Prof Paul Green brings a wealth of experience spanning over 24 years in academia to his position as the new Dean of the Faculty of Business and Management Sciences and is determined to improve service quality to all stakeholders in the university’s largest faculty.
Green was previously in the employ of the Durban University of Technology, which he joined in1995, and occupied various managerial positions such as Head of Department, Academic Director, Campus Research Co-ordinator, Deputy Dean as well as Campus Director and boasts an impressive track record in supervising students.
He holds a PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with specialisation in Systems Thinking and is also registered with the South African Institute of Professional Accountants.
High on Green’s agenda for CPUT are building a student-centric faculty with emphasis on effective teaching and learning, research innovation and development, academic development of staff as well as community engagement initiatives.
“I believe Universities of Technology in South Africa have a critical role to play in identifying and exploring niche research areas which leads to addressing societal challenges through applied research,” he says.
He adds that the faculty should not operate in a silo, instead it should be an open system that interacts with industry partners, the community and other universities in the region, nationally and internationally.
“As the dean, what is of utmost importance to me is safeguarding academic integrity and I am a strong advocate of ethical leadership.”
His research focuses on developing applicable frameworks for UOT’s on the evaluation of service quality using a Systems Approach, Service System Interactions at tertiary institutions and application of Analytic Hierarchy Process for the evaluation of Service.