LGS takes pride in its people. Our Academic Advisory Board consists of experts from well-known educational institutions. Each member of the academic team has extensive experience in the higher education sector.
|Professor John Howard - Provost
Since completing his PGCE in 1992, Professor John Howard has lectured at a number of HE Institutions in Kent and London on academic degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels (e.g. HND, BA, MBA), as well as professional courses such as CIM AND ABE. In addition to this, he has supervised dissertations of MBA students at Greenwich School of Management for University of Hull and others. He has also taught on short in-company training courses such as Customer Services, Time Management, Business Ethics, Team Building, etc.
Professor John Howard has held a number of positions of responsibility, including Acting Head of School and Course Leader/Developer in Head of Tourism and Hospitality for the ECBE group of Colleges in various European locations.
|Professor James Matthews - Vice-Principal and Programme Leader
Professor James Matthews began teaching as an associate lecturer on Durham University’s MBA programme in 1986 and retired from BT in 2000. He has been a full-time university lecturer and dissertation supervisor in Business and IT on MBA programmes for the University of Durham Business School, Surrey European Management School and the Open University, and various private institutions since 2000. As of recently, he is an Academic Director at a privately owned London college and is now Vice Principal of the London Graduate School.
He has 27 years experience in business with BT as a Senior Manager in IT and Telecommunications Programmes. He began as a programmer/analyst and ended up as a senior programme manager for IT and Telecommunication projects.
|Professor David Weir - An Honorary Member
Professor Weir is Emeritus Professor of the University of Northumbria, Visiting Professor in Management Development Lancaster University, Visiting Professor Bristol Business School, Professor Affilie, ESC Rennes, France and Distinguished Visiting Professor, ETQM College, Dubai. From 1995-1997, he was the Chairman of the Association of Business Schools, and served as a member of the Finniston Committee on Engineering from 1977-1980. He was also a chair and committee member of several economic and social research council committees, as well as science and engineering council committees, and a member of the Council for National Academic Awards from 1974-1977.
Professor Weir is also a companion of the Chartered Institute of Management. He is the author of several books, including the best selling ‘Modern Britain’ series. He is currently completing a book on ’Management in the Arab World’, and is engaged on a manuscript entitled ‘Nevil Shute: The Untypical Englishman‘. His hobbies are cooking, supporting the Leeds United football club, and playing cricket.
|Professor Geoff Lancaster - An Honorary Member
Professor Geoff Lancaster is a noted academic and an Honorary Member of Advisory Board of London Graduate School, and holds positions in several universities worldwide either as a visiting Professor, or an external examiner. He also holds the position of Professor of Marketing at London Metropolitan University.
He also has a wide range of academic and non-academic portfolios in which he has held posts this includes - Chairman of a corporate communications company Durham Associates Group Ltd, Castle Eden, County Durham with offices in London and Hull; Bahrain; Jeddah, Riyadh and Dhahran – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Oman; Dubai; Iran (Kish); Ghana; Zambia; Nigeria and South Africa. The company has received the Queen's Award for Exporting.
He was previously Senior Examiner and Senior Academic Adviser to the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He is now Chief Examiner to the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management. He has published marketing textbooks with McGraw-Hill, Macmillan, Butterworth-Heinemann and Kogan-Page. He is one of the most published marketing authors in the UK with, at the last count, 35 textbooks to his name and over 120 papers published in refereed academic journals.
|Dr. Professor Meshquat Uddin - An Honorary Member
Doctor Professor Meshquat Uddin is currently the Acting Vice Chancellor of the Southeast University in Bangladesh. Before he joined Southeast University, he served as the Dean and Director BBA and MBA programmes of the North South University in Bangladesh for 11 years. Dr. Uddin completed his MBA at Indiana University (USA) and Ph.D. at Cleveland State University, Ohio (USA), where he also taught for about seven years as an adjunct faculty.
Dr. Uddin is a fine research scholar. His research articles have been published in top-notch journals in the USA, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. He presented numerous papers in local and international conferences. In addition to this, he is also a very successful teacher; he was awarded the best teacher award based on an online survey by the MBA students at North South University.
|Professor Graham Davies - An Honorary Member
Professor Graham Davies began his career as a teacher of German and French in secondary education in 1965, moving into higher education in 1971. From 1971 to 1993, he taught German and managed the multimedia language centre at Ealing College, which was later integrated into Thames Valley University. He has been involved in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) since 1976. In 1982, he wrote one of the first introductory books on computers in language learning and teaching, which was followed by numerous other printed and software publications.
He was also the Founder President of EUROCALL, holding the post from 1993 to 2000, and he still serve as a member of the EUROCALL Executive Committee.
He is currently a partner in Camsoft (a CALL software development and consultancy business) which was founded in 1982. He has been married to for over 40 years, and has two daughters, two granddaughters, and one grandson.