Prof. Mohanad Halaweh

Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Center


Mohanad Halaweh is a Professor of Information Systems, and currently working as a Director of Quality Assurance and Accreditation. He is an experienced educator having taught in numerous universities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, and United Kingdom (UK). He holds a PhD degree in Information Systems (IS) from De Montfort University, UK. He is an active researcher and has published 50+ articles at international ranked journals and conferences (all appear in SCOPUS and/or ABDC ranking). He participated in many international conferences in IS field such as ICIS, PACIS and ACIS; a top-tier conferences in IS research (ranked A according to the ERA rating).

Prof. Halaweh has received several research awards. For example, he received Certificate for Excellent Paper presented at IEEE International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Applications, Singapore, September 28-30, 2016; the Excellence Research Award last 2012 for the College of Information Technology from University of Dubai; and Best Paper Award presented at 8th International Multidisciplinary Conference on eCommerce and e-Government in Poland in October 2008. Prof. Halaweh was selected in May 2021 as an Affiliate Member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academy of Scientists in the UAE.

Prof. Halaweh served as a program committee member and reviewer for many international journals and conferences, a speaker and chair for international conferences. He acted as external examiner for PhD theses and supervised several Master theses in IS field. His research focus is on E-commerce/Digital Innovations; IT Adoption; Emerging Technologies Impacts (e.g., AI, Big Data, NFC, VR); and Research on Research/Science (meta-research).

Prof. Halaweh is Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) received from PMI, and Oracle Certified Java Programmer. He also received IBM Data Science Professional Certificate. Prof. Halaweh has also extensive academic administrative experience obtained during his work in Al Falah University and University of Dubai in the UAE. He served as a director for a graduate program and chairman for several key committees such as University Evaluation and Audit; ABET task-force, AACSB task-force, University Scientific Research, and University Risk Management. He also has experience of designing and developing new academic programs and teaching courses at undergraduate and graduate level at College of IT and College of Business Administration.


Ph.D.  Information System, De Montfort University, UK

M.Sc. Computer Information System, Arab Academy for Banking and Finance Science, Jordan

B.Sc.  Computer Information System, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan



Al Falah University, Dubai, UAE (February 2016- Present)

      • Director of Quality Assurance & Accreditation Center
      • MBA Director  
      • Professor of Information Systems

American University of the Middle East, Kuwait (September 2015- January 2016)

      • Associate Professor of Information Systems

University of Dubai, UAE (August 2009- August 2015)

      • Associate Professor of Information Systems (Promoted from Assistant Professor rank)

De Montfort University, UK (September 2008- June 2009)

      • Lecturer  

Professional Industry Certificates:

      • IBM Data Science Professional Certificate obtained 26 February 2021.
      • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) received from PMI June 2016 (active until 2026)
      • Certified Oracle Java Programmer obtained May 2014.



      • Management Information System
      • Accounting Information System
      • Project Management  
      • E-Commerce 
      • Innovation and Entrepreneurship



      • Affiliate Member of Mohammed bin Rashid Academy of Scientists (MBRAS), since May 2021
      • Member of AACSB, since 1st July 2020.
      • Member of Project Management Institute (PMI)



      • IT/IS adoption/acceptance/use 
      • E-commerce/Digital Innovations  
      • Emerging Technologies Impact
      • Systems requirements analysis techniques  
      • Research on Research (research impact and productivity metrics)



      • Halaweh, M. (2021). Are Universities Using the Right Assessment Tools During the Pandemic and Crises Times? Higher Learning Research Communications, 11. In Special Issue: Implications of COVID-19 on Higher Education (In SCOPUS)
      • Halaweh, M. (2021). Research Productivity Index (RPI): A New Metric for Measuring Universities’ Research Productivity. Information Discovery and Delivery, 49 (1), 29-35.  (In SCOPUS)
      • Halaweh, M (2019). Integrating Innovation into the UAE Qualifications Framework (QFEmirates), Industry and Higher Education, 33(4), 228-232. (In SCOPUS)
      • Halaweh, M. 2018. Artificial Intelligence Government (Gov. 3.0): The UAE Leading Model, Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research, 62, 269-272. (In SCOPUS)



      • Trustworthy AI Conference: 5–7 July 2021, Skoltech Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia.
      • 3rd Middle East & North Africa Conference for Information System (MENACIS 2020), Morocco, 3-4 December 2020. (Virtual)
      • The 16th Italian Research Conference on Digital Libraries, Bari, Italy, 29-31 Jan 2020.


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