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Faculty Research Interests

1) Dr. Inass Salamah Ali

Dean, Hekma School of Business and Law

Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Human Resources Management Practices, Customer Relationship Management, Emotional Intelligence, Digital Marketing, and Change Management and Business Processes.

 

2) Dr. Adel Mohammad S. Alotaibi              

Management & Marketing Department, Hekma School of Business & Law  

Assistant Professor of Marketing                                                        

Research Interest: Consumer Behaviour, Marketing and Perceptions, Tourism Marketing

 

3) Dr. Amani Hamza Mohammed 

Department Chair & HRMG Prog. Director

Assistant Professor

Research IOnterest: Management and organizational Behaviour 

 

4) Dr. Michèle Olivier          

Chair of Law      

Associate Professor        

Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Hekma School of Business & Law                       

Research Interest: Constitutional and International law, Governance.

 

5) Dr. Samah El-Agha          

Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, Hekma School of Business & Law 

Assistant professor            

Research Interest: Criminal Law, Business crimes

 

6) Dr. Dareen Abdulmohsen

Chair, Diplomacy & International Relations Department.

Assistant Professor

Acting Director, Scientific Research Centre and the Library.

Research Interest: Politics and Social Change


7) Ms. Wiam Hasanain

Lecturer

Hekma School of Business & Law

Research Interest: Organizational Change, Increasing group motivation using behavioral change techniques.


1) Dr. Alaa Al-Ban 

Dean, Hekma School of Design & Architecture and Chair of the Interior Design Program

Assistant Professor         

Research Interest: Historic Preservation, Interior design, Space planning, Islamic Architecture, Saudi Heritage, Design Education

 

2) Dr. Ayse Yucel   

Master of Architecture Program Director, Hekma School of Design & Architecture

Assistant Professor        

Research Interest: Architectural Design Process, Urban Design, Theories of Architectural Design and Philosophy (Philosophical Aesthetics, Perception, Cognition, Kant, Heidegger, Phenomenology, Theories of Metaphor), Cultural and Social Studies of Cities, Environmental Behaviour Studies

 

 

3) Dr. Sherin Sameh            

Architecture Department Chair 

Assistant Professor         

Hekma School of Design & Architecture

Research Interest: Sustainable Architecture, Smart Cities, Environemnt Design, Sustainable Development
Urban Design/Technolody of Construction/Architecture


6) Dr. Samar Altarteer         

Chair of the Bachelor of Visual Communication Program

Assistant Professor        

Research Interest: Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), User Experience (UX), Luxury brand e-commerce, Education

 

5) Dr. Shifana Fatima Kaafil Rehuman

Architecture Program

Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Fuzzy Logic, Fracture Mechanics and Sustainable Materials.

 

 

6) Dr. Monisha Kumar        

Fashion Design Program 

Assistant Professor     

Research Interest: Design Pedagogy, Textiles and Garments


7) Dr Abdulhafeez Hafazalla        

Architecture Program 

Associate Professor     

Research Interest: 

  • Housing, policy, design, planning and research. Urban design, neighbourhood design and land subdivision.
  • Urban development plans, master plans, structural plans, housing projects.
  • Architectural design and all architectural professional works.
  • Technical reports of urban studies and projects. Feasibility studies. Research on architecture and urban and regional planning.
  • Computer applications in urban observatories and indicators  

  

8)  Ms. Deema Habis    

Interior Design Program 

Lecturer    

Research Interest: Architecture - Urban & Interiors 


9) Ms. Lara AlKhouli   

Architecture Program 

Lecturer    

Research Interest: Public policy, Real estate, and Project Management

 

1) Dr. Sahar Shabanah          
Dean, Chair Computing & Informatics dept.  MSIS, BSCY, BSIS, BSCS 
Assistant Professor   
Research Interest:    
  • Computer Graphics: Modelling, Simulation and Animation
  • Data Mining: Classification of Multi Labels Data Streams
  • Computer Visualization: Algorithms, Information, Medical and Scientific
  • Computer Games Design: Educational, Serious, Training and Simulations
  • Multimedia and User Interface Design
  • Virtual Reality Applications
  • Media Special Needs Applications
  • Image Processing and Objects Detection
  • Algorithms and Data Structures Visualization
  • Website and Mobile Applications Development
  • Computer Science Education
  • Solar Energy Simulation
                   

2) Dr. Nouman Bantan
Hekma School of Engineering, Computing and Informatics 
Assistant Professor  
Research Interest:                                
  • Business Intelligence
  • E-Commerce and UX (User Experience)
  • Ksmart City
  • Financial Engineering (Business Forecasting)
  • Business Process Modelling
 

3) Dr. Saoucene Mahfoudh 
Hekma School of Engineering, Computing and Informatics 
Assistant Professor   
Research Interest:                                 
  • Wireless Sensor and Ad Hoc Network
  • Deployment Protocols
  • Routing Protocols
  • Energy Efficient Protocols
  • Node Activity Scheduling
  • Fog Computing
  • Underwater Sensor Network
  • Nano Sensor Network
  • Network Security
  • Network Quality of Service
  • Simulation
 

4) Dr. Louai Maghrabi
Hekma School of Engineering, Computing and Informatics           
Assistant Professor   
Research Interest:                      
  • Cybersecurity
  • Risk Assessment
  • Game Theory
  • Cryptography
  • Digital Forensics

5) Professor. Wadee Alhalabi 
Hekma School of Engineering, Computing and Informatics        
Professor    
Research Interest:                           
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Virtual Reality

6) Dr. Dheyaaldin Alsalman 
Hekma School of Engineering, Computing and Informatics 
Assistant Professor 
Research Interest:                                   
  • Security Violations – Specifically Why Individuals Engage in Them and How to Reduce Them
  • Security Behaviours – Specifically How Individuals Engage in Them
  • Information Security Policies – Specifically How They reduce data breaches


7) Ms. Laila Abuljadayel
Hekma School of Engineering, Computing and Informatics
Lecturer
Research Interest:
  • E-learning, e-government, e-banking,
  • Cybersecurity, privacy


8) Professor. Ali Daud  
Hekma School of Engineering, Computing and Informatics 
Professor 
Research Interest:
  • Data Mining
  • Social Computing
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Data Science



1) Dr. Farida Adnan Larry

Dean, School of Health, Behavioral Sciences & Education

Assistant Professor

Acting Chair, Psychology Department

Research Interest: 

  • Assessment in Special Education
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Intro professional Learning in Health and Education Setting

 

2) Dr. Randa Hariri      

Director of the Centre of Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Assistant Professor    

Hekma School of Health, behaviour sciences and Education

Research Interest: Education, Pedagogy, Assessment in Education, Quality in Education, Educational Leadership, Curriculum

 

3) Dr. Dalal Alabbasi            

Chair of Masters of Educational Leadership    

Assistant Professor     

Hekma School of Health, behaviour sciences and Education         

Research Interest: Educational Technology, Online and Blended Learning, Educational administration Technologies

 

4) Dr. Martine Elie

Chair, Speech Language & Hearing Sciences Department

Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Assessment and Treatment Of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations, Speech Language Pathology Related Areas and/ Child Language/Development, Inter-professional Education and Practice (IPP/IPE), Service Learning, Awareness of SLP Services.

 

5) Dr. Areej Abdullah Mohammad Alasseri

Speech Language & Hearing Sciences Department

Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Adult Neurogenic Language Disorders.

 

6) Dr. Lamis Mamdouh Baowaidan

Department Chair of Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis Program

Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Teacher Training, Acquisition of Verbal Behaviour Developmental Cusps and Capabilities and Their Effects on Student Learning, Observational Learning and Development of Social Skills.

 

7) Dr. Sara Osama Silsilah

Master of Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis Program

Assistant Professor

Research Interest: The Relationship between Teacher Repertoires and Student Learning Outcomes, Development of Verbal Behaviour Developmental Cusps and Capabilities on Student Learning, Investigating the Commonalities and Differences Regarding the Treatment of Emotions in Behaviour Analysis and Spirituality. 

1) Dr. Abeer Abdulaziz Al Doghaither

President of the University

Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Inverse Problems for Partial Differential Equations.

 

2) Dr. Eiman Kurdi          

Assistant Professor 

Assistant Provost                           

Research Interest: Media and Communication Research, Advertising and Copywriter, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies.

 

3) Dr. Ahlam Alaki, PhD      

Dean of Students

Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Post-colonial literature, Narrative theory, Women's writing, Comparative literature, Orientalism, Cultural studies, Journalism and media studies.


 

4) Dr.  Khawla Abdul-Kader Hamdan Zahran

Director of General Education Program

Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Language Acquisition, Teaching and Learning Strategies, Motivation, and Sociolinguistics.  Any interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary project where learning a language is involved.

 

5) Dr. Saida Shehab                   

PhD in Arabic Language

Assistant Professor             

Research Interest: Arabic language, with Regard to the Field of Semantics

 

6) Dr. Alaa Najjar        

PhD in Educational leadership

Assistant Professor       

Research Interest: Arabic language

 

7) Dr. Sheikhah Ahmed Basamh

Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Educational leadership.

 

8) Dr. Shamim Shaukat Khan

Assistant Professor

Research Interest: Pollution of air and water, Rare earth elements analysis, Wastewater studies.

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