Rania Marwan

EXPERTISE:Raina Marwan
Non-Profit Management, Non-Profit Networks and Women Empowerment, Gender Politics in the MENA Region, Multiculturism and Organizational change



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Ph.D., Auburn University
D.B.A Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
M.P.A American University in Cairo

Rania Marwan CV [pdf]


Raina Marwan joined the faculty in the fall of 2021. She is the founder of a nonprofit organization in Cairo, Egypt called Haweyya Foundation, which focuses on educating women in Egypt’s rural areas. Her nonprofit is part of her passion for supporting women to become socially independent. Marwan received her Ph.D. in Public Administration from Auburn University (2021).  She received her DBA from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (2017).  

Dr. Marwan’s fields of specialization are public administration and nonprofits. Her dissertation focuses on assessing nonprofit networks serving women in the Middle East and North Africa region in terms of enhancing the capacities of their members.Dr. Marwan’s interdisciplinary background that combines Business and Political Science is one of her strongest assets. This guided her research interests to encompass four main areas: civil society, public-private partnerships, government incentives and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). She teaches PADM 220 Nonprofit Management, POLS 15 American Government, and PADM 213 Public Policy Analysis. She has published work in organizational culture, knowledge management, strategic innovation and gender, and leadership styles in international peer reviewed journals.