Assistant Professor

2019, PhD – Leadership, Management, and Policy in Education, British University in Dubai, UAE

2016, MA – Educational Leadership and Administration, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE


Sandra Baroudi is an expert in leadership and management in Education, international journals reviewer, lecturer, trainer, and research consultant, with extensive experience in academia in the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Baroudi holds a PhD in Leadership, Management, and Policy in Education from the British University in Dubai, UAE. She is an Assistant Professor at the College of Interdisciplinary Studies- Zayed University, Dubai, UAE. Dr. Baroudi is a highly skilled trainer and curriculum designer in the field of leadership and policies and teaching and learning. She was a fellow for Education Endowment Foundation in the UK and Queen Rania Foundation in Jordan where she led the contextualization of the Teaching and Learning Toolkit into the Arab world context. In her work, Dr. Baroudi seeks to provide evidence based data and best practices for leaders and educators in the Arab world for the aim of supporting their decisions to promote innovative and quality education.


Dubai Academic City, F-L2-033


+971 4 402 1437

Teaching Areas

Strategic Management, Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Educational Psychology 

Research and Professional Activities

Baroudi, S. (2023). Exploring Teacher Education for Sustainable Development in the UAE. Sustainability, 15(3):1981.

Baroudi, S. (2022). Leading in times of crisis: evidence of digital transformational leadership among Arab female educational leaders. International Journal of Leadership in Education, 1-22. DOI: 10.1080/13603124.2022.2108506

Baroudi, S., & Shaya, N. (2022). Exploring predictors of teachers’ self-efficacy for online teaching in the Arab world amid Covid-19. Education and Information Technologies, 1-18.DOI: 10.1007/s10639-022-10946-4

Baroudi, S., Hojeij, Z. (2022). Innovative Practices Implemented by Preservice Teachers During Their Field Experience: Lesson Learnt from Face-to-Face and Online Field Placement. In: Khine, M.S. (eds) Handbook of Research on Teacher Education (pp. 141-152). Springer, Singapore. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-19-2400-2_9

Baroudi, S. & Hojeij, Z. (2021). Female Leadership in the Arab World: An Ethnographic Study of Educational Leaders. International Journal of leadership in Education. DOI: 10.1080/13603124.2021.2013545.

Baroudi, S., & David, S. A. (2020). Nurturing female leadership skills through peer

mentoring role: A study among undergraduate students in the United Arab Emirates. Higher Education Quarterly, pp.1-17. DOI: 10.1111/hequ.12249