Dr. Maha Kobeil
The Dean & CEO
Ms. Nabila Al Macki
Deputy Dean (Academic Affairs)
Nabila Al Macki is a passionate leader about learning and education, who enjoys working with dynamic and diverse teams in high performance higher education institutions. Nabila earned her MBA (Financial Management) from the University of Hull, UK. In 2018 she became a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). She has a rich teaching experience, particularly in the areas of Finance, Accounting, Human Resource Management, and Leadership, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition to teaching, she has also supervised undergraduate projects at Majan College.
In academia, Nabila has extensive experience in the area of programme review and skill-based curriculum development in line with national and international standards. Ms. Nabila has acquired extensive knowledge of UK quality assurance procedures and of higher education systems and standards in Oman.
Ms Nabila is an external reviewer of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and Oman Authority for Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Education.
Dr. Brian Poole
Associate Dean - Teaching, Research & Innovation
During a long career, Dr Brian has taught and managed principally at universities in the UK, Singapore and Oman. At various times he has been a Head of Faculty, an Associate Dean and a Quality Assurance Manager. His teaching and thesis supervision have been mainly in the areas of English lexicology and applied linguistics, although he has also published papers on various aspects of higher education. He has presented conference papers in countries such as Greece, Turkey, Thailand, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Serbia and Oman, and he is currently an external examiner at Durham University, UK. Publication details are here: Scopus and Google Scholar.
Dr. Susan Trevor-Roper
Associate Dean – Planning and Risk Management
Susan holds a PhD in Educational Research (Lancaster University, UK), a Master’s Degree (with Distinction) in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (University of Reading, UK) and a BSc (Hons) Biochemistry (Imperial College London, UK). She has extensive experience in internal and external quality assurance, transnational higher education and teaching in higher education. Prior to joining Majan, Susan worked as a Senior Quality Assurance Expert at the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA, now OAAAQA) during which time she played a key role in the development of the OAAA’s institutional accreditation standards, criteria and processes, contributed to its research and undertook the role of Review Director for over twenty institutional reviews. Susan’s research interest is in the area of internationalisation of higher education with specific focus on transnational higher education provided through local delivery partnerships and institutional support for international academic teachers.
Dr. Ammar Al-Balushi
Head of the Faculty of Business Management
Dr. Ammar Al-Balushi is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Business Management. Dr. Ammar holds a PhD degree in Management, with a particular focus on Tourism Development and Strategy, studied at Glasgow Caledonian University, London Branch. He has completed
his Bachelor’s degree at Glasgow Caledonian University and Master’s in International Management at Strathclyde University.
Dr. Ammar has previously worked as a lecturer and a module leader in Management, Marketing and Strategy at Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Essex from 2013 to 2018. His current research focuses on tourism development, marketing, branding, economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism and management of tourism sites. Dr. Ammar brings an industrial and international perspective to his teaching informed by scholarly research focusing on the GCC and MENA regions. He has also written a book chapter on the management of impacts of tourism.
Dr. Syed Ziaur Rahman
Head of the Faculty of Information Technology
Dr. Syed has been involved in the field of Computer Science and Information Technology for almost 20 years. He holds a Ph.D., an MTech, and BTech in Computer Science and Systems Engineering. His early career, in the industry at SIEMENS and Infosys as a software engineer includes the development of real-time solutions and work as a consultant for ERP. Since 2005, Dr. Syed is associated with academics and has been recognized for best practices in teaching, research, leadership, and staff development. He is a Certified External Reviewer for accreditation bodies and is trained in IPR. He has served or is currently serving in various roles as Congress Chair, or International Scientific committee member for many conferences worldwide. He is also the Editorial Board member in two international journals and his current research interests are in the areas of Computer Science, Blended Learning, Internationalization of Higher Education, and IPR.
Head of the Faculty of English Language Studies
Amanda is the Head of the faculty of English Language Studies. She has a PhD in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics from the University of Warwick in the UK, as well as a MEd TESOL from the University of Leeds and a Postgraduate Certificate in Studies in Education from Melbourne University in Australia. She has been involved in second language education since 1992, working in Qatar, Egypt, the UAE and Oman as a teacher, teacher trainer, lecturer and course developer, as well as managing training and language schools. Amanda also has extensive experience as a lecturer, dissertation supervisor and teacher educator in both the GCC and the UK at Higher Education institutions, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students and supervising doctorates and dissertations. Her research interests focus on teacher development.
Mr. Amr Ebeid
Chief Finance,CG & IR Officer
He joined the College in 2008. Amr has extensive experience in financial operations control and development of financial objectives in line with the college strategy. He has more than seven years’ previous experience in public accounting practice with Deloitte and KPMG in the Middle East. He has been responsible for providing audit & advisory services to a wide range of business sectors. He is a chartered accountant and holds postgraduate degrees in finance.
Mr. Sami Al Yousfi
Head of Administration & HR
Sami holds an MBA from the University of Bedfordshire, UK. He oversees the provision and smooth running of facilities in the College. He works closely with senior management and is involved in strategic planning for the College. He is also directly responsible for facilities in the hostels, the security of the College's premises and crisis management. He is a sports enthusiast and plays a very active role in the College's sport and co-curricular activities.