Dr Gideon Els is an associate professor in the Department of Finance and Investment Management at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Following the successful completion of a doctoral thesis in Micro Economics at the Rand Afrikaans University (RAU) in 1998, he completed a second doctoral degree in Auditing in 2007 at UJ.
After spending 11 years as a high school teacher of Mathematics and Accounting, he joined RAU (now UJ) full time in 2001 as a senior lecturer where he subsequently was appointed HOD of the Department of Finance and Investment Management from 2008-2013.
He is managing editor of two accredited academic journals and has a keen interest in business history research. He has also been a supervisor of more than 20 completed master’s and doctoral studies.