Dean Preddy

Masters of Business Administration; Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)

Doctor of Business Administration Candidate

As an industry professional, Dean has been working to create opportunities to help get international students involved in extra-curricular activities for the past seven years. Now Dean is working to put his practical experience into a theoretical framework. Dean’s practical experiences have shown that student that get involved in activities out of the classroom, tend to be happier, have a better student experience, and continue with their education through to graduation. 

As the manager of the on-campus student accommodation at CDU, International House Darwin, Dean works with community organisations and cultural groups to provide additional opportunities for both domestic and international students to promote a positive student experience in the Northern Territory.

DBA Project Title

International Student Involvement in Australian Universities

Research Interests

  • International students
  • Student Involvement
  • Out of Class experiences
  • Cultural dimensions


Professor Ram Vemuri, Principal (School of Business)
Dr Kate Golebiowska (Northern Institute

Dean Preddy


T: +61 8 8946 6953

Charles Darwin University
Darwin NT