Connie Zulu is a professor and researcher in Educational management at the North-West University, South Africa. She completed her postgraduate degrees in General Linguistics and Educational management in South Africa and the United States.
Her university teaching and research career spans 21 years, during which she has taught English and academic skills, English language and educational management classes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
In 2015 she obtained a National research foundation ( NRF) rating as an established researcher. Her main research focus is on gender and leadership in higher education and basic education ( primary and high school level).
She is interested in all areas of research about women in management, particularly their experiences as leaders (and managers) in universities and in secondary schools. As a postgraduate student supervisor and promoter, she has successfully supervised more than twenty students in educational management since 2009. She has published many articles, delivered conference papers nationally and internationally, contributed chapters in books –most notably a book on educational research in 2015. She is the research committee chairperson in the Faculty of Education and Training and the co-ordinator of a research entity dealing with Learner discipline and issues of learner misconduct in public schools.