Undergraduate Education

The Office of Undergraduate Education focuses on undergraduate teaching, learning, and mentoring. Areas that fall within Undergraduate Education  include the Core Curriculum, Writing Program, Hilary Ballon Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, John Sexton and Lisa Goldberg Academic Resource Center, and the Office of Student Research.

The Office of Undergraduate Education provides enrichment resources for students at all stages of their academic development, leads initiatives that support and improve undergraduate teaching and learning, and administers academic misconduct policies and procedures. In addition, the Office advances academic strategies to ensure a transformative global education experience for all undergraduate students, and supports a rigorous, global liberal arts curriculum for NYUAD.

The Office also oversees and coordinates assessment processes across the campus, provides support and information to faculty and programs, advances efforts in collecting and using information about student learning, ensures the delivery of essential academic support services to undergraduate students, and provides students and faculty with resources that promote academic excellence and student success.

Sunil Kumar
Vice Provost (Interim), Undergraduate Education


Sunil Kumar is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering whose scholarly research focuses on the transport of light and thermal radiation, specifically examining how lasers interact with surfaces and scattering media, fire dynamics, thermal-fluid analysis, and applied mathematics. He joined NYUAD in 2009 from NYU Tandon School of Engineering, where he was Graduate Dean and Associate Provost, and former head of the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering. Sunil was the inaugural Dean of Engineering at NYUAD, and subsequently the Vice Provost for Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a Member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Academy of Scientists.


Key People

Lolowa Al Marzooqi

Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education


Hema Nair

Director of Academic Advisement and Director of the John Sexton and Lisa Goldberg Academic Resource Center


Farhana Goha

Head of Visiting Students Program and Student Research