Dr. Melvyn November was a primary and high school teacher for most of his professional life. He retired from teaching in 2012, whereupon he accepted an appointment at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) as Extraordinary Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences. He focuses on teaching academic literacy.
He holds a Doctorate in Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language, from the University of California, Los Angeles, USA as well as a Masters in History, School of Oriental & African Studies from the University of London. Melvyn is an Associate of The Fundamentals Training Centre.