Professor Nabeel Jurdi was a Provost and Vice President Academic Affairs, American University in the Emirates from 2007- 2017, presently, Dean of the college of Media and Mass Communication. He currently serves as Professor Emeritus at South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI) University. In 2014, he was an Evaluator for Dubai government excellence program. He received a B.Sc. in Social Science and Economics from California State Polytechnic University in 1970, and an M.A in International Relations from University of Southern California in 1972. He received his Ph.D. in Government from Claremont Graduate University in 1977.
From 1988 to 1993 he worked at Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon, Washington as a Professor. From 1999 to 2003 he worked at University of Qatar, as Professor and Chairman, Department of Mass Communication. From 1993 to 1999. he worked at Kuwait University as a Professor in the Department of Mass Communication. From 1980 to 1987 he worked at University of the United Arab Emirates as an Associate Professor and Chairman of Department of Mass Communication. From 1977 to 1980 he worked at King Saud University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Sciences. From 1973 to 1975 he worked at Durham University as a Lecturer in the Centre for Middle East and Islamic Studies.Professor Nabeel has developed Academic Programs in the fields of International Relations / Diplomacy/ Security Studies and Intelligence from AA to Ph.D. degrees.
Professor Nabeel has supervised M.A and Ph.D. students to completion, written several books and many research articles in Peer Reviewed Scientific Journals.