Prof. Peter Songan

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Professor, Department of Human Resource Development
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Location : Chancellery, UNIMAS

 

Education and Academic Qualifications:

PhD (Adult, Extension and Continuing Education) (Cornell University, USA)
MSc
(Agricultural Extension, Adult and Continuing Education) (Louisiana State University, USA)
BSc (Agriculture Science: Plant and Animal Protection) (Louisiana State University, USA)
Diploma
(General Agriculture) (University of Agriculture, Malaysia)

Research Interests:

Human Resource Development
Adult, Extension and Continuing Education
Agriculture and Rural Development
Community Development
Community Informatics

 

Selected Publications:

i. Journals

Songan, P, Hong, K. S., Tonga, G., Mustafa Abdul Rahman, & Tan, K. W. (2009). Information sources and factors influencing students’ selection of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. Higher Education Leadership Research Bulletin, no. 3, 80-91. AKEPT Higher Education Leadership Academy.

Songan, P., Hong, K. S., Noweg, G. T., Mustafa Abdul Rahman, Tan, K. W. (2009). An investigation of information sources and factors influencing students’ choice to study at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. Asian Journal of University Education. (In press).

May-Chiun Lo, Ramayah, T., Min, H. W., & Songan, P. (2010). Relationship between leadership styles and organizational commitment in Malaysia: Role of leader-member exchange. Asia Pacific Business Review, vol.16, Nos. 1-2, 79-103. Routledge: Taylor and Francis, Oxfordshire, UK.


ii. Books & Chapters in Edited Book

Songan, P., Khairuddin Ab Hamid, Yeo, A., Gnaniah, J., & Hushairi Zen. (2008). Challenges to community informatics to bridging the digital divide. In Tan, F. B., (Ed.), Global Information Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (pp. 2115-2120). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, USA.

Bala, P., Harris, R. W., & Songan, P. (2008). E Bario Project: In search of a methodology to provide access to information communication technologies for rural communities in Malaysia. In C. V. Slyke (Ed.), Information Communication Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications (pp. 826-839). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference, Pennsylvania, USA.

Tonga, G., Songan, P. (2009). Ethnobotanicals resources in peat land forests in Kabong, sub-district of Roban, Sarawak, Malaysia. In G. Ainsworth & S. Garnett (Eds.), RIMBA: Sustainable Forest Livelihoods in Malaysia and Australia (pp.35-46). Institute for Environment and Development, UKM, Malaysia.


iii. In Proceedings

Voon, M. L.; Lo, M. C.; Ngui, K. S.; & Songan, P. (2009). Leadership styles in the context of institution of higher education in Malaysia. Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Business and Information, Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ISBN: 1729-9322, CD-ROM.

Lo, M. C., Mohamd, A. A., Songan, P., Yeo, A. W. (2009). Testing multi-dimensional nature of “Service Quality” in a rural tourist destination. Proceedings of South East Asia Regional Conference, December, 3-5th 2009, Hong Kong Institute of Business Studies, Hong Kong.

Mohamad, A. A., Lo, M. C., Songan, P., Yeo, A. W. (2009). Service quality and tourists’ satisfaction: A test on rural tourist destination. Proceedings of Bario Knowledge Fair, November, 4-6th, Bario, Malaysia.


iv. MS Thesis & PhD Dissertation

Songan, P. (1981). A proposed pesticide management educational program for the small farmers in Malaysia. Unpublished master thesis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Songan, P. (1992). Perceived motivations and deterrents associated with participation of peasants in rural development programs in Sarawak, Malaysia. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.


v. Research Reports/Monographs

Hong, K. S., Rujhan Mustafa, Songan, P., Ngui, K. S., Hasbee Haji Usop, & Gan, S. L. (2009). Relationships between leadership behaviours, university culture and leadership effectiveness for academic work in Malaysian public universities. Kota Samarahan: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. (Bronze Award, PECIPTA 2009).

Songan, P., Hong, K.S., Tonga, G., Mustafa Abdul Rahman, & Law, L. (2010). Factors influencing students’ selection of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. Kota Samarahan: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. 78pp.

Hong, K. S., Abang Ahmad Ridzuan, Gan, S. L., Tan, G. G. S., Hasbee Hj Usop, Hatta Hj Arabi, Mohd Razali Othman, Songan, P., & Shahren Ahmad Zaidi Adruce. (2010). Pengaruh factor sekolah, sosio demografi keluarga, gaya keibubapaan dan identity etnik ke atas penyalahgunaan bahan: Kajian di kalangan pelajar sekolah menengah, Sarawak. Kota Samarahan: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.139pp.


Awards, Achievement & Recognition:

Sarawak Government Award: Pingat Perkhidmatan Bakti (PPB), Sept. 2003

Sarawak Government Award: Pingat Perkhidmatan Setia (PPS), Dec. 2006

Recognized for Excellent Service in 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Awarded Excellent Service (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang) for 2002

Industry Innovators Award for Systems Development and Applications, 2002 for eBario Project

Information Technology (Socioeconomic Sector) Prime Minister Award, 2003 for eBario Project

eAsia Award, 2004 for eBario Project

Commonwealth Association of Public Administration & Management (CAPAM) Award, 2006 for eBario Project

Bronze Medal Award at PECIPTA 2009 for a research project, entitled ―Relationship between leadership behaviour, university culture and leadership effectiveness for academic work in Malaysian public universities.‖

Adjunct Professor at the e-Innovation Academy, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa, July 2007-July 2009

Appointed Principal Researcher and Deputy Director of Centre of Excellence for Rural Informatics, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 1st August 2007-31st July 2009

Appointed as a member of Africa-Asia Development University Network (AADUN) Research Council effective 24 February 2010

Appointed as a member of the Protem Committee of the National Council of Professors by the Minister of Higher Education on 1st April 2010.

Appointed as Director of Sebayor Holdings, effective 1st May 2010 for a period of two years


Complete CV available on request