Dr. Rami Mhanna

Associate Professor / Program Director – Master of Sport Management, College of Business Administration

Rami joined the American University in the Emirates in the 2019-2020 academic year as an Associate Professor at the College of Business Administration. His research areas include Sport Management, Event Management Tourism and Leisure with a specific focus on sport mega-events and their legacies. Rami was awarded his PhD from Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom and his research focused on Stakeholders’ Perspectives of Leveraging Tourism and Business Legacy Outcomes from Mega Sport Events. He also received his MSc in Sport Management from the same institution. Rami leads a number of research projects in sport mega-events within an active research plan. He publishes in international academic journals, conducts peer-review activities and presents his research at international conferences such as The North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM), European Association of Sport Management (EASM), Tourism and Travel Research Association (TTRA) and other international events.

Rami has extensive experience in teaching and learning in Higher Education. He was awarded a teaching qualification from Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom (PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education). Before joining AUE, Rami demonstrated leadership and teaching experience in the UK as a Senior Lecturer in Event Management at University of Winchester, Senior Lecturer in Sport Business Management at Sheffield Hallam University and a Leader for Stadium and Events Management at UCFB Wembley Stadium. His teaching expertise include the courses of Event Management, Sport Management, Tourism and the business facets of the sports and events industries, research supervision, curriculum design, modules and assessments design, and coordination with industry partners and stakeholders.


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Prof. Robert Manning

Professor / Dean

Dr. Nikolina Ljepava

Assistant Professor / Department Chair of Management, Marketing and Logistics

Dr. Corlise Le Roux

Assistant Professor / Department Chair of Accounting, Finance and Economics

Dr. Rami Mhanna

Associate Professor / Program Director – Master of Sport Management

Dr. Tahir Masood

Associate Professor/ Program Director - MBA

Dr. Azzam Hannoon

Assistant Professor / Specialization Coordinator - ACC, FIN & IRM

Dr. Edyta Skibińska

Assistant Professor / Specialization Coordinator - HHM

Dr. Marek Seretny

Assistant Professor / Specialization Coordinator - MKT

Dr. Mohammed Abusweilem

Assistant Professor / Specialization Coordinator - HRM

Dr. Rabeb Ben Abdallah

Assistant Professor / Specialization Coordinator - MGT

Dr. Mohamed Shamout

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Dr. Asma Salman

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Dr. Dennis Drexwell Jones

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Dr. Leonardo Jose Mataruna

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Dr. Mona Hammad

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Dr. Tarek Abousaleh

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Dr. Asli Milla

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Dr. Alex Jones

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Dr. Jeffrey Joel Darville

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Dr. Ali Ibrahim

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Dr. Houda El Mustapha

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Dr. Rania Traboulsi

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Dr. Darina Saxunova

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Dr. Hamed Al Hashemi

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Dr. Muhammad Azeem

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Dr. Faris Abdullah Al Mansour

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