External Examiners

Prof. Bernard Glasson

Prof. Carlos Ascenso André

Programme examined: E-Commerce (Bachelor's degree)

Professor Bernard Glasson, retired in 2004, is the Foundation Dean of Science and Technology, University of Notre Dame Australia.

Professor Glasson is one of the pioneers of Information Systems and, more recently, E-Commerce. His career has consisted of several first or foundation positions. A member of the original team that introduced Information Systems to the National Australia Bank in 1966, he joined Curtin University of Technology in 1972 and progressed through Curtin introducing undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Information Systems, which culminated in his professorial level appointment to lead Information Systems Research in the Business School. Professor Glasson was one of the first to recognise the potential impact of the Internet on Information Systems and curtailed his professional activities to concentrate on building the first raft of Electronic Commerce programmes in Australia by founding and leading Curtin’s E-Commerce Teaching and Learning unit securing an AUD 1 million grant from a local bank. He left Curtin in 2000 to accept a joint appointment as Head of Electronic Commerce at the University of Notre Dame Australia and CEO of Uni-U International Pty Ltd., which developed and delivered Electronic Commerce programmes and courses for client universities and professional organisations.

Professor Glasson has been active in the Australian Computer Society (ACS). From 1992 to his retirement in 2004, he was National Chairman of the Committee on Information Systems and Technology and ACS's national representative to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). His academic accreditation and evaluation experience involved universities and programmes in different countries. He has some 50 publications and was elected a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society in 1993, granted a Curtin University Vice Chancellor’s Excel Award for Excellence in 1997, awarded an IFIP Silver Core Award for Services to IFIP in 1998, and received Australia’s Business/Higher Education Round Table National Award for Outstanding Achievement in Collaboration in Education/Training 1999 on behalf of Bankwest and Curtin University for the E-Commerce Network programme. Professor Glasson had been an advisory panel member of the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation from 1990 to 2003.