Professor Arshad Omari
BArchHons, PhD WAust
Professor Arshad Omari is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice-President with key responsibilities for the Edith Cowan University (ECU) student experience, academic profile and load planning, quality assurance, human resources, risk management and audit assurance and the ECU web presence.
Originally trained as an Architect, Professor Omari has been with ECU since 1994 and has extensive experience in administration, strategy and planning at all levels of the University. Professor Omari has previously held the positions of the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education and Arts, and prior to that, the Head of the School of Communications and Contemporary Arts. Prior to joining ECU he taught in Computer Science at the University of Western Australia.
Professor Omari has a diverse research and teaching background covering a range of disciplines; Architecture and Design, Computer Science, Interactive Media, Communications, the Internet and Online Learning. His research has been focused upon the development and application of online technologies, and in particular the effectiveness of these in teaching, learning, communication and online community.
He holds the degrees of Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and Doctor of Philosophy, both from the University of Western Australia.
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