Dr.Sajjadallah Alhawsawi

Associate Dean, Student Affairs
I am a facilitator who brings the community, university, and college together to accomplish a shared vision to serve students. I serve my college and university by producing data-informed decisions for strategic planning, student retention, recruitment, and curriculum management. I am active in managing collaborations with other colleges on our campus, student advising, assurance of learning and teaching, enrollment processes, orientations, student data, faculty recruitment. Specifically, my responsibilities include:
Chairing the Strategic Planning Committee in the college, whereby SWOT analysis was used to set priorities for the college to ensure that the college was working and participating toward achieving strategic goals inspired by the university strategic goals. Through a disciplined and coordinated effort, fundamental decisions and actions were produced, i.e., goals, projects, and initiatives. These actions and decisions shaped and guided what the college is, who it serves, what it does, and why it does it, focusing on the vision of the college.
Birth Date
Saudi Arabic Nationalty
English,Arabic Languages


Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)Education and development

The title of my thesis was “Investigating Student Experiences of Learning English as a Second Language in the preparatory program in a Saudi university “.

Master of Science (MSc)Research Methodology

Master of Arts (MA)TESOL

Bachelor of Arts (BA)English literature and linguistic

Work Experience

College of Science and Health Professions,
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Associate Dean, Student Affairs,
Feb. 2018 – Current
Assistant professor of English language,
May. 2014 – Current
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
May. 2015 – Feb. 2018
English language lecturer
Oct. 2007 – Jun. 2008

Saudi Electricity Company Training Institute,
Saudi Electricity Company, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Head of English language department,
Feb. 2006 – Apr. 2007
Senior English language instructor
Jan. 2004 – Feb. 2006
English language instructor
Sep. 2001 – Feb. 2004
Ministry of Education, Jeddah Department of Education,
Quraish Secondary School, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
English language teacher
Aug. 1999 – Aug. 2001
English language examiner
Aug. 1999 – Aug. 2001


2014     Doctor of Philosophy in International Education and Development.
School of Education and Social Work.
University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.
2009        Master of Science in Social Research Methods (Education).
School of Global Studies.
University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.
2004     Master of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Graduate School of Education.
University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom.
1999    Bachelor of Arts in European Languages (English).
Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.