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Prof. Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak

President of the International Association of Universities (IAU), a UNESCO-affiliated organisation, based in Paris. Prior to this, he was the President of Association of Southeast Asia Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) from 2007-2008.

Currently he is Chairman of the Board Director at Islamic Science University Malaysia (USIM), Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham. He chairs the Steering Council of the Right Livelihood College Global Secretariat based in the University of Bonn, Germany. Of late he has been appointed as member of Task Force on Teaching of Science in the Muslim World.

His other involvements internationally include being a member of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) – Advisory Education Hub Committee since 2007 and Executive Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (2006-2011).

He has served as the 5th Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), as a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Expert Advisory Panel on Drug Policy and Management since 1995 until 2010; and the WHO Scientific Committee of Tobacco Product Regulation (2004-2006).

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (FASc), the World Academy of Art and Sciences (FWAAS) and the Malaysian Institute of Malaysia (FMIM). He is also an Honorary Lifetime member of Asian Academy of Management



Emeritus Professor Dato’ Dr. Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid

Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Ibrahim Ahmad Bajunid is the President of the Malaysian Association for Education (MAE) and Director of IAB Global (Inspiring Authentic Benevolence).  He was the Vice Chancellor INTI-Laureate International Universities and Professor of Management, Education and the Social Sciences. He is also the President of the Malaysian Society for Educational Administration and Management (MSEAM). Dr. Ibrahim was Director of the Regional Centre for Educational Planning, United Arab Emirates, Professor of Management, Leadership and Policy Studies and the Founding Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at University Tun Abdul Razak (UNITAR) and former Director of Institut Aminuddin Baki (IAB) – The National Institute of Educational Management and Leadership. He is Distinguished Fellow Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Distinguished Associate of the Institute of Educational Leadership, Consultant, Centre for Civilizational Dialogue, University of Malaya and Senior Fellow, Universiti Islam Malaysia. For more than three decades, he has been the key figure in the Field of Educational Management and Leadership in Malaysia.

He has supervised Masters and Doctoral Degree Students and has written several hundred academic and general articles. He is the recipient of the National Educational Leadership Award, the highest Educational Leadership Award in Malaysia awarded only to a few individuals who have demonstrated distinguished and exemplary leadership across institutional, national and international contexts. Also, for his leadership and contributions in academia, he was awarded the Honorary Doctorates by the Education University of Malaysia and by the University of Malaya.



Professor Glenda Crosling

Monash University, Australia, originally an applied linguist, has engaged in a profession of enhancing academic quality in higher education. Professor Crosling has held positions as member of the Australian Register of Experts for TEQSA, and as honorary auditor for AUQA. She has been invited to sit on quality assurance and policy panels in numerous countries. She has also held positions as Visiting Professor at universities in Thailand and China, and currently Malaysia. She serves on international editorial boards, and is an invited member of the College of Experts.


Asst. Prof. Dr. Maitree Inprasitha

Dean of Faculty of Education and Director of Center for Research in Mathematics Education, Khon Kaen University. He is currently chair of an International Program Committee of EARCOME6. In the 12th ICME to be held in Seoul in 2012, he is invited as a regular lecture. He has been managing five international projects by Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC HRD 03/2006, HRD 02/2007, HRD 02/2008 and HRD 01/2010s and HRD 01/2011s). In these projects, he made a great contribution in implementing Lesson Study in APEC member economies. He also contributes to teacher education program and teacher professional development in Thailand and Mekong sub-region. During 2006-2009, he has conducted a professional development program supported by the Ministry of Education, implementing two innovations – Lesson Study and Open Approach – among 4 project schools and now Lesson Study has been expanded to cover 22 schools in northeast and north parts of Thailand.



Assoc. Prof. Jonathan Newton

Jonathan Newton has worked in language teaching and language teacher education for more than thirty years in both New Zealand and China where he began his teaching career. From 2002 to 2016 he was Programme Director for the BEd(TESOL) twinning programme at Victoria University, a role that involved working closely with Malaysian student teachers and Malaysian teacher training institutions. He is currently Programme Director for the MA Programme in TESOL, Applied Linguistics, and Second Language Learning and Teaching.

Jonathan's research focuses on the following main areas: language teaching methodology and task-based language teaching (TBLT) teacher cognition and professional learning for language teachers the interface of culture and language in language teaching and learning language/communication training and materials design for the multicultural workplace. He has published in a range of books, and in journals including: Second Language Research, The Journal of Second Language Writing, Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, System, Language Teaching Research, Journal of Pragmatics, English Language Teaching Journal, Modern English Teacher, and Language Learning. He has co-authored two books, one with Prof. Paul Nation, Teaching ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking (2009), and a second with Nicky Riddiford, Workplace Talk in Action: An ESOL Resource(2010). He is currently working on a new co-authored book, Teaching English Language Learners in Colleges and Universities: Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, due for publication through Routledge in 2017. He is involved in research projects on teacher cognition in the areas of second language vocabulary teaching and TBLT, and on motivations and disincentives for studying Asia-Pacific languages in New Zealand.