Dr. Mona Ismail studied at The Ohio State University where she earned a B.S. in Interior Design, M.S. in Interior Design and Masters of City and Regional Planning, and a Ph.D. in Interior Design. She specialized in housing hearing and vision impaired older adults. Dr. Ismail has been the Dean of the Scientific College of Design since 2013. Dr. Ismail has worked as a faculty member in several Egyptian universities; Interior Design Department Head and Quality Assurance & Enhancement Unit Head at the Scientific College of Design. She led the Scientific College of Design for national and international institutional and program accreditation projects. Dean Ismail won the “Education Leadership Award” from the Golden Globe International Organization in 2015. Dr. Ismail has participated in many international conferences and published a selection of research articles on interior design and quality topics in higher education institutions. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Language School in Muscat since 2021. She has been an external reviewer for the Oman Authority for Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Education since 2016. Dean Ismail has been a certified European Foundation for Quality Management (EQFM) Internal Assessor since 2017. Dr. Ismail is on the Board of Directors of the Oman Association for Quality in Higher Education which supports and enhances the higher education sector since 2018.