Dr. Jeff Zabudsky
Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, AUBH Provost oversees the academic affairs at AUBH. A senior academic administrator with more than 35 years of experience in Higher Education.
Throughout his career, Dr. Zabudsky has developed more than 30 degree programs relevant to the rapidly evolving international job markets they served, while overseeing the recruitment of expert faculty to run them. He has led global institutions throughout North America and the Middle East, in the integration of pioneering and relevant technology into the teaching and learning process, facilitating partnership development and student recruitment, and managing institutional and program accreditation by both government and industry-based accreditors.
Prior to moving to Bahrain, Dr. Zabudsky held the position of President and Vice Chancellor in the Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where he reviewed strategic academic programs and consolidation leading to the introduction of 12 new applied baccalaureate programs. He also aided in planning, financing, and construction of over $200 million in capital infrastructure on three campuses.
Dr. Zabudsky holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Alberta, a Master of Distance Education from Athabasca University, an Advanced Graduate Diploma in Distance Education Technology from Athabasca University, and a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Ryerson University.
His numerous awards during his career include the 2012 Athabasca University, Distinguished Alumnus Award; the 2013 Ryerson University, Alumni Award of Distinction; the 2013 Englehart High School, Hall of Honour Inductee; and the 2015 Paul Harris Fellow Award, The Rotary Foundation.