Prof. Said Al-Hallaq, PhD, is President’s Assistant for Administrative and Financial Affairs since 2020 , Dean of Business Studies and Low at the Arab Open University since 2019, Head Quarters - State of Kuwait. Dean of graduate studies and scientific research at Yarmouk University (YU), Jordan, since Sep. 2015. Prof. Al-Hallaq holds a Ph.D. (1990) and a BS (1983) from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City (U.S.A.) and Yarmouk University (Jordan), respectively, all in economics. Prof. Al-Hallaq published more than 35 journals and participated in more than a hundred conferences and workshops, worldwide. He has also co-published three books. He had also been awarded Shoman Prize for young Arab researchers, in the economics and finance field (1999).
During his work at Yarmouk University, Prof. Al-Hallaq was the Dean of the College of Economics and Administrative Sciences (2010 – 2011), the Director of the Queen Rania Center for Jordanian Studies and Community Service (2009 –2011), the Chairman of the Economics Dept. (2008 –2009), the Chairman of the Islamic Banking Dept. (2002—2005), the Vice Dean of the College of Economics and Administrative Sciences (1998—1999).
Prof. Al-Hallaq has also worked in the Arab Gulf for several years in several administrative positions. He was Director of the Waqf Fund-BIBF, Manama-Kingdom of Bahrain, (2006—2007), Research and Study Director, Majan College, Muscat(Sultanate of Oman)(2005—2006), Dean at AlZahra College for Women, Muscat (Sultanate of Oman) (1999—2001). He was also Visiting Professor at the College of Business Administration, Kuwait University, Kuwait (2013 – 2015).
Prof. Al-Hallaq has served in tens of committees and worked as a consultant for several institutions, worldwide. He is assessor and internal verifier in Quality Assurance (U.K).