Vice Rector's CV

Vice Rector's CV

Vice Rector's CV

Vice Rector's CV

Thamer Omar Alhussain

Vice President for Academic Affairs.
  • Saudi Electronic University
  • talhussain@seu.edu.sa​​
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.
Membership of councils and committees
  • 2014- Present: Member of University Council, 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.
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.
Publications
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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