Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Dr Daniel Stuart Wilbur, Dean

Ph.D. Purdue University West Lafayette, 2008 Organizational Communication, M.A. Purdue University West Lafayette, 1999 Organizational Communication, B.A. Purdue University West Lafayette, 1996 Organizational Communication, Organizational Leadership and Supervision.

Expertise: Chair of the Faculty Senate, Secretary of the Faculty Senate, Chancellor Representative:     Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Committee, Course Director: Communication114, Chair: Faculty Senate Student Affairs Committee, Chair: College of Humanities, Education & Social Sciences Council, Faculty Coordinator: PNW Theatre Company, Faculty Coordinator: Purdue Northwest Public Speaking Contest, Faculty Advisor: National Communication Association Honors Society, Faculty Advisor: Spotlight Theatre Guild Student Organization

Dr Lina Ibrahim, HOD, English Studies

PhD Comparative Literature, Jawaharlal University Delhi. Master of Arts in English Literature, JNU, Delhi. B.A. English Literature, Tishreen University, Syria

Expertise: Post Colonialism in Literature, Modern Novel, Classical Literature.

Mr. Samuel Mundua, Lecturer , Head of Media Studies Department

Master of Arts in Public Relations and Media Management (MA. PR&MM), Cavendish University. Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations Management (B.A. PRM) Ndejje University Uganda. Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communications (DIP J&M) UMCAT – School of Journalism and Mass Communication Uganda.

Expertise: Public Relations Management, Strategic Media Management, Media Studies, International Communication and Comparative Media Systems.

Mr. Haneesh Kumar, HoD, Foundation Program

Master of Arts in English Literature, Calicut University, India. B.A. English Literature, Calicut University, India. Bachelors in Education, MG University, India. CELTA, University of Cambridge ESoL

Expertise: British Literature, ESP, IELTS Training.

Ms. G. Rejni Jeffrey, Head of Quality Assurance

Master of Philosophy in Aquaculture from M.S. University, India,  Master Science in Marine Biology & Oceanography from Annamalai University, India,  Master of Arts  in Linguistics from Annamalai University,  Bachelor of Education in English & Natural Science from Annamalai University, International TESOL certification.

Expertise:Institution related surveys and assessments, Data analysis, Quality enhancement and accreditation processes, Quality assurance applications and reports, Biology and General English teaching.

Dr. Anna Lucia Scopaz, Quality Assurance Consultant

PhD, 1997, Deakin University (Anthropology),   Bachelor of Arts (Honours), (Anthropology) 1993,  Deakin University,  Bachelor of Arts, 1992, Deakin University.

Expertise: Self employed as international higher education consultant, Oman Academic Accreditation Authority, Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency, Deakin University – School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Deakin University – Research Services Division, Deakin University – Institute of Koorie Education, Deakin University – DeakinPrime (Deakin’s corporate education arm), Deakin University – Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Deakin University – Faculty of Arts

Mrs Kavitha Sumesh Kumar, Head of Academic Advising Centre/ Media Studies

Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism (MCJ) from Mahatma Gandhi University, India. B.Sc. Visual Communication (Electronic Media) from Bharathiar University, India.

Expertise: Academic Advising , Print Journalism, Broadcast Media, Public Relations, Advertising, Media Management, New Media, Graphic Design and Film Studies. 7 years of experience in Media industry.

Ms. Thuraya Al Zadjali, Head of  Human Resource Department 

Bachelor degree in Networking- Information Technology , CCNA Certificate ,

Expertise: Information Technology, Networking and  5 year’s experience at Qatar airways as lead Agent,  monitoring a calls , handling a problem, lead agent in negotiation department and did staff evaluation ,proficient in recruitment and selection .  Conducted a workshop in administration and communication skill. Conduct a training for  the new staff,  . Organize activities and events  and   high experience in the Communication and the official correspondence, Report Preparation, managing of the meetings and offices, high Computer skills.

Ms. Grainne McAndrew, Executive Secretary to Chairperson

BA Applied Social Studies & Celta


Expertise: Provided and implemented business development strategies for several small to medium sized business and new startups. Project Managed Departmental Change including quality assurance, best practice and process improvements. Successfully written funding bids, secured funding and ran various community based projects including securing European funding and running an inner-city mentoring programme.  Four years’ experience in event management and ESL Teaching and over 6 years of soft skills training.

Mr. Vigy Varughese, Director of Finance and Administration

Master Degree in Commerce, Mahatha Ghandi University India

Expertise: 24 Year of Experience in Accounts and Finance

Mr. Hamza Juma,  Head of Career & Industry Engagement Services Office.

BA of Business Administration from Missouri of Science & Technology

Expertise: Administration, marketing approach, Persuasion, Industry Requirement analysis, statistical analysis, coaching trainees.

Mr.  Juma Mohammed  Al Kaabi, Head of Facilities and Maintenance 

BA in Business Administration

 Expertise: Human Resources Management and Public Relations

Mr. Yousef Ahmed Altubi, Health & Safety Services

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from college of technology (Nizwa).

Certificate IOSH in managing safely from NTI institute.

Expertise: Technical, health & safety, Fire safety.

Mr. Atta Kadhum Kraidi Al Addily, Asst Head, Admission and Registration Department

BSc (Hons) in Networking from Majan University College (University of Bedfordshire, UK) Muscat Oman.

 Marketing Management, training and coaching, Advertising and Publishing, Graphic Design, Networking Environment, Websites Designing and Programming

Dr. Nader Samy Fahim Asst.Professor, English Studies Department 

Ph. D. American Literature Assiut University, Egypt: A Scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, U. S. A., Master in English Literature, Assiut University, Egypt & B. A. of English language and Literature, Assiut University, Egypt.

Expertise: 19th. c. American Novel, Modern English Novel, and Classical Literature.

Dr. Fadhil M. Kadhim,  Asst. Professor, Media Studies Department 

PhD in Mass Communication from the University of Baghdad, MA in Journalism from the University of Baghdad.

Expertise: Journalism, Research in Media and Communication, Research and Studies in Media Cities.

Dr. Maiya Al Habsi,  , Media Studies Department 

PHD Mass Communication from Leicester University, Postgraduate Diploma in Arabic language-SQU, Bachelors Degree in Arabic Language – SQU

Expertise: 13 Years Media Department Director at MOHE , 2 years in Ministry of Information at in the Documentary Film department manager at Oman TV, 5 years  Newsreader , programs presenter and producer in Oman TV. Arabic Language Teacher in Ministry of Education .

Ms.Tahani Qasim AL Shukaili ,Asst.lecturer,Media Studies Department

Master in Media Arts and Production –University of Technology, Sydney-Australia.

Bachelor in Digital Media –Nizwa College of Applied Sciences-Oman.

Expertise: Print and Online Journalism , Broadcasting ,Filming , Video Editing  ,New Media .

Ms. Zaliya Saif Saud Al Bassaml , Asst.Lecturer, Media Studies Department

Masters in MEDIA ARTS AND PRODUCTION, University of Technology of Sydney, Australia. Bachelor in Communication Studies, International Communication, Nizwa College of Applied Sciences.

Ms. Hana Juma Mohammed Al-Sulaimi, Asst.Lecturer, Media Studies Department

Masters in Journalism and communication, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Bachelor in Communication Studies, International Communication, Nizwa College of Applied Sciences.

Dr. Abhishek K Singh ,  Media  Studies Department

PhD (Mass Communication), M.Phil.(Mass Communication), MA (Mass Communication &Journalism) PG Diploma in HRM, AD Diploma in Animation & Multimedia

Expertise : Advanced Photography and Electronic Media, Culture and Society.

Dr.Thomas Mirosh, Lecturer, English Studies Department

PhD Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, University of Arkansas, USA; MA English Literature, University of North Dakota, USA; BA Philosophy, Mahatma Gandhi University, India.

Expertise: Postcolonial Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Criticism and Theory, Composition and Rhetoric

Dr. Geethu Anne Mathew,  Head of Research Office 

Ph.D. in Linguistics, Bharathiar University India. Master of Arts in Linguistics, University of Kerala India. Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, M.G University India. TESOL, Trinity College of London.

Expertise: Semiotics, English Language Teaching, IELTS Training

Mr. Badis Saleh Gharbi, Lecturer, General Foundation Program 

PGCert. In Higher Education Professional practice, Coventry University, UK (2012), B.A in ESL, English literature, British and American civilization, Linguistics. University of Tunisia (2000), Intensive English Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK (1998)

Expertise: 19 years experience in teaching English for primary, secondary and tertiary education; Oral communication skills and academic listening skills; Blended learning; Computer assisted language learning (CALL)

Ms Vartika Tandon Menon, HOD , Public Relations & Marketing 

Master of Science in Communication , Christ University, India.

Bachelor of  Mass Media, University of Mumbai, India.

Expertise: Advertising , Public Relations , Corporate Communications,

Ms. Wafa AlNummani, Asst. Lecturer, English Studies Department

Master in Arabic/English Translation Studies – University of Leeds, UK.

Bachelor in English Professional writing – Bayan College.

Ms. Melanie Marian Crasta, Asst. Lecturer, Media Studies Department

Masters in Mass Communication (MA) with specialization in Advertising and Journalism from Mahatma Gandhi University, Meghalaya, Degree in Broadcasting (BA) from Bayan College, Affiliated with Purdue University Northwest – USA, Oman, Grade School Education completed from Indian School Al Wadi Al Kabir, Oman

Expertise : Editing for both written articles and video, Documentary direction and  Promotional video making, Magazine design and editing.

Ms. Anetta Szabo, Asst. Lecturer, Media Studies Department

Bachelor and Masters of Arts from Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, Budapest, Hungary (with studies extended at L’École Boulle, Paris, France) . City &  Guilds Pitman English Language Qualification – ESOL certification

Expertise : Visual Communication, Advertisement and Communicational Design, Graphic Design, Adobe software

Mr. Daniel Jebakumar, Lecturer/Studio Specialist, Media Studies Department

Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Media Technology, Karunya University, India

Master of Science in Cinematography and Post Production, University of Greenwich, UK

DANTE Level 2 certified by Audinate.

Expertise : Audio Production, Sound Design, Cinematography, Post Production.

Mr. Hafiz Muhammad Shoaib Nawaz, Lecturer, Media Department

M.Phil Mass Communication & Media, University of Gujrat, Pakistan

Masters in Mass Communication & Media, University of Gujrat, Pakistan

Expertise: Teaching, Training, Career Coaching and Communicator.


Mr. Bahulayan Madhu Govind, Lecturer , English Studies Department

IELTS Band 8, British Council, CELTA, Cambridge University,

B.Ed, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi,M.A English Literature, Kerala University,B.A English Language and Literature, Kerala University.

Expertise: Shakespearean Plays, Romantic Poetry, Creative writing

Ms. Nirmala Shettey , English Studies Department

CELTA , (Cambridge University)

Masters in English Language and Literature, Nagarjuna University, AP. Bachelors in English language and literature, Nagarjuna University. AP. B.Ed in English (Annamalai University).

Expertise: Teaching English Language Skills, English Literature, Teaching EFL and IELTS Training.

Dr. Mohammed Quamruddin Ansari, Asst. Professor, General Foundation program

PhD in Applied Linguistics, MA in English, MA in Vernacular, Bachelor of Education in English, Diploma in English Language Teaching, Institute of English, Calcutta. CELTA, Cambridge University. Certificate in Teaching IELTS: Train the Trainer, British Council, Oman. IC3, Certiport. Aptech Computer Course, Zee Education, Diploma in Journalism.

Expertise: Learner-centered teaching, Learner autonomy, Motivational strategies, Teachers as co-learners, TALL, Frequent presenter at national and international conferences, and a writer.

Dr Davis Daniel, Asst. professor, General Foundation Program

Phd in English M.K University,Mphil English Alagappa University, B Ed M.K Universty,M Ed M.K University.,Mphil Education. CELTA Cambridge University.

Expertise in writing articles in reputed English Journals,Interest in Research Projects and evaluating Mphil thesis from three universities in India.Presented papers in English in the National & International seminars.Expertise in guiding Phd scholars of Indian universities.

Ms. Judith Sam Davidson, Lecturer, General Foundation Program

MBA, Marketing Management, University of Madras, India. BE, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology, India.

Expertise: Event Management, Logistics Management, Entrepreneurship, Sales and Marketing.

 Ms. Divya Kasi, Lecturer, English Studies 

Master of Arts in English Literature, Calicut University, Kerala.

B.Ed in Natural Science and English, Annamalai University, Chennai.

BSC Botany, Calicut University,Kerala. IELTS.

Expertise: Skill development Teaching, Freelance writer, Author, Content Writer, IELTS Training, 18th Century to Modern Century Literature, Poetry, Editorial and Blogging expertise.

Mr. Hamid Hamdan, General Foundation program

BA in English University of Khrtoum  1986 . MA in Applied Linguistics 2014 University of AL Nalain Sudan . Diploma in TESOL UK 2006 . IC3 computer certificate 2011.

Expertise: 29 years experience in teaching English as a second Language.

Ms. Madhumathi H U. IT Lecturer  , GFP

M.Tech in Computer Networking & Engineering from Vishveshvaraya  Technological University, India. B. E in Computer Science and Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka, India.

Expertise: Computer Networking , Data & communication networks.

Ms. Sharon Jemima Lecturer ,  GFP

M. Phil in Counselling Psychology, Bharathiar University India. Masters in Psychology, Edge Hill University, UK and  Bharathiar University India. Bachelors in Psychology , Government Arts College, Affiliated to  Bharathiar University India.

Expertise: Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing, Counselling students, Psychological research and Psychological testing.

Mr Waleed Al Atbi , General Foundation Program 

B.A in English Education and Literature Rustaq College of Applied Sciences, CELTA ,

Expertise: 8 Years experience Ministry of Education (English teacher)

Mr Qasim Al Kaifeen- Math Lecturer , GFP 

Master Curricula and Methods of teaching Mathematics from Muatah University,

Degree Mathematics and Computer Science , SQU

Expertise: 3 Years in Al Zahra College, 7 Years in human resource development department – the Directorate General Education in Governorate of North East- Ministry of Education

Ms. Amani   Al Siyabi , Officer , Human Resource Department 

BA in Human Resource Management, Higher Education of Technology , Muscat

 Expertise: HR Management

Ms. Shahama Al Araimi, Accountant

Bachelor in Accountancy,  Mazoon College

Expertise: 10 Year of Experience in Accounts and Finance at Bayan College.

Ms. Nahid Al Risi, Student Affairs               

BA Journalism, Bayan College. Diploma Journalism, Bayan college.

Expertise: Analyzing  case studies, graphic design, writing

Mr. Mohammed Said Elian, Student Affairs              

Bachelor of Physical Education Specialization Sports Administration

Expertise: Physical Education Teacher, Coach at Mazoon College, Marketing Officer at Mazoon College

Mr. Ather Mehmood, IT Specialist

BS in Telecommunication and Networking from Superior University, Pakistan. Cisco Certified Network Associate and MCITP Certified.

Expertise: LAN, MAN Configurations, Network Development and Maintenance, Troubleshooting.

Mr. Ayoub Al Harthi , IT Office 

Bachelor degree in Networking- Information Technology

Experience: 2.5 years experience in Information Technology, Networking

Mr.ABDULLAH SAIF SALIM AL-BUSAIDI , Admission and Registration Department

Bachelor in Business Management.


Mr Asaad Hilal Suliman Al Majrafi, Admission and Registration Clerk

BA(Hons) Business Administration Information System from Majan College.

Ms. Zainab Al Amri, Admission & Registration Clerk

BA in Human Resource Management, Higher Education of Technology , Muscat

Expertise: Management

Mr. Mulham Mansoor Khalifa Al Siyabi, PRO

General Foundation Programme, Military Technology College, IELTS, Higher Education of Technology , Muscat

Expertise: Public Relations.

Ms. Aya Al Abdali , Student Counselor

BA in psychology, Mazoon College , Muscat

Expertise: Offering Counseling and guidance for the students.

Ms. Hajer Suliman Abdullah AL-Harrasi, Head of Library

Bachelor in “Information Studies: Information institutions Management “, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University.

Expertise: 2.6 years  as librarian.

Mr. Ammar Yasir Alzadjali, Librarian

Diploma of Information Technology, Almosanaa College of Technology.

Expertise:IT Helpdesk Omantel, Oman Computer Services company training.

Ms Ruqaya Al Hooti , Receptionist

General Diploma

Experience : Coordinator , Receptionist , Nursing  Asst

Mr. Said Shinan Nasser Al Harrasi, Security Guard

Expertise:  32  years of experience at the Ministry of Defense.

Mr. Khalaf Marhoon Salim Al Sulaimi, Security Guard

Expertise:  30 years of experience in Royal Guard of Oman

Mr. Khalid Ali Al Siyabi , Security Guard

Expertise:  27 years of experience in Royal Office