Academic Staff

Staff at AIS are research-active and many are PBRF rated. See below for a full list of our academic staff (listed alphabetically) and how you can get in contact with them.

 

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Sawsan Al-Shamaa

Lecturer, Business Administration Programmes

Qualifications: MSc (Statistics) UK, BSc (Applied Statistics) (Hons) Baghdad
Main Teaching Field: Business Quantitative Methods, Business Research Methods

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Bob Beaver

Lecturer, Business Administration Programmes

Qualifications: M.Phil (IMC), B.A. (London), Postgraduate Certificate in Education (London), Certificate in Higher Education (Unitec), Graduate Certificate in Career Development (AUT).
Main Teaching Field: Human Resource Management

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John Cunningham

Lecturer, Business Administration Programmes / Executive Director - Ignition Partner Ltd

Qualifications:

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Prof. Richard Goodall

Lecturer, Business Administration Programmes

Qualifications: BEd Monash, BCom Melb, MEc Sydney, EdD Nevada, FCIS, AccMLEADR

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Havea Hikule'o Fonua

Lecturer, IT Programme

Qualifications: BComSci (Bachelor of Computer Science) - Wollongongo, Australia, MDigCom (Master of Digital Communication) - Monash, Australia
Main Teaching Field: C# Programming Language (C/C++), Database Management Systems, Software Testing, Information Technology System

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Rakesh Kumar

Lecturer, IT Programme

Qualifications: Master of Computer Applications, Post Graduate Diploma in computing
Main Teaching Field: OOP, Computer Networking, System Analysis and Design, Requirement Modelling

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Beena Lal

Lecturer, Business Programmes

Qualifications: MPBS (Hons) (Accounting) NZ, PGDipEd, BA, DipEd Fiji, Cert AET NZ, Member - The Institute of Internal Auditors New Zealand, CPA (Aust.)
Main Teaching Field: Accounting, Finance, Taxation, IT and Ethics in Accounting Practice

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Terry Leotta

Director for English Language and Learning Support

Qualifications: BA, MA (Hons) Auck, CELTA, IDLTM
Main Teaching Field: General English, English for Academic Purposes

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Martin Mahler

Head of School, Business Administration Programmes

Qualifications: NZCATT, NZDipBus, BCom, PgDBA, MaMgmt
Main Teaching Field: Marketing and Economics

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Dr Leonie Menzies

Head of Department, Business, Hospitality, Tourism, Healthcare, Information Technology Programmes

Qualifications: PhD, MCom, BCom (Hons)
Main Teaching Field: Management, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Tourism Management

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Claude Oberto

Lecturer, Business Administration Programmes

Qualifications:

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Paul OBrien

Lecturer, Business Administration Programmes

Qualifications: MBA, Dip. Business Marketing (Auckland)
Main Teaching Field: Marketing and Strategic Marketing

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Dr Tanya Petrichtcheva

English Language Programmes

Qualifications: BA, DipTEFL Krasnoyark, PhD (Education) Moscow
Main Teaching Field: English for Academic Purposes, IELTS Preparation

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John Tan

Lecturer, Business Administration Programmes

Qualifications: PhD (Massey, NZ), MBA (Bath, UK), BSc (Glasgow, UK)
Main Teaching Field: Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Business Strategies and Change Management

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Dr Semisi Taumoepeau

Lecturer of Tourism Programmes / Director of Pasifika Studies and Relations

Qualifications: BSc Auck, CertTP Bradford, CertTM Hawai’I, MSc Surrey, DBA USC
Main Teaching Field: Tourism Management, Tourism Regulations, Tourism Planning, Air Transport Management, Pacific Tourism

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Zaina Theresa

Lecturer, Hospitality Programmes

Qualifications: BSc, BHM, PGDipHA, MIHM (Hons.)
Main Teaching Field: Hospitality management, business environment, strategic management

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Dr Nitin Seth

Lecturer, Business Administration Programmes

Qualifications: PhD (JMI, India), MBA (Anna, India), Executive Masters in International Trade Gold Medalist (IIFT, India), Business Analytics (Wharton, USA), Digital Strategies (Columbia, USA), Certificate in Adult Tertiary Teaching (NZ), Global Business (Harvard, USA)
Main Teaching Field: Global Marketing, International Trade, Global Strategy, and Business Analytics

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