Amity Dubai Faculty

Amity Dubai Faculty

Meet our Faculty

Amity University Dubai's accomplished professors, teachers and scholars are committed to creating inclusive learning environments that encourage innovation and collaboration. Our professors are outstanding educators and intellectuals in their field. 

Faculty stay informed and up-to-date with regional and organizational trends through consistent research and study, they also regularly author books, chapters, articles and more, in reputed journals and conferences. All faculty have academic and industry experience, thus providing students with the best possible learning environment that will benefit a student's career and growth. Our team ensure that students gain a wealth of knowledge through classroom interactions, industry visits and networking opportunities. 

Holding the highest academic degrees in their field, our dedicated team from around the world, have the talent and experience to enrich a students' life, improve their understanding and help them learn key skills required to succeed in a workplace. 

Meet the experienced and dedicated team at Amity University Dubai. 

Dr. Saif Al Seiari

Vice Chancellor/President - Amity University Dubai 
An accomplished scientist and policy maker, Dr. Saif Al Seiari is an Emirati leader with expertise in strategic roles. He holds a PhD in petroleum engineering from Imperial College London, and has held leadership positions in Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), the Petroleum Institute (Khalifa University), Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, PJSC (TAQA) and Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA). He also serves as the Senior Advisor to the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi, working on existing key projects in the energy and non-energy sectors. He also maintains his seat on the boards of various public and private companies and committees.

Prof. Dr. Fazal Malik

Pro Vice Chancellor/Vice President - Amity University Dubai
Dr. Fazal Malik is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies and the Pro Vice Chancellor at Amity University Dubai. He earned a PhD from Nottingham Trent University in the UK and Master’s Degree in International Journalism from City University, London. He also has a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration and Certification in Public Relations Practice from George Washington University. Dr Fazal is the Editor of the Global Media Journal (Arabian editions), and a Board member of the Journal for Content, Community and Communication. Before making transition to academia, Dr. Fazal worked as Broadcast Journalist for the BBC in the UK. A prolific researcher, he specializes on the relationship between media, place and identity. A known commentator on Higher Education, Creative Industries and innovative disruption, he writes Oped-Columns in for a number of publications in the UAE. 

Dr. Kavita Shukla

Vice President - Student Affairs 

Dr Kavita Shukla is Associate Professor and Vice President of Student Affairs at Amity University Dubai. She has a PhD in Consumer Psychology and teaches various papers of Marketing & Strategy at Masters Level. With over 25 years of experience in Higher Education in India & UAE, case studies & research papers authored by her are used in classroom teaching across the world. In her current role as the Vice President Student Affairs, her efforts are focused on managing over 65 different nationalities of students who study with Amity University Dubai. Apart from this she also heads the Student Recruitment for the University; developing and implementing deep engagement strategies to recruit the right student profile for Amity University Dubai.

Mehrdad Mohasses

Director of Centre for Teaching and Learning

Mehrdad (Mo) Mohasses has more than 30 years of experience in higher education in Canada and the UAE. He is the Director of Centre for Teaching and Learning. Mo also worked for 20 years for the Higher Colleges of Technology, where he held different positions including the Head of Academic Operations, the Associate Dean of Quality Assurance, and the Chair of Information Technology and Business. His professional experience in Canada includes working for the Toronto Board of Education, George Brown College, and DeVry University. He is presently a Ph.D. candidate and his dissertation title is “Developing a competency framework to prepare higher education graduates for Industry 4.0”.

Prof. Dr. Elie Menassa

Dean - Amity Business School Dubai
Dr. Elie is certified in fraud examination and risk management assurance (US). He earned his Doctorate in Accounting & Finance at Leicester Business School UK before taking-up a Postdoctoral position at Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame USA. An Academic Fellow of the Association of International Accountants, he is co-founder and former Vice-President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners LB Chapter, and an active member of many international bodies (AAA, EAA, and BAFA). Besides currently being the Dean of Amity Business School in Dubai, he is Board Member of the Lebanese Institute for Market Studies and President of a Municipal Council in Lebanon. His professional experience includes senior managerial positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Eternit SAL, Libano-Suisse SAL, and Mina Group SARL in Lebanon, and Somerfield in the UK.

Prof. Dr. Anand Kumar 

Dean - Engineering, Architecture & Interior Design 

Dr. Anand Kumar has obtained his Master's Doctorate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University, Houston, TX, USA. His industry experience of over 10 years is in systems engineering, people management, product management and project management - this experience includes stints at Ericsson and Motorola. He has spent over 20 years in academia, in New York Institute of Technology, Higher Colleges of Technology and Birla Institute of Technology Pilani.  He has served as Professor, Head of Department, Associate Dean Academic and Resource Planning, Associate Dean Practice School and handled International Programs and Collaboration Division during his academic tenure. He is also the Chair of the University Research Committee at Amity University Dubai. He has successfully supervised PhD Scholars and has number of peer reviewed publications to his credit.

Dr. Adel Ahmed

Professor in Accounting and Ethical Investment

Dr Adel Ahmed has more than 30 years’ experience in Higher Education Institution (HEI), across developing and developed countries. He gained his BSc (Hons) and MSc in Accounting from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, and received his PhD from Liverpool Business School. He has taught Accounting and Finance courses at various higher education institutions, including Alexandria University and Leeds Metropolitan University. He has published more than 50 research papers in academic journals and given several conference presentations at Accounting and Finance conferences, mainly in the areas of ethical investment and business education. 

Dr. Sonakshi Ruhela

Associate Registrar

Dr. Sonakshi Ruhela is currently serving as the Associate Registrar at Amity University Dubai. She has previously served as the Head of Academics for Humanities, Arts and Applied Sciences & Programme Leader for Psychology and Behavioral Sciences at Amity University Dubai. She is also an Assistant Professor and Research mentor for Bachelors and Masters students in the Department of Psychology. She has over 11 years of full-time experience in Undergraduate and Post graduate teaching, mentorship and research. She has several scopus index research papers to her credit and primarily works in the interdisciplinary research areas of mental health, relationships, counselling psychology, education and management. 

Dr. Dinesh Chand

Head of Examinations 
Dr Dinesh has PhD in Chemistry from Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University), India. He has 16 years of teaching and research experience. He stood first in his post graduation and won best trainee award in a workshop on Instrumental techniques and analysis. Dr Dinesh has more than 50 research articles in a reputed international journals and conferences. He filed two patents and his research area includes - Thermodynamic, physicochemical and acoustical studies of molecular interactions in binary and ternary solvent systems and solute-solvent interactions in solutions containing aromatic hydrocarbons/monomers/ electrolytes/ amino acids/surfactants.

Dr. Shahzia Khan

Head of Academics - Amity Business School

Recipient of ‘Women Super Achiever Award’ and ‘Innovative Teacher Award’, Dr. Shahzia Khan is an experienced academician with over 18 years of demonstrated history in research and teaching in diverse international environments. She is strongly committed to creating an engaging, effective and interactive learning environment that fosters continuous development of learners. She is recognized for her inspiring and innovative pedagogical approach to facilitate numerous marketing and management courses at both under graduate and graduate level. Her research interest includes consumer psychology, contemporary issues in marketing, and changing retail landscape.

Dr. Nrashant Singh

Head of Academics - School of Humanities, Arts & Applied Sciences

Dr. Nrashant Singh received his PhD in Toxicology from IITR, Lucknow and Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. His master’s in Forensic Science from Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Agra. He has a strong commitment to research and has published numerous research papers in a number of reputable SCI/Scopus Indexed journals. He has filed patents for Blood Detection Devices and an Eco-Friendly Sustainable Face Mask. His post-doctoral research mainly focuses on exposure to environmental toxicants and related oxidative stress possibly involved in associated health risks among different non-occupationally and occupationally exposed population groups. 

Dr. Vinod Kumar Shukla

Head of Academics - School of Engineering, Architecture & Interior Design
Vinod Kumar Shukla is currently working with Amity University Dubai in the capacity of Associate Professor and Head of Academics in the School of Engineering Architecture, and Interior Design. He has more than 15 years of experience. He has completed his Ph.D, in the field of "Semantic Web and Ontology." He is an active member of IEEE and has published many research papers in various reputed journals/conferences. He has also completed the ‘General Management Programme’ from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A). Currently he is working on edited books in the field of Industry 4.0 and related technology, with internationally reputed publishers. He has also successfully filed international patents. 

Dr. Ashok Chopra.

Associate Professor - Amity School of Business

A highly skilled, accomplished and experienced Senior Academician in Teaching and Training & Development, with strong learning acumen. Demonstrated research success with More than 50 published articles/papers in international journals, conferences, published 2 books and ten book chapters. He has more than 24 years of international industry experience in senior leadership positions; entrepreneurial experience of more than 10 years and more than 12 years of experience in as academician and corporate trainer. A perfect blend of academia, industry and entrepreneurship. 

Dr. Kamaladevi Baskaran

Assistant Professor - Amity Business School

Dr. Kamaladevi Baskaran has over 16 years of international work experience in industry, applied research & academics. She holds an Executive Education in Business Analytics from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She is a certified Trainer to teach Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford University Programme Ambassadors. In addition, she is certified Tableau & Advanced Google Analytics professional. To her credit, she published three management books, more than 45 peer-reviewed International Journals & conference research articles. 

Mr. Satish .R. Menon

Assistant Professor - Amity Business School
Mr. Satish. R. Menon is a qualified management professional with over twenty four years of industry experience, having exposure to international corporate environments. His various assignments have seen him in leadership positions ranging from Human Capital Management to Strategic Management. As an individual, he is someone who strongly believes in collaborative efforts to achieve organizational objectives. Mr. Satish .R. Menon has co-authored two book chapters and four Research papers in the field of Human Resources, Governance and Banking respectively. Whilst all are Scopus indexed, one of the book chapters have been published by Springer / Web of science.  

Dr. Swapna Nair

Assistant Professor - Amity Business School
Dr. Swapna S Nair has an M.Sc in Mathematics from Pune University and a Doctoral degree from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India in the area of Fluid Dynamics. She worked as a Data Scientist in Design and Development of solution framework based on Machine learning, Deep learning, Predictive Analysis and Artificial Intelligence. She is expert in building and implementing Machine Learning solutions using Tools like R, Python, SQL,SAS,SPSS modeler, SAS Enterprise Miner and using analytical tools such as Power BI, ThoughtSpot, Excel, Charts and Dashboards in various domains like Insurance, Retail , Banking and Telecom. 

Dr. Sagee Geetha Sethu

Assistant Professor - School of Humanities, Arts and Applied Sciences

Dr Sagee has contributed proactively to curriculum, teaching practice and applied research with specialization in international, corporate and criminal law, and brings in excellent organizational skills, professional competencies and acumen to teaching and learning. She is also involved in programme accreditation, course review and international benchmarking of the curriculum. Dr. Sagee has 7 years of industry experience in UAE, having worked in a leading corporate law firm in the UAE; as well as a legal practitioner in India. Dr. Sagee has several research publications to her credit including two book publications, book chapters, and articles in reputed indexed journals (Scopus, Thomas Reuters, etc). 

Richa Gupta 

Assistant Professor - School of Humanities, Arts and Applied Sciences

Ms. Richa Gupta is the Programme Head for the Department of Fashion Design at Amity University Dubai. She holds a Master's degree in Fashion Technology from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). She has over 25 years of experience in both industry and academia, having worked at various reputable and established organizations, and universities in UAE and India including NIFT, Uniworth Group, Manipal University, Kamal Osman Jam Joom group. She has successfully filed two patents in the area of modest and sustainable fashion. 

Dr. Aradhana Balodi Bhardwaj

Assistant Professor - School of Humanities, Arts and Applied Sciences

Dr. Aradhana B Bhardwaj is the Programme Leader for the Department of Psychology at Amity University Dubai. Dr. Aradhana has an MPhil and Ph.D. in Psychology from the H.P University, Summerhill, Shimla. Her Ph.D. Topic is Cognitive Behavior Intervention for Generalized Anxiety Disorder Patients. She has 18 years of experience in teaching, research and counselling. Over the years, she has taught courses like Experimental Psychology, Applied Positive Psychology, Science of wellbeing, Human skills development, School counselling and various Behavioral Science courses and guided students in their project works. 

Prof. Dr. Akram Masoud Haddad

Professor - School of Humanities, Arts and Applied Sciences

Prof. Akram M.  Haddad, currently serving as Economics Programme Director at Amity University Dubai. Previously served as the Associate Dean College of Business Administration at AUE Dubai. He is an experienced Economics Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Lecturing, Curriculum Development, Administration, Management, and Workshops. He is the author of the Book, Money and Banking and has published over 30 articles in refereed journals and conferences. He has over 22 years of full-time experience in Undergraduate and Post graduate teaching and research. 

Mrs. Seema Sangra

Assistant Professor - School of Humanities, Arts and Applied Sciences
Ms. Seema Sangra has more than two decades of media content creation, curation, and monetization experience across diverse media platforms like advertising, television, radio, print, and new media. She is pursuing her doctoral degree in the area of new media and nonprofits. She is also a master-trainer volunteer for reading India's Training the Trainers initiative. Currently, she is working as an Assistant Professor and Programme Leader for Media and Communications at Amity University Dubai.

Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra

Associate Professor - School of Engineering, Architecture & Interior Design
Dr. Ved Prakash Mishra has a Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering (Network Security), M. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering. He has also a B. Tech in Computer Science and Engineering with an impressive hands on knowledge base encompassing the entire spectrum of Computer Applications. He worked with Amity University Noida as Assistant Professor and Programme Leader in the Computer Science and Engineering department before he joined Amity University Dubai. He has published 50+ research papers in world-reputed journals, magazines, international conferences, and national conferences of his field. 

Dr. Asha Anish Madhavan

Assistant Professor - School of Engineering, Architecture & Interior Design
Dr. Asha Anish Madhavan completed her masters in Polymer Chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University, followed by her PhD in Nanotechnology from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, India. She started her career with Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) India, where she was a part of the prestigious Akash Missile Project. Later she worked with the Research and Development of Hindustan Unilever Limited, India. Dr. Asha has authored and published more than 30 research papers. 

Dr. Vishal Gangadhar Naranje

Associate Professor - School of Engineering, Architecture & Interior Design
Dr. Vishal Naranje, earned his Ph.D (Mechanical Engineering) From S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat and M.Tech (Industrial Engineering and Management) from Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad, India. He has 21 years of teaching, research, and administrative experience at various national and international universities. To his credit are 60+ publications at various international refereed journals, and international conferences. He is editor and reviewer of SCI Journals and International conferences. 

Dr. Apurv Yadav

Assistant Professor - School of Engineering, Architecture & Interior Design

Dr. Apurv Yadav has a PhD and M. Tech. degree in Solar and Alternate Energy from Amity University Noida. He also has a B. Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Inderprastha Engineering College, Ghaziabad. His research interests includes solar thermal engineering, solar photovoltaic and renewable energy resources. He has currently 29 Scopus and SCI publications with 9 journal articles, 10 book chapters and 10 conference papers. 

Dr. Ramesh Vandanapu

Assistant Professor - School of Engineering, Architecture & Interior Design

Dr. Ramesh Vandanapu is currently Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering at Amity University, Dubai.  He is a Geotechnical Engineer who obtained his Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering and Master degree in Geotechnical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (formerly REC), Warangal. He obtained his PhD from Kingston University London, UK for his research work on collapsible soils in United Arab Emirates. Dr. Ramesh has over 15+ years of global & enriching experience in Civil Engineering construction, consulting, teaching, educational assessment, classroom management and student relations. 

Dr. Efstratios Ntantis

Assistant Professor - School of Engineering, Architecture & Interior Design
Dr. Efstratios Ntantis is a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer, with a PhD in Gas Turbine Performance Diagnostics from Cranfield University. He gained an MSc in Mechatronics from London South Bank University and BEng in Mechanical Engineering with Power & Aerospace Engineering from the University of Surrey. He has academic experience since 2010, and participation as a full member in numerous professional bodies including ASME, RAeS, and AIAA. 

Amna Rafi Chaudhry

Lecturer - School of Engineering, Architecture & Interior Design
Amna Rafi Chaudhry has a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University, USA and Bachelors in Architecture from University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan. She worked with Khatib & Alami CEC and taught at UET Lahore before joining Amity University Dubai. Her research interests include sustainable food systems and landscape urbanism with respect to climate change.

Prof. Dr. Niva Rana Mahanta

Professor - School of Engineering, Architecture & Interior Design

Dr. Niva Rana Mahanta has a PhD in Built Environment from the Center for Environment, IIT Guwahati. She has completed her masters and graduation in Architecture from Mumbai University. In her 38 years of industry and academic experience, she has worked extensively in Interior Design and construction sectors in India. She has taught in Architecture colleges in Mumbai and Manipal University Dubai before joining Amity University Dubai. 
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