dr-monica-gallant.png

Associate Professor
(Accounting)

Education

  • Doctorate of Education, University of Southern Queensland
  • Masters of Education Technology, University of Southern Queensland
  • Bachelor of Commerce, McMaster University

Subjects Taught/ Student Project Mentor

  • Accounting, Auditing, Management

Academic experience 

  • Faculty member, Higher Colleges of Technology
  • Faculty member, Mohawk College

Corporate experience

  • President and CEO, The College of Fashion and Design
  • Dean, Esmod French Fashion Institute Dubai
  • Associate Dean/Chair, The Higher Colleges of Technology
  • Motivational Factors for How knowledge of Intercultural Intelligence can improve Business Education, presented at the ACBSP region 8 conference, Dubai 2011 (voted second best presentation).
  • Female Entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates, co-authored with Husam Omar, funded by the Wharton Entrepreneurship and Family Business Research Centre, published in the European Business Review Journal, Nov/Dec 2012 edition and presented at the Mediterranean Conference for Academic Disciplines conference in Malta, March 2-8, 2013.
  • Broken silence: a commentary on women's entrepreneurship in the United Arab Emirates, co-authored with Nnamdi Madichie published in the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, May 2012 issue.
  • Outlook of female students towards entrepreneurship: an analysis of a selection of business students in Dubai. (co-authored with Damodharan Varadarajan and Sudipa Majumdar, published in Emerald Journal: Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, vol. 3 no. 3, 2010).
  • The Application of Feminism in the Arab World: Research perspectives (published in the Emerald Journal: Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, vol. 1 no. 3, 2008. This paper won the Emerald Literati Network Outstanding paper award in 2009).
  • E-learning Enabled Entrepreneurship: A Unique Technology-enhanced Project-based, Mentoring Approach (co-authored with Pamela Hawkswell, E Learn Conference: Las Vegas Nov 17-21, 2009).
  • The Employment of Female Nationals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE): An Analysis of Opportunities and Barriers Co-authored with Dr James Pounder (published in the Emerald Journal: Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, 2008).
  • Joint Research Initiative: Women Business Owners in the United Arab Emirates A five-country comparison funded by the International Finance Corporation in cooperation with the Center for Arab Women’s Training and Research. Global Report launched in Jordan in June 2007, Local Country Report launched in May 2008.
  • Young Arab Women Develop Critical Entrepreneurial Skills through College Bazaar Published in the Enterprising Women magazine. An extended version was presented at the “Entrepreneurship in Education” conference in Finland, April 2008.

Conference papers presented

  • Enhancing Educational Leadership through Intercultural Intelligence, presented at the Educational Futures: Innovations and Aspirations conference in Qatar, Oct 20-22, 2012.
  • Young Arab Women Develop Critical Entrepreneurial Skills through College Bazaar Published in the Enterprising Women magazine. An extended version was presented at the “Entrepreneurship in Education” conference in Finland, April 2008.
  • Female Entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates, co-authored with Husam Omar, funded by the Wharton Entrepreneurship and Family Business Research Centre, published in the European Business Review Journal, Nov/Dec 2012 edition and presented at the Mediterranean Conference for Academic Disciplines conference in Malta, March 2-8, 2013.

Books

  • Published author of Emirati Women in Dubai: Navigating Cultural Change, book published by VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, 2008

EDITORIAL AND REVIEWER ACTIVITIES

  • Qualified site evaluator and mentor for the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) (2010-2015)

Awards & recognition

  • Certified mentor (2013)
  • Certified trainer for Intercultural Intelligence (2011)
  • Certified trainer for Personality Dimensions (2009)
  • Global Teaching Excellence Award, ACBSP, 2003
  • Outstanding Research Paper Award, Emerald Literati Network, 2009

Membership

  • Chartered Professional Accountant – member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1986