The Dean of CDFS : Dr. Hamdan Bin Dato’ Mohd Salleh




Dr. Hamdan Dato’ Hj. Mohd Salleh is currently the Dean of CDFS since 1 September 2016. Currently he was the Dean of Centre of Foundation & General Studies from 15th March 2016 to 31st August 2016.

Academically, he holds a PhD in Social Science majoring in Political Opposition (2014) from Universiti Selangor. He holds a PhD in Social Sciences focusing on the Political Oppositions & Political Management in Malaysia. He also received his Master of Arts in Southeast Asian History from University of Malaya (UM) in 2003 and obtained his Bachelor of Humanities in Political Science from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 1998. He also holds a Doctoral Certificate in Business Administration majoring in Human Resources Development (2010) specializing in Revolutional Training. The focus of his DBA research was the world renowned Napoleon Hill’s inspired Vision Into Self Improvement (V.I.S.I) training where he was one of the master trainers.

In term of academic leadership, he is currently the Dean for CDFS and previously the Dean of CFGS at UNISEL. Also attached as a subject-matter expert, e-mentor as well as module writer in Political Science at various universities since 2008. He also attached to Faculty Education & Social Science at UNISEL where he served as a senior lecturer and was the former Head of Program for all 4  levels of academic programs (Diploma to Phd).

Previously, he was also the Coordinator for Student Affairs Department. Hamdan’s teaching credits includes OUM (since 2000), UiTM (2002-2004, PT), IDEAL UPM (2003, PT) and INPENS International College (1998-2006). He mainly teaches Malaysian Studies and Management Skills (Leadership and Team Building), Social Works, Introduction to Political Science, Public Policy Decision Making. He was also the grader for subjects such as Public Policy, Social Science, Political Economy and Policies of Malaysian Defense. He also used to teach courses such as Local Government, Organizational Behavior, Current Issues in Southeast Asia, International Relations, and Issues in Malaysian Politics, Kesatria, Entrepreneurship and TITAS among others. He also has produced, written and presented more than 30 working papers, articles as well as books on subjects related to his interests and passions.

He is also active in volunteer works especially in disability advocacy and welfare for children with special needs. He is currently the Chairman of G-FO, past President of Malaysian Advocates for Cerebral Palsy (MyCP). Apart from MyCP, he is also currently the President of Tasik Puteri Pemacu Agenda Kebajikan (PAKAT), adviser for Gerakan Mahasiswa Fasilitasi OKU (G-FO) and member of Pertubuhan Kebajikan Rakyat Selangor (Pro-Rakyat). He also was as the founder Vice President of the Association of Welfare & Rehabilitation of Selangor (PAKAR), Secretary for RUMAH RAMAH Shah Alam, the Chairman of Tasik Puteri Community Library, executive Secretary of Malaysian Journalist Club, Deputy President for Children of Heaven and a member of the prestigious Malaysian Branch of Royal Asiatic Society (MBRAS) among others.

At profesional level, he used to be a managing consultant for HMS Resources and was the former C.O.O. and Managing Consultant of RehaWealth Training & Consultation, a training and consultancy company under an international group of companies. He was also one of the pioneers among trainers for the Ministry of Defense’s National Service Program and also one of the master trainers for the world renowned Napoleon Hill’s inspired motivational course, Vision Into Self Improvement (V.I.S.I.). Over the past ten years he has also been conducting V.I.S.I.’s trainings and consulting for various Malaysian organizations and throughout the regions. Among the organizations are JKM, MARA, CIAST, Federal Courts, UPEN, MDHS, MDKS, TA Morgen Singapore, KFCH International, Ministry of Education Negara Brunei to name but a few.

He also runs three sites namely Dunia Mendan and Hamdan M Salleh which looks at the politics, disability facilitation, history and socials of Malaysia from an alternative, non-partisan angle and which attempts to demonstrate the importance of the roles of new politics in Malaysia. Hamdan has also appeared especially to discuss topics such as politics and disability advocacy (Cerebral Palsy) in electronic and pronted medias such as Astro, MHI TV3, TV8, TV al-Hijrah, TVSelangor, KiniTV, The Malay Mail, Selangorkini, IMR Network etc. His other interest is as a trained Master of Ceremony (MC) for various functions which includes at the highest level which includes Convocation Ceremonies, International conferences etc.

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