Name : Prof. Madya Dr. Samihah Bt Khalil @ Halim
Phone : +604-928 7939
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School : Government
Substantive Position : Associate Professor
Current Position : -
Current Department : UUM College of Law, Government and International Studies

Academic Qualification

2007, PhD Social Policy, University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom
1992, Masters Pentadbiran Awam, University Of Southern California, USA
1989, Bachelor Degree Ekonomi, , Universiti Malaya


I have taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, full time and part time.I endeavored to create an active, collaborating learning environment filled with curiosity and inquiry in which students can discover knowledge rather than be passive recipients.I have successfully supervised Ph.D and masters students in their research and postgraduate theses. Research work includes organisational behavior, local government finance, public budgeting, GST, social safety nets, public procurement, museum management & finance, public service disciplinary conduct, federalism, public policy, drug addiction and rehabilitation law and ketum (kratom) abuse in Malaysia. I have led many research and consultation projects from external and university grants. I served as the Dean of Ghazali Shafie Graduate School of Government where my main focus was to enhance the quality of our graduate education and attract quality research candidates. I have been appointed as internal and external examiner for doctoral candidates and a panel reviewer for proposal defense and colloquiums. I the founder and Interim Director of Ghazali Shafie Executive Enhancement Programme (GSEEP) and we were commissioned by the Razak School of Government in Putrajaya, the Malaysia Public Service Department under Malaysian Talent Corp to carry out series training aimed at nurturing the selected best and brightest from amongst Malaysian graduate scholars into the premier civil service. My research articles have been published in international and local journals. My writings can also be found in national newspapers.My book on "Sistem Pengurusan Tatatertib di tempat kerja" has been nominated and won the Best Book Award 2014 from the National Book Development Foundation. Teaching, research, publication and service to university and community are the core of an academic life we must love. Like Ralph Waldo Emerson says “Enthusiasm is the mother of effort and without it nothing great was ever achieved.”

Research Area


Area of Expertise

1.Institutional & organisational behavior
2.Government legislation & social policy
3.Budgeting & resource management