Faculty Profile

Rifat Sharmelly, Ph.D

Rifat Sharmelly, Ph.D

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Assistant Teaching Professor of Management


PhD, University of New South Wales
Areas of expertise

Technology & Innovation Management
International Management
Business Strategy

Skills for Contemporary Business Issues

Fall 2020

Essentials of Management and Organizational Behavior

Fall 2020

Group and Virtual Team Processes

Fall 2020



Phone Number

(203) 582-7410

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Dr. Sharmelly earned her PhD from School of Management, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia in 2015. According to 2018 QS world ranking, UNSW School of Management ranks #1 in Australia; #50 in world in Management discipline.

She completed her MSc from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Prior to joining academia, she worked in telecommunications and consumer electronics industries in project coordinator and programmer roles.

Prior joining to Quinnipiac in 2018, Dr. Sharmelly worked with the Australian national accreditation and regulatory body TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality Standard Agency) as lead course curriculum developer and lecturer. She successfully developed and offered Bachelor of Business (BSB) degree for Australian Institution of Professional Counsellors (AIPC) per Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level -7 (undergraduate) in 2016-17.

Dr. Sharmelly received ‘Excellence in Teaching Award’ from UNSW School of Business in 2013, ‘Dean’s Citation Award’ from University of Sydney in 2015. She was also the nominee for the prestigious ‘Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence’ from UNSW in 2013.

Her research works have been published in high impact journals such as Journal of Management Inquiry and Journal of General Management, among others.

She is the editorial board member of Journal of Asia Business Studies and International Journal of Business and Systems Research.