Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


 

Dr Rajasundram Sathiendrakumar

Professor (Economics)


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Qualifications

PhD (Economics), University of Newcastle, 1988
MA (Economics), University of Manchester, UK, 1978
BSc (Honours - Agriculture), University of Ceylon Peradeniya, 1971


Biography

Foundation Professor of Economics, Dr Rajasundram Sathiendrakumar, graduated from the University of Ceylon and completed his Masters of Arts in Economics at the University of Manchester as a British Council Scholar. After working for several years as an economist in Sri Lanka, Dr Sathiendrakumar completed his PhD at the University of Newcastle, and in 1989 was appointed as a tenured lecturer at Murdoch University. He  lectured in Economics at Murdoch University for the next 25 years and served in a variety of administrative roles, including unit coordinator for several undergraduate and postgraduate units, external studies coordinator, membership of several university committees and 7 years as an elected member of the Murdoch University Academic Council.

Over the course of his career, Dr Sathiendrakumar has made significant contributions to the community, including serving on WA Curriculum Council Economics committees, holding offices on international committees, and working as an economist and consultant for national and international organisations including the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank, while also finding time to serve on local church councils in NSW and WA. He was a member of the Indian Ocean Research Group and the Asia Research Centre, and is the author of 68 publications, including book chapters, refereed journal articles and conference papers. Dr Sathiendrakumar was appointed as a Visiting Fellow to the National University of Singapore (1992-3), University of Dundee, University of Strathclyde, and University of Birmingham (1995-6), University of the South Pacific (2000), and the University of Western Sydney (2011).

 

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Reverend Dr Emanuel Audisho

Professor (Arabic Studies/Arabic Language)

 

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Qualifications

PhD (Arabic Literature), Mosul University, 1994
MA (Biblical Studies), Jordan Evangelical Theology Seminary, 2001
MA (Arabic Poetry), Mosul University, 1988
BA (Education), Baghdad University, 1969

 

Biography

Professor Emanuel Audisho was born in Iraq to Assyrian Christian and Armenian parents. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in Education at Baghdad University, and began a career in teaching. In 1974, Dr Audisho was promoted to high school principal, and then in 1980 appointed principal of the Teacher Training Institute in Duhok, Iraq, where he served until 1991. During this time, he completed a Masters of Arts in Arabic Poetry at Mosul (Ninevah) University, with a research focus on the published and unpublished poetry of Iraqi women. In 1994, Dr Audisho completed his PhD in the Philosophy of Arabic Literature at Mosul University and began teaching Arabic language at the Teacher Training Institute in Baghdad. In 1997, he moved to Jordan with his family, where he was appointed Professor of Arabic at Jordan Evangelical Theological Seminary, completed a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies, and pastored the Iraqi Refugees Congregation in Amman. In 2003, Dr Audisho emigrated to Australia, where he began pastoring the Assyrian Arabic Holiness Church in WA, and became an accredited Minister of the Uniting Church and multicultural ministry consultant.

Dr Audisho has published textbooks on Arabic grammar, style and literature, and what is believed to be the modern world's first exhaustive syntax guide to the Arabic Bible, as well as a range of research articles on Arabic literature and poetry. He speaks five languages - Assyrian (Aramaic), Arabic, Armenian, Kurdish and English.

 

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Dr Miriam Wei Wei Lo (Dr Miriam Lochore)

Lecturer (English Literature/Creative Writing)

 

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Qualifications

PhD (English - Creative Writing), University of Queensland, 2003
MA (English), University of Queensland, 1999
BA (Honours 1st Class - English), University of Western Australia, 1997

 

Biography

Dr Miriam Lo was born in Canada and grew up in Singapore. She completed her Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours degree at the University of Western Australia, and followed up with a Master of Arts in English and a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland. Dr Lo also tutored undergraduate students in Literature at the University of Queensland (1999) and Creative Writing at Edith Cowan University (2003). Dr Lo's first book was accepted for publication in the competitive Five Islands Press New Poets Program in 2004 and received the Western Australian Premier's Prize for Poetry in 2005.

Dr Lo has published a wide variety of poems and academic essays, including publications in Westerly, Meanjin, Blue Dog, Poetry International Web, and the Journal of Australian Studies. Her work was included in the 2009 Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry and in the 2014 Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry.  She has run poetry workshops for writing houses (such as KSP and FAWWA), schools, festivals, women's groups and church groups; she has read her poetry (as an invited guest) at festivals and one-off events all over Australia (including the WA Poetry Week, the Brisbane Poetry Festival, the Melbourne Emerging Writers Festival and the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. Dr Lo lives with her family in in Margaret River, Western Australia.

 

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Dr Joshua Esler

Lecturer (History/English)

 

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Qualifications

PhD (Asian Studies), University of Western Australia, 2013
BA (French/English), Edith Cowan University, 2005

 

Biography

To join Sheridan College as a permanent member of faculty in January 2017.

 

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Mrs Leei Sung (Wong)

Lecturer (Chinese Language Studies/Japanese Language Studies)

 

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Qualifications

MA (Chinese), University of New England, 2014
PGradDipEd (Secondary), Nanyang Technology University, National Institute of Education, Singapore, 1997
BA (Honours - Language and Area Studies), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 1996
CELTA
CertTh, Morling College, 2011

Currently a PhD Candidate at the University of New England

 

Biography

Mrs Leei Sung (Wong) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Language and Area Studies from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, and was awarded Honours from Singapore Public Service Commission - Japan Monbusho Scholarship (5 years). Mrs Sung subsequently worked for 10 years as an Education Officer at the Ministry of Education Language Centre (MOELC) in Singapore, where she was involved in curriculum design and development, teaching, and country immersion programs for foreign languages. In 1997, she completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Education at Nanyang Technological University, in the National Institution of Education in Singapore. After migrating to Australia in 2008, she volunteered as a teaching assistant at Ellenbrook Christian College, before starting a private tutoring service using the Kumon Maths and Reading educational method. Mrs Sung completed a Certificate in Theology at Morling College in 2011, and a Masters of Arts in Chinese at the University of New England in 2014, and is currently undertaking her doctorate at the University of New England School of Arts.

 

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Mrs Christine Guyler

Director of Professional Development & Corporate Relations

Lecturer (Education)

 

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Qualifications

MEd, James Cook University, 2003.
GradDipEd (Tertiary Education), Murdoch University, 1995.
BA (Honours - Public Policy & Administration), Plymouth University, 1984.
AdvDipMan (Business Management), 2000.
DipTAA, FAIM, FCMI (UK)

 

Biography

Christine has a background in education and management and a passion for Christian education.  She qualified first as an educational administrator, then as a teacher, then as a manager and finally as a trainer for managers. She has a Master of Education and she is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute in the UK and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. Christine has travelled the world with her work in education and training. She has lived in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia as well as Australia.  She has worked with RMIT, University of Tasmania, University of Newcastle, Swinburne and Curtin University as well as Corban University in the USA, Pelita Harapan University in Indonesia and others.

Christine is currently studying a DBA in International Business Communication with a university based in Paris and her area of research is business communication in the international education sector. Her work now blends education and management for Christian providers both nationally and internationally.

 

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Mr Darren Smith

Executive Principal

Lecturer (History/Political Science)

 

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Qualifications

MBA, Murdoch University, 2010.
BA (Honours - History/Political Science), University of Western Australia, 1996
 

Biography

Mr Darren Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and Political Science in 1996 from the University of Western Australia. After studying theology at the Baptist Theological College in WA (now Vose Seminary) for 18 months, he left Australia for Shenyang, China, where he taught English and first-year university courses in Economics, Accounting and Company Law at the Liaoning Business Vocational College, and recruited Australian teachers to live and work in China. In 2002, he was appointed Director of Development at Shenyang International School, supporting Chinese nationals in the start-up of private educational initiatives. In 2006, Darren was appointed as Principal of Shenyang International School. In 2010, he completed an MBA at Murdoch University and returned to Australia with his family to direct Australian Baptist Education's higher education initiative.

Darren has previously served on the boards of Shenyang International School and the International School of Qingdao, of the Shenyang-based medical charity Light, and of Xiuqiu, a Shenyang-based social enterprise textile factory. He currently serves as a director on the boards of Australian Baptist Education Inc, Baptist Education Resources Inc, Quinns Baptist College, Geelong Baptist College, Alkimos Baptist College, Austin Cove Baptist College, Sheridan College and Sheridan Research Institute.

 

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Sessional/Adjunct Lecturers

Dr Jonathan James, PhD (Communication), MA (Communication & Mass Media), MA (Literary and Biblical Studies), BA (English Literature/Philosophy). Teaching Areas: Media & Communication, South Asian Studies, Christian Studies

Mr Warick Smith, MEd (Adult Global Education), MDiv, BCom (Finance/Accounting), Dip (Arabic), CELTA, Cert (Pastoral Care). Teaching Areas: Arabic Studies, Christian Studies

Mr Ryan Verge, MEconStud, MEd (International Education), GradDipEd (Secondary), BA Hons (Political Science/History). Teaching Areas: Economics, Political Science, History

To be added. Teaching Area: US Studies

 

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Vision

To offer higher education to those who are seeking to live an extraordinary life.
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Graduate Attributes

Lovers of Truth, Innovative Thinkers, and Effective Communicators

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Values

We believe learning can have a transformational effect on the person's own nature.

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College Registration

TEQSA Provider ID: PRV14012

CRICOS Provider Number: 03391M

ABN: 22 506 508 071

 

Location

Sheridan College and Sheridan Research Institute are located at
18/7 Aberdeen St, Perth, in the Piccadilly Square West building.

For students, it conveniently places Sheridan College next door to McIver Train Station and a 9-minute walk from Perth Train Station. 10 parking bays will also be available for the exclusive use of staff and students, and the Aberdeen St entrance to the Newcastle St Carpark is across the road.

Baptist Colleges

Alkimos Baptist College - www.alkimosbc.wa.edu.au

Austin Cove Baptist College - www.acbc.wa.edu.au

Geelong Baptist College - www.geelongbc.org

Quinns Baptist College - www.qbc.wa.edu.au