Dr.Abhilasha Singh is currently the Dean of College of Education and Director of International Office at American University in the Emirates, Dubai.
With a teaching experience spanning more than 21 years, Dr. Abhilasha Singh, holds a Doctorate in Psychology from Banaras Hindu University which ranks among the first few in India in the field of academic and research output. She also added to her academic credentials an executive program in Human Resource Management from one of the top most business school in India, Indian Institute of Management (IIM-C).
She is a Certified Trainer from HRD Academy, UK, Certified Professional Assessor from IPM, Canada and a Certified MBTI practitioner by CPP-Asia Pacific and apart from teaching Psychology, Organizational Behavior/ Human Resource Management she enjoys training and consultancy in Personality Typology, Stress Management, leadership, Team Building, Communication and other Behavioral Aspects.
Dr. Abhilasha is a keen researcher and a prolific writer, and has published more than 25 papers and many case studies pertaining to the GCC region in national and international journals in the area of managing people like talent management, leadership, employee value proposition, stress management, Knowledge management etc. Recently, Dr. Abhilasha won the National Research Foundation awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education in Scientific Research on "From Education to Employment: Identification of Key Priorities for Employability of Emirati Nationals in Public and Private Sector, with the research funding amounting to AED175,000.00.
She has many awards and accolades to her credit from various national/ international organizations including the 'Education Leadership Award', on August 1st, 2014 by Asia's Education Excellence Award, Singapore, 'Award for Teaching Excellence' in the year 2013 by INDUS Foundation USA, and 'Distinguished Service Award' in the year 2009 by the Association of Indian Management Scholars-International. Also, Dr. Abhilasha is the first to receive the fellow title from International forums of Management Scholars (INFOMS), USA award to foster excellence in management education awarded in March 2014.
She was also invited to numerous speaking engagements such as 7th Edition Mena HR Summit on "People Strategy Driving Business Technology", in Abu Dhabi on September 17th, 2014; 9th Annual Human Assets Expansion Summit MENA 2014, on "driving organizational and cultural change- maximizing the potential of people and business"; Gulf Education conference 2014 on the topic, "Internationalization: opportunities and the challenge of achieving excellence" to speak on, 'Higher Education 2020' in UK; International Conference on Management and Information Systems, in Bangkok, Thailand and has Chaired many International Conferences on Business Management.
She also serves as a General Secretary of the Board of Trustees of American University in the Emirates. Prior to joining AUE, she was an Associate Professor & Head of International Relations at Institute of Management Technology-Dubai and also has served Effat University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.