Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
  • M.B.A. University of Toledo
  • M.A. University of Toledo
  • B.A. University of Michigan

Dr. Wasseem Abaza is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy in the College of Business where he teaches courses on Social Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation. In addition to working within the College, he also coaches and mentors entrepreneurs on strategic business development. He has provided various consulting services on Entrepreneurship, Social Innovation and Positive Organizational Development for SME’s and organizations such as the Dubai Police, Emirates Foundation, Kuwait University and the Al Ahli Holding Group among others. Additionally, he worked directly with the Dubai Executive Office and the Dubai Future Foundation to develop the University Entrepreneurship Program currently operating in 11 Universities.

In 2019, Dr. Abaza was voted one of the Top 100 Leaders in Education and in 2022 received the Outstanding Leadership in Education award by the Global Forum for Education and Learning. He holds a Doctorate degree in Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University where he studied Strategy and Sustainability and became a certified practitioner and researcher in the Appreciative Inquiry methodology for Organizational Development and Change. He holds two master’s degrees, an MA in International Relations and an MBA, both from the University of Toledo. In 2020, he was named a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.


Dubai Academic City

Teaching Areas

Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship

Research and Professional Activities

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