Prof. Joseph Mani is the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Modern College of Business and Science (MCBS), Oman. Prior to joining MCBS in 2004, he had served as the Dean of Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering at Sharjah College (affiliated to University of Houston, Clear Lake), UAE. Joseph received his Ph.D. degree in 1993 from Cochin University of Science and Technology, India in the field of Communication Technology.
He is an ABET IDEAL (Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment Leadership) scholar and an approved ABET Evaluator for IT programs (Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC). He is also an External Reviewer for the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA) and has participated as a Panel Member in several Institutional quality audits and standards assessment of higher education institutions in the Sultanate of Oman.
Joseph is an active member of various professional societies including Oman Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (OAQHE), ISACA (Information System Audit and Control Association), ACM (Association for Computing Machinery and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers).
He was also involved in organizing various Conferences (Academic Committee Chair of OQNHE 3rd conference 2015, and Academic Committee Chair of OQNHE 4th conference 2017). He was actively involved in the development of the International undergraduate and associate degree Information Technology (IT) curriculum as a member of both ACM International IT Curriculum Committee and ACM International IT Education Committee during 2005-09. The current research interests of prof. Joseph includes Quality Assurance of Higher Education, IT Education, and IT Risk Management.