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Professor Beena Giridharan

Professor Beena Giridharan Professor Beena Giridharan
Position Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor, Sarawak
Faculty Office of the DVC International
School Curtin Malaysia
Campus Bentley Campus
Location 200
Email Beena.Giridharan@curtin.edu.au

Brief Summary

Professor Beena Giridharan is the Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor at Curtin University, Malaysia. In her role, she reports to the Pro Vice-Chancellor, and provides academic, financial, strategic, and administrative leadership to Curtin Sarawak, with a particular focus on academic operational efficiency. Prior to taking on this position, Beena was the Dean for Learning and Teaching at Curtin University, Sarawak from 2011-2016. She attained a doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics and Education from Curtin University, Western Australia. She has a first class Masters’ degree in English Language and Literature and a first class Bachelor’s Degree in Science.

Overview

Beena Giridharan's research and academic interests include: vocabulary acquisition in ESL, educational administration and leadership; higher education practices, transnational education, work-integrated learning, and ethno-linguistic studies in indigenous communities. As a member of an OLT (Office of Learning and Teaching, Australia) funded project entitled ‘Learning without Borders’ she has investigated leadership roles in Trans-National Education (TNE) and internationalization of curriculum. She continues to supervise Master of Philosophy and doctoral students.

Beena has been a fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) since 2006. She mentors aspiring HERDSA fellows, and is a panel assessor for HERDSA fellowship portfolios. She won the 2006 Carrick Australian Award for University Teaching, and the 2006 Curtin University, Australia, Excellence in Teaching and Innovation award.  Beena Giridharan was a visiting professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA between 2007- 2008.  She is an associate editor for the IAFOR Journal of Education, USA, and a reviewer for a number of international journals in higher education. Her publications include a book on Vocabulary Acquisition Patterns in Adult Tertiary (ESL) Learners( 2013), an international handbook on Transnational Education: Leadership in transnational education and internationalization of curriculum, several book chapters, and publications in journals and refereed conferences. She is often invited as keynote speaker and plenary speaker at a number of higher education conferences regionally and internationally.

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Memberships, Awards and Training

HERDSA Fellow since 2006

Excellence in Teaching and Innovation Award 2006

Carrick Australian Award for University Teaching 2006

 

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Publications

2016

Book Chapters (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

2015

Conference Articles (Research)

2014

Journal Articles (Research)

2013

Journal Articles (Research)

Conference Articles (Research)

2012

Journal Articles (Research)

2009

Conference Articles (Research)

2008

Journal Articles (Research)

Additional publication categories

2015

Journal Articles (Scholarly/Professional)

  • Giridharan, B. 2015.“Foreword.”Arab World English Journal 2s (5): 3-5.

2013

Books (Research) - Other

Book Chapters - Other

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