Prof. Rateb Alsoud received
his B.A. degree in Education from the University of Jordan (UJ) in 1977, M.A.
degree in Foundation of Education from also from UJ in 1982, M.A. degree in
Public Administration from the University of Southern California (USC), Los
Angeles, CA, U.S.A., in 1988, and Ph.D. degree in Education Administration also
from USC in 1988.
After earning his B.A.
degree, Alsoud served as high school principal, counselor & teacher, in
Amman, for around ten years. He started his academic career at Mu'tah
University, a public university located in Karak Governorate in Jordan, where
he held different administrative positions, including Director of the
Department of Continuing Education & Community Services, Deputy and Acting
Dean of the School of Education.
Currently the Chairman of
the Board of Trustees of the University of Zarqa, served as Minister of Higher
Education of Jordan in the government of Dr. Abdul-Salam Majali (1994 -1995)
and in the government of His Royal Highness Prince Zeid Bin Shaker (1995 -1996),
In 1993, Prof. Alsoud was elected a Member of the Jordanian Parliament (Lower
House), he was also appointed Member of the Jordanian Senate (2009 – 2010).
Professor AlSoud is the
Founder & President of the Jordan Society for Educational Sciences. He is
also a member of the World Affairs Council, Jordan Society for Scientific
Research, Jordan Academic Association, and Jordan Parliament Society.
Moreover, he served and is
serving as member or head of various evaluation and research committees. He is
a member of the Steering Committee of the International Arab Conference on
Quality Assurance in Higher Education, in addition to serving on the editorial
board of several scientific refereed journals, and acting as certified expert
for many universities and journals for evaluating scientific research of
Prof. Alsoud is a highly
accomplished scholar, with 11 published books and over 60 published
peer-reviewed research studies. He has also advised and co-advised tens of
Master’s and Ph.D. students in Jordanian and Arab universities, including UJ,
Mu'tah University, Hashemite University, and Amman Arab University for Graduate
Studies, as well Al Jinan University, Tripoli, Lebanon, and Cairo University,