Ahmed A. Al-Emadi is a Professor of Sport Management. He served as the Dean of
College of Education at Qatar University from 2016 to 2022. He has extensive teaching
experience of over 25 years and has taught a variety of courses at university level. In
addition, he has wide administrative experience of serving in various university
committees. He has also served as a consultant to the President of the International Council
for Health Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance (ICHPER.SD), Board
member of Qatar Olympic Academy and Chair of the Board of consultants at ASPIRE
Academy, Board Member, Qatar Anti-Doping Commission and the Event Manager of the
International Society for Sports Sciences in the Arab World (13SAW). He also played as a
handball player for more than 10 seasons with AL Arabi Sports club and Qatar National
Handball Teams and was a Secretary general for Qatar Handball Federation from 1995-
1996. Prof. Al-Emadi is an active member of many different professional health and sports
organisations, at both national and international levels, including the Society of Health and
Physical Educators (SHAPE), the North American Society for Sports Management
(NASSM), Member, International Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Dance and
Sport (IAHPEDS), the Pan-Asian Society of Sport & PE (PASSPE), the American
Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), and the World Association for Public
Opinion Research (WAPOR). His research interests cover a wide range of areas, such as
Sports Management, Sports Tourism, Sports Governance, Sports Marketing and Mental
Training and he has published many articles in the areas of sports management, leadership
in sport, and sports marketing. He published three books titled “Leadership in Sport (2014),
Restructuring Professional Sports Clubs in the Arab World (2018),” and “Business and
governance of football in Qatar (2018).”

  • 20222016

    Dean of College of Education

    College of Education,Qatar University

  • 20122010

    Coordinator of the Physical Edu. & Sport Sciences Dept.

    College of Education,Qatar University

  • 20072004

    Vice Dean of College of Education.

    College of Education,Qatar University

  • 20112007

    Vice Secretary General of AL-Arabi Sports Club

    AL-Arabi Sports Club, Qatar

  • Present2012

    Secretary General of AL-Arabi Sports Club

    AL-Arabi Sports Club, Qatar

  • 20062005

    School Operator

    Al-Wajbah Independent Primary Girls School,Qatar

  • 20042002

    Sports Program Manager

    Doha Asian Games Organizing Committee, Qatar

  • 19961995

    Secretary General of Qatar Handball Federation

    Qatar Olympic Committee

  • 19961994

    Instructor of PE Department

    Qatar University

  • 19941993

    Head of Sports Department/Acting, Faculty of Students’ Affairs

    Qatar University

  • 19891987

    Sports Activities’ Supervisor

    Qatar University

  • PhD 2002

    PhD in Sport Management

    University of Durham, UK

  • Master 1992

    Masters in Administration of Physical Education

    Western Michigan University, USA

  • BSc 1987

    BSc in Physical Education

    Qatar University, Qatar