University Research, Scholarly and Creative Works Committee


The committee is comprised of faculty members from different schools, with one of the faculty members serving as Chair for a two-year term.  The committee is charged with the following:

  • Advise the Provost on strategies aimed at increasing the university’s research contributions and reputation
  • Oversee scholarly and creative contributions at the university and advising on areas of advancement/ enhancement
  • Review and recommend initiatives that are in line with the university’s strategic objectives and, more specifically, its research objectives
  • Review and evaluate the current state of scholarly and creative work at AUD and identify possible areas/ themes of strategic significance to the university
  • Review and evaluate university level promotion guidelines and putting forward revisions, where necessary, of existing policy/ procedure regarding promotion at the university level
  • Identify possible areas of research collaboration across the different schools and how such strengths could translate into new programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels


Ioannis Ramos (Chair)

School of Arts and Sciences

Akram Al Matarneh

School of Business

Reimara Valk

School of Business

Nezar Ajaj Andary

Mohammad bin Rashid School for Communication

Abdellatif Qamhaieh

School of Architecture, Art and Design

Salem Haggag

School of Engineering

Mary Chandy Vayaliparampil

School of Education


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