The Administrative Panel :
  1. Pronouncer :
    Dr. Jillian M. Pandor (PhD)
    Academic Director
    Program Coordinator | Science and Engineering Language Literacy (SELL)

  2. The Judges
    1. Ms. Renuka Singh, who has been judging The Spelling Bee Championship in the UAE since inception in 2011 – for spellings and pronunciation
    2. Ms. Sunanda Lal, to observe the finals and oversee the process to ensure fairness and transparency
  3. Scorekeeper – Ms. Latika Ganti Dhingra
Advisory Board

Daniel Adkins

Chief Executive Officer, Transnational Academic Group Middle East

Dan joined Transnational Academic Group Middle East in November 2009 to teach in the Foundation and Business programmes. Born in the United States, Dan began his career working in the information technology industry. During his time in the IT industry he performed IT services for companies including IBM, Dell, Clorox, Philips, Hershey’s, Coca-Cola, Merck, and VISA. Over the course of 20 years, Dan held numerous management positions, including CIO and CEO.

Before coming to the UAE he worked extensively in the United States, India, Vietnam, the UK, and the Philippines. Dan holds an MBA and Postgraduate Certificate in Business Research from Herriot-Watt University and has received professional certifications in project management, quality assurance, and TEFL. He has lectured at the university level in IT, business, and law.

Dr Jillian Pandor

Academic Director Program Coordinator | Science and Engineering Language Literacy (SELL)

Dr Jillian M. Pandor, Academic Director at Curtin University Dubai Campus, holds a PhD in English and Spanish and Second and Foreign Languages from the University of Alicante (Spain). She has over 7 years of teaching experience in a variety of different contexts and cultures including the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Her research focus includes foreign student integration in new academic contexts and cultures, and her most recent work from December 2017 has been published in the Revista de LingüísticaTeórica y Aplicada, an Applied Linguistics journal based in Concepción, Chile.