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Dr. Ruzita Mohd. Amin

Dr. Ruzita Mohd. Amin is a professor in the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She was Deputy Dean (Academic) of the Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences from 2005-2007 and currently serves as the Head of the Disability Unit at IIUM. She is currently a member of the National Council of Persons with Disabilities under the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development for the period January 2013 to December 2016. As of August 2014, she was appointed as the Co-Chairman of the Committee on Universal Design and the Built Environment of the National Council of Persons with Disabilities. Dr. Ruzita is also a member of the Panel of Access Audit Inspectors of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall facilities for persons with disabilities, and was a member of the Panel of Juries for the Kuala Lumpur Mayor Universal Design Built Environment Award in 2013. She was also involved as a member of the Working Group on Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities under the Engineering Standards Management and Consulting Services Section, Standards Research and Management Centre, SIRIM Berhad.

Dr. Ruzita was presented with the Special Award for Academic Achievement for Persons with Disabilities in conjunction with the International Persons with Disabilities Day by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development in Malaysia for 2012. She obtained her B. Economics (Hons.) from IIUM, her M.A. (Economics) from Northwestern University, USA, and her Ph.D. (Managerial Economics) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA. Her research interests include disability studies, social economics, development economics, economic integration, and economic theory from the Islamic perspective.