I received my scholarly training at the London School of Economics (UK) during a period that has been termed as contemporary. This period saw scholars like Merton Miller, Robert Coase, Fredrick Von Hayek, Robert Mundell, Amartya Sen, all from LSE, receive Nobel prizes. During my time at LSE, I was greatly influenced by the works of Anthony Giddens, who was to become the Director of LSE later. I also enjoyed other scholars’ works, including Edward T. Hall, Jane Jacobs, and Enid Mumford. Friedrich Nietzsche’s philosophical assertions have left a mark on much of my current thinking. Somewhere along the way, I was also introduced to the Tavistock Institute and the socio-technical movement.
I am an information scientist with a broad interest in how information is handled in organizations and our society. The resultant challenges intrigue me; may these relate to the protection of information resources or emergent privacy and identity concerns. Of particular interest to me are our society’s social and ethical issues, particularly about the use of technology. I mainly lecture post-graduates on all aspects of security and information protection, project management, and strategic planning. I also supervise doctoral students, with whom I have theoretically conceptualized several aspects of information security.
In my career, I have held several academic administration roles. These include Department Head, Director of Online MBA, Program Co-ordinator, AACSB Accreditation Advisor, and Director of Accreditation. I have been extensively involved in international recruitment and the development of international programs. I worked very closely with Akal University, India, to help set up a new business school. The MBA program at AU specializes in Business Analytics and draws mainly first generation students from very modest backgrounds.