Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
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Asmahan Sandokji, an award-winning instructor, is an Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior at Prince Mohammed bin Salman College of Business and Entrepreneurship.
Prior to her present appointment, Asmahan worked as an Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at Prince Mohammed bin Fahd University in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. During that time, Asmahan taught technical, oral, written, and professional communication courses as well as organizational leadership and teamwork, critical thinking, negotiation, and professional development classes. Besides, Asmahan actively supervised and mentored undergraduate researchers by recruiting them for her research project. With the help of her students, Asmahan is currently drafting a research manuscript that aims to explore how female students profile the essential traits of successful female leaders within the Saudi scene. Notably, Asmahan is the author of a book chapter and is working on a few significant research manuscripts to be submitted soon.
Education-wise, Asmahan received her Ph.D. in World Language Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction (rated #1 by US News) in Madison, Wisconsin, US. In addition, she holds a wealth of academic teaching experience in the US, where she lived for nine years. She was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Creative Writing at UW-Madison during that time. Additionally, Asmahan worked as a Writing Specialist at the Writing Center with graduate dissertators, assisting them in writing their theses and scholarly publications. Asmahan’s services were recognized by her department, earning her the Instructor of the Year award for early excellence in teaching.
Some of Asmahan’s research interests are organizational culture, ritual, and climate, personal narratives of organizational citizenship, and a creative approach to instructional methods in business communication. In her research, she uses various qualitative methods, such as phenomenological interviewing, narrative inquiry, and thematic as well as discourse analysis.
A fun fact about Asmahan is that she taught Scandinavian literature, specifically fairytales, as well as Viking History courses during her time as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Scandinavian/Medieval Studies at UW-Madison. Moreover, Asmahan finds great pleasure in provoking interesting conversations with her students within the realm of MBSC.