Dr Zeenath Reza Khan is the Founding President and Board Member of the Centre for Academic Integrity in the UAE, Associate Professor of Cyber Ethics at Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences, and Program Director for Freshman Pathway Programs at University of Wollongong in Dubai. She has been teaching in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the university since 2001.
Fellow of Wollongong Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence (WATTLE), Audit Board Member for European Network for Academic Integrity and Local Advisory Board Member of Our Own High School Al Warqa UAE (GEMS Education), Dr Khan is a national and international award winning academic with more than 60 publications to her name. Considered a tier one speaker, Dr Khan’s research interests are in academic integrity, ethics in IT, teaching and learning, and STEM for girls. She has won the Vice Chancellor’s OCTAL award from UOW in 2016, Turnitin Global Innovation Award 2015, Teaching Excellence Award from UOWD in 2014, among others. Recently she was named among UAE’s 10 most influential educational leaders 2019 by The Knowledge Review, won the Digital Leader Award in Education category from Khaleej Times and MIT Sloan Mgt Review’s Digital Leaders Forum, 2019. Dr Khan was named 2020 Global Educational Influencer and one of 100 Most Admired People in Education in 2021 by The Excelligent. In 2020, Dr Khan was recognised for her research contribution by European Network for Academic Integrity as the recipient of their ENAI Research Excellence Award 2021.
- PhD, University of Wollongong, Australia
- MIB with Distinction, University of Wollongong in Dubai
- B.Comp.Sc, University of Wollongong in Dubai
Dr Khan has to-date more than 60 publications to her name with Best Paper award for her work in Gamification of Academic Integrity, is a Tier One Public Speaker, has spoken at major international conference including at Harvard University (USA) and Cambridge University (UK), as invited/guest/key note or lead speaker and been interviewed as lead expert on academic integrity by major newspapers nationally and internationally.
Dr Khan’s research interests are in community informatics, ethics in IT and education, technology in education, and has been nominated thrice for the Research Excellence Award by UOWD’s Research Committee.
Currently Dr Khan is a board member of the European Network for Academic Integrity Audit Group, leading working group on Gamification of Academic integrity, heading the SmartED project that looks at developing a smart framework for higher education to face crises, a Fellow of Wollongong Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence (WATTLE), and official reviewer for Oxford University Press – Epigeum Academic Integrity Course Module.
In her spare time, Dr Khan also manages a voluntary foundation for women and girls that advocates for education, hygiene and rights as founding managing director.
- Integrity in Academics
- Management Information Systems
- Overcoming Digital Divide Through Smart Innovations
- STEM education
- Careers for Girls