Irene Kho is an IT lecturer who has been lecturing at the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management in UCSI University Sarawak Campus for the past 8 years. She spent her first four years of her working life as an IT specialist at Inti College Sarawak after she earned her first degree in Computer Science at the same college. She continued her Corporate Master in Business Administration in UNIMAS during her previous employment. Before she joined UCSI University as a lecturer, she explored a variety of roles and developed a wide range of administrative skills in different industries to enrich her working experience.
Her roles in the journey of lecturing include preparing and delivering lectures in Web Design, Management Information Management, Business Modelling with Spreadsheets, Computing Studies, Electronic Commerce, Retail Technology and Operations, Business Analysis and System Development courses. She has also assessed student assignments and examinations, as well as coordinated and managed teaching activities for specific programs at Foundation, Diploma and Degree Levels. She has supervised 22 student research projects for final year Degree students for their Independent Projects.
Besides lecturing, she has also been involved in writing research papers. She presented a paper on “Evaluating Employee Perception of the Reward System for Eco-Hospitality Practices in Kuching” in The Symposium of Tourism Studies in UCSI University on 13 March 2013. In 2012, she was a co-researcher for the paper “Investigating the Influence of Hotel Managers perceived behavioral controls on behavior intention towards Eco-Hospitality in Kuching”. Irene also organized a research colloquium on Eco-Hospitality on 13 October 2012 at UCSI University. She participated in data analysis for a Youth Rally research survey in the year 2011 along with a data presentation at Pustaka Negeri Sarawak on 27 July 2011. In addition, she contributed as a secretariat for the book publication of “Global Events in Sarawak, The Sarawak Rainforest Interhash: A Case Study”, in 2011.