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Dr. Fadi Kotob

Dr. Fadi Kotob
Senior Lecturer

Fadi is a highly motivated educator with over 10 years of teaching and leadership experience across Australian public universities and private education institutions. He is committed to excellence in education and leadership, which he delivers by making students’ education a transformative and enriching experience, and by nurturing his colleagues using a servant leadership style. Fadi has award winning teaching skills, passion for excellence, and ability to deliver superior student experience and engagement.


Biography

Fadi is a senior lecturer at SISTC. He is passionate about delivering teaching excellence and making a real difference in people’s lives.

Fadi has many years of IT experience working in various service support and project delivery roles, as well as teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia and overseas.

Fadi uses contemporary educational approaches, delivers theoretical and practical teaching, and demonstrates a fair, supportive and caring attitude towards students. Fadi also helps students increase their knowledge by helping them engage with businesses and community groups.

Fadi has earned many highly respected educational awards and recognitions, such as the Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Award from the University of Wollongong. Outside the education field, he is a volunteer with the Australian Red Cross Emergency Team and with Maronites On Mission.


Teaching Philosophy

The constructivist philosophy aligns with my belief that learning is constructed by students building on existing knowledge, assimilating new ideas and reconstructing their meaning of reality. To achieve this learning, I act as a facilitator who helps students gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills, a motivator who builds students’ trust in their capability and an academic who uses research in the curricula. I am also a carer who supports students during the course, a leader who always asks, “how can I make teaching better” and uses innovative teaching and service support practices that deliver improved teaching and help students gain job opportunities, and finally a supporter who goes beyond by helping students after completing their studies. My support, collaboration and care are also exercised when dealing with colleagues by creating course content, explaining its purpose and how to deliver it, which improves teaching practices and standardises students’ experience.


Academic Qualifications

2019
Doctor of Philosophy (University of Wollongong)
Topic: Knowledge Stickiness in Organisations

2009
Master of Project Management with Distinction (University of Wollongong)
Average 83 Distinction (Top Cohort Student In 4 Subjects)

2004
Bachelor of Commerce (University of Wollongong)
Major: Business Information System

2001
Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (University of Wollongong)

2001
Diploma of Information Technology (University of Wollongong)


Teaching Areas
  • Project Management
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Advanced Project Management
  • Systems Development Life Cycle and Project Management
  • Capstone 1
  • Technical User Support
  • IT Strategy and Management
  • Contemporary Topics in IT
  • E-Commerce
  • Innovation and Technology Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Applied Business Research
  • Operations Management
  • Quality Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Global Operations and Supply Chain Management

Scholarship and Research Areas
  • Knowledge Management
  • Teaching and Learning

Grants and Awards
  • Awarded SISTC Outstanding Contribution by an Academic Staff Member Recognition
  • Nominated for the Vice Chancellor’s Award with the University of Wollongong in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Faculty Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning at the University of Wollongong
  • Awarded the Sydney Business School Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning
  • Awarded CareerOne’s CEO “employee of the month” Award
  • Nominated for CareerOne’s CEO “employee of the month” award on ten occasions
  • Awarded the David Jones CEO Special Achievement Award
  • Achieved the Red Cross Volunteer Service Award

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers

Kotob, F., Styger, L., & Richardson, L. (2016). Exploring mind mapping techniques to analyse complex case study data. Australian Academy of Business and Economics Review. 2(3).

Kotob, F., & Styger, L. (2013). A comparison of supply integration and end-to-end communication theory and practice – An Australian perspective. World Journal of Social Sciences. 3(4).

Conference Proceedings

Jonathan, J., Sohail, S., Kotob, F., & Salter, G. (2018). 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE), The role of learning analytics in performance measurement in a higher education institution. University of Wollongong, Wollongong, December 5-7. ISBN 978-1-5386-6521-3.

Kotob, F., & Styger, L. (2011). Escaping SILOS SSEE 2011 International Conference, A sustainable decision framework for maintaining engagement between corporations and community stakeholders – Breaking down the barriers of supply. Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, October 24-26.

Kotob, F. (2011). HDR Conference, A position paper on what is supply, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, ISBN 978-1463775070.

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