Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

DR. KENNY CHEAH SOON LEE

  • Senior Lecturer

  • Department of Educational Management, Planning and Policy
    Faculty of Education
  •    03-79675005
  •   kennycheah@um.edu.my

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Kenny S.L Cheah is a Senior Lecturer based in the Faculty of Education, University of Malaya. He teaches, writes, and publishes in the subjects of Educational Leadership & Management, School Transformations, Edu-preneurship, Environmental Education Leadership, Organisational Sustainability, and Future Education Systems. Apart from academia, he is also a Senior Certified Trainer with ATLAS.ti (CAQDAS Sofware), a Certified Google Educator, and a Digital Entrepreneurship Educator in partnership with MDEC. For writing and publications, he welcomes multidisciplinary collaborations with other international and local scholars. He can be reached at kennycheah@um.edu.my

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • AJK Buku Panduan Ijazah Dasar sesi 2020/2021, Faculty, 13/07/2021 to present
  • AHLI JAWATANKUASA PEMASARAN FAKULTI , Faculty, 29/03/2021 to present
  • Penyelaras Program Siri Seminar Jabatan , Faculty, 04/01/2021 to present
  • Editor in Chief, PEMIMPIN Journal , Faculty, 01/01/2020 to present
  • Programme Coordinator, Faculty, 30/09/2018 to present
  • Committee member for Higher Education Postgraduate Handbook , Faculty, 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2020
  • Ptj Representative for Risk Management in the Institute of Educational Leadership (IEL), Faculty, 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2019
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PhD(Educational and Leadership), KEPIMPINAN & PENYELIAAN PENDIDIKAN, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • Master (Hons) (Educational Management), EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • BSc (Hons) (Forestry Science), SAINS PERHUTANAN, UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA (UPM)
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Certified Publons Academy Peer Reviewer , Member, Since 2020 (International)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Educational Leader (PEMIMPIN PENDIDIKAN) Journal , Editorial Board, 2020 to 2021 (University)
  • Certified Trainer for Train-the-Trainer , Member, Since 2016 (National)
  • ATLAS.ti Scientific Software Development GmbH, Teaching and Training Linkage, Since 2015 (International)
  • University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education (UMCCeD), Academic Advisor, 2020 to present (University)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • EDUCATION (Google Education Certified Trainer )
  • CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (Certified Train the Trainer with HRDF (Human Resource Development Fund) Malaysia )
  • CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (Certified Regional Trainer for Qualitative Research Analyses with ATLAS.ti 8 (Asia & Oceana))
  • (Leadership in Recreation Programming, Teaching and Learning for Environmental Education Program [EEP])
  • CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (Leading Education Change, Technology Leadership, Entrepreneurship Education, Environmental Education Program (EEP), Qualitative Research Methodology & Analyses )
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • PXGZ6103 - Qualitative Research in Education, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA
  • YXHB8001 - Advanced Research Methods in Educational Leadership, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016)
  • YXGB6110 - Qualitative Research in Educational Leadership, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016)
  • YXGB6102 - Leading Educational Change, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017)
  • POP7006 - Qualitative Research Methods in Educational Leadership, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020)
  • PQI6004 - Application of Curriculum and Instructional Design Development and Evaluation, Diploma (If Applicable), UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020)
  • PWA8012 - Philosophy of Management and Organization, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021)
  • PWA8014 - Innovation and Reformation in Education, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Refereed Journals
    2021
    • Vashu, D., Masri, R., Huei, C. T., & Cheah, K.. (2021). Destination Image as A Healing Destination Among Medical Tourists: An Exploratory Case Study of Penang, Malaysia. ABAC Journal, 41(2), 156-176. (SCOPUS)
    • Graizi, M., Cheah, K., Hoque, K.E(2021). The Effects of Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Demands on Academic Leaders Performance in Malaysian Research Universities, International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research, 20(3), 282-303 (SCOPUS)
    • Lanbon, J. B., Lee, K. C. S., & Yan-Li, S. (2021). Enhancing Effective Teaching and Learning of ICT in the Schools for the Blind in Ghana: The Role of Assistive Technology. International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies (IJWLTT), 17(3), 1-12. (SCOPUS indexed)
    • Adams, D., Cheah, K. S., Thien, L. M., & Md Yusoff, N. N. (2021). Leading schools through the COVID-19 crisis in a South-East Asian country. Management in Education, 08920206211037738. (SCOPUS indexed)
    2020
    • Perera, C. J., Zainuddin, Z., Piaw, C. Y., Cheah, K. S. L., & Asirvatham, D. (2020). The Pedagogical Frontiers of Urban Higher Education: Blended Learning and Co-Lecturing. Education and Urban Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013124519894966 (WoS)
    • Awang, S., Kenny, C. S. L., & Chua, Y. P. (2020, March). Readiness of Change Leadership Practices in the sustainability of International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) in MARA College. In SA Conference Series: Industrial Revolution 4.0 (Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 102-110).
    • Awang, S., Cheah, K. S. L., & Chua, Y. P. (2020). Challenges and Strategies of Educational Leadership to Sustain the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in a Malaysian Premier Public School. International Online Journal of Educational Leadership, 3(1), 4-25.
    • Yusof, N. H., & Cheah, K. S. (2020). Amalan, Cabaran dan Strategi Kepimpinan Etika Pengetua Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan terpilih di Selangor. JuPiDi: Jurnal Kepimpinan Pendidikan, 7(2), 12-35.
    • Subramaniam, L., Cheah, K., & Abdullah, Z. (2020). Instructional Supervision Challenges in Malaysia: A Systematic Literature.International Journal of Education and Training (InjET) 6(1): p.1-10
    • Lanbon, J. B., Cheah, K. S. L., & Siaw, Y. L. (2020). Headmasters as Technological Leaders in Implementing ICT in the Schools for the Blind: A Content Analyses on Contextual Literatures of Ghana. International Online Journal of Educational Leadership, 4(1), 4-17.
    2019
    • Awang, S, Cheah, K.S.L, Chua, Y.P (2019). Cabaran Dan Strategi Amalan Kepimpinan Program Diploma International Baccalauraete (IBDP) di Sekolah Antarabangsa di Malaysia. JuPiDi: Jurnal Kepimpinan Pendidikan, 6(4), 81-101.
    • Awang, S., Cheah, K.S.L, Chua, Y.P (2019). Cabaran Dan Strategi Amalan Kepimpinan Program Diploma International Baccalauraete (IBDP) Di Sekolah Antarabangsa Di Malaysia. JuPiDi: Jurnal Kepimpinan Pendidikan, 6(4), 81-101.
    • Cheah, K. S. (2019). Implementation of Environmental Education Program (EEP) in a Nature Education School (NES): Strategies, Benefits & Challenges. MOJEM: Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Management, 7(2), 92-121. (SCOPUS)
    • Harris, A.; Jones, M., Adams, D., Cheah, K. (2019) Instructional Leadership in Malaysia: A Review of the Contemporary Literature, School Leadership & Management, 39(1), 76-95. (SCOPUS)
    2017
    • Harris, A., Jones, M., Cheah, K. S. L., Devadason, E., & Adams, D. (2017). Exploring Principals Instructional Leadership Practices in Malaysia: Insights and Implications. Journal of Educational Administration, 55(2). (SCOPUS)
    2016
    • Cheah, K. S., & Kannan, S. (2017). Strategies of Teachers in Managing Students Disciplinary Problems. Educational Leader (Pemimpin Pendidikan), 4, 116-123.
    • Cheah, K. S., & Kannan, S. (2016). Teachers Extent of Personal Decision-Making for Classroom Control. Educational Leader (Pemimpin Pendidikan), 4, 11-21.
    Book
    2019
    • Adams, D., Chua, Y. P., Cheah, K.S.L, Sumintono, B. (2019). Instructional Leadership to the Fore: Research and Evidence. Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press
    • Adams, D., Chua, Y. P., Cheah, K.S.L, Sumintono, B. (2019). Kepimpinan Instruksional dalam Pendidikan di Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia Berhad
    Book Chapter
    2021
    • Cheah, K, & Adams, D. (2020).Technology-Enhanced Learning: Benefits and Considerations. In Innovative Practices of Technology-Enhanced Learning (pp. 1-20). Perak, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI)
    2020
    • Adam, D., Cheah, K.S.L., Harris, A., Jones, M.S., Sumintono, B. and Noni Nadia MY. (2020). Attribute of Successful School Leaders. in Tweedale, C. and Staufenberg, J. (eds). Developing effective learning in Nepal: Insights into school leadership, teaching methods and curriculum. Kathmandu, Nepal: British Council.
    • Adams, D., Awang, S., Abdullah, Z. & Cheah, K.S.L. (2020). Kepimpinan Transformasional Dalam Pendidikan: Memacu Perubahan. In D. Adams, Y. P. Chua, Z. Abdullah, K.S.L Cheah & B. Sumintono (Eds.), Kepimpinan Transformasional dan Distributif dalam Pendidikan. Kuala Lumpur: Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia Berhad
    • Adams, D., Piaw, C. Y., Lee, K. C. S., & Sumintono, B. (Eds.). (2020). Transformational and Distributed Leadership: Research and Evidence. University of Malaya Press.
    2018
    • Adams, D., Chua, Y. P., Cheah, K., & Sumintono, B. (2018). Instructional leadership to the fore: research and evidence/Donnie Adams, Chua Yan Piaw, Kenny Cheah Soon Lee and Bambang Sumitomo.
    • Adams, D. (2018). Mastering Theories of Educational Leadership and Management. University of Malaya Press.
    Policy Paper
    2021
    • Jie, T. R., & Cheah, K. S.(2021). Exploring Creative Leadership as a Concept: A Review of Literature. International Journal of Education & Training (InjET), Vol. 7 (1)
    • Hoon, T. S., Kutty, G. K. R., Piaw, C. Y., & Cheah, K. S. (2021). Focus Group Discourse on a Model of Pedagogical Leadership in a Private Malaysian International Baccalaureate (IB) School. Educational Leader 9(1), pp 53-68 (Non-indexed)
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP)
  • Instructional Leadership practices in different school cultures: A comparative study among urban secondary schools in Kuala Lumpur, Principal Investigator(PI), 2016 - 2018 (National)
  • SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Ongoing
    • Pending Proposal, Lanbon John Biitian, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Kualiti Amalan Kepimpinan Pengetua Yang Melaksanakan Program International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Di Maktab Rendah Sains Mara Di Malaysia: Satu Kajian Kes, Norfairizam Bin Nordin, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • A Case Study of The Transformational And Sustainable Women Leadership From A Female Founding Member Of A Non- Governmental Organisation In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Yap Siew Kuen, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • -, HIEW YUEN FEN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • LEADERSHIP ROLES, EFFECTIVNESS OF DEANS AND SERVICE QUALITY OF FACULTY IN A TOP RANKING UNIVERSITY IN MALAYSIA, SYED DARA SHIKOH AMIR, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • -, TEE GUAT TENG, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • -, NONI NADIANA BINTI MD YUSOFF, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • -, GUO SHIBO, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • -, WANG QIUMEI, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • -, ZHANG GUANGTIAN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • -, MAYADAH GRAIZI, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Pengaruh Kemahiran Insaniah dan Pengurusan Perubahan Dalam Kalangan Pemimpin Instruksional di negeri Sembilan, Aribah Binti Ishak, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Penyeliaan ke arah Peningkatan Pengajaran, Wan Aida Rohana Binti Mohammed Salleh, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Pending Proposal Defence, Lee Kong Meng, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Pending Candidature Defense, Muhammad Faiz Bin Mohamed Diah, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Pending Candidature Defense, Low Gim Hwa, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Exploring the Practice of Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in a private higher learning institution in Malaysia: A case study of a private tertiary education institution, Hii King Kai, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Penilaian Program 'Lesson Study' menggunakan Model Logic bagi pengajaran matapelajaran Matematik Tambahan di Sekolah Menengah Daerah Muar, Johor, Khairul Izad Bin Abd Rahman, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • A case study on Teachers Pedagogical Practices Level (TPPL), Elenchoty A/P Davrajoo, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Deans' Leadership Roles, their Effectiveness and Service Quality of Faculty in a Top Ranking University in Malaysia, Syed Dara Shikoh Amir, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Pending Proposal Defence, Kalsom Binti Jab, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Pending Proposal Defence, Gopinathan A/L K Raman Kutty, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Pending Proposal Defence, Shalina Binti Mohamed, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Leadership Practices In The Sustainability Of International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) At Kolej Mara: A Grounded Model Study, Satinah Binti Awang, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Amalan Kreativiti dalam Kepimpinan Kurikulum di Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi, Vasu A/L Muniandy, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Pending Candidature Defense, Farah Hanisah Binti Md Yusoff, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Pending Candidature Defense, Chia Siew Sing, Arthur, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • -, TAN CHENG PING, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    Completed
    • Instructional Leadership Practices of Primary School Leaders in Petaling Perdana District, Selangor: A Case Study, Edward Devadason A/L Yanakan Yowan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Pengaruh Peranan Pengetua, Kompetensi Guru, Ibu bapa, Rakan Sebaya dan Penggunaan Internet dalam membentuk Kefahaman dan Amalan Sahsiah Pelajar, Yakcob Bin Hj Jantan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Invited Speaker on Educational Talks for Delegation from Governmental Officials from Bangladesh at UMCCeD , 28/06/2019 to 29/06/2019
    • Invited Speaker on Educational Talks for Delegation from Governmental Officials from Nigeria at UMCCeD , 13/05/2019 to 15/05/2019
    • Invited Speaker on "Leading Educational Change" for Delegation from Guangxi University China at the Faculty of Education, UM , 26/04/2018 to 26/04/2018
    • Pro Bono Writer to columns in INSPIRE magazine, a magazine published by the Women's Institute of Management (WIM), 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2019
    • Education Support Group to University Malaya Centre of Continuing Education (UMCCeD), Wisma R&D, University of Malaya , 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018
    • Committee Member to the Millennial Support Group at the Women's Institute of Management , 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018
    ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • External Examiner to a Phd Student in APU , 2019 to 2019 (Thesis)
  • External Examiner to a Phd Student in UiTM , 2019 to 2019 (Thesis)
  • External Assessor for Faculty of Business and Accounting (FBA), University of Malaya , 2019 (Thesis)
  • External Examiner to a Phd Student in IUMW, 2018 to 2018
  • Internal Examiner to THREE (3) PhD candidates and completed viva in January 2017 , 2016 to 2016 (Thesis)
  • Academic/Technical Contribution
    (Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • Invited Trainer for ATLAS.ti Qualitative Research Software , International University Malaya-Wales (IUMW), 2018 - 2018 (Technical Advisor)
  • JURNAL PENDIDIKAN MALAYSIA -Journal Reviewer , University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), 2018 -  (Journal Reviewer )
  • Invited Trainer for ATLAS.ti Qualitative Research Software , University Putra Malaysia (UPM), 2018 - 2018 (Technical Advisor)
  • Invited Trainer for ATLAS.ti Qualitative Research Software , Universiti Islam Antarabangsa , 2018 - 2018 (Technical Advisor)
  • Invited Trainer for ATLAS.ti Qualitative Research Software , Akademi Pengajian Islam (API), University of Malaya , 2018 - 2018 (Technical Advisor)
  • PERTANIKA Journal Reviewer , University Putra Malaysia (UPM), 2018 -  (Appointed Reviewer )
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • Certified Trainer E-Commerce/Digital Entrepreneurship (Level 1) , Malaysia Development Corporation (MDEC). , 2020 (SERVICES)
    • Certified Publons Academy Peer Reviewer, Publons Academcy , 2020 (RESEARCH)
    • Google Education Certified Trainer , Google , 2020 (EDUCATION)
    • Certified Trainer for Train-the-Trainer (HRDF), HRDF Malaysia , 2016 (SERVICES)
    • Certificate of Competency (Project Management), University of Malaya , 2016 (SERVICES)
    • Certified Senior Professional Trainer for ATLAS.ti Qualitative Research Software, ATLAS.ti Scientific Software Development GmbH, 2016 (RESEARCH)
    • Sijil Pengenalan Pertolongan Cemas dan Resusitasi Kardio-Pulmonari , Bulan Sabit Merah Malaysia , 2014 (SERVICES)
    • Sijil Pemulihan Nafas (Perantaraan) , Persatuan Penyelamat Kelemasan Malaysia , 2014 (SERVICES)
    • Professional Coaching Certification, Expert Rating Global Certification, 2013 (SERVICES)
    CONSULTANCY PROJECT
    (Project title),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role),(Level)
    • UNESCO World Teachers' Day Celebration (Hari Akademia) Nasional , Ministry of Education Malaysia , 01/01/2019 to 01/01/2019 (National)
    • WIM Millenial Support Group And Pro Bono Writer For Inspire Business Journal , Women's Institute of Management (WIM), 01/01/2018 to 01/01/2019 (National)
    • Transformational Leadership for 21st Century Education: Multiple Case Studies among selected Schools in Malaysia , University College Fairview (UCF), 01/01/2017 to 01/01/2019 (National)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    PRESENTER
  • Autoethnography Case Studies: Enhancing Academic Research in the field of Educational Leadership , SEMINAR NASIONAL PENGURUSAN DAN KEPIMPINAN PENDIDIKAN KE.26 (sN26) TAHUN 2019 , 26/08/2019 to 29/08/2019, INSTITUTE AMINUDDIN BAKI  (National)
  • Creating a Qualitative Analyses Template for coding in ATLAS.ti, ATLAS.ti User Conference: Building the Future of Qualitative Data Analysis, 20/06/2018 to 22/06/2018, ATLAS.ti Corporation, Berlin Germany  (International)
  • Exploring Principals' Instructional Leadership Practices in Malaysia: Progress, Insights and Challenges, Asia Leadership Roundtable 2017, 05/03/2017 to 07/03/2017, Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change, The Education University of Hong Kong (International)
  • Ethical Issues In Classroom Management: To Punish Or Not To Punish?, 3rd International Conference on Teacher Learning and Development (ICTLD) 2016, 28/11/2016 to 30/11/2016, Institute of Teacher Education Tuanku Bainun Campus, 14000 Mengkuang Bukit Mertajam, Penang Malaysia (International)