School of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty

Associate Prof Dr. S. Nagarajan - Dean
PhD (Malaya), MA (Comm Policy) (City U, London), MA (Pol Sc) (Madurai),
PGDip in Journalism (RPICM, Bombay), BSc (Madras)

Ms. Jasmine Selvarani Emmanuel - Deputy Dean / Senior Lecturer
MA (English Language), BA Ed (Hons) (USM); currently pursuing Doctorate in Education

Dr. Ooi Chia Yi - Senior Lecturer
PhD (Media Studies), MA (Comm), BSocSci (USM)

Ms. Irmadura Ramli - Senior Lecturer
MEd Psychology (University Malaya), BSc Psychology and Cognitive Science (University of Michigan)

Dr. Luke Moissinac - Senior Lecturer
BA (Psychology) (Hons), Brandeis, USA; MSc (Research Methods in Developmental and Social Psychology), Strathclyde, UK; PhD (Developmental Psychology), Clark, USA

Ms. Cheah Seeh Lee - Lecturer
MA (Education: Guidance and Counselling)(USM), BA (Hons) (Psychology: Psychology Counselling)(UMS), Licensed/Registered Counsellor Malaysia

Ms. Ch'ng Ping Ping - Lecturer
MA (Linguistics and English Language Studies) (USM), BA (Hons) (Translation and Interpretation) (USM)

Ms. Ooh Seow Ling - Lecturer
MA (Psychology) (UMS), BA (Psychology Industrial and Organisation) (UMS)

Ms. Rabikha Hasni bt. Suparman - Lecturer
MPA (USM), BA (Hons) (Malay Language and Linguistics) (UPM), Dip IT

Advisory Peer Group (APG)

Dato’ Dr Abdul Halim Mohd Hussin
Director of the Psychology Division in the Public Service Department (JPA), Putrajaya

Emeritus Professor Dato' Dr Abdul Halim Othman
Fellow, Counselling and Psychology Services, Counselling Centre, Kolej Universiti Insaniah, Alor Setar; and formerly Dean, School of Psychology and Social Work, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Dato' Anwar Fazal
Director, Right Livelihood College; Chairman of Think City Sdn Bhd

Dato' Dr Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof
Adjunct Professor, Cultural Centre, Universiti Malaya

Dr Mustafa Kamal Anuar
Fellow and Head of Nusantara Studies, Penang Institute; formerly Associate Professor, School of Communication, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Dr Tan Liok Ee
President, BOLD Association for Children with Special Needs, Penang





The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)[formerly known as the School of Foundation and Liberal Studies , SFLS] offers degree programmes designed to widen the horizons and improve the critical thinking skills of its students. In addition, the School administers the Headstart programme, designed to bring students up to the level necessary to study at university level, and the government-mandated compulsary courses.


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Programme Descriptions:

> Liberal Studies

> Psychology

Compulsory and Foundation Course Descriptions >>


Postgraduate Programme Descriptions:

> Master of Arts in Psychology