Mr. Matthew Gilbert

Instructor, College of Business Administration

Matthew A. Gilbert, MBA is a teacher, researcher, and trainer with more than 25 years of experience writing, speaking, and consulting.

Guided by the motto “learn continuously, live generatively” he teaches four courses in the College of Education (CEDU) at the American University in the Emirates (AUE): ASC 101, University Orientation, HAP 200, Happiness Studies; INV 300, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and TOL 200, Tolerance and Diversity. Before joining CEDU he taught marketing and management courses for three years in AUE’s College of Business Administration (COBA).

Intersecting humanity, industry, and technology, his research has been published in peer-reviewed journal articles, trade publications, books, book chapters, and conference proceedings with additional articles appearing in magazines and newspapers.  His interests include blockchain, entrepreneurship, internet of things (IoT), sharing economy, and social media marketing.

A lifelong learner, he is studying for a PhD in Business Administration with the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a participant in the United Arab Emirates Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Program through which he completed design thinking training at Stanford University. He holds an MBA from Woodbury University and a BA in English with an emphasis in creative writing from UC Santa Barbara (with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa distinction).

When asked why teaching is his tenure he explains, “education empowers me to shape the lives of others while giving my own life greater meaning.”

To learn more about him, please visit his website at

(04) 449-9623

Block 7, 1st Floor, 40


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. 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

Assistant Professor / Specialization Coordinator - LSC

Dr. Asma Salman

Associate Professor

Dr. Dennis Drexwell Jones

Assistant Professor

Dr. Leonardo Jose Mataruna

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mona Hammad

Assistant Professor

Dr. Asli Milla

Assistant Professor

Dr. Alex Jones

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jeffrey Joel Darville

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ali Ibrahim

Assistant Professor

Dr. Houda El Mustapha

Assistant Professor

Dr. Rania Traboulsi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Darina Saxunova

Associate Professor

Dr. Hamed Al Hashemi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Faris Abdullah Al Mansour

Assistant Professor