Our Academic Team

Learn more about our team of highly qualified and experienced staff

Dr Richard Stejer

Richard develops online and instructor-led courses in organisational behaviour, financial management, strategy and innovation, professional ethics, and quantitative analysis.  His courses are innovatively designed with multimedia, audiobooks, vodcasts and interactive documents.  In his previous role as the MBA Course Director with Kaplan Business School, he led the strategy and implementation of domestic and international academic partnerships.  He also produced a community podcast, the Women In Leadership Series, and Business Analytics webinars.  With Kaplan Professional, he wrote subjects in the Master Of Applied Finance and Master Of Financial Planning; and published numerous articles on professional ethics.

Richard’s academic capability is built on 25 years of management consulting and corporate training experience in Australia, Southeast Asia, USA, and New Zealand.  His consulting enables him to customise corporate training programs in business analysis, project management, and leadership.  His leadership contributions include volunteering as Associate Director Of Certification with the Project Management Institute Sydney Chapter and as the NSW State Leader with the Change Management Institute.

Richard has always been passionate about higher education.  His career began near Silicon Valley, California, where he taught clients how to use enterprise application software (EAS).  He continued teaching and consulting with Mount Isa Mines, Rio Tinto Aluminium, Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank, Zurich Insurance, and Telstra among others. In 2008, he graduated with a DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) at Macquarie University. His research outcome is a predictive model of human relationship factors in complex project management.  The research informs his teaching with higher education providers including the University Of Technology Sydney, Torrens University, Kaplan Professional, Kaplan Business School, and TAFE NSW.

Dr Mohammad Monjurul Hoque

Dr Mohammad Monjurul Hoque has joined at the Australian School of Accounting (ASA) as a Lecturer and Unit Coordinator. He is a passionate academic, research, and management professional with over 20 years of extensive industry experience in Australia, Malaysia, and Bangladesh. Dr Hoque obtained his PhD in Economics from the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) as a Commonwealth Scholar, Master of Economics from the University of Sydney as an ADB Scholar, M. Com in Finance and B. Com (Honours) in Finance from the University of Dhaka. Moreover, he gained extensive professional development exposures from Australia, UK, Japan, Italy, and South Korea.

Dr Hoque has developed an impressive track record as a Business Lecturer and Unit Coordinator at the Australian National Institute of Management and Commerce (IMC) in Sydney, Federation University Australia, University of Sunshine Coast (with ATMC Sydney), Victoria University Sydney, and MIT Sydney for the last 12 years. In this capacity, he has progressively developed and extensively applied an updated set of knowledge and skills in teaching and research in the field of economics and finance that influences, motivates, and inspires students to engage and learn.

As a Deputy Director at the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre with the Government of Bangladesh, Dr Hoque led economic management, research, and training teams, and directly advise and liaise with multidisciplinary agencies across the Government of Bangladesh and industry stakeholders for over 15 years. Where he gained invaluable practical knowledge, skills, and experience in economic and financial management, research, and training. He advised the Government and industries on various economic and business development policy and policy reform process as part of collaborative approaches with various governmental agencies, industry stakeholders and international development partners.

Dr Hoque has authored and co-authored several research and publications in high quality journals in economics and finance.

Dr Muhammad Shuaib Khan

Dr Khan’s earned his doctorate in Statistics from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He teaches variety of Business analytics and statistics courses and enjoys working with students. Dr Khan’s has designed and created undergraduate and postgraduate Business Statistics and Business Analytics courses. Dr Khan’s expertise lies with teaching statistical/data science courses (including introductory Statistics courses, econometrics, Probability theory, Multivariate analysis, Statistics for data Science, Business Statistics and Business Research Methods, Business analytics and Predictive analytics), particularly to non-statistically minded people.

He has taught all levels of undergraduate Statistics courses and postgraduate program courses in statistics/data science and MBA programs, both on-campus and online.

Dr Khan’s primary research focuses on statistical modelling in covariates regression analysis, distribution theory, reliability / survival analysis, and computational statistical modelling.

Dr Karyne Ang

Prior to joining the ASA, Karyne directed and led multiple client-based research and marketing portfolios encompassing NPD, brand management, consumer behaviour and market segmentation research for several multi-national corporations and market-research agencies for over 15 years. Her most recent roles include being the Unit Coordinator and Lecturer at the School of Project Management at the University of Sydney. Karyne engages in teaching and collaborative research across several universities including University of Sydney, University of Technology Sydney, Western Sydney University and University of Newcastle. In recognition of her teaching and leadership in higher education, she has been awarded Senior Fellow Advanced Higher Education (SFHEA). Karyne applies interactive action-learning, peer-learning, collaboration and creative problem-based learning elements in her teaching engagements about leadership, teamwork, communication, project organisations, stakeholder value and governance.

Karyne’s research was recognised through the Research Excellence Award by the Project Management Institute Australia. Her award-winning research interests are inter-disciplinary, encompassing project and portfolio management and stakeholder value. Karyne also conducts research about higher education. Her recent research in higher education includes studies in flipped-blended learning and project-based simulations for large student cohorts. Karyne’s research has been presented in various conferences and workshops in Lisbon, Sydney, Vienna, Warsaw, London, Boston, Paris and Wellington (to name a few), and has already been published in several project management journals.

Karyne is passionate about fostering high quality scholars and future project leaders. With both a PhD in Project Management and a Master of Education in tow, she has a solid understanding of teaching and research, and is able to bridge the worlds of corporate and academia.

Mr. Nadeem Tahir (PhD)

Nadeem Tahir industry and higher education teaching experience spans more than two decades. He brings with him the wealth of experience in delivery advance accounting, auditing and taxation concepts in interesting, interactive and innovative manner evident from his exceptionally high student feedback surveys and teaching awards.

Nadeem is also supervising a taxation and business consultancy firm and brings with him a perfect balance of theory and practice. He is a part of the MBA Accounting and Management stream at the Universal Business School Sydney (UBSS) as an Assistant Professor and a visiting faculty member in number of higher education universities in private sector including Torrens University Australia and Holmes Institute.

Currently he is pursuing a PhD in Accounting from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and doing research in corporate tax avoidance.

Mr. Mohammad Toammel Hossain (PhD)

Mohammad Toammel Hossain has over 15 years of teaching experience with the last 9 years in the higher education sector in Australia. Mohammad completed his Master of Accounting, Graduate certificate in research studies from Western Sydney University. and his teaching arena includes Economics, International Trade, Corporate Financial Management, Financial Statement Analysis, Econometrics, Contemporary Accounting issues. Toammel is an experienced educator in the multicultural teaching environment of some popular universities in Australia.

Toammel’s doctoral thesis was titled “The effects of Macroeconomic variables and Institutional Qualities on Stock Prices: A Panel Data Analysis”. He takes interest in research that includes Economics, Quantitative analysis, Finance, and accounting discipline.

Ms. Patricia Vakafua

Patricia is an academia with over 15 years of experience as a Higher Education lecturer. With experience from the different auditoriums in Australian School of Accounting, Kings Own Institute, Norte Dame University, Curtin University and The University of the South Pacific.

Her previous role with Kings Own Institute was Head of Program, Accounting undergraduate and postgraduate, member of the Accounting Course Advisory Committee and current academic staff member. She was also Head of Program Accounting at Curtin University Sydney campus, academic manager and academic lecturer.

Prior to moving to Australia Patricia was Chief Accountant, Head of Treasury for the Government of Tuvalu for almost 10 years. She taught at the University of the South Pacific, Tuvalu campus in the undergraduate accounting programs through distant learning courses.

Patricia has worked as an accountant in Sydney for a number of years before moving into the academic world. She is a CPA and currently pursing research towards her PhD. She is passionate about teaching students and engaging with them to learn lifelong skills and knowledge in the field.

Her evaluate feedback from students over the years speak volumes of the interactive deliveries and encouraging environment she cultivates in her classes from online to on-campus.