Prof. Awad currently services as a professor of business economics and econometrics at the Faculty of Economics and Business, and he was recently appointed as director of Al-Quds institute of competitiveness and development economics at Al-Quds University. He is also an Affiliate with Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, USA. Prof. Awad earned his Ph.D. in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Leipzig, Germany in 2010. His research interests are in business economics, competitiveness, entrepreneurship, development economics, and resource economics. He has not solely published or forthcoming many papers in refereed international journals but also participated in several international and world conferences in economics and business.
Prof. Awad was awarded the Distinguished Researcher Award of Al-Quds University many times.
Prof. Awad has obtained several memberships: Economic Research Forum (ERF); Editorial Team of Eastern Journals: Eastern Journal of Applied Economics; The Academic-Keys Who’s Who in Business Higher Education (WWBHE); and European Water Resources Association (EWRA). Added to this, he is working as a reviewer for several international refereed journals in business and economics.
Prof. Awad was a visiting scholar at Iowa State University. In addition, he took part in several international universities, namely: Harvard Business School, London Kings College, Technical University of Munich, Karlsruhe University, Gottingen University, Technical University of Mannheim, Technical University of Aachen, and Meyrick University.
Prof. Awad is one of the principal co-founders of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Al-Quds University. He was appointed vice dean and head of the Economics Department at Al-Quds University for two different periods from 2004 – 2007, and 2011 – 2013. He joined the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Al-Quds University in 2002 as a full-time instructor of economics. Prof. Awad was also a full-time Ph.D. student and researcher at the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, the University of Leipzig in Germany from Aug. 2007 – Jan. 2011. (Full CV).