Nihad Sakallah

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Doctor of Education - Consultant (MBA)

Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Name:

Nihad Shaker Sakallah

 

Citizenship:
United States of America
Permanent Address:

2531 NW 114th Ave

Coral Springs, Florida 33065, USA

 

Contact Information:

Mobile: +(1) 954-773-6551

E-mail: nsakallah@hotmail.com

 

EDUCATION:

 

Doctorate degree; 2012

First major: Organizational Leadership; Second major: Human Services Administration

Fischler School of Education and Human Services-Nova Southeastern University. 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-USA. www.schoolofed.nova.edu

 

Master of International Business Administration; 2004

H. Wayne Huizenga Graduate School of Business-Nova Southeastern University. 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-USA. www.huizenga.nova.edu

 

Master of Business Administration (MBA); 1998

H. Wayne Huizenga Graduate School of Business-Nova Southeastern University. 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-USA. www.huizenga.nova.edu

 

Bachelor of Science; 1996

Nova Southeastern University. 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-USA. www.nova.edu

 

High School Diploma; 1992

Plantation High School. 6901 NW 16 Street, Plantation, Florida 33313-USA. http://plantationhigh.browardschools.com/  (Top 5% of graduating class)

 

TRAINING, WORKSHOPS, & CONFERENCES:

 

Ø  Stress Management (April 2015)

Ø  Negotiation Skills (June 2014)

Ø  Finance for Non-Financial Personnel (January 2014)

Ø  Creative Problem Solving (November 2013)

Ø  Leadership Skills (September 2013)

Ø  ISO Internal Quality Auditor (December 2012)

Ø  ISO Awareness Training (October 2012)

Ø  14th Annual Business Research Conference (April 2011)

Ø  Strategic International Decisions (July 2004)

Ø  Value Based Leadership (April 1996)

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

 

Mar. 2016-present       Executive Director, Islamic Center of South Florida, Pompano Beach, Florida 33069-USA; +(1) 954-946-2723, www.icosf.org

Ø  Daily operations.

Ø  Fund raising/solicitation.

Ø  Marketing, advertising, public relations.

Ø  Projects and programs development.

Ø  Financial transactions.

Ø  Backup for the Imam (spiritual leader).

Ø  Facilities maintenance.

Ø  Events coordinator.

Ø  Deliver lectures and presentations to congregation.

Ø  Build long-term relationships with the community.

Ø  Preschool development.

Ø  Counseling.

 

June 2012-Dec. 2015   Chief Development Officer/Sales & Marketing Manager, Modern Ventilation & Insulation Systems, Dammam 31423-KSA; +(966) 13-833-3315, www.huyapir.com

Ø  Internal process development.

Ø  Internal and external marketing.

Ø  National and international business development.

Ø  Employee recruitment, development, and retention.

Ø  Developed sales and marketing plans.

Ø  Acquired certifications (ISO, SASO, UL, Warringtonfire).

Ø  Planned and executed company seminars, exhibitions, and other activities.

 

Feb. 2012-June 2014   Faculty-Department of Business Administration, Arab Open University, Dammam-KSA; +(966) 920000268, www.arabou.org.sa

Ø  Prepared and presented lectures.

Ø  Prepared courses’ syllabi.

Ø  Administered and graded examinations.

 

Aug. 2007-May 2012   Faculty-College of Business Administration, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Khobar 31952-KSA; +(966) 13-849-9381, www.pmu.edu.sa

Ø  Prepared and presented lectures.

Ø  Prepared courses’ syllabi.

Ø  Prepared, administered, and graded examinations.

Ø  Counseled and advised students.

Ø  Evaluated and proposed textbooks.

Ø  Evaluated credit transfer requests.

Ø  Internship coordinator.

Ø  Assisted in NCAAA and AACSB accreditation.

 

Oct. 2003-July 2007     Chairman andFaculty-Department of Business Administration, Dammam Community College-King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals. Dhahran 31261-KSA; +(966) 13-868-3300, www.dcc.edu.sa

Ø  Coordinated inter- and intradepartmental affairs.

Ø  Assigned courses to faculty members.

Ø  Prepared and presented lectures.

Ø  Prepared courses’ syllabi.

Ø  Prepared, administered, and graded examinations.

Ø  Researched appropriate supplemental and illustration material.

Ø  Counseled and advised students.

Ø  Evaluated and proposed textbooks.

Ø  Attended a weekly coordinators’ meeting with the college Dean.

Ø  Planned and supervised field trips for students.

Ø  Continually evaluated courses and degree plans for potential improvements.

Ø  Evaluated faculty employment applications.

Ø  Conducted annual faculty evaluation.

Ø  Was part of the team that drafted the curriculum and seven degree plans.

Ø  Was a member of the Academic Affairs Standing Committee.

Ø  Was a member of the Faculty, Staff, & Community Affairs Standing Committee.

 

Summer 2005              Visiting Faculty, Birzeit University. PO Box 14; Birzeit, West Bank-Palestine; +(972) 2-298-2000, www.birzeit.edu

Ø  Prepared & presented classroom lectures in Marketing and International Business.

Ø  Counseled and advised students.

Ø  Prepared courses’ syllabi.

Ø  Prepared, administered, and graded examinations.

Ø  Researched appropriate supplemental and illustration material.

 

Aug. 2001-Sep. 2003   Chief Operations Officer, Universal Wireless. 1585 S. Congress Avenue; Delray Beach, FL 33445-USA; (561) 265-2000

Ø  Managed company employees (staff and technicians); provided them training, assistance, and coaching.

Ø  Reviewed companywide financial transactions.

Ø  Managed the Supply Chain.

Ø  Forecasted financial/inventory/material/supplies needs and obligations; authorized purchase and requisition orders.

Ø  Delegated responsibilities and assigned work to staff and technicians (e.g. repairs, receiving, inventory management, etc.).

Ø  Planned maintenance schedules for company buildings and equipment.

Ø  Drafted hurricane emergency plan and trained employees on implementation.

Ø  Was responsible for computer upgrades (software and hardware) and communications network.

Ø  Applied continuous improvements to company operations and systems.

Ø  Negotiated contracts with vendors and suppliers.

Ø  Allocated funds, inventory, and supplies between company branches.

Ø  Was responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.

Ø  Initiated review, evaluation, and implementation of HR policies and procedures.

 

Mar. 1999-July 2001    Branch Manager, Cingular Wireless. 11080 Pines Boulevard, Suite C5; Pembroke Pines, FL 33026-USA; (954) 430-8898, www.cingular.com

Ø  Managed branch employees (staff and technicians); provided them training, assistance, and coaching.

Ø  Managed the Supply Chain.

Ø  Forecasted inventory/supplies needs and obligations; authorized purchase orders.

Ø  Delegated responsibilities and assignments to staff and technicians (e.g. repairs, receiving, inventory management, etc.).

Ø  Planned maintenance schedules for company equipment including ATM machine.

Ø  Was responsible for purchasing, receiving, shipping, and inventory.

Ø  Processed new accounts (sales); maintained and serviced existing accounts.

Ø  Opened/closed store (following company SOP).

Ø  Prepared deposits on daily basis.

Ø  Ensured smooth flow of work orders related to customers’ requests.

Ø  Was responsible for store’s sales quota.

Ø  Performed audits (inventory, cash).

Ø  Reviewed/prepared interim reports to ensure compliance with policies/procedures.

Ø  Prepared monthly work schedule.

Ø  Performed mobile phone repairs as needed.

 

July 1997-Feb. 1999     International Sales Support, Parlux Fragrances. 3725 SW 30th Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-USA; (954) 316-9008, www.parlux.com

Ø  Corresponded with international customers.

Ø  Acted as a facilitator between departments to ensure thorough order processing.

Ø  Issued proforma invoices for new purchase orders.

Ø  Inputted orders in the inventory system, then issued packing slips and invoices.

Ø  Reviewed Letters of Credit to ensure accuracy and compliance.

 

Aug. 1993-June 1997   Assistant to Director of Advertising, Nova Southeastern University. 3301 College Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-USA; (954) 262-5000, www.nova.edu

Ø  Negotiated payments with vendors.

Ø  Ensured accuracy of billing statements and authorized payments.

Ø  Prepared purchase orders and check requests.

Ø  Managed multiple databases used for making advertising decisions.

Ø  Edited marketing documents to ensure accuracy.

Ø  Worked on special projects under the direction of the Marketing Director.

Ø  Aided in the publication of advertisements in foreign newspapers.

Ø  Was occasionally assigned telemarketing and recruitment responsibilities.

Ø  Processed large direct-mail campaigns.

Ø  Prepared educational material for distribution.

 

AWARDS & HONORS:

 

Ø  Most outstanding academic improvement, 1990.

Ø  Top 5% of graduating class, 1992.

Ø  Who’s Who in American High Schools, 1992.

Ø  Nova Knight Award, 1992.

Ø  $5,000 academic scholarship from Nova Southeastern University, 1992.

Ø  $1,000 academic scholarship from Kiwanis Club, 1992.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Courses taught:

Ø  ACCT101 – Principles of Accounting I

Ø  ACCT102 – Principles of Accounting II

Ø  ACCT2321 – Managerial Accounting

Ø  B200 – Understanding Business Behavior

Ø  B300 – Business Behavior in a Changing World

Ø  BA101 – Introduction to Business

Ø  BA221 – Saudi Business Law

Ø  BUSA332 – International Business

Ø  BUSI2311 – Principles of Management

Ø  BUSI3311 – Legal Environment of Business

Ø  BUSI3321 – Operations Management

Ø  BUSI3322 – Supply Chain Management

Ø  BUSI3323 – Human Resource Management

Ø  BUSI4311 – e-Commerce

Ø  FINA3313 – Money & Banking

Ø  FINA3314 – Financial Statement Analysis

Ø  MGT202 – Organization Behavior and Design

Ø  MKT101 – Principles of Marketing

Ø  MKT202 – Retail Management

Ø  UNIV1212 – Critical Thinking

Ø  UNIV1213 – Leadership and Teamwork

 

Workshops presented:

Ø  Creative Problem Solving

Ø  Finance for Non-Financial Personnel

Ø  Leadership Skills

Ø  Negotiation Skills

Ø  Stress Management

 

TEXTBOOK REVIEWED:

 

Robbins, S. T., Judge, T. A., & Hasham, E. S. (2013). Organizational behavior (1st Arab World ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

 

Ø  Carla Garces, Darwin Garces, and Nihad Sakallah (2001 research project). Ecuador and Palestine: A comparison of two cultures.

Ø  Malik F. Saleh and Nihad Sakallah. (2011). Who is Responsible for our Code of Ethics? Presented at the 14th Annual International Business Research Conference in Dubai, 28-30 April 2011. http://www.wbiconpro.com/437-Malik.pdf

Ø  Mark R. Crowell, Nihad Sakallah, and James R. Voss, Jr. (2003 research project). Analysis of the Trade and Financial Systems of the United Kingdom and Turkey.

Ø  Mimi Foster, Alicia Holland- Johnson, Susan Legutko, and Nihad Sakallah (2009 research project). International Ethics Consulting Firm: Leadership Development Plan.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (1997 research project). Ethics & Society.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (1997 research project). Taco Bell: A case analysis.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2002 research project). Hybrid Cars: Seeking alternative modes of transportation.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2002 research project). Lawncare Services, LLC: Start your own business.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2002 research project). Tellular Corporation: An in-depth analysis.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2002 research project). US antidumping and countervailing duty laws: A closer look.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2002 research project). Wireless World: An in-depth analysis of the three major US carriers.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2003 research project). Employee Relations: How do they affect the organizaton.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2003 research project). Organization Behavior: Why employees behave the way they do.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2003 research project). The Turkish Import Regime of 2003.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2003 research project). Total Quality Management: How Japan beat America in the race.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2004 research project). Lean Thinking: Disected.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2007 research project). Continuous Technology Upgrades & Outsourcing.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2007 research project). Environmental Decline & Degradation.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2008 research project). Analysis of Motivation/Reward System within a Prominent Public Institution of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2008 research project). Anatomy of a “One-Size-Fits-All” Global Financial System: A comparison between Saudi Arabian and UK financial systems.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2008 research project). Anatomy of a “One-Size-Fits-All” Global Financial System: A comparison between Saudi Arabian and US financial systems.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2008 research project). Coaching Procedure for a Marginal Performer in Organization XYZ.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2008 research project). Evaluation of Institution XYZ: Drafting a Plan to Reduce Miasma and Enhance Development.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2008 research project). My Leadership.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2008 research project). Poverty: a cause-and-effect approach for a global solution.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2008 research project). Summary of “Systemic Leadership and the Emergence of Ethical Responsiveness” with reviewer’s comments and feedback.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2008 research project). Summary of “The Emergence of Hierarchy in Customer Perceived Value for Services: A Grounded Analysis” and how this article may be useful for Organization XYZ.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2009 research project). Analysis, Assessment, and Evaluation of the “Orientation Program” Applied in Various Middle Eastern Colleges and Universities.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2009 research project). Analysis and Assessment of the Code of Ethics in Organization XYZ.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2009 research project). Analysis and Assessment of Unethical Behavior and Suggestions on how to avoid it in Organization XYZ.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2009 research project). Analysis and Evaluation of the Vision and Mission of Organization XYZ.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2009 research project). Analysis of Learning Organization.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2009 research project). Analysis of the Motivation/Reward System within a Prominent Public Institution of Higher Education in Saudi Arabia.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2009 research project). Building Strong Effective Teams.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2009 research project). Labor Relations, Unions, Labor Management Relations, and Collective Bargaining Process within Organization XYZ.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2009 research project). Organization Professional Development: A Needs Analysis for XYZ Institution of Higher Education.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2009 research project). Various Sources of Power in Organization XYZ and the Individuals who possess those Powers.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2010 research project). Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2010 research project). Case Study Analysis on Organization XYZ: Gareth Morgan’s Metaphors.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2010 research project). Diversity Needs Assessment for Organization XYZ.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2010 research project). Diversity Audit for Organization XYZ.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2010 research project). Organizational Behavior/Culture Assessment in Organization XYZ.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2010 research project). Personal Behavior Assessment within the Context of Organization XYZ.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2010 research project). Group Dynamics, Culture, Internal and External Politics: Effects on Leadership and Management.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2010 research project). Effective Internal and External Communications are Critical Components in changing an Organization and developing a New Strategic Plan.

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2010 research project). Policy Development is Critical to Ensure Legal and Ethical Adherence and Consistency

Ø  Nihad Sakallah (2012 dissertation). Establishing the Effectiveness of the Academic Integrity Policy in a Private University.

Ø  Robin Hardy, Leslie Rivers, and Nihad Sakallah (2008 research project). Causes of Poverty.

Ø  Saba Baptiste, Wynelia Cherry, Kathalina Monacelli, and Nihad Sakallah (2010 research project). Xerox and Canon: Case Study.

Ø  Wynelia Cherry, Kathalina Monacelli, and Nihad Sakallah (2010 research project). America’s Future Trends on Education.

Ø  Wynelia Cherry, Kathalina Monacelli, and Nihad Sakallah (2010 research project). Scenario Planning.

Ø  Wynelia Cherry, Kathalina Monacelli, and Nihad Sakallah (2010 research project). Unipart Group of Companies (UGC): Case Study.

Ø  Yvonne Hampton-Barley, Monique Jones-Floyd, Clarence Kennedy, and Nihad Sakallah (2009 research project). Handbook for a Learning Organization.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS:

 

Cross-cultural experience and excellent sales/relationship-marketing skills. Possess excellent communication, leadership, and organizational skills. Proficient in Arabic.

 

P.C. SKILLS:

 

Banner, BlackBoard, SmartBoard, PeopleSoft (ERP), Windows environment, MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel), and various other software. Able to install software and hardware and may conduct basic troubleshooting.

 

INTERESTS:

 

Family activities, lifelong learning, research, traveling, volleyball, soccer.

Education

2008-2012

Doctor of Education (Major: Organizational Leadership | Major: Human Services Administration) at Nova Southeastern University

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