I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies and a Coordinator for the Instruction, Technology and Assessment course at the Faculty of Human Development of the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (Sultan Idris Education University), Malaysia. I am currently the Chief Editor of Journal of Research, Policy & Practice of Teachers &Teacher Education (JRPPTTE) which is one of the university's journal. Together with this journal, I also hold the role of an associate editor of the Educatum Journal of Social Sciences (UPSI), Malaysian Journal of Education (UKM), and Advances in Higher Education.
I belong to a group called the "Rising Star" (2019), a term coined by the Research Management and Innovation Center of my university as part of the university's recognition of work in research and publication. My research interests focus on developing and improving both preservice and beginning teachers’ pedagogical knowledge, skills and practices. This interests have seen me published numerous articles in high impact journals and book chapters in the field of education and teacher education.
Due to my enduring interest in research, I have obtained numerous research grants, namely from, the AFI Foundation Acheh Indonesia, the Exploratory Research Grant Scheme of the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme of the Ministry of Education Malaysia and the National Child Development Research Center Malaysia. My most recent project (funded by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia) is to identify the criteria necessary for the design of a maturity model to remedy the widespread shortcomings to assess Higher Education 4.0 readiness for the Industrial Revolution 4.0 in Malaysia. A recent research proposal in collaboration with Sebelas-Maret University, Indonesia is pending.
I hope to further collaborate on areas of teacher education and teaching. Please contact me so that we can start a discussion on research areas of mutual interest.