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Dr Gabriel Ogunmokun

Dean/Professor, Sheridan Business School

 

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Qualifications

PhD, Monash University, 1992
MBM, Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1981
GradDipBA, Western Australian Institute of Technology, 1980
BBA, Churchlands College of Advanced Education, 1979

 

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Dr Ray Dallin

Principal Emeritus
Senior Lecturer (Leadership/Marketing)

 

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Qualifications

EdD (Leadership), University of Western Australia, 2003
MCom, University of Western Australia, 1986
BCom (Honours), University of Alberta, 1970


Biography

Dr Ray Dallin emigrated to Australia in 1970 after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta, Canada. He lectured at the Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University) from 1972 where he helped found the School of Marketing. During this time he was seconded for two years by the Education Department to be the Head of Marketing at Canning and Tuart Colleges, and was appointed to a one-year term as a Visiting Lecturer to the University of Virginia (USA) while on study leave. In 1985, he left academia to work as a Marketing Manager for three local companies and completed his Masters of Commerce. In 1989 Dr Dallin was appointed Manager of Executive Programmes and Senior Lecturer at the UWA School of Management, and in 1994 returned to Curtin University to serve as Director of Executive Programmes and Senior Lecturer at the Curtin Graduate School of Business. From 1998-2011, Dr Dallin served as CEO of first Kingsway Christian College, and then Rehoboth Christian College, while completing his Doctor of Education (Leadership), before being appointed as WA State Director Christian Schools Australia (CSA).

Dr Dallin has served on a number of not-for-profit boards, including Mission Australia, Perth City Mission, and Sonshine FM, and today serves on the Board of Tabor Bible College (Perth) and of Asia Evangelistic Fellowship International. He has worked as a marketing consultant for a range of private and public organisations, and carried out executive training for private companies, financial institutions and government departments, including but not limited to the Australian Institute of Mangement (AIM), Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Department of Youth Sport and Recreation, Credit Union Assocation, DEET, Western Mining/Alcoa and Singapore Airlines. Over the last 14 years, Dr Dallin has also organised a number of state education conferences with well-known national and international speakers.

 

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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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Dr Maya Krayneva (Dr Maja Hadzic)

Senior Lecturer/Research Fellow (Information Systems)

 

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Qualifications

PhD (Health Information Systems), Curtin University, 2006
Master of Biochemistry, University of Antwerp, 1999
Bachelor of Chemistry, University of Antwerp, 1997

 

Biography

Dr Maya Krayneva (previously Dr Maja Hadzic) was born in Bosnia & Herzegovina and left in 1992 when civil war broke out in the former Yugoslavia. She completed her Bachelor of Chemistry and Masters in Biochemistry at the University of Antwerp in Belgium while working as a medical researcher in the Department of Neurogenetics. In 1999, Dr Krayneva emigrated to Australia and was appointed to the position of Research Associate at the Royal Newcastle Hospital/University of Newcastle in the Department of Virology and Microbiology and the Cancer Research Unit. After completing her PhD in Health Information Systems at Curtin University, Dr Krayneva was appointed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Digital Ecosystems and Business Intelligence Institute (DEBII) at Curtin Business School, where she oversaw a number of research projects, supervised Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students, taught Information Systems, and served as the Head of HDR and Deputy Head of Research and Development. From 2012-2014, Dr Krayneva served as Research and Reports Coordinator, and Health Workforce Australia Lead Coordinator for Bethanie.

Dr Krayneva is the author or co-author of 45 publications, including a book and several book chapters, refereed journal articles and referereed conference papers. Dr Krayneva is also the recipient of several scholarships, awards, and research grants, and has chaired subcommittees for international conferences on Bioinformatics, Digital Ecosystems and Computer-Based Medical Systems.

 

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Dr Tshepiso Makara

Lecturer (Finance)

 

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Qualifications

PhD (Finance), Curtin University, 2014
MFin (Investment Finance), Curtin University, 2006
BA (Economics/Accounting), University of Botswana, 2003

 

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Dr Matthew Bambach

Senior Lecturer (Not-For-Profit Management)

 

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Qualifications

MA (Human Resource Management), Middlesex University, 1994
GradDipEd (Secondary), Edith Cowan University, 2007
BBus (Human Resource Management/Industrial Relations), Edith Cowan University, 1991
PhD (Not-for-Profit Governance), Edith Cowan University

 

Biography

Matthew Bambach began as a bank officer before being called to serve in Nepal as a business manager for a mission organisation from 1986-1987. He completed a Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations at Edith Cowan University in 1991, and subsequently moved to Great Britain, where he served as the regional coordinator for another mission organisation, and completed a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management at Middlesex University. Matthew returned to Australia in 1996, and has since worked in management roles in health care and education, including 6 years as CEO of the Association for Christian Education Inc., and 5 years as State Coordinator and WA Executive Officer of Christian Parent Controlled Schools (CPCS) and Christian Education National (CEN), during which time he also completed his Graduate Diploma of Education.

In 2007, Matthew was recruited by the Edith Cowan University School of Management, where he taught units in leadership, management and human resource management until 2013. After two years as Director of Corporate Services at St Stephen’s School, he joined the Sheridan College faculty in January 2015. Matthew is a registered teacher with TRBWA, an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management (AFAIM), a Certified Professional at the Australian Human Resources Institute (CAHRI), and the owner/director of Kimberley Safari Tours.

 

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Mr Peter Ho

Lecturer (Finance)

 

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Qualifications

MSc (Actuarial & Financial Science), Curtin University, 2010
GradDipEd (Secondary), Edith Cowan University, 2012
BBus (Accounting), Edith Cowan University, 2003

 

Biography

Mr Peter Ho was born in Hong Kong and moved to Australia in 1999. He completed his Bachelor of Business (major in Accounting) at Edith Cowan University in 2003, and a Masters of Science in Actuarial and Financial Science in 2010. Peter Ho worked for FESCO in Hong Kong for several years before being appointed to a ministry position at Perth Alliance Church in 2011. In 2012, he completed a Graduate Diploma of Education at Edith Cowan University, with a major in Secondary Mathematics teaching and a minor in Computing. In 2013, Peter Ho began working as a sessional academic in Mathematics at Curtin University, tutoring first year Mathematics classes. 

 

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Mr Arjun Murthy

Lecturer (Management/Risk Management)


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Qualifications

MBA, University of Western Australia, 2001
PGradDipEd (Tertiary & Adult), Murdoch University, 2011
BEng - Hons, Leicester University, UK, 1994
CertIV TAE, Scorpion Training Institute, 2014
CertIV Coaching, Institute of Coaching, Qld, 2003
 

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Ms Andrea Tokaji

Lecturer (Business & Law)

 

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Qualifications

Dip Th. Adv. Dip Couns. Dip CD. JD GDLP LLM PhD Candidate 

 
Biography
As a Pastor with a background studying Theology and Therapy, Andrea spent ten years working in the social services sector, including in Church Ministry as a Youth Pastor a Chaplain and Case Manager in mental health before running for Parliament in 2008.
 
As a lawyer, Andrea completed her Juris Doctor at the University of Canberra and worked for both the Federal and ACT Attorney-Generals in public policy and legislative reform as a lawyer, and worked for the UN's International Organisation for Migration, while completing her Masters of International Law at ANU, which was important work as a former refugee child.
 
As an entrepreneur advocate lobbyist, Andrea Founded Fighting for Justice Foundation, an anti-trafficking NGO committed to parliamentary lobbying, human rights advocacy and legal preventative community education in the Austral-Asia region for six years. During this time, Andrea made over 20 legal submissions and recommendations to both Federal and NSW Parliaments on Modern Slavery matters, human rights, and related matters, working in anti-trafficking projects across South-East Asia, in the USA in partnership with Vital Voices, while travelling and speaking at over 30 conferences nationally an internationally, including at Geneva. 
 
As an academic, Andrea Tokaji has been lecturing in law and business while completing her PhD on international human rights law in business at Notre Dame University since 2018.
Andrea moved to Perth to begin work with Sheridan College in January 2020 continuing lecturing in law and business and PhD research in slavery. 
Andrea loves singing, swimming, all water sports, daily runs, playing tennis, good coffee, good food, good wine, a good book and good conversations.
Andrea loves travel, almost as much as the love of her life - Milo, who is a great conversationalist and travel companion! 

 

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Mrs Mathilda Joubert

Director Excellence and Innovation
Lecturer (Management/Education)

 

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Qualifications

MBA, The Open University, 2007
MSc (Cognitive Neuropsychology) Cum Laude, Oxford Brookes University, 2000
BMus Hons Cum Laude, University of Pretoria, 1998
BMus Cum Laude, University of Pretoria, 1995

CertIV TAE, Tabor College of Higher Education, 2017
PhD Candidate, University of Western Australia
 

Biography

Mathilda Joubert is Director of Excellence and Innovation at Sheridan College and lectures in both the Education and Business Faculties. She is currently completing her PhD at the University of Western Australia, researching the assessment of creative thinking skills. Mathilda is a true cross-disciplinarian with qualifications in diverse fields including music, languages, education, cognitive neuropsychology and business. She has taught at primary and secondary school level and has facilitated successful school improvement programs in more than 500 schools around the world. Her higher education experience includes roles at Warwick University, the Open University, the University of London, Edith Cowan University and now Sheridan College. She serves onthe Western Australian Executive of the Australian Council for Educational Leadership, has accreditation as School Improvement Advisor from the Australian Council for Educational Research, is a Director of Geelong Baptist College and a reviewer for the International Journal of Educational Research and the Thinking Skills and Creativity Journal. Mathilda has been a long-term advisor to the Australian, Lithuanian and British governments on creativity in education, including serving as the expert advisor for Critical and Creative Thinking Skills to the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.

 

Mathilda’s expertise in creativity and innovation is recognised internationally across the education, arts, business and voluntary sectors. In 1998 she was appointed Research Fellow to the UK’s National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education where she worked alongside Sir Ken Robinson to advise the UK government the promotion of creativity in education. She was co-author of the Committee’s seminal report All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (NACCCE, 1999). From 2001 – 2004 Mathilda was a Partner at the international innovation firm, Synectics, which saw her facilitate invention and innovation programmes for business organisations including Coca-Cola (UK), Diageo (Netherlands and UK), the Edrington Group (Scotland), Philips (Belgium), Sonae (Portugal), and Unilever (Argentina and the UK). In 2004 she established the UK consulting firm EXCITE (Excellence, Creativity and Innovation in Teaching and Education), growing it to a team of 60 accredited trainers delivering creativity training programmes in schools.She has published widely on creativity and innovation and is a regular speaker at academic and industry conferences. Additionally, Mathilda has conducted numerous research evaluations of creativity programs for organisations including the British Broadcasting Corporation, Creative Partnerships, the Design Council, FORM, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Scribblers Literature Festival and the West Australian Museum. 

 

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Mr Darren Smith

Executive Principal
Lecturer (Not-For-Profit Management)

 

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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 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 Graham Blick, DBA (Information Management), BEd (Secondaryt), DipPersMan. Teaching Area(s): Management

Dr Blakely Hurst, PhD (Philosophy/Ethics), JD, GradDipHRM, MA (Theology), BA Hons (Economics). Teaching Area(s): Business Law, Business Ethics

Dr J. Daniel McCort, PhD (Marketing), MSc (Management), BS (Mathematics). Teaching Area(s): Not-for-Profit Management/Marketing

Mr Suresh Murthy, LLM, MEd, GradDipEd (Tertiary and Adult), LLB, BA (Theology), CertIV AWT, CertIV TAE, CertIV TAA. Teaching Area(s): Business Law

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