Quinnipiac University
Rifat Sharmelly, Ph.D

Assistant Teaching Professor of Management

Dr. Sharmelly earned her PhD from School of Management, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia in 2015. According to 2020 QS world ranking, UNSW School of Management ranks #1 in Australia; #34 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, International Journal of Business and Systems Research and Quarterly Review of Business Disciplines.
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  • PHD, University of New South Wales

Areas of Expertise

  • Technology & Innovation Management
  • International Management
  • Business Strategy


  • Management

Office Location

  • Lender School of Business 218

Mail Drop

  • SB-DNF