Dr. Wael is an Associate Professor of Accounting in the School of Business at The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK). He received his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Accounting from Ain Shams University, Egypt, and his PhD in Accounting and Finance from the University of Durham, UK. He has spent the bulk of his career researching, and teaching (and supervising) accounting subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in different countries including Egypt, the UK, Bahrain, and Oman. In addition to teaching and researching, he has also been involved in curriculum development and designing Bachelor Degree Programs activities in accounting. Prior to joining AURAK, He held several academic posts at other academic institutions, including Ain Shams University (Egypt), University of Bahrain (Bahrain), and Colleges of Applied Sciences (Oman).
He has extensive experience in teaching a range of accounting courses as well as supervising students’ accounting research projects. The student evaluations of his teaching skills have been strongly positive, maintaining an evaluation score above 80 %. He participated in curriculum development at Bahrain University, and in designing the Bachelor Degree Programme at Colleges of Applied Sciences in Oman. Dr Wael’s primary area of research is in the field of market-based accounting research (MBAR); and his main area of research is the information content (value relevance) of accounting information, while also pursuing his interest in research in earnings management, quality of earnings, and accounting conservatism.
He has built significant strength in researching the information content of cash flows and accounting accrual issues in developed markets, looking in particular at extremities, where, specifically, he has developed and published a body of work regarding investors’ valuation of earnings and its components in the UK market. He also extended his research area to the emerging market of Egypt to establish whether the results found in developed markets hold true in other international financial reporting and emerging markets with different reporting regimes and institutional contexts from those of developed markets. He has published many high quality research papers in international referred journals (indexed in Scopus) such as Review of Accounting and Finance; Management Research Review; Managerial Finance; Managerial Auditing Journal; International Journal of Accounting and Finance; and International Research Journal of Finance and Economics. Additionally, he has served as Ad-Hoc Reviewer for many peer-reviewed journals such as Management Research Review, and Managerial Auditing Journal; and he is registered in Inderscience database of Reviewers to review papers submitted and published by Inderscience publishers.