Department of Management Studies
Staff: Academic
Lecturers in: Accounting and Finance | ManagementMarketing | Tourism and Hospitality | Project Management & Evaluation Justin Robinson Justin Robinson, Senior Lecturer in Management & Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Diana Weekes-Marshall Diana Weekes-Marshall, Lecturer in Accounting

Donley Carrington Donley Carrington , Lecturer in Accounting

John Burnett John Burnett, Lecturer in Accounting

Stacey Estwick Stacey Estwick , Lecturer Accounting and Finance

Philmore Alleyne Philmore Alleyne, Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Head of the Department of Management Studies


Ayanna Young Marshall Ayanna Young Marshall, Lecturer in International Business

Sonia Mahon Sonia Mahon, Lecturer in Management Studies & Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Nicole Knight Nicole Knight, Lecturer in Management Studies

Dion Greenidge Dion Greenidge , Senior Lecturer in Management Studies

Glenda Gay Glenda Gay , Lecturer in Management Studies

Dwayne Devonish Dwayne Devonish, Senior Lecturer in Management Science

Akhentoolove Corbin Akhentoolove Corbin, Lecturer in Management Studies

Wayne Charles-Soverall Wayne Charles-Soverall, Senior Lecturer in Public Sector Management


Alfred Walkes Alfred Walkes, Lecturer in Marketing and Entreprenuership

Joseann Knight Joseann Knight, Lecturer in Management Studies


Nadini Persaud

 

Nadini Persaud
Title: Lecturer in Project Evaluation
Department: MGMT
Discipline: Project Management and Evaluation
Additional Titles: Programme Coordinator, M.Sc. Project Management and Evaluation
Qualifications: CPA Professional Designation, Chartered Professional Accountants, British Columbia, Canada

Doctor of Philosophy (Major Evaluation), College of Arts and Sciences,   Western Michigan University, USA. (Fulbright scholarship awarded to pursue doctoral studies)

Certified General Accountant (CGA Gold Award), Certified General Accountants Association of Canada

M.Sc. Project Management and Evaluation (Distinction), University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

B.Sc. Accounting (First Class Honours), University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados



Contact: Email: nadini.persaud@cavehill.uwi.edu
Direct Line:246-417-4927 or 246-417-4295(96)
Teaching Areas: Undergraduate Teachings
ACCT 1003 Introduction to Management and Cost Accounting
MGMT 3056 Project Management

Graduate Teachings
PTMT 6005 Monitoring and Evaluation
PTMT 6007 Essentials of Management
PTMT 6009 Social and Environmental Impact Assessment
PTMT 6021 Information Management for Projects (Workshop)
PTMT 6008 Practicum (Coordinator and Supervisor)
Biography: Dr. Nadini Persaud is Programme Coordinator of the M.Sc. Project Management and Evaluation programme. Dr. Persaud has a wealth of experience in three disciplines—accounting, project management, and project evaluation. She has worked with the Treasury Department in  St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with the Economic, Planning, Project Coordination and Social Policy Development Unit of the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Development in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and at the Evaluation Center, Western Michigan University, USA. Dr. Persaud serves on a number of international boards including: the 3F Advisory Committee of the Faster Forward Fund, a private foundation in the USA established by Professor Michael Scriven, one of the three founding fathers of evaluation to accelerate the theory, practice and profession of evaluation; Chair (2014)/ Member (2013/2015) of the Finance Advisory Board of the American Evaluation Association, and Editorial Board Member, Evaluation and Program Planning. She is also a Director of the Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Canada- Barbados Chapter.
Research: Research Interests:

Monitoring and Evaluation

Project Management

Accounting Practices

Cost Analysis in Evaluation

Return on Investment of Education

Ethics (organizations/students)

Issues affecting students (bullying, motivation, stress)

Social Issues in the Caribbean Region
Publications: Persaud, N., Woodhouse, M., & Scriven M. (2016). Enhancing the strategic management process through the use of professional evaluation methods and the logic of evaluation. Journal of MultiDisciplinary Evaluation, 12(26), 1-11.

Persaud, N., & Persaud, I. (2016). An exploratory study examining Barbadian students’ knowledge and awareness on costs of UWI education. International Journal of Higher Education, 5(2), 1-11.

Persaud, N. & Persaud, I. (2016). The relationship between socio-demographics and stress levels, stressors, and coping mechanisms among undergraduate students at a university in Barbados. International Journal of Higher Education, 5(1), 11-27.

Alleyne,   P.   Persaud.  N.  (2012).   Exploring   undergraduate students’ ethical  perceptions  in Barbados:  Differences by gender, academic major and religiosity. Journal of International Education in Business, 5(1), 5-21.

Alleyne,   P.,  Persaud,  N.,  Alleyne,  P.,  Greenidge,  D. & Sealy P. (2010). Perceived   effectiveness   of   fraud   detection   audit    procedures   in   a  stock and warehousing cycle: Additional evidence from Barbados. Managerial Auditing Journal, 25 (6), 553-568.

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Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

Persaud,  N.   (2015, November 12). Simplifying Cost Analysis for Evaluators: Breaking It Down To Simple Arithmetic. Paper presented at   the  29th  Annual Conference of  the  American Evaluation  Association, Chicago, IL.      

Persaud,  N.   (2014, October 16). Incorporating Cost Analysis Into Evaluations: Is It Needed—What Will It Cost—Which Cost Analytical Methodology is Best?" Paper  presented  at   the  28th  Annual Conference  of  the  American Evaluation  Association, Boulder, CO.

Persaud,  N.  (2013, October 18). Strategies for coping with challenges evaluators may encounter when conducting cost analytical studies. Paper  presented  at the 27th Annual Conference  of  the  American  Evaluation  Association,  Washington, DC.

Persaud,  N.   (2012, October 25).  Choosing   the   right   cost   analysis methodology:  Pros  and  cons.  Paper  presented  at   the  26th  Annual Conference  of  the  American  Evaluation  Association,   Minneapolis, Minnesota.



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Conference Participation:

Chair, Multi-Paper Panel "Productivity Impact Evaluation and Cost Analysis Capacity Building Evaluation in Developing Countries: What Can We Learn"? American  Evaluation Association     29th   Annual     Conference    Chicago, IL,  November 11, 2015.

Chair, Multi-Paper Panel “"Models Used to Help Determine Cost” What Can We Learn?". American Evaluation Association     28th   Annual     Conference   Boulder, CO,  October 16, 2014.


Discussant for a paper presented by Robert Picciotto, former Vice-President for Corporate Planning and Budgeting at The World Bank. Topic “Focusing on Equality: Towards a Progressive Evaluation Model. Panel Presentation at the International Development Evaluation Association Conference “Evaluation and Inequity: Moving Beyond the Discussion of Poverty”, May 08, 2013, Barbados.





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Additional Information: Departmental/UWI Posts

Faculty of Social Sciences Representative on WIGIT Executive 2016

Non-professorial representative of Academic Staff to Campus Academic Board (2013-2014/2015-2016)

Chair, Project Management and Evaluation Subject Area Group (2009-present).

Chair, Department of Management Studies Student Response Committee (2012-present) 

Member, Subject Area Group for Accounting, Investments and Financial Management (2007-present)

Member, Graduate Students Affairs Subject Area Group (2012-present)   

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International Posts:  

Director, Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Canada- Barbados Chapter
                                                
Chair (2014)/ Member (2013.2015), Finance Advisory Board, American Evaluation Association, USA

Advisory Board Member, Faster Forward Fund (a private foundation in the USA) estabilished by Professor Michael Scriven, one of the three founding fathers of evaluation to accelerate the theory, practice and profession of evaluation (2013-present)

Editorial Board Member, Evaluation and Program Planning (Elsevier Journal) (2013-present)

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Sherma Roberts Sherma Roberts, Lecturer in Tourism

Cristina Jonsson Cristina Jonsson, Lecturer in Tourism



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Department of Management Studies
Telephone: (246) 417-4295/4296/4297/4546/4547/4300 Fax: (246) 438-9167 E-mail: management@cavehill.uwi.edu