Prof. Dr. Rida A. Shibli,

Senate member

Biotechnology Section – School of Agriculture

University of Jordan


Dr. Rida A. Shibli is a Prof. of plant biotechnology– College of Agriculture at the University of Jordan. He was born in Mursa / Jarash on July 15, 1962. He received his education in primary and secondary schools in Jerash/ Jordan. His BS.C & MS.C was from the University of Jordan- Amman, Jordan and his Ph.D was from University of Illnois; USA. Dr. Rida has occupied many Administrative positions in his scientific work; the last most important that he is now A member of the Jordan Senate. Furthermore, he was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture for 4 months from 6-9 / 2016. Before that he, occupied the position of the President of Mutah University, Karak-Jordan from 4/2013 till 6/2016. He worked in the University of Jordan as Prof in Agriculture Faculty from 2008, and took some administrative positions such as Vice-President for Scientific Faculties and Institutes and the President of The University of Jordan- Aqaba Branch. Also he worked in the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid-Jordan (1990-2008) and in American Universities in post doctorate and sabbatical programs the last was in 2006; at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. Dr. Rida has a wide experience in research and has many scientific publications. He has many research projects funded and many postgraduate students. He participated in many professional activities & societies, steering committee memberships, and in many workshops and training courses, also he had many achievements in community education. Prof. RidaShibli had been awarded many prizes such as the ISSECO Prize in Science and Technology, 2012. He has an active life full of scientific works  tirelessly from his beginning till now and this can be seen in his C.V.


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