Prof. Dr. Widad Binti Othman (Deputy Vice President)

Professor Dr Widad Othman is the Vice President for academic affairs and she was the Head, Cluster of Education and Social Sciences before her promotion to the current position . She joined OUM on a part-time basis in 2001 and took on a full-time position in 2006 as Head of Tutor Management.   

A year later, she was appointed Dean, Faculty of Education and Languages – a position she held for almost eight years. In 2016, she was made Director of Kuala Lumpur Learning Centre and Director of Institute Quality Management before assuming her current position.


  • PhD (Technical & Vocational Education), UTM / California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), USA 1995
  • Master of Science ( Physics), University of Oregon, USA, 1985
  • BSc Ed. (Physics, First Class Hons), UTM, 1981
  • Diploma Science Education (Physics),  UTM, 1979

Areas of Specialisation:

  • Technical and Vocational Education ( Technical Drawing & Plastics Technology)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Problem-solving in Teaching and Learning TVET
  • Teaching and Learning Styles