Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer, Griffith Business School

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Dr Tommy Soesmanto is a Senior Lecturer within the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at the Griffith Business School.  He is currently the Program Director for the Bachelor of Business in the Open Universities Australia/Griffith program. Tommy holds a PhD from Griffith University and a Bachelor of Business (Honours) from Queensland University of Technology.  Dr Soesmanto publishes in the areas of international macroeconomics, applied econometrics, and higher education learning and teaching.  Being of Indonesian origin, Tommy is also an active contributor to media outlets where he writes and gives commentaries on Indonesia’s economic issues.

Tommy is an educator who has received wide recognition and multiple awards for excellence in teaching.  He is highly regarded for his ability to turn around challenging large foundation courses like economics and business statistics, making them active, authentic and collaborative learning experiences for his students.  Tommy is the winner of the 2019th University Teaching Excellence Medal within the Griffith Business School.  He receives the 2018th University Learning and Teaching Citation Award in the Griffith Business School category.  For five years in a row (2015 to 2019), Tommy receives the Griffith University’s Deputy Vice Chancellor Commendation of Teaching Excellence. For four years in a row (2016 to 2019), Tommy receives the Griffith Business School Teaching Excellence Recognition Scheme.  In 2020, Tommy is admitted as Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, recognising his ongoing commitment and contribution to student learning, as well as his impactful mentoring of his fellow academics.

Research expertise

  • Higher Education Learning and Teaching
  • International Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Management of Foreign Exchange Reserves
  • Indonesian Economy

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