Joud has been an English Instructor for over 30 years. Prior to joining the KU community, Joud held teaching and leadership positions in Japan, Canada and the UAE. Throughout her teaching career, Joud also held roles of course supervisor and academic coordinator, gaining solid experience in academic leadership. She became a facilitator in the student success program at UAE University which gave her insight as to the mindset and needs of her students. In the past few years she has revealed her passion for student support. She became a Student Success coordinator and strived to develop her knowledge and activity in the field of academic advising. For most of her career Joud has channeled her energy into helping motivate teams of students, educators and administrators to ensure effective support and engagement programs while holding all initiatives and activities to the highest quality standards.