Dr. Siti Hamisah Tapsir has served as Deputy Director General, Higher Education in the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia since 2009. Previously, she has held the posts of Campus Director University Teknologi Malaysia International Campus. She served as Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic and Internationalisation at the UTM from 2006-2009. Her prior experience includes a posting as Dean of Diploma Programme Studies, and a civil engineering position with Bethel Duncan Associates in Burlington, Massachusetts, in the United States. She started her career as a Civil Engineer in the Public Work Department of Kuala Lumpur. She earned a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK and MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. Professor Hamisah Tapsir is visiting Professor to several international universities, including Beihang University, Bejing and China Hebei University, Hebei, China. Her affiliations with professional organisations include: Fellow, Institute of Engineers Malaysia, Professional Engineers, Board of Engineers Malaysia, ASEAN Engineering, Associate Member of American Society of Civil Engineers, and Honorary Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, USA. She has published numerous papers in various international journals and conference proceedings.