Mahmoud M. Watad is an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Management. After obtaining a B.S. in mechanical engineering, and an M.S. in materials engineering, he earned a Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Management from New York University.

A native speaker of Arabic, Dr. Watad is also fluent in English and Hebrew. He teaches in the graduate and undergraduate education programs that are offered by the college of Business at William Paterson University. His research in knowledge management, telecommuting, office automation, information systems assessment, and strategic management has been presented at some of the leading academic conferences around the world and published in some of the prestigious journals such as the Sloan Management Review.

Dr. Watad’s professional background transcends the academic, business, and public sectors. He managed IT projects related to business process automation and reengineering. Dr. Watad has developed and delivered seminars in information management in both Arabic and English for high level managers and government administrators. He also developed and presented workshops in innovation, power, IT, and service delivery for middle-level mangers. These seminars have been delivered to managers from the Middle East, South America, and North America.