Dr. Lorraine Cowley
Dr Lorraine Cowley is Assistant Professor of Management, and MBA Coordinator in AUBH. Dr Cowley teaches management courses in leadership skills, strategic management, and intercultural communication at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr Cowley models her pedagogical practice on Universal Design for Learning, and Teaching for Understanding frameworks that place students at the center of practice, and methods of teaching and assessing are adapted to the learner’s needs.
Prior to joining AUBH, Dr Cowley lectured in the Middle East for 11 years, in her specialization of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Operations. In previous academic positions, she was also a program manager for 7 years for international accreditation and oversaw three international audits and two local accreditation reviews. She was a key panel member for all audit visits and a core member of International Educational Standards Committee for the accrediting body during this time. Her acumen and reputation in educational management, Dr Cowley has advised government agencies in the field of SCM and logistics education development.
For almost two decades, Dr Cowley worked as a supply chain professional for various multinational organizations in the retail, semi-conductors, and pharmaceutical sectors. Her roles included demand management, production scheduling, logistics, and trading with boundary spanning teams across global operations. Dr Cowley’s extensive industry experience enables her to collaborate with a myriad of stakeholders across diverse fields and build lasting relationships and networks outside of the educational arena. These deep connections and Dr Cowley’s understanding on the intricacies of industry needs and adult education, motivates her continued interest in designing and delivering short courses and executive education for industry partners.
Dr Cowley holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from South-East Technological University, Ireland (formerly Waterford IT), a Master of Science in Operations and Supply Chain Management from University of Liverpool, UK, a Diploma in Supply Chain Management from University College Cork, Ireland, Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for HEI from University College Cork, Ireland. Her professional qualifications include Lean Green Belt in Supply Chain Management, Certificate in Research Integrity, ICDL and others.
Dr Cowley is a member of Academy of International Business, Irish Academy of Management and British Academy of Management. Her research interests include inter-firm collaboration, network relationships, cross-cultural management and she has presented her research at various global conferences, while also pursuing high impact publications.