The most enjoyable thing about teaching for me is mentoring and fostering relationships to build future health care leaders.
Faisel H. Aboul-Enien, PhD
Dr. Faisel H. Aboul-Enein is an Assistant Professor in the College of Health, Human Services, and Science at Ashford University. He holds a doctorate degree in public health with an emphasis in Health Management, Policy, and Community Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He also holds a dual Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Public Health with in emphasis in Global Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His certifications include being a Registered Nurse and a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Aboul-Enein began his career in Saudi Arabia, working in primary care. He has since held many positions in the healthcare industry, including program health coordinator, administrative supervisor, director, and population health officer. Additionally, he has served as the chief executive officer of a consulting company. Over the past two decades, he has worked in a wide variety of educational settings, serving in such roles as an instructor, subject matter expert, consultant, researcher, curriculum designer, master’s thesis member, and dissertation chair. He has given many presentations, both nationally and internationally, and has been published in numerous works including The Journal of Public Health and International Journal of Nursing Practice. He has contributed a chapter to a book called Race and Ethnicity, and is the author of one entitled Management Style of Dr. William Gorgas against Yellow Fever: Lessons Learned for Health Care Leaders. Dr. Aboul-Enein is a reservist lieutenant commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and has been involved as a strategic health care advisor to the Office of the Surgeon General. He is an active member of the American College of Health Care Executives and the American Public Health Association. At Ashford, he teaches in the Master of Arts in Heath Care Administration program. He says, “The most enjoyable thing about teaching for me is mentoring and fostering relationships to build future health care leaders. I have never once lost a student willing to work hard.” Dr. Aboul-Enien is married with two children, Sofia and Isaac. His hobbies include traveling, spending time with his family, and collecting stamps and coins.