ABOUT ME

I was born and raised in Kuwait until I was 17 years old.  I spent my childhood and teen years at Kuwait Sea Sports Club (SSSC) as a member of the swimming team and then I joined the sailing team when I was 15.  I graduated from Romaithiya Highschool with 95.8% average ranking 13th over Kuwaities.

 

I was granted a scholarship from Ministry of Higher Education to study in the US and I chose to major in Petroleum Engineering attending one of the best schools in that field.  That's when I moved to Coloardo and stayed for 5 years in pursue of my BSc.  I graduted in 1999 and moved back to Kuwait to join Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) as a petroleum Engineer as part of West Kuwait Development Group.  I learned a lot about technology and business while working for KOC but then decided to make a strategic career move to join Kuwait University Scholarship program.

 

In 2001, I was admitted to Georgia State University Robinson School of Business to work on my MBA and specialize in Computer Information Systems.  I met a lot of facullty members who were influential in my teaching style these days.  In 2003 I was granted the best international scholar award and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where I spent 7 years working on my PhD in Management Information Systems.

 

In 2010 I graduated from University of British Columbia and moved back to Kuwait to be a member of QMIS facullty at the College of Business Administration of Kuwait University.  Since then, I've been teaching courses about technolgy, MIS, e-commerce and system analysis and design.  My research topics cover trust issues, human computer interaction, e-government and e-health.

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EDUCATION

1995 - 1999

Colorado School of Mines, Denver, CO

B.S Petroleum Engineering

2001 - 2003

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

MBA - CIS concentration

2003 - 2010

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

PhD in Business Administation - MIS

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Trust

Interpersonal, instutional, and governmental

Technology adoption

E-government, and e-commerce

Self-monitoring

Both individual and institutional levels

E-Learning

Online Vs. Offline classes

Kuwait University

College of Business Administration

QMIS Dept.

© Dr. Ali Dashti 2020

Tel: +965 2498 8689

Fax: +965 2483 9406

Email: ali.dashti@ku.edu.kw