are in Indonesian media, literature, biography, and cultural politics, and he has published six books (authored, co-authored or edited), more than 40 book chapters and journal articles, and dozens of media articles in both English and Indonesian.
For more detailed profile of Prof Hill, please visit: http://altcfellowship.murdoch.edu.au/aboutthefellow.html
He graduated as Bachelor of Education from Institute of Teaching and Education Sciences in Bandung, Indonesia. He was also awarded with Graduate Diploma of Education from Murdoch University before graduated from University of Western Australia in Master of Education. He has started his teaching career in 1982 teaching Physics and Mathematics and was appointed as the procipal of St. Aloysius Senior High School in Bandung, Indonesia. Now, other than lecturing in Murdoch University, he is also passionately teaching Indonesian language at Secondary schools in Perth. Irianto was a candidate for 2003 and 2008 Murdoch University Excellence in Teaching Awards
For more detailed information, please visit: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/Courses/Asian-Studies/The-lecturers/Irianto-Tedja/
Wieke Gur is the founder of BahasaKita which was launched in 2007. She is a marketing graduate from the Faculty of Economy, University of Indonesia, she attended Institute for International Studies in Shizuoka, Japan before studying Information Management at Curtin University in Perth, Australia. Wieke currently sits on the board of Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth, Inc – a non-profit Organisation based in Perth that promotes the teaching of Indonesian language and fostering cultural links between Australia and Indonesia at all levels of society. Wieke has published a book titled “Jatuh Cinta Lagi – Falling in Love Again”, and several newspaper articles.
For more information, please visit: http://bahasakita.com/2011/06/03/wieke-gur/
Kate is an Indonesian language teacher at various secondary and high school in Perth since 1998 and is currently teaching at Scotch College, Perth. Kate has taught English language as well for 2 years in Bandung and she is an alumnus for Australia Indonesian Youth Exchange Program, WILTA Reciprocal Teacher Visit. She was also a Group Leader for Endeavour Language Teaching Fellowship for all Indonesian language teachers in Australia. In 2012, Kate currently sits on the board of Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth.
Titien Soewastiningsih Soebari
Ibu Titien has a Bachelor of Education degree majoring in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) from Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia, and a Master of Education from Curtin University, WA. Currently, she is a PhD Candidate in Education, Curtin University, doing a research on Teacher Professional Development. She has worked for the Department of Education in Central Java, Indonesia for 18 years and her role as a teacher professional development facilitator includes providing in-service training for language teachers. Her work experiences include teaching English in Senior High School and the Indonesian Open University, tutoring Bahasa Indonesia to expatriates, involving in various teacher professional development projects, and language curriculum development.