Ahmad Al-Zu’bi studied risk management and finance in Jordan. During the master’s program at The Hashemite University, he worked as a research assistant. It was during this time that he first became engaged with Basel regulations and risk management, as well as developed his expertise in data analysis using STATA and EVIES programs. After graduation, he took an associate teaching position at his alma mater. Eventually he gained additional positions at Yarmouk University and Applied Science University. He taught classes in English, and enjoyed educating young students about finance, risk management and insurance. This period of teaching was also interesting because he gained confidence commanding the classroom. It was at this time that he was offered a full scholarship to a Ph.D. program at Applied Science University, but was led by instinct to decline the offer so he could have the best opportunity for education and career advancement by studying in America. In August 2013, he moved to the U.S. and started studying English to become even more professional in speaking, writing and listening. Research and teaching are his passions. Not only does he enjoy what he does, but he believes it is his strength and purpose.
Research and Teaching Assistantship, Florida State University
Ph.D. Award, Applied Science University
Graduate Assistantships (Funding for M.A.), Hashemite University
Jordanian Armed Forces Award (Full funding for B.S.), Hashemite University
Ahmad Al-Zu’bi is a native of Jarash city, Jordan, where he grew up primarily on his grandfather's farm in a very small village called “Nahleh” (“Bee” in English). He came from a big, well-educated family of nine brothers and three sisters. Mr. Al-Zu’bi moved to the United States to complete his Ph.D. in Risk Management/Insurance and to be a Freemason. He became a Master Mason in August 2015. In his leisure time, he enjoys picking up olives as well as hiking and classical music. He speaks fluent English & Arabic, enjoys farmer markets, volunteers for Syrian refugees, and is a pro-bono tutor for Jordanian students.