Dean

Erdogan Ekiz

Professor Erdogan Ekiz is a new Dean of Faculty at TEAM University. Erdogan Ekiz was previously Associate Professor at Westminster International University in Tashkent, and Ad-Hoc Professor at The Ostelea in Morocco. Before this Dr. Erdogan was the Founding Dean of the School of Hospitality Business and Management at UM6P in Morocco. He was an Associate Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Tourism, Saudi Arabia, where he served as Director of both Postgraduate Studies and International Relations and Agreements Unit. He also served as launching Head of Travel and Tourism Department.

At TEAM University, Erdogan will provide academic leadership and strategic direction for the teaching staff to ensure and enhance the quality of the University’s teaching and research.

Education

Ph.D in Hong Kong Polytechnic University

MBA in Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Business and Economics, North Cyprus

B.Sc. in Eastern Mediterranean University, Faculty of Tourism, North Cyprus

Academic Awards and Certificates

Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) of American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, May 2007 and Jan 2012, USA

Qualified Learning Facilitator (QLF) of École hôtelière de Lausanne, February – March 2015, Switzerland

Advanced Trainer with Distinction of International Air Transport Association (IATA), February 2016, Switzerland

Workshop Attendance – “Improving Business Performance”, École hôtelière de Lausanne Executive Education, Switzerland, delivered on King Abdulaziz University Campus, Saudi Arabia

Workshop Attendance – “Creativity in Scientific Research: Transforming Research Outputs Workshop”, Center for Teaching & Learning Development, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Workshop Attendance – “Skills to Manage the Research Project Workshop”, Center for Teaching & Learning Development, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Workshop Attendance – “Excellence in Academic Advising Workshop”, Center for Teaching & Learning Development, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Workshop Attendance – “The Role of Academic Departments in Student Psychological Support Workshop”, Center for Teaching & Learning Development, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Workshop Attendance – “Structural Equation Modeling with Lisrel” (Introductory – Intermediate – Advance), Hong Kong

Basic Teaching Techniques Certificate from Educational Development Center of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Employment History

Senior Lecturer II / Associate Professor (08 Sept. 2021 – 14 Jan. 2022)

Westminster International University in Tashkent, Department of Management and Marketing, Uzbekistan.
Duties: Teaching full-time business management, marketing, and tourism courses, conducting seminars.

Professor (AdHoc Basis)  (26 Mar. 2021 – 26 Aug. 2021)

The Ostelea – Rabat, School of Tourism & Hospitality, Morocco (Training & Universities division of the Planeta Group, Spain).
Duties: Developing an executive master course, creating the content, and deliver the course at post-graduate level.

Professor (Online / AdHoc Basis)  (15 Jan. 2013 – 07 Sept. 2021 )

University of Derby, University of Worcester and University of Northampton’s common degree programs under Center of Management and Applied Sciences, KSA.
Duties: Teaching part-time marketing and management courses at graduate and post-graduate level.

Founding Dean (30 Jan. 2020 – 30 Dec. 2020)

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, School of Hospitality Business and Management, Morocco.
Duties: Establishing a new faculty. Strategic planning, development, and management of the faculty. In charge of curriculum development, recruitment, and facilities management. Supervising and coaching faculty members. Teaching full-time business and hospitality courses, conducting seminars and workshops, leading research in the school.

Director of Postgraduate Studies (25 Dec. 2018 – 02 Jan. 2020)

King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Tourism, Saudi Arabia.
Duties: Developing and managing postgraduate programs. Especially Event Management master program for females. In charge of research activities in the Tourism Faculty. Supervising and coaching junior faculty members.

Director of International Relations & Agreements Unit  (07 Oct. 2017 – 02 Jan. 2020)

King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Tourism, Saudi Arabia.
Duties: Developing and managing relationships with key international stakeholders, creating collaborative programs pertaining to international student and faculty, organizing external affairs events and meetings, and coordinating internal and external engagements, working in conjunction with the Dean of Faculty.

Founding Head of Travel and Tourism Department (07 Apr. 2015 – 14 Nov. 2017)

King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Tourism, Saudi Arabia.
Duties: Developing a curriculum in collaboration with Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the operational functions of the department.

Associate Professor  (12 Mar. 2013 – 02 Jan. 2020)

King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Tourism, Saudi Arabia.
Duties: Teaching full-time tourism, hospitality courses, conducting seminars, leading research, and academic collaboration in the school, coordinating curriculum development.

Director of Studies (06 Jan.. 2014 – 02 Jan. 2020)

Cardiff Metropolitan University, London School of Commerce, United Kingdom
Duties: Supervising doctorate students, teaching part-time tourism, hospitality courses at post-graduate level.

Professor (Part-time Basis)  (27 Sept. 2018 – 27 Dec. 2018)

Niagara College, Taif, KSA campus.
Duties: Teaching part-time event management courses at graduate level.

Consulting & Management Training (AdHoc Basis)   (05 Feb. 2015 – 02 Jan. 2020)

Batterjee Education & Training Academy (BETA) and Middle East Human Resources Alignment & Training (MEHRAT) centers
Duties: Conduct managerial training for BETA & MEHRAT centers

Associate Professor (01 Dec. 2011 – 16 Jan. 2013)

Al-Faisal University, Prince Sultan College for Tourism and Business, Department of Tourism & Hospitality, Saudi Arabia
Duties: Teaching full-time tourism, hospitality courses to undergraduate and master courses, leading research in the school, supervising master thesis.

Senior Lecturer (equivalent of Assistant Professor)   (06 July 2010 – 13 Dec. 2011)

Taylor’s University, Graduate School of Hospitality and Tourism, Malaysia.
Duties: Teaching full-time tourism, hospitality courses to undergraduate and master courses, supervising master thesis.

Lecturer (04 July 2009 – 04 July 2010 )

I-Shou University, International College,
Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Taiwan.
Duties: Teaching full-time tourism, hospitality, and business courses.

Tutor & Teaching Assistant (Aug. 2006 – July 2009)

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Hong Kong.
Duties: Tutoring and assisting various tourism courses, supervising graduation projects.

Lecturer  (Feb. 2005 – July 2006)

Cyprus International University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, Northern Cyprus.
Duties: Teaching full-time business and tourism courses, coordinating tourism internship programs