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 https://www.matthewagilbert.com