Program Chair

Bayan Abdulhaq, Program Chair
Bayan Abdulhaq

Program Chair
Humanitarian Assistance and Crisis Management

Dr. Bayan Abdulhaq leads SIT’s undergraduate programs in refugee health and humanitarian action in Jordan, where she works with a large network of NGOs including Jordan River Foundation, Jordan Health Aid Society, and JOHUD to design learning opportunities and reciprocity projects.

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Faculty

Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo, Program Coordinator
Charlotte Karungi Mafumbo

Program Coordinator

A Ugandan national, Charlotte obtained her PhD from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She also holds an MA in international studies from the University of Sydney, Australia; a postgraduate certificate in gender and conflict studies from Hannover University, Germany; a postgraduate diploma in social conditions and policies from Copenhagen University; and a BA of history and international organization from Makerere University in Kampala.

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Affiliated Faculty

Haitham Bashier Abbas

Affiliated Faculty

Fall Semester - Jordan
Course Name: Crisis Management and Leadership

Dr. Haitham Bashier is a training and capacity-building specialist at the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET) and an assistant professor at the School of Medicine, National University in Khartoum.

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Muntaha Gharaibeh, Affiliated Faculty
Muntaha Gharaibeh

Affiliated Faculty

Fall Semester - Jordan
Course Name: Practitioner Inquiry Course

Dr. Muntaha Gharaibeh is a professor and former dean of nursing at Jordan University of Science and Technology. She is former secretary general of the Jordanian Nursing Council headed by Her Royal Highness Princess Muna Al Hussein.

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Mohammad Al Yehya

Affiliated Faculty

Fall Semester - Jordan
Course Name:  Program Planning and Management

Dr. Mohammad Al Yahya is an associate professor at the department of Health Management and Policy, Faculty of Medicine at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST).

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Nihaya Al Sheyab

Affiliated Faculty

Fall Semester - Jordan
Course Name:  Program Planning and Management

Dr. Nihaya Al Sheyab is an experienced healthcare professional in the field of child and adolescent health and health behavior modification. She is associate professor at Jordan University of Science and Technology.

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Mohammed Yaghi, Affiliated Faculty
Mohammed Yaghi

Affiliated Faculty

Mohammad Yaghi holds a PhD in comparative politics from the University of Guelph, Canada. Currently, he is a research fellow and program manager at the German Konrad-Adenauer-Siftung (KAS) focusing in his work on assessing the capacity of the rule of law institutions (the police, emergency response, prosecutors, and courts) in Yemen to respond to the people’s needs during the ongoing war, a project that is executed in collaboration with the UNDP to manage the Yemeni humanitarian crisis during the war and in its aftermath.

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Ashad Sentongo, Affiliated Faculty
Ashad Sentongo

Affiliated Faculty

Spring Semester - Uganda
Course Name: Safety and Wellbeing Challenges

Dr. Ashad Sentongo is a lecturer at Makerere University within the master’s program in Conflict and Peace Studies.

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Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala, Affiliated Faculty
Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala

Affiliated Faculty

Spring Semester - Uganda
Course Name: Collaborative Relations

Dr. Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala holds a PhD from Makerere University, an M.Phil. in theology from Bergen University, an MA in peace and reconciliation studies from Coventry University, a post-graduate certificate in educational technologies from the University of Cape Town, and a BA from Makerere University.

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Ronald Kakungulu-Mayambala, Affiliated Faculty
Ronald Kakungulu-Mayambala

Affiliated Faculty

Spring Semester - Uganda
Course Name: International Humanitarian and Refugee Law

Dr. Ronald Kakungulu-Mayambala is associate professor with the Human Rights and Peace Centre at Makerere University School of Law, where he lectures on domestic human rights; consumer law and protection; law and legal methods; intellectual property law; equity and trusts; international environmental law, and computers and the law.

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Omar Rifai, Affiliated Faculty
Omar Rifai

Affiliated Faculty

Omar Rifai is the director-general of the West Asia North Africa (WANA) Institute in Amman and a senior advisor to His Royal Highness Prince Al Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan at the Royal Hashemite Court. Dr. Rifai was the representative of the commissioner-general and director of Arab Affairs at the UNRWA headquarters in Amman. He is a former president of the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy, former executive director of the WANA Forum, and former secretary-general of the Jordanian Foreign Ministry. The career diplomat is a graduate of Harvard University and Georgetown University.

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