The Dean

Personal Information:

Name: Atef Bin Saad Atef AlShehry
Nationality: Saudi
E-mail: asalshehry@nu.edu.sa

Scientific Qualifications:

1- Bachelor of Economics (1995) – the Islamic University of Imam Muhammad bin Saud.
2- Master of Economics from the University of Western Illinois (2001) - United States of America.
3- Ph.D. in Economics. specialization : Business Economics, University of Durham (2009) - the United Kingdom.

Experiences:

University of Najran:

1- Dean of Post-Graduate Studies at the University of Najran since 10/22/1432 so far.
2- Vice Dean of Administrative Sciences College at the University of Najran since 24/10/1431 until now.
3- Assistant Professor and faculty member at the Faculty of Administrative Sciences since 7 / 1431 until now.
4- Responsible for teaching courses of economics at the college.
5- Member of the Academic Advising Committee at Administrative Sciences College.
6- Vice President of the Board of the Faculty of Administrative Sciences and a member of the Council.
7- Member of the Department of Business Administration at the faculty.
8- Member of the Structure and Developing Plans Team at both of Business Management Dep. and Public Administration Dep.
9- Supervisor of the M.B.A Program at the college.
10- Vice President of Quality and Academic Accreditation Unit at the college.
11- Member of the Research Center for Legal, Humanitarian, and Educational Sciences at the University.
12- Supervisor Member of the Committee main university exams.
13- Chairman of the Examinations Committee, Faculty of Administrative Sciences, the second semester of 1431/1432.
14- Member of the headquarters Committee for capabilities and academic achievement tests to the students of Najran area at (the National Center for Assessment in Higher Education)
15- Reviewer to the scientific papers and member of the Scientific Committee of the Saudi International Innovation Conference (2008), which was held at the University of Leeds - United Kingdom.
16- Member of the organizing committees for the reception ceremony for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques at the Saudi Cultural Mission during his visit to the United Kingdom (2008).
17- Member of the Cultural Mission Committee in the United Kingdom and Ireland for honoring Mr. Abdullah Al-Nasser in 2008.

King Faisal University:

1- Demonstrator at the Faculty of Administrative Sciences from 1996 to 2006.
2- Lecturer at the Faculty of Administrative Sciences from 2006 to 2010.
3- Teaching the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, money, banking, development, and planning.
4- Member of the Academic Advising Committee at the College of Administrative Sciences.
5- Member of the Admission and Registration Committee at the Faculty of Administrative Sciences.
6- Member of the reception and guiding Committee for the new students.
7- Committeeman for assessing the performance of the teaching staff at the College of Administrative Sciences.

Ministry of Finance and National Economy:

1- Researcher in economics from 1995 to 1996.
2- Worked at the agency of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
3- Worked in the management of the financial and international organizations and institutions.
4- Worked in the special committees of the International Monetary Fund.
5- Worked in the Committee for World Bank reports.
6- Preparing and reviewing the weekly reports of the Saudi economy that issued by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
7- Worked in the designated committees in charge of preparing for the regular biannual, annual meetings at IMF and World Bank in Washington.
8- Worked within the team in charge of the file of KSA affiliation to the World Trade Organization.
9- Worked within the team to review and restructure the management of international and financial organizations and institutions.

Additional qualifications:

1- Attended a number of courses in the administrative field, strategic planning ,and self-development at the University of Najran.
2- Attended training courses in preparing research and gaining professional and scientific experience from universities of Durham and Leeds, United Kingdom.
3- Attended sessions, workshops, and seminars for banks, finance, human resources management, strategic planning, development of personal skills and the use of computer at the University of Durham.
4- Attended some courses and workshops in self-development and the use of technology in education and skills development in the use of computer at the University of Western Illinois, USA.

Certificates:

1- Certificate of Acknowledgement (the initial self-assessment) from Vice Rectorship for Development and Quality at Najran University.
2- A certificate of Acknowledgement from the Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques in the United Kingdom, the cultural mission, and the headship of the Saudi clubs for participating in the Scientific Committee of the Saudi International Innovation Conference (2008) in Leeds, United Kingdom.
3- Certificate of Acknowledgement from the Director of King Faisal University for academic excellence during the doctoral studies.
4- Certificate of Acknowledgement from the cultural mission for scientific excellence in doctoral studies.
5- A certificate of Acknowledgement from the Vice President of the Ministry of Finance for Economic Affairs for the great effort presented during the preparation of files for the bi-annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington.

Membership:

1- Member of Saudi Management Association since 1997.
2- Member of the Saudi economy Association since 2001.

Skills and hobbies:

1- Proficiency in the use of computer and all office applications : Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.
2- Arabic is the original language.
3- Fluency in spoken and written English.
4- Reading, travel, sports and accessing all that is new in the world of technology and the computer.

Research:

There are a number of research in Arabic and English in the preparatory stages.