Dr. Cynthia Yolanda Doss is currently an Associate Professor at the Academy of Language Studies at MARA University of Technology, Shah Alam. She has taught Business English, ESP, and English at proficiency levels at the above University for 26 years. She also has been actively involved in curriculum design, materials production as well as teaching Business English courses for both the public and private sectors and presented papers at national and international conferences. To date, she has co-authored several ELT books.
She is also a Certified Buzan Licensed Instructor and has conducted mind mapping® courses at Buzan Malaysia and uses mind mapping® when she lectures at UiTM. Recently, she co-authored a revision book, Buzan Mind Maps® for Science Form 1. This book is the first of its kind in Malaysia to be published using Buzan Mind Mapping® Laws. At the 14th International Conference on Thinking held in Kuala Lumpur in June 2009, she co-presented a paper with Tony Buzan entitled “Buzan Brain Focussed Taxonomy on Reading – Towards an Intelligent Future.”
In 2007, 2008 and recently in June 2009, she was the Chief Judge for the Malaysian literary awards for novels, sponsored by Exxon Mobil and Utusan Publications & Distributors Sdn. Bhd. In addition, she has also been an Education Consultant for Pearson’s projects with the Ministry of Education Malaysia.
In July 2007, she was selected to represent Malaysia at the World Amazing Minds Conference at Cambridge University, U.K. In the following year, February 2008, she was appointed as a facilitator for the South Asia Amazing Minds Conference in Bangkok, Thailand and 2009, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.