Hon Professor John Rice is Executive Director of the Australian Council of Deans of Science and holds adjunct professorships in Mathematics at the Universities of Sydney and Adelaide. Hon Professor Rice established the ACDS annual teaching and learning conferences in 2008 and directed the establishment and development of its teaching and learning centre. He was Dean of the Faculties of Science at Flinders University (1993-2000) and University of Technology Sydney (2004-2008). He directed the Flinders Institute for Research in Science and Technology (2000-2004) and established the Australian Science and Mathematics School at Flinders University during this period.
Hon Professor Rice plays an active role in initiating, promoting and co-ordinating national projects and policy initiatives in tertiary science and mathematics education. He is currently directing ACDS strategic initiatives to develop science faculty capability in undergraduate work integrated learning, and to establish an ACDS National Research Network.