Dr Khalid Al-Adeem Rasheed is a faculty member in the department of accountancy at King Saud University and the director of PhD in the business program. He attended King Saud University from 1995 to 1998 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in accounting with honours and at the top of his class. He attended Case Western Reserve University from 2002 to 2004, earning a MAcc with an excellent GPA, and received awards from the Director of the Master of Accountancy and the Saudi Ambassador in Washington for academic excellence. Between 2004 and 2009, he earned a PhD with a published dissertation from Case Western Reserve University. Professor Timothy Fogarty was the chair of his dissertation committee. Professor Gary Previts was a member of his dissertation committee as well. He teaches undergraduates, master and doctoral levels courses. He published articles in Arabic and English language. He is a member in the editorial board of the International Journal of Critical Accounting (Inderscience Publishers) and a reviewer in other journals such as International Journal of Emerging Markets (Scopus indexed). He presented numerous presentations at the annual, regional and sectional meetings of the American Accounting Associations (AAA). He published an online proceeding and article abstracts with the AAA. Dr Al-Adeem teaches undergraduate and graduates courses in Arabic and English and a three-week module for PhD students on the Structure of Scientific Revolutions as part of the doctoral curriculum, Theory Development in Business. He also affords a course at the doctoral level on Measurement Theory and Method. He supervised 46 students’ research projects in accounting in the master program that covers the variety of topics in accounting. He co-developed workshops for doctoral students on measurement theory and method and assisted in delivering them. He also cooperated with a unit for the training of the Gulf Cooperative Council Accounting and Auditing Organization in providing a workshop on statistics. Professionally, he assisted the Gulf Cooperative Council Accounting and Auditing Organization and the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants in its project to converge with the International Financial Reporting Standards. In addition to his work in the university, he is a part-time consultant as a researcher for the Saudi Organization for Certified Public Accountants.
Establishing Saudi Arabia’s first university was a response to the educational and professional needs of a young nation. Abdulaziz Al-Saud, proclaimed the King in 1932, and began laying the foundations for modernizing his country and establishing an educational system. In 1953, Saud, the eldest son of Abdulaziz, acceded to the throne upon his father’s death. He would soon institute the Council of Ministers and establish the Ministry Education.
Prince Fahd, who would eventually become the Saudi King himself, assumed the office of the first Ministry of Education, and following the first session of the Council of Ministers, he announce, “We will shortly establish the first Saudi University, this is a foregone conclusion. This university will be one of the most prominent houses of culture and sciences and will be worthy of our country where the light of Islamic faith and civilization has emanated.” The Kingdom’s first institute of higher education, King Saud University, was subsequently opened in Riyadh in 1957.
Prince Fahd was committed to promoting higher education, and once said, “I am interested, before anything else, in supporting higher and vocational education in this country in order to add a new and illustrious chapter to our glorious history. Establishing a Saudi university with all its colleges, institutes and laboratories, built according to the highest of standards, is my immediate concern.”
In 1957, according to the dictates of the Royal Decree No. 17, Prince Fahd announced the founding of King Saud University, established in order to, “Disseminate and promote knowledge in Our Kingdom for widening the base of scientific and literary study, and for keeping abreast with other nations in the arts and sciences and for contributing with them discovery and invention”, in addition to reviving Islamic civilization and articulate its benefits and glories, along with its ambitions to nurture the young virtuously and to guarantee their healthy minds and ethics.”
This profile appears in the World Book of Researchers 2018.
Information correct as on 06 July 2018 0451 HRS GMT.