Jad KawtharaniDirectorjad.kawtharani@dohainstitute.edu.qa <p>​​Jad Kawtharani has been the managing coordinator of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) project at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies since October 2011. Upon the official launch of the DI in January 2015, he joined the DI's staff as the Director of the Institutional Effectiveness Department. His current responsibilities include supporting the process of strategic and operational planning in addition to measuring the DI's performance against its mission across all aspects of the institution.</p><p>Kawtharani has accumulated more than 13 years of professional experience in higher education, specifically within university management and operation, institutional development, quality assurance and accreditation, the design of information systems and project management. He has also held various positions including Assistant President of Administration and Director of Admissions and Registration at the Arab Open University in Lebanon. He was also a subject matter expert for the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education and a project manager for a number of research projects funded by the European Commission. ​</p><p><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;">Kawtharani holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science from the American University of Beirut, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France with a thesis title "A National Framework for Quality Assurance in Higher Education – Lebanon</span>​</p>Director