Current Deputy Prime Minister of Jordan and Minster of Education, Dr. Mohammad Thneibat, earned his BA degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Jordan in 1975, MA in Public Administration from the University of Southern California (USC) in 1979, another MA in Political Science from USC in 1981, and a PhD in Administration also from USC in 1982.
After earning his PhD, Dr. Thneibat was appointed assistant professor at the University of Jordan.
His public service began upon being selected as Secretary General of the Civil Service Bureau. In 1992, he was appointed an advisor to the Prime Ministry, then head of Administrative Supervision and Inspection Bureau, 1992-1994.
Prof. Thneibat served as minister of administrative development in 1994-1995, and state minister for administrative development affairs in 2000. In 2001, he took on a second portfolio of culture minister in the second reshuffle of Abul Ragheb’s government, minister of administrative development and minister of environment in 2003, minister of public sector development and parliamentary affairs in Marouf Bakhit's first government in 2006-2007.
Thneibat recently received the Order of Al Hussein for Distinguished Contributions of the First Class on the occasion of the Kingdom’s 69th Independence Day. The highly prestigious medal was bestowed on him in recognition for his efforts in developing the education sector.