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Personal Assistant and Administrative Officer

Higher Degree Research (HDR) Candidates

  • Nadia Selim, PhD Student
  • Najma Reusch, PhD candidate
  • Muhammad Abdullah, PhD candidate
  • Carolyn Mccosh, PhD candidate
  • Khairul Anuar Daud, PhD candidate
  • Yayan Rahayani, PhD candidate
  • Ahmad Alzaareer, PhD candidate
  • Greg Macdonald, PhD candidate
  • Siti Nur Hidayah, PhD
  • Saarah Ali, Master candidate
  • Fahim Hashimy, Master candidate

Completed PhD Candidates

  • Hafsa Khan, PhD Completed 2018

Adjunct Members

Professor Iyanatul Islam

Professor Iyanatul Islam held the position of Professor of International Business, School of International Business and Asian Studies, Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Brisbane, Australia from 2003 to 2010, having first joined Griffith in 1989. He is an international development economist educated at Manchester [Bachelor of Arts in Economics, First Class Honours and Richard Cobden Prize Winner], Western Ontario [Master of Arts in Economics], Cambridge [PhD, Economic Development].

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Professor Ishaq Bhatti

M. Ishaq Bhatti is Associate Professor and the founding director of Islamic Banking and Finance Programme at Latrobe University (LTU); the first ever in Australasian region. Previously, he has taught at  Monash, Griffith, International Islamic University, University of Alberta and visited Rider, Magberg, Hitotsubashi, Auckland and Middle Eastern Universities. He is an author of more than 100 articles, 6 books and a member of the editorial board of various journals. His major areas of research, scholarship and teaching are in Quantitative finance, Islamic finance, Applied Econometrics and Statistics. He is a winner of the national ALTC award 2010, LTU citation award 2010,  faculty's teaching award and 2013 LTSU best teacher's award. He was a member of the team who won AusTrade project, Victorian Dept of Education ESL financial modelling project 2007, Iraqi Central Bank training 2010, HEC of Pakistan, Turkey Central Bank Training 2013, Islamic Development Bank, and the Australian Research Council Discovery Grant jointly with Suren Basov.

Professor Mohd Ma'Sum Billah

Professor Mohd Ma'Sum Billah

Professor (Finance, insurance, Capital Market & Investment), Islamic Economics Institute, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Malaysian by citizen. Member (working group of the Shari'ah Compliance functions), AAIOFI Governance & Ethics Board (AGEB), AAIOFI, Bahrain. Member of the Audit Committee, ACIG, Saudi Arabia. Advisor, ICMIF, London. Authored 31 books and chapters in several books in the areas of Islamic & comparative finance, insurance, investment, capital market, business, asset management, company and e-Commerce, published by Sweet & Maxwell, Thompson Reuters, Edward Elgar, MacMillan Palgrave and various others
Published more than 150 Articles in Islamic & comparative finance, banking, capital market, insurance, business, social finance and so on.Completed 9 funded Research projects successfully on different issues of Islamic & comparative finance and commerce (funded by the Malaysian government& the Central bank). Presented more than 200 papers / lectures in conferences, summits, conventions, seminars, executive workshops and forums in the specialized issues of Islamic finance, insurance, capital market, investment, business, social finance and Cryptocurrency. 

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Assistant Professor Elmira Akhmetova

Assistant Professor Elmira Akhmetova

Assistant Professor at the department of History and Civilization, and Head of Research at the Kulliyah (Faculty) of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia.

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Assistant Professor Nadzrah Binti Ahmad

Assistant Professor Nadzrah Binti Ahmad

Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Revealed Knowledge & Heritage (Qur'an and Sunnah Studies), Malaysia, 2014. Master of Islamic Revelead Knowledge and Heritage (Qur'an and Sunnah Studies), Gombak, Selangor, 2003. Bachelor of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Qur'an and Sunnah Studies), Malaysia, 2001.

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Associate Professor Anke Iman Bouzenita, Ph.D., M.A.

Associate Professor at the Department of Islamic Sciences, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman. My academic and professional experience includes working in my home country, Germany (Ruhr-UniversitÓ“t Bochum, 1998-2001) as well as in Algeria (University El-Hajj Lakhdar, Batna, 2002-2004), the International Islamic University Malaysia (2004-2012) and my current position in the Sultanate of Oman (2013-now).I am experienced in teaching on B.A. and M.A. level as well as supervising Master and Ph.D. theses, both in Arabic and English.

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Professor Seema A. Imam

Professor Seema A. Imam

Professor Seema Imam currently serves National Louis University (NLU) in the School of Teacher Preparation (TP). She is Co-Chair of the National College of Education (NCE) for 2016-2017. In prior years Seema has served as Chair of the Promotion and Tenure Committee and Academic Technology Committee in the National College of Education. At the University level Seema has served as Co-Chair of the University Leadership Council, Chair of the Faculty Senate and Co-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Council. Seema teaches in the Elementary, Middle Level and Special Education Master of Arts in Teaching Programs.

She has a passion for teaching with technology and meeting the needs of all students with a special focus on teacher preparation that meets the needs of all multicultural students. Before coming to NLU Seema served in elementary, middle level, and special education classrooms in the Chicago Public Schools. She served as a founding principal for five years of one of the first and largest Islamic Schools in the country. Both the classroom and the opportunity to build a school have contributed to her NLU classroom. Seema has done a variety of international consulting activities and currently does professional development in a wide range of schools. Without those first hand experiences the higher education classroom today would not be as rich and fulfilling. Seema participates in a wide range of community service and serves on the national board of the Islamic Schools League of America and teaches an online course, Integrating, Infusing, Initiating: Designing Curriculum for Islamic Schools to students from all around the world.

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Professor Mohammad Quayum

Professor Mohammad  Quayum

Prof Quayum was Head of the Department of English Language and Literature, International Islamic University Malaysia for 4 years, from July 2006 to June 2010; and member of the University's Senate for 2 years, from January 2011 to December 2012. He is currently the Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs in the Kulliyyah (Faculty) of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences at the same University.Mohammad A. Quayum is Professor of English at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), and Adjunct Professor of English and Creative Writing at Flinders University, Australia.

He was a Visiting Professor of English and Asian Studies at the State University of New York at Binghamton (Binghamton University) in 2003-04. His previous affiliations include University Putra Malaysia (1996-2003), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (1993-96), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh (1992-93) and University of Chittagong, Bangladesh (1979-88). Quayum obtained his MA in English Literature (with First Class and Distinction) from Lakehead University, Canada, in 1984 and his PhD from Flinders University (South Australia), in 1991. He is the author, editor or translator of twenty-nine books in the areas of American literature, Asian Literature and Postcolonial literature.

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Emeritus Professor Malik Badri

Emeritus Professor Malik Badri

Emeritus or Distinguished Professor of psychology, Ahfad University, Sudan and Holder of Ibni Khaldun Chair in the Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge, International Islamic University Malaysia.

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Professor Mabrouk Chibani Mansouri

Professor Mabrouk Chibani Mansouri

Prof. Mansouri is HoD of Islamic Sciences, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman. His main field is Islamic Theology, Doctrines and Comparative Religion. He was a visiting professor (2008) and a Collaborative International Researcher (2009- 2015) at the University of Tsukuba, Tokyo; a visiting professor at the University of California Santa Barbara (2005), the Central European University, Budapest, (2004), the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2003); a Researcher at King Saud Foundation, Morocco (2001-2003). His teaching profile includes the University of Sousse, Tunisia (2000-2009), the University of Dammam, KSA (2009-2015), and Sultan Qaboos University (2015-now). He authored, edited and translated more than fifty books, chapters, and articles, and presented more than thirty papers in symposia, conferences, and seminars in Arabic and Islamic Studies, MENA Studies, Religious Studies Methodologies, and Comparative Religion.

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Visiting Academics/Students