Assistant Professor

2019, PhD in Business Administration, The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)

2015, MBA, The University of Saskatchewan


Dr. Rawia Ahmed is an Assistant Professor at CIS. Prior to joining CIS, Dr. Rawia Ahmed was working for the College of Business at Zayed University. She earned her master’s in business administration from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, and her PhD from the University of Texas at El Paso in the USA (R1 University). Dr. Rawia’s main research interests include diversity, entrepreneurship in emerging countries, voice and silence, and paradox theory. Dr. Rawia presented her work in several prestigious conferences in North America and in Europe and published her work in highly ranked journals. Moreover, Dr. Rawia has a deep passion for teaching that she practiced in several countries of the world: Canada, USA, and currently the UAE. This enjoyable teaching journey was remarked by superb teaching evaluations and most importantly by a rich experience with her students. Currently, Dr. Rawia is teaching Ethics at CIS and is progressing her research pipeline with several work in progress projects. Last year, Dr. Rawia was nominated for a service award in recognition of her active involvement in service activities for college level committees.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF3-1-32

Teaching Areas

Ethics, CIS Gen Ed courses, Business/Management related subjects

Research and Professional Activities

Posthuma, R. A., Ramsey, J. R., Flores, G. L., Maertz, C., & Ahmed, R. O. (2019). A risk management model for research on expatriates in hostile work environments. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 30(11), 1822-1838.

Ahmed, R., & Wagstaff, M. F. (2020). Spurring tensions at work and the moderating role of psychological resilience. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2020, No. 1, p. 19495). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.

Wagstaff, M. F., Flores, G. L., Ahmed, R., & Villanueva, S. (2021). Measures of curiosity: A literature review. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 32(3), 363-389.

Ahmed, R., Eramudugoda, R., & Wagstaff, M. F. (2022). When CEO and Board Chair Are in Conflict: A Resource Dependence Perspective. Corporate Ownership and Control, 19(3).

Flores, G., Ahmed, R., & Wagstaff, M. F. (2022). Humanistic leadership and support for the sustainable development goals. Management Research: Journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, (ahead-of-print).