Dilsad AHMED , PhD


Dr. Md. Dilsad Ahmed attended two of India’s top-ranked universities, where he earned a total of four degrees, including his Ph.D. He began his career as a physical education teacher and sports coordinator. His efforts were twice recognized with teaching awards. With an interest in advancing physical education and sports worldwide, and as a committed life-long learner, he pursued international opportunities in Canada, Macau, South Korea, and the United States of America, including post-doctoral research experiences. He pursued an M.S (Kinesiology) degrees and worked as a Teaching Assistant at Oregon State University, USA. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in Physical Education at Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd University, KSA. The breadth and depth of his academic preparation and career experiences allow him to seamlessly collaborate with others (>56 universities spanning Asia, Latin America, Europe, North America), as well as independently lead major research initiatives aimed at advancing physical activity initiatives from both educational and public health perspectives, as well as making conceptual, methodological, and practical advancements in sport and exercise psychology. To date he has authored/coauthored 51 journal articles (indexing with Scopus, WoS, ISI, SCI, SSCI); presented his work at 47 conferences in USA, Canada, Hungary, India, Malaysia, and South Korea; received funding from multiple institutions and organizations; and appeared on Indian National television shows (e.g., “Protidin Times”, “News Live”, “Assam Talks”, “NE Live”) where he has discussed widely on the current status of physical education in India and chronicled his own life experiences. His efforts have been recognized with multiple awards and honors (Provost’s Distinguish Award, USA; Mitacs Elevate Award, Canada; CPI Award, South Korea; Best Paper Award, Malaysia; Young Researcher Award, India, Best Student Award, India, so on). He also believes in practicing what he preaches. Toward that end, he participated in Athletics (track & field), Badminton, Cricket and Table Tennis at the collegiate level in India. Beyond this academic work, he has participated in various youth festivals as a musician and solo vocalist. His album, “Khubsurat SI” is available through Youtube (Search name: Dr. Dilsad Ahmed). Finally, and most importantly, he is a devoted husband (of Shaheen), father (of Fahad & Inayat), and family man.