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Shadwa Esmat

Shadwa Esmat

Program Director of Business Administration Program & Economics & Political Science Program

Shadwa@gu.edu.eg

Biography

Dr. Shadwa Esmat is an accomplished Assistant Professor specializing in Public Policy and Management. She earned her Ph.D. from the Faculty of Economics & Political Science (FEPS) at Cairo University, where she currently holds an Assistant Professor position. Her exceptional academic journey was recognized through a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for her Ph.D. research and a Visiting-Scholar opportunity at George Washington University in the United States in 2013. Dr. Esmat further enriched her education with a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from South Korea’s Korea Development Institute (KDI), School of Public Policy and Management. Her dedication to international learning led her to win two fellowships from the Japan Foundation, allowing her to participate in the Middle East Group Study Program in both 2009 and 2017.

Dr. Esmat’s passion for education extends beyond her own studies. She served as an Academic Advisor for credit hour Students at FEPS from 2015 to 2017, guiding and shaping the academic paths of fellow learners. Her commitment to higher education also manifested in her role as a part-time Assistant Professor at various private universities. With a profound understanding of public policy and management, Dr. Esmat contributes significantly to her field and continues to inspire both students and colleagues alike.

She was an Egyptian Participant in the 5th IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies) Manama Dialogue Young Leaders’ Program (MDYLP) and a delegate at IISS Manama Dialogue: 19th Regional Security Summit, Bahrain, 16-19 November 2023.

She is an Academic Reviewer in highly ranked peer-review scientific journals.

She was a member of Judging committee in different international competitions like 2024 CINTANA Arizona State University (ASU) Global Coopetition, Hult Prize Competition, at Galala University.

Qualifications

Ph.D., Public Administration and Public Policy.

Publications

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Area Of Research

Digitalization, Innovation, Public Policy, Accountability, Anti-corruption, Governance, Organizational Culture, Strategic Management, and Human Resource Management.

Projects

  • Senior National Expert in the field of Public Management, who worked on the
    project "Support to Public Administration Reform & Local Development in Egypt."
    This project was signed between Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten
    (VNG) Netherlands, École nationale d'administration (ENA) France, and the
    European Union Delegation to Egypt in July 2018.
  • Senior Researcher for Egypt’s Decentralization Initiative (EDI), a USAID-
    financed project in 2012.
  • Research Award: Her co-authored research won the first place in the Digital
    Transformation pillar at the Quality-of-Life Conference. This conference was
    organized by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and Muassast
    Misr for Health & Sustainable Development on March 27th, 2022. The research
    titled "Willingness to Pay for Digital Government Services in Egypt: A Contingent
    Valuation Analysis for the Electricity Meter Case Study" was recognized.
  • Academic Awards: She was awarded two Certificates of Academic Excellence,
    achieving "Dean’s List with Distinction" in the Spring and Summer semesters at
    KDI School, Korea.

Awards& Honourable Mentions

  • Research Award: Her co-authored research won the first rank in the Digital Transformation pillar at the Quality-of-Life Conference, organized by the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development and Muassast Misr for Health & Sustainable Development on March 27th, 2022. The research is titled: “Willingness to Pay for Digital Government Services in Egypt: A Contingent Valuation Analysis for Electricity Meter Case Study.”
  • Academic Awards: She was awarded two certificates of academic excellence, “Dean’s List with Distinction,” for the Spring and Summer semesters at KDI School in Korea.

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor- Program Director of Business Administration Program (ASU-GU Dual Program).
  • Member of the Human Resource Committee, Central Agency for Organization and Administration (CAOA), 2018-2019.
  • Lecturer and Trainer (Public Administration, Public Policy), Presidential Leadership Program (PLP), 2016-2018.