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Dr. Issa Bin Hassan AlAnsari
Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Issa Bin Hassan AlAnsari
A Saudi academic interested in the field education at large and in all related modern theories taking into account the effects of globalization. Dr. AlAnsari is highly involved in the development of societies and especially the development of youth and finding ways to empowering them. He works on finding creative solutions to the problems that hinder youth development, and oversees training and curriculum development in the age of globalization.


General Information

Name: Dr. Issa Bin Hassan AlAnsari
Degree: PHD (Associate Professor)
Current Position: President – Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (Al Khobar – KSA)
Place of Birth: Dammam
Date of Birth: 01 – 07 – 1378 Hijri - 10 – 01 – 1959 Gregorian

Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in Education, Specialization in Teacher Training Concentration of English language teachers - University of Southampton - UK 1995.
  • Master's Degree in Education Field of Learning and Teaching Concentration of English Language Teaching – University of Pittsburgh - USA 1989.
  • Bachelor's degree in English – King Saud University – KSA 1983.

Professional Record

  1. President of Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University, 2004 – Present

    • Supervised the implementation of the idea of the university since its inception
    • Participated in the oversight of preparation of the campus architectural and engineering designs as well as overseeing the design of the academic, research, administrative and technical systems of the University with the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC), a consortium of 32 US universities, that partnered for the founding of Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University until it became a successful academic institution for over 5000 local and international students.
    • Worked to attract the capital of the establishment of the University of approximately 500 million Saudi Riyals and within 10 years managed to establish a university endowment of more than 500 million Saudi Riyals.
  2. Dean of the College of Technology in Dammam, 1995 – 2003

    • Worked with a high level team on the establishment of the College, the development of its system and regulations, the design of the curricula and providing the campus and its labs with the necessary equipment. With this holistic experience, he also participated in the development of other technical colleges curricula throughout the Kingdom.
    • Served as a Member of the Scientific Council of the Technical Colleges, became Member of the Council of Technical Colleges, and Member of the Technical Colleges Curriculum Development Committee in the Kingdom.
    • Supervised the linking of the College with the surrounding community through the establishment of the Applied Research and Community Service Center, thus making it the first technical college in the Kingdom to be directly involved and engaged to serve the community.
  3. Secretary of the Committee of Deans and Directors of Colleges in the Arab Gulf States, 1996 – 2002

    • Founding member of the team, became Secretary of the Committee at the headquarters within the Technical College in Dammam.
    • Worked on the preparation of the technical education strategy in the Arab Gulf states, which was presented at the conference held by the University of Bahrain in 2002.
  4. General Supervisor of Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Youth Development (PMFHD), 2000 – Present

    • Established the Program and set its various implementation plans and financing strategies, where he raised nearly 100 million Saudi Riyals, and established endowments.
    • Raised over 50 million Saudi Riyals to build the headquarters of the Program and it is now the headquarters of Prince Mohammed bin Fahd Foundation for Humanitarian Development in Dammam equipped with the latest technologies.
    • Designed all scientific, administrative, training and employment systems for the PMFHD in Arabic and English, and supervised the preparation of training modules.
    • Among the most notable achievements was the placement of 47,225 young men and women during the 12 years through training.
    • Implemented plans to train 43,000 young men and women during the summer vacation.
    • PMFHD was awarded the Dubai International Best Practices Award, organized by the Government of Dubai in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in 2004, and the 2007 Sharjah Volunteer Award.
  5. Special Advisor to HRH Governor of the Eastern Province 2002 – 2012

    • Worked on field studies and research papers related to social development projects and initiatives, including those related to youth issues and the development of intellectual awareness. Also contributed to the fulfillment and implementation of the recommendations of those studies and the findings of the research projects until they became solid projects. The approach worked efficiently and showed proven positive results.
    • Samples studies:
      • AL Ansari Issa (1421 Hijri): Health Services in Saudi Arabia: Realities and Ambitions, Eastern Province (Case Study)
      • AL Ansari Issa (1421 Hijri): Improving the Standards of living of the Saudi Families: Eastern Province (Case Study)
      • AL Ansari Issa (1422 Hijri): Youth Problems in the Eastern Region: Root Causes and Solutions
      • AL Ansari Issa (1423 Hijri): Government Work Ethics
      • AL Ansari Issa (1423 Hijri): Reasons for Weak Loyalty and Sense of Belonging (Unpublished study)
      • AL Ansari Issa (1425 Hijri): Addressing the Phenomenon of Children Begging and Selling in Public, Empirical Study (Unpublished)
      • AL Ansari Issa (1425 Hijri): Best Practices in Using Available Resources to face Societal Problems
      • AL Ansari Issa (1427 Hijri): The Spread of Deviant Thought among Women and Ways to Confront it
      • AL Ansari Issa (1429 Hijri): Job Market for Saudi Women: Obstacles and Solutions
      • AL Ansari Issa (1431 Hijri): The Reality of Youth: Contemporary problems and Solutions (Empirical Study)
      • AL Ansari Issa (1433 Hijri): Strategic Action Plan for Youth Training and Employment
    • Provided multiple reports and consultations related to community issues and worked on the development and implementation and supervision of the resulting recommendations.
  6. Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the Follow-up of Development Projects in the Eastern Province of KSA 2010 – 2013

    • Chaired a committee of Directors of Government Institutions and members of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Eastern Province.
  7. Secretary of Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Award for Distinguished Government Performance 2002 – 2012

    • Worked on establishing the Award and developing its charter, criteria, policies and guidelines. Through its six-year term, the Award actively contributed in raising performance standards and enriching competition between the Government Institutions.
  8. Secretary of the Social Rehabilitation Committee in the Eastern Region 2003 - 2012

    • This idea stemmed from a study prepared by Dr. Al-Ansari, which aimed at rehabilitating ex-prisoners for life and social integration. Dr. AlAnsari worked on developing the related plans at the national level. Ten laboratories were set up in various Saudi prisons where 1,735 prisoners were trained.
  9. Secretary of the Coordinating Committee for Community Development 2005 - 2012

    • Established a committee that aimed at coordinating activities in the Eastern Province, and worked on developing regulations and execution plans and supervised their implementation in the community.
  10. Secretary General of the Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Foundation for Humanitarian Development (PMFHD) 2000 – Present

    • Serves as head of the Foundation, which launched over 20 initiatives and dozens of projects, most notably:
      • The Project of Improvement of Housing for Needy Families
      • The Shifa Fund, supporting medical treatment for disadvantaged patients
      • The Full Care Program for Poor Families, a holistic support program for the most disadvantaged families
      • The Roya Center for the Visually Impaired
      • The Incubator for the Projects of Ex-Prisoners
      • The Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Prize for the best Charity Work in the Arab World
      • The “Life Smile” Program for the Children with Cancer
      • The Charitable Housing Project
  11. Secretary General of Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd International Foundation (PMIF) 2012 – Present

    • Worked on the establishment of international programs, defining their purpose, scope, structure and operations and developed implementation plans, these are most notably:
      • The Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Prize for Best Charity Work in the Arab World, in cooperation with the Arab Administrative Development Organization (ARADO)
      • The Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Insignia for Voluntary Work in the Arab World
      • The “Best Book in the Arab World” Competition in collaboration with ARADO
      • The registration of the PMIF as a Charity in the UK
      • Currently working on establishing a Prize for Scientific Production in collaboration with an international organization.

International Programs and Projects

  • Dr. AL Ansari worked on establishing and implementing the following projects and programs:
    • The Prince Sultan College for Visually Impaired (PSCVI)

      The academic system has been finalized in cooperation with the Royal National College for Blind (RNCB) in Hereford- UK, and all engineering designs have been completed. Construction will begin soon.
    • The Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Strategic Research Studies

      This Program was launched in cooperation with the University of Central Florida in the US; it aims at enhancing the academic partnerships between the Kingdom and US. The program has several achievements, including round tables, workshops and lectures, book translation and academic reports.
    • The Merit Scholarship Program for Arab Students

      Dr. AlAnsari supervised the implementation of this idea in cooperation between Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University and the Arab Youth Council of the Arab League, and currently over 30 high-achieving Arab students are studying at the university, on full scholarships.
    • The King Fahd Bin Abdul-Aziz Program for Dispute Resolution

      The Program was launched in cooperation with Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. The Program aims at promoting negotiations, conflict and dispute resolution in general and to benefit international practices involving students from both countries in training on mediation work. A 3-year work plan has been developed and multiple joint events have been carried out in the US and in KSA.
    • The PMU Medical School and Teaching Hospital

      Affiliated to Prince Muhammad bin Fahd University, this project is currently underway with the academic advisor in the USA being “Huron Consulting” to prepare the academic, administrative, financial and other college systems. An Italian partner was also selected to establish and operate the PMU Teaching Hospital.

Short-Term Consultations

  • Prepared feasibility studies on the establishment of educational projects at different levels.
  • Provided numerous consultations to private universities in the Kingdom.
  • Chairs of the team to establish a Maritime College in the Eastern Province of KSA.

Membership in Councils and Committees

  • Member of the Council of Technical Colleges in the Kingdom 1995 - 2002.
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Technical Colleges in the Kingdom 2001 – 2004.
  • Member of the Education Council in the Eastern Province 2004 – 2005.
  • Member of the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Prize for Scientific Excellence Committee 2002- Present.
  • Member of the Council of the College of Educational Studies at the University of Southampton in UK, a representative of foreign students at the college 1993- 1994.
  • Member of the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Prize for Excellence in Governmental Performance.
  • Member of the Eastern Province Council, representing the Ministry of Labor in the Eastern Province 1997- 2010.
  • Member of the Founding Committee of Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University in the Eastern Province.
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Youth Development (PMFHD).
  • Member of the Social Rehabilitation Committee in the Eastern Province.
  • Chairman of the Social and Cultural Education Committee of the Eastern Region Council 2001- 2011.
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University.
  • Member of the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Prize for the Best Charity Work in the Arab World.

Membership in Scientific Societies

  • Member of the International Association for Teaching English as a Foreign Language in the UK “IATEFL”
  • Member of the Saudi Arabian Association for Psychological and Educational Sciences "JUSTIN"
  • Member of the Australian Teacher Training Association
  • Member of the American Association for Technical Education
  • Member of the International Association of University Presidents “IAUP”

Teaching, Training and Intellectual Activity

  • Teaching English in a number of colleges in the Kingdom
  • Designing, implementing and providing 38 training courses for different groups inside and outside the Kingdom in the areas of curriculum development, scientific research, educational research, procedural research, and teacher performance development
  • Designing and implementing 23 training courses for different groups of youth in various fields in training, employment and developing intellectual awareness of the youth category
  • Invitations from various parties inside and outside the Kingdom to give lectures in the fields of education, training, employment, youth issues and community development
  • Participation within a team in setting the detailed regulations of establishing health colleges in the Kingdom
  • Participation in providing academic consultations to private universities in the Kingdom
  • Serving as Chairman of the Training and Saudization Committee at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the Eastern Province for two years
  • Weekly Columnist for Al-Youm newspaper from 2000 to 2008
  • Columnist in a number of Saudi newspapers

Scientific and Intellectual Interests

  • Higher Education
  • Teacher Training
  • Preparation, design, evaluation and development of academic curricula
  • Youth issues
  • Research Methodology
  • Training and employment
  • Community development issues

Scientific Publications

Research Paper Published in Refereed Journals and Conferences

  1. AlAnsari Issa, (2005). The Reality and Future of training teachers on the job in KSA. the Journal of Education and Psychology Research. Al Manoufia University – Egypt.
  2. AlAnsari Issa, (1422 Hijri). The Reality of Education Supervision of English Language Teachers in Middle and High Schools in KSA. The Journal of Educational Sciences – King Abdul-Aziz University in Jeddah, Volume 13, page 165 – 208.
  3. AlAnsari, Issa (2000). The Reality of Policies, Procedures and Regulations used in the establishment and operations of Data Systems in the Private Job Market in KSA. The regional symposium on the operations in HR Development in the Gulf States. The Executive Office of the Ministry of Labor in the Arab Gulf States – Bahrain.
  4. AlAnsari, Issa (2002). The Reality of Technical Colleges in KSA. The Fourth Meeting of the Deans and Directors of Technical Colleges in the Gulf Cooperation Council States – Kuwait.
  5. AlAnsari, Issa (1998). The Experience of Technical Colleges in KSA in Meeting the needs of the work place. The Sixty meeting of the Deans and Directors of Technical Colleges in the Gulf Cooperation Council – Bahrain.
  6. AlAnsari, Issa (1421 Hijri). Survey on the Reasons behind Enrolling Children in Private Schools and the opinions of Parents pertaining to these schools. The Annual Meeting of the Saudi Arabian Association for Psychological and Educational Sciences – Riyadh.
  7. AlAnsari, Issa (1999). Defining Training Needs for English Language Teachers in KSA. THE Journal of English Language Teaching Development. Ain Shams University – Cairo.
  8. AlAnsari, Issa (2003). Globalization of University Education in the Arab Countries. The First meeting of the Arab Thought Association. Beirut – Lebanon.
  9. AlAnsari, Issa (2005). Private Higher Education from a Global Perspective – PMU as an example. The Second Meeting on Education: Visions in Higher Education. Arab Thought Association Beirut – Lebanon.
  10. AlAnsari, Issa (2005). New Directions in Technical Education. The First Arab Conference: Anticipating the Future of Education (Higher Education, Public Education, Technical Education) ARADO. Cairo – Egypt.
  11. AlAnsari, Issa (1422 Hijri). Cooperative learning in the Technical College – Dammam. Realities and Aspirations. The First Symposium on Cooperative Learning. KFUPM – Dhahran.
  12. AlAnsari, Issa (2001). New Entrants to the Job Market towards a Strategic Partnership between the Public and Private sectors. The Conference on Leadership and Innovation Management, ARADO. Cairo – Egypt.
  13. AlAnsari, Issa (1420 Hijri). Technical Colleges Programs: Suitability to the Job Market Requirements. A study supported by KACST – Project 1 – Riyadh.
  14. AlAnsari, Issa (1999). The Experience of the General Organization for Technical and Vocational training. Meeting the needs of the Industrial Sector: Realities and Future. The Seventh Industrial Conference for the Gulf States Council. Doha – Qatar.
  15. AlAnsari, Issa (1419 Hijri). The Role of Community Service Centers in Saudi Universities. Imam Mohammad Bin Saud Islamic University – Riyadh.
  16. AlAnsari, Issa and others (1418 Hijri). A futuristic vision and Developmental plans for Engineering Higher and Technical Education. The Forum of Higher Education in KSA – Futuristic visions – Riyadh.
  17. AlAnsari, Issa (1416 Hijri). Placing the Dammam Technical College Graduates – Challenges and Solutions – A field Study. Fourth Career Day, Technical College in Riyadh.
  18. AlAnsari, Issa (1412 Hijri). Private Education: Dynamic Programs and Job Market Requirements, The Meeting on Private Education. The Technical and Vocational Training Cooperation -Riyadh.
  19. AlAnsari, Issa (2004). New Directions in Higher Education: the example of the Establishment of Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University. The University Education Symposium – ARADO – Sharjah.
  20. AlAnsari, Issa (2004). The Globalization of University Education. Arab Thought Conference – Beirut.
  21. AlAnsari, Issa (2004). The Experience of Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd Program for Youth Development. The Symposium of the Workforce, the Prime Minister Diwan – Kuwait.

Book Editions

  1. AlAnsari, Issa (2000). Youth Training and Employment… From Education to Work.
  2. AlAnsari, Issa (2018). How to Understand the World? A quest for a Better Life.

Books Under Publication

  1. Youth Problems… The Present and The Future.
  2. Operational Research… Developing Teachers’ Competence.
  3. The Education we Aspire for, and how to Own it.