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

Professor Dr Widad Othman is the Deputy Vice President for academic affairs and Head, Cluster of Education and Social Sciences. 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