Abdelkareem (Mike) Khasawneh, PhD
GSRA Senior Advisor - Middle East & Northern Africa
Driven by determination, discipline, and commitment, my goal was to receive the doctorate level in education and have a good future. I came to the US, as an immigrant, in 1992 with $12 in my pocket. With smart and hard work, I was able to start college in 1996. I graduated from Ohio State University with a B.A. (2003), then M.A. (2005). After that, I finished my PhD in 2010. I was teaching for more than a decade at different places in Columbus, Ohio such as Middle School, Community College, & then at a University in Jordan. I started at the University of Dayton in 2013 as an International Admission Counselor, and then I served as the Assistant Director of the Graduate & International Admissions Office until 2018.
During my undergraduate years, I was involved with the International Students Association, and I also served as the president of the association for one term/year. In addition, I am always involved in other activities with my surrounding community such as social and/or sports activities. I’m also pleased to share that during the years, I have had the opportunity to meet wonderful people and make friends from all over the world and go through a fascinating experience of learning about their cultures. I am a resident of Miamisburg, Ohio along with my wonderful wife and four amazing children.