Our Academics

Steven Herron

Steven Herron

Job title: Head of Pathway College

Email address: steven.herron@northumbria.ac.uk


  • Ed D (Doctor of Education)
  • MA TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • MA Literature and Film
  • PG Cert Online and Distance Education
  • PGCE (Post Graduate Teaching Certificate)
  • ADTE(E)LLS (Additional Diploma in Teaching English (ESOL) to Adults)
  • CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults)
  • BA (Hons) Media and Cultural Studies

Steven has led the Pathway College since the beginning of the operation (2014), developing the teaching team, programmes and running of the centre. He is a specialist in English for Academic Purposes, educational theory more broadly, including areas of research and publication in metacognition and efficacy, and media / mass communication.

Prior to this, Steven worked on a large digital learning project for INTO University Partnerships from inception to launch. He has worked in the pathway sector since 2009 in a variety of teaching and management roles. His pre-pathway work includes working for universities, colleges, schools and the British Council in Cairo, Egypt. He also worked as a producer, director and writer of community, corporate and broadcast programmes (mainly documentaries).

Steven values education highly and hopes this passion for learning is filtered though all of our Pathway College programmes.


Campus address

QA Office, Ground Floor
City Campus Library, Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne

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