Dr Ali Samaka is a Professor at the College of Law/ Master program in Sport of Law at the American University in the Emirates. Dr Ali earned his Master degree in Physical Education from Emporia State University in Kansas, USA and PhD degree in Physical Education form University of Baghdad, Iraq.
He has published papers in the areas of physical Education, Basketball and sport law. He worked as a manager at a big clubs in UAE such as Al Ain sport club, Al Ahli sport club and Al Shabab sport club. He also has extensive experience in coaching basketball with Iraqi National team as a head coach. His current research interests are in the areas of sport law, sport management and coaching. He is a membership at the National of Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), USA.