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  • Prof. Dr. Mohamed Yousif Baniyas 
     

    Prof. Dr. Mohamed Yousif Baniyas
    Director, Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)
    Ministry of Education, UAE

    Dr B​​aniyas obtained ??his PhD in Pharmacology from University of Wales (Cardiff) in 1993. His clinical qualifications includes Board Certification by American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, American College of Forensic Examiners, American Academy of Pain Management & American Psychotherapy Association....
  • Prof. Abdulsalam Ghaith 
     

    Prof. Abdulsalam Ghaith
    PhD, BSc

    Commissioner Ghaith received his BSc degree in Physics from Al-Mustansiriyah University?, Iraq and his PhD degree in Experimental Solid State Physics from Dundee University, UK. Before joining the Commission, Dr. Ghaith was a Consultant for the Quality a​nd Accreditation Council...
  • Prof. Aly S. Nazmy 
     

    Prof. Aly S. Nazmy
    PhD, MSc, MA, BSc

    Commissioner Nazmy received his BSc and MSc in Structural Engineering ​​from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, and received his MA and PhD in Str​uctures and Mechanics from Princeton University, US​​​​A. He was the Founding Dean of the College of Engineering at Abu Dhabi University (ADU) for 12 years...
  • Prof. Amjad Mohammad Qandil 
     

    Prof. Amjad Mohammad Qandil
    PhD, BSc Pharm

    Commissioner Qandil received his BSc Degree in Pharmacy from Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan and his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design form Purdue University, USA. Before joining the Commission, Prof. Qandil was an Associate Profes​sor of Medicinal...
  • Prof. Dr. Berthold Peter 
     

    Prof. Dr. Berthold Peter
    PhD, DDS, DMD

    Commissioner Berthold received his initial education in Sweden graduating from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm with the degrees DDS (1967) and PhD (1978). Dr. Berthold moved to University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1979. In 1983, he earned a DMD degree, and his Swedish specialty qualification in Oral Prosthetics. As tenured Professor at University of Pennsylvania...
  • Dr. Basil Soufi 
     

    Dr. Basil Soufi
    PhD, MSc, BEng

    Commissioner Basil Soufi holds a BEng. Degree in Electronic Engineering fr​om Southampton University, UK and an MSc and PhD Degrees in Human-Computer Interaction from Loughborough University, UK. Prior to joining the CAA, Commissioner Soufi held senior leadership positions in both government and higher education. Most recently he was head of institutional effectiveness at IAT where he directed strategic planning processes and maintained multiple national and international accreditation and quality assurance...
  • Dr. Dawit Teklu 
     

    Dr. Dawit Teklu
    PhD, MS, BA

    Commissioner Teklu is a seasoned higher education professional with over twenty ye​ars of experience. Most recently Dr. Teklu served as the Dean of Institutional Research, Assessment and Evaluation at Str​ayer University in Washington, DC. In that capacity he was responsible for coordinating the College’s institutional effectiveness and academic assessment activities...
  • Dr. Dhayaneethie Perumal 
     

    Dr. Dhayaneethie Perumal
    PhD, MA, BPharm, BSc

    Commissioner Perumal obtained her BSc, BPharm and a Research Masters in Pharmaceutics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, a MA (LTHE) (Learning and Teaching in Higher Education) from London Metropolitan University and a PhD in vaccine development from Imperial College, London. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK since 2015.
  • Prof. Emad Abuelrub 
     

    Prof. Emad Abuelrub
    PhD, MSc, BSc

    Commissioner Abuelrub holds BSc degrees in Computer Engineering and Computing   Information Systems from Oklahoma State University, a Master in Computer Science from Alabama A M University, and a PhD in Computer Science from Louisiana State University, USA. Before joining the Commission, Dr. Abuelrub served in different academic administrative positions in various universities...
  • Prof. Jehad Ahmed Al-Sadi 
     

    Prof. Jehad Ahmed Al-Sadi
    PhD, MSc, Bsc

    Commissioner Al-Sadi holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from Tennessee State University, a MSc. in Computer Science from Jackson State University; USA, and a PhD in Computer Science from Glasgow University; UK. Prof. Al-Sadi served in different academic administrative positions in various universities. He served as a member of many Quality Assurance and Accreditation Committees at the...
  • Prof. Mohammed Al Jarrah 
     

    Prof. Mohammed Al Jarrah
    PhD, MSc, Bsc

    Commissioner AlJarrah holds a Dipl.Eng from Byelorussian Polytechnic Institute-USSR, an MSc. in Applied Mechanics from Yarmouk University-Jordan, and an MSc and PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University; USA. Dr. AlJarrah served in all academic ranks being a faculty member. He is the founding director of the graduate Mechatronics program at AUS back in 2002. He served...
  • Prof. Mousa S. Mohsen 
     

    Prof. Mousa S. Mohsen
    PhD, MEng, MSc, Bsc

    Commissioner Mohsen holds BS & MS degrees in civil engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, MS degree in mechanical engineering from University of Detroit, and PhD degree in mechanical engineering from Wayne State University. He has extensive academic experience through positions held with the American International University in Kuwait, the American University of Ras Al Khaimah in UAE, the ...
  • Prof. Dr. Judith Buchanan 
     

    Prof. Dr. Judith Buchanan
    PhD, DMD, Ms, Bsc

    Commissioner Buchanan holds a BSc degree in Mathematics from Georgia Southern University, a MS degree and PhD degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas, and a DMD degree in Dentistry from the University of Florida. She has held positions at the University of Mississippi, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Pennsylvania and University of Minnesota. At these Universities...
  • Prof. Dr. Kamal Alalaween 
     

    Prof. Dr. Kamal Alalaween
    PhD, Bsc

    Commissioner Alalaween received his BSc degree in Law from University of Jordan, Jordan and his PhD degree in Law from University of Aberdeen, U.K. Before joining the Commission, Dr. Alalaween served in different academic and administrative positions in the University of Jordan...
  • Prof. Rihab Khalifa 
     

    Prof. Rihab Khalifa
    PhD, MSc, BSc

    Commissioner Khalifa has nearly 20 years of academic and professional experience spanning international top ranked universities and business schools. Previously she was Acting Dean, as well as Vice Dean and Professor of Accounting at the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). She was also the founding Director of the Emirates Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (EILOA), setting in process major changes in learning outcomes practices for the country...
  • Prof. Rhys Rowland Jones 
     

    Prof. Rhys Rowland Jones

    Commissioner Rowland-Jones received his MSc in Quality and Environmental Management from the University of Glamorgan, and his PhD in Strategic Operations Management and Sustainability from the University of Wales. He is the former Head of School of Operations and Information Management...
  • Dr. Tracy Ann Scholl 
     

    Dr. Tracy Ann Scholl
    PhD, MA, BA

    Commissioner Scholl received her BA with a double major in History and Philosophy, and MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Scholl most recently worked in UAEU where she has served as Associate Professor of Philosophy...
  • Prof. Thomas Hochstettler 
     

    Prof. Thomas Hochstettler
    PhD, MSc, BSc

    Commissioner Dr. Thomas Hochstettler was educated in history, economics, and business in the United States and Germany, earning his baccalaureate at Earlham College in Indiana, and his masters and doctorate at the University of Michigan. He also pursued post-graduate study in business...
  • Prof. Youssef Abdel Magid 
     

    Prof. Youssef Abdel Magid
    PhD, MSc, BSc

    Commissioner Abdel-Magid received his Ph.D. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, and a B.Sc. (Honors) from Cairo University, Egypt, all in Electrical Engineering. Prof Abdel-Magid has held professorial positions at the King Fahd University of Petroleum...
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