Athabasca University Professor Economics


  • CMA (in progress)
  • PhD Economics – AMU, India ( 1998- 2001)
    Dissertation Title: Role of the World Bank in agricultural development of Jordan since 1971
  • MA, Economics – AMU, India (1996-1998)
  • BA, Economics and Political science – Bangalore University, India (1996)


Academic Coordinator:

Econ247, Econ 366, and Econ 401
(July 2007- June 2008): Econ 248, Econ 385, Econ 475 and Econ 476
Revised many FB economics courses

Academic Expert and Marker:

International Finance
International Trade
Micro & Macro Economics
The Changing Global Economy

  • Musila, J. W. and H. Al-Zyoud, “On the Exchange Rate Volatility and Trade Flows: Evidence from SSA.” Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of the International Academy of African Business and Development (Kampala, Uganda), May 19 – 23, 2009
  • Musila, J. W. and H. Al-Zyoud, “On the Relationship between the Canadian-U.S. Dollar Exchange Rate and Commodity Prices.” Presented at AU Collaborative Research Forum, November 2008
  • International Finance and Trade
  • Micro Economics and Macro Economics
  • Global Economics and Economic Development
  • Treasurer for Canadian Union of public employee (CUPE 3911)/ Edmonton – Canada, 2006-2007
  • Trustee Auditor for Canadian Union of public employee (CUPE 3911)/ Edmonton-Canada, 2008/09 & 2009/10
  • Member of Domestic and International collaboration Committee- Faculty of business/ Athabasca University
  • Member of Athabasca University Collaborative Research Forum since 2004, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Member of University of Alberta/Canada (school of business monthly research presentations)
  • Completed several union labor courses/ Edmonton/Alberta- Canada
  • Member of Athabasca University political action committee, Aug 2009
  • Member of the planning committee for annual tutors learning service conference 2008/2009

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Economics Association (CEA)
  • Articling Agrologist ( 2003- 2007), Alberta Institute of Agrologists

Non Academic Experience

  • Investment Consultant – Rania Enterprises, 2006 – 2009
  • Manager. Midland Enterprises, Edmonton, AB, 2002 – 2005
  • Consular Assistant and Visa Officer, Jordan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jordanian Embassy, New Delhi, 1998 – 2001

My teaching approach is to work hard in order to know my students on a personal level which will gives me a better chance of identifying any obstacles such as lack of motivation, lack of self-confidence, inadequate prior preparation, external problems, etc., that may be keeping them from understanding the subject matter, or from being active and effective learners.

As I have spent more and more time on teaching, I have realized that I have much to learn. Even though I believe I have been blessed with an aptitude for teaching, I endeavor to continue to learn more and grow in my skills.

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