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Prof.Hussain M Al-Othman Academic RankProfessor


  • Development, Social Policy and Social Statistics

Research Interests:

  • Social Policy, Social Statisitics, Applied Sociology, Human Development, Family, Gender and Democracy


- Ph.D. in Sociology, Mississippi State University, USA, 2000, Sociology (Development, Social Policy, and social statistics). - Master of Arts in Sociology, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 1992 (Local Development) - Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, 1981.
- Currently (2023) Acting Dean of students and faculty of the University of Sharjah who study at Kalba and Khorfakan Universities . - Currently (2023) Member of the University of Sharjah Council of Deans . - 2019-2022, Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sharjah. - 2019-2022, Member of the Council of Deans of the University of Sharjah. - 2019-2022, Chairman of the Council of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, University of Sharjah. - 2018-2019, Vice Dean, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sharjah. - 2016 2018 Acting Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sharjah . - 2014-2016, Consultant of the Family Strategy Project in the Emirate of Sharjah, UAE.
- Member of the Board of Trustees of the Arab Family Organization Award 2012 - present - Advisor on the Status of Children in the State of Bahrain, 2010 - Policy Advisor on Studies in the National Council for the Family, 2004-2007, Amman, Jordan. - Member of the jury in the field of education and community service, 15th session, Khalifa Award for Education. - Member of the Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Award for Culture and Science, 2017 - Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Family Development Foundation, Abu Dhabi, 2016 - Member of the Committee of the UAE pioneers, 2015, Dubai, Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, United Arab Emirates
- Jamal Al-Bah and Hussein Al-Othman. 2024.The role of the Emirati family in facing the challenges of socialization considering modern changes. University of Sharjah Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Accepted for publication . - Hoda Atef and Hussein Al-Othman. 2024. The social policy of the UAE: charities as a model. Al-Adab Journal. Accepted for publication. - Hussain Alothman et al. 2023. Exploring the determinants of intimate partner violence against married women in Jordan: 2017-2018JDHS analysis. Information Sciences Letters, 12(7). SOPUS, Q2. - Aderibigbe, S. A., Idriz, M. Alzouebi, K., AlOthman, H., Hamdi, W. B. & Companioni, A.A. (2023). Fostering Tolerance and Respect for Diversity through the Fundamentals of Islamic Education. Religions 14: 212. SCOPUS, Q1. - G. Sajwani and H. Al-Othman. 2023. Sustainable development: An analytical vision for smart Dubai city social policies. Inf. Sci. Lett. 12, No. 7, 2889. SCOPUS, Q2. - Aderibigbe, S.A., AbdelRahman, A. A. & Al Othman, H. (2023). Using Online Discussion Forums to Enhance and Document Students’ Workplace Learning Experiences: A Semi‐Private Emirati University’s Context. Educ. Sci. 2023, 13, 458. SCOPUS, Q2.
- Annual Award incentive for faculty excellence in the field of Teaching in Academic Year 2015/2016. - First rank Award in scientific and social research, from Council for Family Affairs, Sharjah ,2014. - Annual Award incentive for faculty excellence in teaching for the academic year 2013/2014. - Annual Award incentive for faculty excellence in field of Community Service in Academic Year 2012/2013. -Annual Award incentive for faculty excellence in the field of Scientific Research in Academic Year 2011/2012. - Annual Award incentive for faculty excellence in the field of teaching in Academic Year 2010/2011. - Annual Award incentive for faculty excellence of University & Community Service in Academic Year 2008/2009.
Learning and education are considered a means of reforming reality and the future and achieving the renaissance of the nation. Learning and teaching are the main levers of social and economic development and scientific research. My educational philosophy is based on the fact that the level of learning and teaching among students is doubled by using modern educational methods, such as developing presentation methods and focusing on student participation, group learning, and critical thinking, as international studies also show. Learning and teaching is a continuous educational process based on cooperation between the professor and the student through the professor’s motivation and transferring it to the student for more interest, thinking and creativity. My educational philosophy is also based on the fact that learning and teaching aim to instill moral values ​​in students, starting with honesty, sincerity, creativity, partnership, and tolerance, through the development of knowledge and science, and ending with instilling the concepts of citizenship, loyalty, and belonging. To achieve my educational philosophy, I always try to use the following methods: Providing an effective environment in the classroom, especially listening and discussion skills. Giving accurate and correct information. Advance preparation for any meeting or lecture for students. Using the individual and group business system. Use the self-learning method. Developing analytical and critical thinking skills. Continuous attendance. Encouraging students to carry out extracurricular activities and activities related to community service. Consolidating the principle of justice among students. Using computers in education and designing courses on the university network to deliver academic material and assignments to students. Using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) program in teaching social statistics Using more than one teaching method: 1. Self-education 2. Problem solving 3. Case study 4. Conduct research Diversity of questions and assignments to achieve course outcomes
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