Staff and Contacts

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Meet our Staff:

ZUDr. Michael Allen, PhD
Assistant Provost for Research
Office number: +971 4 402 1107

Dr. Michael Allen is Assistant Provost for Faculty Affairs and Research at Zayed University, having previously served for five years as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  He has also held positions at the University of Auckland (New Zealand), the University of California at Berkeley, Brigham Young University, and the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada).  He has extensive experience in international education, and has traveled widely both for his own research and to build programs and partnerships between universities.

Trained as a historian, Dr. Allen received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington and his Master’s degree from the University of California at  Berkeley.  He holds undergraduate degrees in both History and Asian Studies from Brigham Young University.  Dr. Allen is a specialist on East Asian history in the 19th and early 20th centuries, and has traveled numerous times to China, Japan, and Korea (both North and South).  Most of his research has focused on Korea in the 19th and 20th centuries.  He also has a deep interest in world history, and his publications include books and articles on nationalism in East Asia, intellectual history, historiography, and the history of the world since 1500.

Ms. Priya Sridhar
Senior Administrative Officer
Office number: +971 4 402 1254

Priya joined the Office of Research as Senior Administrative Officer in 2017. She is very experienced at ZU, having joined the University in 2006 and worked in various departments. Her primary role is to help with the operations of the Office of Research, managing the grants and related tasks. She also manages the tasks relate to Research Standing Committee, Research Newsletter, Research Spotlight.