Thursday, 12 November 2015
My Lovely Mentor : Professor Datuk Dr Noriah Mohd Ishak
Dr Noriah has a collective of more than 30-years working experience as a consultant, educator, lecturer, researcher, and administrator. She started as a school teacher with the Ministry of Education before becoming an academia at the Faculty of Education, UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi, SelangorDarulEhsan. She is currently the Director of PusatPERMATApintar™ Negara, UKM, the National Center for Gifted Education. She holds a PhD degree in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University, USA. She also holds numerous post-graduate diploma and certifications including in Gifted Education from University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia, in Holistic Health from Western Michigan University, USA, in Nutrition and Overcoming Gambling from Michigan State University, USA, and in Counseling Psychology from UKM.
Dr Noriah is a renowned educationist and social scientist. She had been awarded with various recognitions in both local and international scenes including the Excellent Scientist Award by the Higher Education Ministry in 2005, the Excellent Award for Seoul International Invention Fair(SIIF) byKorea Invention Promotion Association in 2004, and the Excellent Social Science Lecturer Award by UKM in 2001. As a prominent social scientist researcher, she holds two patents, numerous trademark and copyright on her works. She also received many gold and silver medals for her various research works. She leads numerous research projects, publishes collections of articles in various academic journals, and presents numbers of conference papers, both locally and internationally. She has also been invited as key note speakers in many conferences locally and abroad. She is also directly involved with the Malaysian education transformation contributing her ideas through the round table discussion as well as through her achievements at PusatPERMATApintar™ Negara. She also works very closely with Johns Hopkins University – Centre for Talented Youth and MAWHIBA in gifted education program, and plays the role of a consultant to many various gifted centre for the middle-east countries.
Dr Noriah is also an experienced trainer and consultant. She is a qualified trainer for QSR International, and had conducted qualitative research trainingssince 2004. Besides that, her expertise has been continuously sought in the area of psychological management and human capital development, whereby, she has conducted various courses and programs like educating at-risks students, counseling skill development, leadership and motivation training, research methodology, psychological development, gifted education, emotional intelligence, parenting for the gifted, stress management and many others.