Dr Wong Sook Khuan (Jenny)

Head of School 
School of Pre-University Studies | School of Business & Social Sciences

sk.wong@kdu.edu.my
+603 7953 6858
 
About
Dr. Jenny Wong is the Head of School of Pre-University Studies and School of Business and Social Sciences at KDU. She has received the Doctor of Philosophy (Education) from a local university, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Nottingham Trent University, UK and Bachelor Degree in Accounting & International Trade from Monash University, Australia. 

Her passion is to educate the young minds and to drive changes to the education ecosystem. She has been in the higher education industry for more than 20 years; lecturing and heading various schools and faculties. As the current Head of School at KDU, she has developed a broader perspectives in design and development of cross disciplinary programmes/specializations, developing school strategies to market academic products, introducing entrepreneurial and innovative centric mind set to teaching and in students' learning experience. 

Her research interest revolves mainly in the area of emotional intelligence (EQ), education, and entrepreneurship. The research focuses on how EQ can play much larger and diversify role in synchronizing the minds in system thinking between and among network of actors ranging from and not limited to learners and educators. She strongly believes EQ is essential to striking the balance between the learners and the educators especially to better engage the minds in the vigorous learning environment which subsequently humanize and improve the education ecosystem. Her current research is on how EQ plays an important role in developing young entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial mind set among students. She emphasizes that the research on EQ is not limited to education spectrum but can be expanded to different areas/specialization which.


Qualifications
  • Ph.D (Asia e University (Malaysia) 2013 - 2017)
  • MBA (Nottingham Trent University (UK) 2001 - 2003)
  • Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Monash University (Australia) 1999 - 2001)
Teaching
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & MARKETING RELATED 
Strategic & Operations Management; Purchasing & Supply Management; Business Ethics 
Business & Marketing Management; Entrepreneurship; Enterprise Management & Innovation 

MEDIA, COMMUNICATION & RESEARCH RELATED 
Principles of Advertising; Introduction to Advertising Theory & Practice; Communication Advertising; Business Research Research Methodology 

ACCOUNTING & FINANCE RELATED 
Business Accounting; Financial Accounting; Management Accounting; Costing; Managing Finance; Managing People & Finance;
Auditing, Control & Communication 
Research & Publications
Workshops & Conferences

12th Int. Conference on E-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies
May 2 – 3, 2019 (Hobart, Australia) 

Awarded the Emerging Scholar Awards (Chair Moderator)
Awarding Body: AADES & Common Ground Research Network & Institute, Hobart, Australia. 
Year of Award: 2019 
Presenting Paper Title: Examining Emotional Intelligence for Learner 
Diversity: Promoting Social Transformations 
(Submitted to International Journal of Ubiquitous Learning, Common Ground Publishing). 

Global Higher Education Forum 6.0 Conference
October 8 – 10, 2018 (Putrajaya, Malaysia)
Research Title: Emotional Intelligence – Tipping Point to Tolerating  Stress among Undergraduate Students 

Asia e University Postgraduate Research Conference
October 4, 2015 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Research Title: Doing Research in University 

Asia e University Research Colloqium
April 27, 2014 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Research Title: Predictors of Emotional Intelliegence 

The 2nd Pre-University Conference
September 20, 2012 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Research Title: Participants of Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom 

 
Supervision
MBA Student
Title
: Emotional Intelligence, Management, Marketing, Financial Risk Management, Enterprise Management 
 
Awards and Recognitions
  • 2019
    Emerging Scholar Awards 
    Awarding Body
    : AADES & Common Ground Research Network & Institute, Hobart, Australia.
 
  • 2015 (Ranking: Gold) | 2016 (Ranking: Silver) 
    Best Lecturer’s Teaching and Learning Evaluation Awards 
    Awarding Body
    : KBU International College, Selangor, Malaysia 
 
  • 2006
    Best Lecturer Awards 
    Awarding Body
    : KBU International College, Selangor, Malaysia 
 
  • 1998 and 1999 
    Honours Award for Outstanding Academic Achievements 
    Awarding Body
    : Monash University 
 
  • Trainer for Multi-Level EQ Workshops 
    EQ for the Interns: Healthy Emotions Healthier Prospects 
    EQ and Stress Management In the Classroom for School Teachers 
    EQ in Higher Education Workforce 
    EQ for Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs