RMIT Vietnam NewsExperienced business school leader joins RMIT Vietnam

Experienced business school leader joins RMIT Vietnam

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 18:35
Professor Ray Gordon

Experienced business school leader and leadership researcher Professor Raymond Gordon has been appointed Head of Centre for the RMIT Vietnam’s Centre of Commerce and Management.

Professor Gordon said he was thrilled to take up the opportunity to lead the University's commerce and management higher education hub.

"It's a centre with outstanding teaching staff across its programs and I'm looking forward to working with the team to continue the good work," Professor Gordon said.

"Our focus remains on the student experience and innovative ways to enhance this experience.

"Academic staff, professional staff and student teams are working together to develop new and exciting learning experiences, which include the use of education technologies, blended learning and work integrated learning initiatives," he said.

"We're also ensuring our research is focused, practical, benefits Vietnam and further develops the relationship between Vietnam and Australia."

Highlighting the centre's student focused approach is the recent announcement of a financial markets trading simulator for commerce related programs, which maximises the student experience in this field as well as demonstrates the University's overarching commitment to quality across its facilities and resources.

Professor Gordon said the centre is aligning its strategic purpose and commitment of resources with its mission as well as continually improving its faculty sufficiency.

"We're introducing 'assurance of learning' processes, which is about ensuring the quality of the centre's graduates," Professor Gordon said.

"It involves an ongoing commitment to measuring and monitoring our teaching and research performance as well as the effectiveness of the academic systems we have in place."

Prior to joining RMIT Vietnam, Professor Gordon was Deputy Dean within the Faculty of Business at Bond University in Australia.

During his seven years at Bond, Professor Gordon also held the positions of Head of the Bond Business School and the Associate Dean of Research.

He led Bond's successful bid for business school accreditation from international accrediting bodies such as AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

Professor Gordon has received numerous teaching and research awards including being nominated for the William H. Newman Award in the All-Academy Awards by the American Academy of Management as well as best paper awards by the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.

He has an additional 12 years experience at other Australian universities including University of Technology, Sydney, the University of Newcastle, and the University of Western Sydney and has held visiting professor positions at New Mexico State University and Copenhagen Business School.

Prior to his career as an academic, Professor Gordon worked in the computer and information technology industry at a senior management level in in Australia, UK, USA and throughout Asia.