Vice Rector's CV




Name: Thamer Omar Alhussain

Current Position: Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Email : talhussain@seu.edu.sa

Address : Saudi Electronic University P.O box 93499 Riyadh 11637 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

 

Education and Qualifications

  • 2008 – 2012: PhD in Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University, Australia. PhD thesis: Factors influencing the adoption of biometric authentication in mobile government security

  • 2010: Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, Griffith University, Australia.

  • 2007 – 2008: Master of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University, Australia.

  • 1999 – 2003: Bachelor Degree in Computing, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.

 

Work Experience

  • May 2018- Present: Vice President for Academic Affairs, Saudi Electronic University.

  • Dec 2016 – May 2018: Dean of the College of Administrative and Financial Sciences, Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh.

  • July 2014 – Dec 2106: Dean of Information Technology Deanship, Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh.

  • Sep 2014 – Present: Supervisor of E-Commerce Department, College of Administration and Finance, Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh.

  • June 2017- Present: Associate Professor, E-Commerce Department, College of Administration and Finance, Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh.

  • 2013 – June 2017: Assistant Professor, E-Commerce Department, College of Administration and Finance, Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh.

  • Aug 2013 – 2014: Vice Dean of Information Technology Deanship, Saudi Electronic University, Riyadh, KSA.

  • 2012 – 2013: Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, College of Computer Science and Information Technology, King Fasial University, KSA.

  • 2009 – 2012: Lecturer at Computer Science Department, College of Computer Science and Information Technology, King Fasial University, KSA.

  • 2003 – 2009: Teacher Assistance at Computing Department, Teachers’ College in Alahsa, KSA.

 

Training

  • 2016: Training course for Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

  • 2016: Chane Management course, Riyadh.

  • 2015: Training course for “Modern e-learning with a Finnish touch”, Finland.

  • 2014: Training course of Information Security Essentials for IT Auditors from ISACA, USA.

  • 2014: Training course about new Technologies for Successful E-Learning, London, UK.  

  • 2012: Thinking in Strategic Leadership, Opportunity Logistics, Australia.

  • 2011: Certified COBIT foundation from ISACA.

  • 2010: Attending different courses in Project Management and Operations Management, Australia.

 

Membership of councils and committees:

  • 2014- Present: Member of University Council, Saudi Electronic University.
  • 2017- Present: Member of the Higher Advisory Committee at the Saudi Electronic University.
  • 2017: Member of the subcommittee for e-learning and training, Digital Transformation Program.
  •  2015-2016: Member of the national team for measuring e-government transactions, Yesser.   
  • 2013-2016: Member of the committee of deans of e-learning at Saudi Universities.
  • Chairman and member of several committees at Saudi Electronic University.

 

Publications

Journal Publications (peer-reviewed)

Thamer Alhussain, “Measuring the Impact of the Blackboard System on Blended Learning Students” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA), 8(3), 2017. 

Thamer Alhussain, “Assessing Information Quality of Blackboard System”, International Journal of Computer (IJC), Volume 25, No 1, pp. 1-7, 2017

Mohammed Alameer and Thamer Alhussain, "Students' Engagement in Educational Software: A Comparison between Narrative and Traditional Styles", International Journal of Information and Education Technology, Vol. 6, No. 4, April 2016

Mohammed Alameer and Thamer Alhussain, "Improving Usability of Narrative Educational Software: An analysis of gender differences", International Journal of Emerging Trends & Technology in Computer Science, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp. 10-14, 2017

Alhussain, T, AlGhamdi, R, Alkhalaf, S, and Alfarraj, O 2013, Users' Perceptions of Mobile Phone Security: A Survey Study in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, International Journal of Computer Theory and Engineering, vol.5, no. 5, pp.793-796.

AlGhamdi, R, Drew, S and Alhussain, T 2012, A Conceptual Framework for the Promotion of Trusted Online Retailing Environment in Saudi Arabia,   International Journal of Business and Management, vol. 7, no. 5.

Alhussain, T and Drew, S 2010, Employees' Perceptions of Biometric Technology Adoption in E-Government: An Exploratory Study in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, International Journal of E-Adoption (IJEA), IGI Global, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 59-71.


Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)

Alhussain, T and Drew, S 2012, Developing a Theoretical Framework for the Adoption of Biometrics in M-Government Applications Using Grounded Theory, Information System, Kalloniatis, C (ed), InTech. ISBN 979-953-307-585-2.


Conference Papers (peer-reviewed)

Alhussain, T, Drew, S and von Hellens, L 2010, Qualitative Study on Implementing Biometric Technology in M-Government Security: a Grounded Theory Approach, 5th International Conference on Qualitative Research in IT & IT in Qualitative Research (QualIT2010), November 29-30, 2010 Brisbane, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-921760-07-5.

Alhussain, T and Drew, S 2010, Towards Secure M-Government Applications: A survey study in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, International Conference on Intelligent Network and Computing (ICINC 2010), November 26-28, 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISBN: 978-1-4244-8270-2.

Alhussain, T, Drew S and Alfarraj, O 2010, Biometric Authentication for Mobile Government Security, An application of grounded theory, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing and Intelligent Systems (ICIS 2010), October 29-31, 2010, Xiamen, China, pp.114-118. ISBN: 978-1-4244-6582-8.

Alhussain, T and Drew, S 2009, Towards User Acceptance of Biometric Technology in E-Government: A Survey Study in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Software Services for e-Business and e-Society, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 305, Springer, pp. 26-38.

Alkhalaf, S, Drew, S, and Alhussain, T 2012, Assessing the impact of e-learning systems on learners: a survey study in the KSA, Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research (CY-ICER-2012), North Cyprus.

Alshehri, M, Drew, S, Alhussain, T, and Alghamdi, R 2012, The Effects of Website Quality on Adoption of E-Government Service: An Empirical Study Applying UTAUT Model Using SEM, 23rd Australasian Conference On Information Systems, Geelong.

Albesher, A and Alhussain, T 2013, Privacy and security issues in social networks: an evaluation of Facebook. In Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Information Systems and Design of Communication (ISDOC '13), ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 7-10.

Alfarraj, O and Alhussain, T 2013, Making Sense of E-Government development in Saudi Arabia: A Qualitative Investigation, The Eighth International Conference on Forensic Computer Science 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil