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Doaa M. Taha Ph.D.
Visiting Professor of Analytics
717-901-5100 ext1647
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Dr. Doaa Taha teaches Analytics & Data Science at Harrisburg University. Dr. Taha is an entrepreneur who led a number of diversified global business development portfolios, successively, as Senior VP, Managing Director and Board Co-Chair of global boutique Strategic Advisory Services firm Grey Matter International (GMI), and its sister company, Grey Matter LLC, based in Washington D.C. Doaa is also a respected Civil Society Leader and is the Founding Chair of the American Arab Women’s Empowerment Forum, the leading Non-Profit Women’s Organization within that Community; she is also the National Board Secretary General of the ADC, the oldest, largest and foremost civil rights organization of the American Arab Community, promoting and defending the values embodied in the United States Constitution, where she is a Board Director, a Member of its Executive Committee and the Chair of its Nominations Committee. Doaa was previously Senior Advisor, for its Middle East & North Africa Program, to the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), leading its assignments in Turkey, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates, raising full funding of the translation in all 4 Middle Eastern languages of the development of its Journalism Smartphone Security App, including its Testing and Training Workshops, and leading the IWMF delegation to the Arab Media Forum in Dubai. A George Washington University Doctoral Alumnus in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (School of Engineering & Applied Sciences), with a background in Operations Research (Major in Management Science) and Electrical Engineering (with specializations in Telecommunications & Electronics / Chip Design & Testing / VLSI), Doaa was the Senior Research Coordinator at the GWU Center for Risk, Crisis, Disaster & Emergency Management, for the Research Grant Program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) on Post-9/11 Corporate and Institutional Risk, Crisis, Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Response and Management, after having led, as a Software Engineer, the Hardware Engineering Electronic Chips Testing Lab & Automated Bench for Axcelis, within the Eaton Corporation, her remediation of the testing protocols there having improved quality to the point that Axcelis went from securing 15% to 50% of the world market share in Chip Wafer Matrix Production. Before that, Doaa taught at The George Washington University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and was previously a Teaching Assistant while she was also a Customer Engineer at Giza Systems for Computers, then Egypt’s leading private IT Company, reporting directly to its CEO on Customer Needs Analysis and Network Solutions. Doaa is a published researcher, author and co-editor, on a number of Academic and Professional areas of endeavor, including Corporate Disaster Preparedness, E-Government, Public-Private Partnerships, Bringing Technology to the Market and Women’s Leadership in Engineering, Science & Technology, an area for which she advised the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Global Affairs, during an USG-cosponsored Arabian Gulf Conference focusing on these issues in the Middle East & North Africa, and for which she led a research program promoted by the European Union and The World Bank, where her work on Soft Skills and Early Childhood Learning & Cultural Awareness were retained as best practices. Doaa is married and has two daughters.