Dr. Asmaa Al Fadala is the Director of Research and Content Development at WISE. She is also a visiting fellow at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA. Dr. Al Fadala has twenty years of professional experience in K-12 education and higher education. Prior to joining WISE in 2014, Dr. Al Fadala was an associate policy analyst at the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute. She also worked at Qatar’s Ministry of Education as a teacher and then as the head of the science department. She is widely published in the field of educational leadership and policy, and recently published the book Qatari School Leadership Portraits: Lessons Learned from Education for a New Era Reform (HBKU Press, 2019).
Dr. Al Fadala is a member of the Comparative International Education Society (CIES), and the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI). She also serves as an advisor for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s education strategy and is a board member at Qatar Academy Sidra school in Doha. She has also served at Qatar University as an assistant professor of educational sciences at the College of Education. Dr. Al Fadala holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Cambridge University, UK.