Kurt Seemann

DATTA Australia/Life-time Honorary

DATTA Vic., Director 


Dr Kurt Seemann is Professor (adj) at Swinburne University of Technology (2021-2024) and Associate Professor of STEM education, School of Education at Federation University (Gippsland and Berwick) (2021+). He brings extensive leadership experience and a strong track record in fostering Innovation capabilities in Technology Education. He has led National, State and University programs of research across three States and jurisdictions to the value of over $6M in competitive grants. Kurt created the first remote Aboriginal Design and Technology curriculum in VET, winning a National Curriculum Innovation Award for its success.

He created the first Technology Teacher degree at Southern Cross University as course director and went on to win and lead a National team for seven years of research in sustainable rural and remote settlements research (Desert Knowledge CRC) that included the role of compulsory school years in fostering community resilience. Having won a CSIRO Post Doctoral Fellowship, Kurt is dedicated to integrity and strategic innovation.

He was the Foundation Director of the Centre for Design Innovation research at Swinburne University. Kurt values creativity and community resilience as core qualities to foster among all learners K – 12 and for the professional development of teachers.