Professor Trevor Spedding
Dean Faculty of Commerce
Telephone: +61 (02) 4221 4125
Fax: +61 (02) 4221 4157
Location: Building 40 Room 344
BSc (Honours), PhD CStat, University of Coventry
– Application of statistics and artificial intelligence techniques to manufacturing
– Simulation and modelling of manufacturing systems and supply chains
– Quality engineering and multimedia based teaching techniques
An academic with a truly international background, Professor Spedding joined UOW from the University of Greenwich in Kent, England, having spent most of the 1990s at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
A management specialist, particularly in the engineering and manufacturing sectors, Professor Spedding has also worked as a consultant and conducted short courses for leading companies in Britain, Europe, the United States and Singapore. He was head of the School of Management and Marketing in the Commerce Faculty before assuming the top job at the end of 2009.
The University of Wollongong’s Dean of Commerce Professor Trevor Spedding says he was attracted to UOW in 2005 by its “buzz, ambition and drive”.
As head of UOW’s largest Faculty which accounts for 25% of student numbers, he is excited by the prospect of harnessing that ambition to build on what he describes as “the really strong foundations at the Faculty of Commerce”.
The Faculty is in excellent shape, offering an Australian first Bachelor of Commerce degree with a focus on socially innovative commerce incorporating the principles of sound governance, corporate responsibility, ethical decision-making and environmental sustainability
He believes another of the strengths of UOW’s Bachelor of Commerce program is that first year students get a chance to “taste” all disciplines, before deciding on their subject majors in second year.
“UOW has created a ‘Business Precinct’ with the Sydney Business School (SBS) and the Faculty of Commerce. Professor Spedding is working closely with SBS Dean Professor John Glynn, who became the University’s first Executive Dean (Business) in January, on the Faculty’s strategy and direction.