Dean's Office

Dr. Shamma Al Naqbi

Associate dean

Presently, Dr. Shamma holds the position of the associate Dean at Rabdan Academy. Her journey began at the Higher College of Technology, where she assumed the role of English Faculty Lead, overseeing the design and implementation of specialized programs to educate and train young Emirati educators for kindergarten and primary level instruction. Over the course of five years, she was promoted to the position of Foundation Program Chair, solidifying my commitment to educational leadership.

Embarking on a path defined by continuous advancement and accomplishments, she made a strategic move to Rabdan Academy, where she undertook pivotal roles as the Chair of the Foundation and General Education Program, shaping a significant phase of her professional journey. These responsibilities seamlessly paved the way for her subsequent appointment as the Student Affairs Director. In this influential capacity, she orchestrated a thorough restructuring and skillfully executed annual work plans for the Student Affairs, leaving an enduring imprint on the institution.

Her dedication to continuous professional advancement is underscored by a rich academic background. She holds a Master of Strategic Security Studies from the esteemed National Defense College, a Ph.D. in Education Management, Policy, and Leadership from a reputable British University, a Master of TESOL from Melbourne University, and a Bachelor of Education from Higher Colleges of Technology. Each academic milestone has contributed to her expertise and dedication to the field of education and its broader impact on society.


    Master of Strategic Security Studies – 2021

    National Defense College, Abu Dhabi

    Ph.D. - Education Management, Policy & Leadership

    British University, Dubai – 2017

    Master of TESOL – 2010

    Melbourne University, Australia

    Bachelor of Education, ELTS – 2008

    Higher Colleges of Technology, Ras Al Khaimah 

Teaching Areas

    Leadership, Policy, Strategic studies, Defence and Security

Research Interests

    Leadership, identity development, women leaders, Educational Administration

    Policy, Strategic studies, Defence and Security and Governance.


    Khadija Alhumaid, Shamma Al Naqbi, Deena Elsori, & Maha Al Mansoori. (2023). The adoption of artificial intelligence applications in education. International Journal of Data and Network Science, 7(1), 457–466.

    Al Naqbi, S. (2023). <strong>Inspiring the Future: The Influence of Historical and Contemporary Role Models on Women's Leadership Paths</strong>. Preprints.

    Al Naqbi, S. (2023). Uncovering the Impact of Childhood and Adolescent Experiences on UAE Women's Leadership Development . Preprints.

    Al Naqbi, S. (2023). Reflecting on Leadership Experiences: The Positive and Negative Journeys of Women in Leadership. Preprints.

    Al Naqbi, S. (2023) A mixed-method approach to evaluate post-implementation success of technology in education: Measuring Delone and McLean is success model [Preprint]. doi:10.2139/ssrn.4383665.

    Al Dhanhani, M. A., & Al Naqbi, S. (2022). Identifying Enablers and Obstacles for Knowledge Management in a Police Organization: Case Study of Abu Dhabi Police. Policing, 16(2), 270–281.

    Al Naqbi, S. and Samier, E.A. (2020) ‘Young Emirati women’s Leadership Identity Formation’, Educational Administration and Leadership Identity Formation, pp. 214–231. doi:10.4324/9780429295935-12.

    Shamma Al Naqbi, (2011) “The use of mind mapping to develop writing skills in UAE schools”, Education, Business and Society: Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues, Vol. 4 Issue: 2, pp.120 – 133

Dr. Shamma Al Naqbi
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