Awards and Honors

  • 2016 Excellence in Service - Letter of Recognition from Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Administration – School of Business - AUC

“I wish to sincerely thank you for the time and effort you spent with the AACSB Peer Review Team (PRT) during their recent visit to our School. They were indeed, naturally, impressed by your good self and the devotion, dedication, and leadership that you provide to the School’s students, faculty and staff."

  • 2016 Excellence in Professional Service - Letter of Recognition from Emerald Publishers

Received a letter of recognition from Emerald Global publishers congratulating me on my excellent scholarly contribution as a reviewer to papers submitted to different journals that are published by Emerald during 2016.

  • 2016 Excellence in Research Quality - Certificate of Recognition – Elsevier

Received a certificate of recognition from Elsevier for my paper titled: “The Extent of Corporate Governance disclosure and its Determinants in a Developing Market; the Case of Egypt, Advances in Accounting" ( Volume 28, Issue 1) was the most cited advances in accounting articles since 2011 as extracted from Scopus.

  • 2016 Excellence in Service - Letter of Recognition from Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research – School of Business – AUC

In recognition of having five accounting students dominated the first five places in the Young Tax Professional of the Year (YTPY) competition organized by Ernst and Young (EY) on the October 16-17, 2016.

“Congratulations on this great achievement. I am sure the department of accounting will continue to be a source of pride to the School under your leadership whether in terms of students related activities or research. Keep up the good work!”

  • 2016 Excellence in Service - Letter of recognition from the Chair of the Council of The School of Business - AUC

“I wanted to express to you my warm thanks for your invaluable contribution to the research activities of the school during 2016. Your remarkable input to the P&T committee was among the factors that led to an exceptional output commended by all SAB members."

  • 2016 Excellence in Research Quality - Letter of Recognition from McGraw Hill Publishers

Received a letter of recognition from McGraw Hill publishers congratulating me on my excellent scholarly contribution to adapting the first and second editions one of their best-selling texts in Accounting and that I have been diligent in my work as an author and that I exhibited original ideas for content, pedagogy and student resources, all of which have helped to create a better text for students in the Middle East.

  • 2016 School of Business at AUC – Top Three Most Cited Researchers

Received a certificate of Recognition from the School of Business to commend me on being ranked third on the school level in terms of the most cited research on Google Scholar as measured by the h-index, i-10 index and total index.

  • 2016 Faculty Development Fund Award

Received a certificate of Recognition from the School of Business to commend me on publishing one article in reputable refereed journals (B Tiers) in 2015 according to the latest Australian Research Council Ranking (ABDC)

  • 2016 Excellence in Service

Received a letter from the dean of the School of Business to commend me on “distinguished performance” in service to the school relating to serving on three tenure and promotion committees during Fall 2015 – Winter 2016.

  • 2016 Excellence in Research Quality

Received a letter from the associate dean of the School of Business to commend me on having my paper titled “Audit Committee Activity and Internal Control Quality in Egypt: Does External Auditor’s Size Matter?” published in the highly reputable Managerial Auditing Journal in Volume 31 Issue 3 (2016) (B rank journal).

  • 2016 Excellence in External Service

Received a certificate of from the Ministry of Transport to commend me on “distinguished performance” in service to the Egyptian Ministry of Transport (MOT)

  • 2015 Certificate of Recognition - Science Direct Top 25 – Ranked 15th

Received a certificate from Science Direct the number one platform in research certifying that my paper titled: “The Extent of Corporate Governance Disclosure and its Determinants in a Developing Market: The Case of Egypt, Advances in ACcounting" Volume 28, Issue 1, was featured in the Science Direct's top 25 list of most downloaded articles and was ranked 15th on the top 25 for the period from January to December 2014 

  • 2015 Certificate of Recognition - Science Direct Top 25 – Ranked Eighth

Received a certificate from Science Direct, the number one platform in research, certifying that the paper titled: “The Impact of Board Characteristics and Audit Committee on Voluntary Disclosure: A Meta Analysis”, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation (JIAAT), Vol. 24, Issue 1”, was featured in the Science Direct top 25 list of most downloaded articles and was ranked eighth in the top 25 for the period from January to March 2015

  • 2015 Certificate of Recognition - Science Direct Top 25 – Ranked Third

Received a certificate from Science Direct,the number one platform in research, certifying that the paper titled, “The Impact of Board Characteristics and Audit Committee on Voluntary Disclosure: A Meta Analysis”,  Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation (JIAAT), Vol. 24, Issue 1”, was featured in the Science Direct's top 25 list of most downloaded articles and was ranked third on the top 25 for the period from April to June 2015

  • 2015 Letter of Recognition from Emerald Publishers

Received a letter of recognition from Emerald Global publishers congratulating me on my excellent scholarly contribution as a reviewer to papers submitted to different journals that are published by Emerald.

  • 2015 Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service

Received a letter from the dean of the School of Business to commend me on “distinguished performance” in teaching, research and service during the academic year 2014-2015 at AUC

  • 2015 Letter of Recognition from IGI Publishers

Received a letter of recognition from IGI Global Publishers as they are proud to inform me that my publication Cases on Business and Management in the MENA Region: New Trends and Opportunities was recently indexed by Elsevier’s acclaimed abstract and citation database, Scopus. Scopus is the largest citation database of peer-reviewed literature including scientific journals, books, and conference  proceedings. Your publication is now aligned with 22,000 titles from more than 5,000 international publishers, giving your research an even broader global reach. IGI Global takes great pride in receiving commendable endorsements and indexing for its titles and they greatly appreciate my  contribution to this recognized reference.

  • 2015 Excellence in Research Quality - Letter of Recognition from the Office of Advancement and Communications - AUC

I received a letter of recognition from AUC Office of Advancement and Communications as the office routinely contacts "star" faculty members are chosen to be highlighted in various AUC publications and channels, mainly because of the research they conduct, the type of work that they do and the applied/hands-on activities they take part in. Names of such faculty members are usually recommended by school deans and the vice provost for research, and my name was among them. 

  • 2015 Faculty Development Fund Award

Received a certificate of recognition from the School of Business to commend me on publishing an article in a reputable refereed journal (A Tiers) in 2014 according to the latest Australian Research Council Ranking (ABDC)

  • 2015 Faculty Development Fund Award

Received a certificate of Recognition from the School of Business to commend me on publishing an article in a reputable refereed journal (B Tiers) in 2014 according to the latest Australian Research Council Ranking (ABDC)

  • 2014 Excellence in Service - Letter of recognition from Associate Dean for Research – School of Business - AUC

            I wanted to express to you my warm thanks for your invaluable contribution to the research activities of the school during the previous year. Your remarkable                                   input to the SAB research taskforce was among the factors that led to an exceptional output commended by all SAB members in last June meeting. I would like                                   also to thank you for your contribution to the development of the document on the definition of research output. This document will lay the foundations for                                      many of the upcoming research initiatives and KPIs. It would have never been possible to have such a comprehensive document without your invaluable input.                                  I look forward to working with you on various research related activities next year isA.

  • 2014 Nominated to AUC Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors Award

             The Office of the Provost has great pleasure in informing me that i have been nominated for the “Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors” Award.  

  • 2014 Course release award competition winner – School of Business - AUC

           Received a letter from the Associate Dean of the School of Business to inform me of winning the School of Business course release award competition that will                                     take effect in spring 2015 on my research proposal “The Effect of Board Characteristics and Audit Committee Activity on Internal Control Quality in Egypt: do                                      Audit Quality and Ownership Structure matter?”

  • 2014 Excellence in Research Quality

            Received a letter from the Associate Dean of the School of Business to commend me on having my paper titled “The impact of Board and Audit Committee                                        Characteristics on Voluntary Disclosure: A Meta-Analysis” accepted in the highly reputable Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation (B rank                                          Journal).

  • 2014 Science Direct Top 25 – Rank 5th

           Received a certificate from Science Direct the number one platform in research certifying that my paper titled: “THE EXTENT OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE                                         DISCLOSURE AND ITS DETERMINANTS IN A DEVELOPING MARKET: THE CASE OF EGYPT, ADVANCES IN ACCOUNTING - VOLUME 28, ISSUE 1”, was featured in the                                  Science Direct top 25 list of most downloaded articles and was ranked 5th  on the Top 25 for the period January – December 2013 Full year

  • 2014 Science Direct Top 25 – Rank 2nd

         Received a certificate from Science Direct the number one platform in research certifying that my paper titled: “THE EXTENT OF CORPORATE GOVERNANCE                                         DISCLOSURE AND ITS DETERMINANTS IN A DEVELOPING MARKET: THE CASE OF EGYPT, ADVANCES IN ACCOUNTING - VOLUME 28, ISSUE 1”, was featured in the                                 Science Direct top 25 list of most downloaded articles and was ranked 2nd on the Top 25 for the period January – December 2012 Full year

  • 2014    Faculty Development Fund Award

           Received a certificate of Recognition and $ 2000 from the School of Business to commend me on publishing 1 article in reputable refereed journals (A                                                    Tiers) in 2013  according to the latest Australian Research Council Ranking (ABDC)

  • 2014  Faculty Development Fund Award

           Received a certificate of Recognition and $ 660 from the School of Business to commend me on publishing 1 article in reputable refereed journals (B Tiers) in 2013                       according to the latest Australian Research Council Ranking (ABDC)

  • 2013  Letter of Recognition from Sciencedirect platform- Top 25 Hottest articles

                     Received a letter of recognition from Sciencedirect congratulating me on having my article titled “The extent of corporate governance disclosure and its                                                determinants in a developing market: the case of Egypt” among the top 25 Top hottest articles in Business and Accounting from the Science Direct platform in 2013.

  • 2013  Excellence in Research Quality

                      Received a letter from the Associate Dean of the School of Business to commend me on having my paper titled “Internal Control Quality, International                                                   Standards on Auditing and External Audit Delays: the Case of the Egyptian Stock Exchange” accepted in the highly reputable International Journal of Auditing (A                                 rank Journal).

  • 2013 Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service

                 Received a letter from the Dean of the School of Business to commend me on “distinguished performance” in teaching, research and service during the                                               academic year 2012-2013 to AUC

 

  • 2013 Letter of Recognition from Elsevier Journals- Top 5 downloadable articles 2013

                       Received a letter of recognition from Elsevier publishers congratulating me on having my article titled “The extent of corporate governance disclosure and its                                     determinants in a developing market: the case of Egypt” among the top 5 highly downloadable articles from the Science Direct platform in 2013. On behalf of the                               editorial and publishing teams, I would like to thank all authors for their invaluable contribution and congratulate everybody on these excellent                                                               results.                          

  • 2013   Letter of Recognition from IGI publishers

                     Received a letter of recognition from IGI Global publishers congratulating me on my excellent scholarly contribution to, and to let me know that my IGI Global                                      title, Cases on Business and Management in the MENA Region, was recently chosen for indexing in the prestigious Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index. The                                   Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index is a resource within the Web of Knowledge platform, covering 25,000 books in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and                                    humanities. The most comprehensive index of its kind, it helps complete the research picture with the inclusion of scholarly books to the world’s most powerful                                search and discovery platform. The Book Citation Index is designed to enhance the powerful discovery and analysis capabilities of Web of Knowledge by                                               incorporating comprehensive book citation data. Researchers can search for and identify the most relevant and esteemed literature along with the 12,000 peer-                                reviewed journals and 150,000 conference proceedings already indexed in Web of Knowledge, enabling users to navigate the links in citations across books,                                           journals and proceedings. This is a remarkable accomplishment. Thank you for your hard work in your research and your dedication to this publication.

  • 2013    Faculty Development Fund Award

                        Received a certificate of Recognition and $ 1340 from the School of Business to commend me on publishing 2 articles in reputable refereed journals (B Tiers) in2012                      according to the latest Australian Research Council Ranking (ABDC)

  • 2013  Letter of Recognition from the Department Chair

                       Received a letter of recognition from the Department Chair to thank me for the efforts that I exerted to make the Accounting Reception a successful event, and                                  he wish to extend his appreciation to me for organising the reception and making sure everything went smooth.

  • 2013   Letter of Recognition from the Department Chair

                       Received a letter of recognition from the Department Chair to commend me for the perfect organization of the AUC School of Business Annual Sports day, and                                   he added that it was an amazing day full of inspiration and cooperation spirit that filled the whole ARTOC area.

  • 2012   Letter of Recognition from IGI publishers

                        Received a letter of recognition from IGI Global publishers congratulating me on my excellent scholarly contribution to, E-Strategies for Technological Diffusion                                   and Adoption: National ICT Approaches for Socioeconomic Development and in making this publication a success in the research community

  • 2012     Letter of Recognition from the Editor of Accounting and Finance Research, which is a printed and online scholarly journal, peer-reviewed, published by Sciedu                                     Press, Canada

                              Received a letter of recognition from the Editor of Accounting and Finance Research, which is a printed and online scholarly journal, peer-reviewed, published by                               Sciedu Press, Canada about my excellent contribution to the accounting literature regarding my recent paper published in 2012 in the elite Advances in                                                 Accounting Journal

  • 2012   Letter of Recognition from the Editor of the International Journal of Business and Management (IJBM) published by Canadian Center of Science and Education

                              Received a letter of recognition from the Editor of the International Journal of Business and Management (IJBM) published by Canadian Center of Science and                                     Education about my excellent contribution to the accounting literature regarding my recent paper published in 2012 in the elite Advances in Accounting Journal

  • 2012   Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service

                           Received a letter from the Dean of the School of Business to commend me on “distinguished performance” in teaching, research and service during the                                              academic year 2011-2012 to AUC

  • 2012    Faculty Development Fund Award

                         Received a certificate of Recognition and $ 4000 from the School of Business to commend me on publishing 2 articles in reputable refereed journals (A and B                                     Tiers) in 2011 according to the latest Australian Research Council Ranking (ABDC)

  • 2012   Letter of Recognition from IGI publishers

                        Received a letter of recognition from IGI Global publishers congratulating me on my excellent scholarly contribution to, Cases on Business and Management in                                  the MENA Region, and expressing there confidence that many of my colleagues around the world will benefit from my high quality research

  • 2012  Letter of Recognition from the Editor of Eurasian Business Review

                      Received a letter of recognition from the Editor of Eurasian Business Review thanking me for sending my review report on paper titled “Impact of Board                                                Characteristics and Ownership Structure on Voluntary Disclosure: Evidence from Turkey” in a short time. Your report is one of the best structured reports I have                               seen, thus I believe that your comments will be very helpful for the author(s).

  • 2012 Letter of Recognition from the Editor of the Asian Journal of Finance & Accounting

                      Received a letter of recognition from the Editor of the Asian Journal of Finance and Accounting about my excellent contribution to the accounting literature                                         regarding my recent paper published in 2012 in the elite Advances in Accounting Journal

  • 2012  AUC Teaching Excellence Award winner

                      In addition to the honor of the award, I received a special prize of $5,000. I will attend the February 2012 Undergraduate Commencement and I will be honored                                 by the President and Provost.

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  • 2011  Letter of Recognition from McGraw Hill publishers

                        Received a letter of recognition from McGraw Hill publishers congratulating me on my excellent scholarly contribution to adapting one of their best-selling texts                                 in Accounting and that I have been diligent in my work as an author and that I exhibited original ideas for content, pedagogy and student resources, all of which                                   have helped to create a better text for students in the Middle East.

  • 2011 Letter of Recognition from IGI publishers

                       Received a letter of recognition from IGI Global publishers congratulating me on my excellent scholarly contribution to, Cases on Business and Management in                                    the MENA Region, and expressing there confidence that many of my colleagues around the world will benefit from my high quality research

  • 2011  Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service

                       Received a letter from the Dean of the School of Business to commend me on “distinguished performance” in teaching, research and service during the                                               academic year 2010-2011 to AUC

  • 2011  Excellence in Teaching

                     Received a letter from the Chair of the Department to commend me on “achieving the highest teaching evaluation score in the Spring 2011”, Also, to commend                                   me on achieving the highest evaluation score on a continuous basis.

  • 2011  Excellence in External Service

                      Received a certificate of from the Ministry of Transport to commend me on “distinguished performance” in service to MOT

  • 2011  Excellence in Service

                      Received a letter from the Chair of the Council of the School of Business (CSB) to commend me on doing a great job in the previous term as a member of the                                       Faculty Affairs committee

  • 2011 Faculty Development Fund Award

                    Received a certificate of Recognition and $ 2000 from the School of Business to commend me on publishing 2 articles in reputable refereed journals (B Tiers) in 2010                           according to the latest Australian Research Council Ranking (ABDC)

  • 2010   Letter of Recognition from IGI publishers

                 Received a letter of recognition from IGI Global publishers congratulating me on my excellent scholarly contribution to, E-Strategies for Technological Diffusion                                    and Adoption: National ICT Approaches for Socioeconomic Development and expressing there confidence that many of my colleagues around the world will                                             benefit from my high quality research

  • 2010  Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service

                     Received a letter from the Dean of the School of Business to commend me on “distinguished performance” in teaching, research and service to during the                                            academic year 2009-2010 to AUC

  • 2010   Letter of Recognition from Emerald Publishers

                  Received a letter of recognition from Emerald publishers congratulating me on my excellent scholarly contribution to, Managerial Auditing Journal, and admitting                                  me to the Emerald Literati Network – the network of authors, editors and researchers unique in academic publishing

  • 2010  Front cover of Faculty publication list at AUC

                       Based on my research record, I have been selected by the Vice Provost and Director of Graduate Studies and Research at AUC as one of the faculty whose photo                                   will appear on the front cover of the 2009 Faculty Publication list.

  • 2009  Cairo University award

                       10,000 EGP for the best research in social science (published in AAJFA VOL.1, No. 1, 26 January 2008)

  • 2008  Certificate of Recognition

                  Received from the Binominal Fulbright Commission in Egypt to recognize my efforts as the Examiner to Fulbright Program – Binational Commission (Educational                                and Cultural Exchange Program)

  • 2008  Excellence in Teaching

                     Received a letter from the chair of the department to commend me on “distinguished performance in courses ACCT 211, and ACCT 406 during the Fall 2007                                         Semester”

  • 2007   Excellence in Teaching

                    Received a letter from the chair of the department to commend me on “distinguished performance in courses ACCT 211, and ACCT 406 during the Spring 2007                                       Semester”

  • 2007 Excellence in Teaching

                    Received a letter from the chair of the department to commend me on “distinguished performance in courses ACCT 211, and ACCT 406 during the Fall 2006                                        Semester”

  • 2006  Excellence in Teaching

                      Received a letter from the chair of the department to commend me on “distinguished performance in courses ACCT 211, and ACCT 406 during the Spring 2006                                   Semester”

  • 2006   Excellence in Teaching

                     Received a letter from the chair of the department to commend me on “distinguished performance in courses ACCT 211, and ACCT 406, during the Fall 2005                                         Semester”

  • 2000 Distinction Scholar

                       Birmingham Business School Distinction Scholar of the year award.