Dr. David Michal Cook

(Vice Chancellor)

A towering personality of South-east Asia and the whole world. In today’s age without his name security science is incomplete. Dr. David Michael Cook has an extensive business and academic experience within South-east Asia, especially in Indonesia and Australia. He previously held the position of Manager in the SECAU Security Research Centre and holds a number of directorships and board appointments. He has won numerous academic, professional, and industry awards.

Dr. Cook is a Lecturer within the School of Science, a member of the ECU Security Research Institute, a member of the Australian Centre for Cyber Security Excellence (ACCSE), and a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society. He had taught across a range of computer and security science areas including Information Warfare, Terrorism, Counter Terrorism, Systems Resilience, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Aviation Security, Communicating in an IT Environment, Radicalisation and Political Extremism. David supervises a wide range of student projects and research topics. Through his engagement with the ACS he has negotiated with industry and government to secure student placements and workplace opportunities for final year undergraduate and post-graduate students.

In recognition of his admirable services in the field of Education he was awarded with Dean’s Award for Excellence in 2009 and Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Community Engagement in 2013.

Prof. Dr. Abdul Rehman Khokhar

(Academics Advisor)

Dr. Rahman Khokhar is Director of Master of Finance Program and Associate Professor of finance in the Sobey School of Business. He currently teaches investment banking, merger and acquisition, portfolio management, corporate finance, and working capital management. Rahman’s primary research interests are in the broader field of empirical corporate finance. He has published in quality and reputable finance and accounting journals, including a Financial Times Top 50 journal.

Rahman has served as Divisional Chair for ASAC and as editor and reviewer for several reputable finance journals and conferences. In addition, he is the lead organizer of the SMU-BNUZ Research Symposium. He has presented his work at the leading accounting, finance, and economics conferences in North America, Europe, South East Asia and the Middle East. Rahman is a lifetime member of the international business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) and an inaugural member of the Northern Finance Association (NFA). Rahman received his PhD in finance in 2013 from DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, and an MBA in finance and marketing in 2005 from Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.

Dr. Khalid Azim Khan

Dr. Khalid Azim Khan has 22 years of experience in the field of higher education. He is an experienced international higher education professional, extensively trained in Quality Assurance, Academic Accreditation, Strategic Planning in HE, Qualification Framework and Language Acquisition. Dr. Khan has joined NUSS team as “Director Academic Development and Quality Assurance”. Dr. Khalid holds a PhD in English Applied Linguistics and his research interests involve effective learning strategies, quality assurance, and planning in higher education.

Dr. Khan has served Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia as Head of International Accreditation at the Deanship of Academic Development and Quality Assurance and has got 36 programs internationally accredited. He is a certified reviewer and has professional collaboration with many international accrediting bodies including INQAAHE, ABET, ASIIN, AHPGS, COE, AALE, EFMD, SSS and ETEC-NCAAA. He has offered consultancy services and trainings on Quality Framework, Accreditation Compliance, QA System, Strategic Planning in HE, Process Improvement and language acquisition, both nationally and internationally.