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Dr. Moudi O. Al-Mousa

Associate Professor, College of Food Sciences and Agriculture

almousa@ksu.edu.sa

 

Education

Ph.D., Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA. (2005)

M.F.A., Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (1998)

B.S., American University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (1994)

Professional Experience

Consultant (full time).Supervisor of Female section Statistics Center, Ministry of Higher Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, (2010- present).

Visiting Scholar, College of Tourism Management and Retailing: Department of Retailing, University of South Carolina, summer (2010).

Consultant (part time), Research and Development Center, Ministry of Higher Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, (2010).

Visiting Scholar, College of Textiles: Marketing and Management Dept. North Carolina State University, summer (2008).

Deputy Head, Department of Food Sciences and Nutrition, acting as the College of Food Sciences and Agriculture Vice Dean, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (2007--2009).

Associate Professor, College of Food Sciences and Agriculture, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, (2011)

Assistant Professor, College of Food Sciences and Agriculture, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (2006-2011)

Lecturer, College of Food Sciences and Agriculture, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (2000--2006)

Teaching Assistant, College of Food Sciences and Agriculture, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (1999--2000)

Research Assistant. College of arts and Sciences. Georgia State University. Atlanta, Georgia. USA. (1998)

Research Assistant, Wages Collection Museum, Gainesville, Georgia, USA. (1997)

Teaching Experience

Consumer Behavior.

Research Methods.

Agricultural Economics.

Textiles Weaves and Chemistry.

E-Marketing.

Academic Scholarship Interest

Consumer Behavior: E-commerce, Mass Customization.

Retail Strategy: Manufacturing Technology, International Marketing.

 

Publications

Almousa, M., (2011). Profiling E-buyers in Saudi Arabia: demographic, experiential, and attitudinal factors. Cross-Cultural Communication, ISSN 1712-8358 [Print], ISSN1923-6700 [Online], Volume 7, Number 2.

 

Almousa, M., (2011). Perceived Risk in Apparel e-commerce: A multi Dimensional perspective. Canadian Social Science, ISSN 1712-8056 [Print], ISSN1923-6697 [Online], Volume 7, Number 2.

 

Almousa, M., (2011). The Influence of Risk Perception in online shopping: A Multi Dimensional Perspective. Proceedings, International Journal of Arts and Sciences Academic Conference, Orlando, Fl, USA.

Almousa, M., Saudi Arabian Consumer's interest in the Commercial Application of 3D body Scanner, (2010). International Journal of Consumer Studies, ISSN 1470-6423 [Online], [Print] 35, 688–694, (2011) (ISI journal).

Almousa, M., Risk Perception in e-commerce: Examination of an Early-Stage Online Market. Accepted for publication in The Journal of Risk Research (ISI journal).

 

Almousa, M., (2011). Differences in product-Related Perceived Risk in Online Contexts. Published in the 2011 ITAA-KAMS joint symposium, Soul, Korea.

 

Almousa, M., (2011). Profiling E-buyers in Saudi Arabia: demographic, experiential, and attitudinal factors. Proceedings, American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences, Paris, France.

 

Almousa, M., 3D Body Scanners: Application in the Apparel Industry. Proceedings, the 4th International Consumer Sciences Research Conference, June, 2009, Edinburgh, UK.

Brosdahl, D. & Almousa, M. Electronic Commerce and perceived Risk in Apparel products: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. Submitted to the Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management.

Almousa, M. and Brosdahl, D. Risk Perception in e-commerce: A cross-cultural Comparison between Saudi Arabia and U.S. Consumers. Submitted to the International Journal of Consumer Sciences.

 

Apparel Mass Customization: Viability for Saudi Arabian Apparel Market, Ph.D. Dissertation, 2005.

 

Fluidity: A Collection of Garments Inspired by Nature, An experimental approach in mixing synthetic and cellulosic fibers, MFA Thesis, 1998.

 

Active Research

Almousa, M. and Lennon, Sh. E-commerce: Diffusion Obstacles in an early stage Market.

Almousa, M. and Prosdahle, D. Cross Cultural Comparison in Perceived Risk in e-commerce Context.

Invited Presentations

"Consumer Science Education in Saudi Arabia", Presented at the Consumer Science Educational Workshop, College of Education, Kansas State University. (2003)

"Women and Religion in Saudi Arabia", Presented to undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences, Kansas State University. (2002)

"Muslim Women Uncovered", Presented at K-State Union, Kansas State University. (2005)

"Culture and Religion: A Prospective from Saudi Arabia", Presented to the undergraduate students in Highland Community College, Highland, Kansas. (2005)

Riyadh Economic Forum, Fourth round, Riyadh, SA. (2009)

Professional Affiliations

Member of the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA).

Member of the American Collegiate Retailing Association.

Member of Marketing Science.

Service Contributions

Judge and Mentor, OECD MENA 100 Business Plan Competition, 2012.

Member, Preliminary workshops for Riyadh Economic forum, sixth round (2012). Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Member, KACST (ICDIT) Innovation Center, 2012.  

Chair, Knowledge Exchange Session. First Saudi Higher Education Female Leaders Forum, (2011). Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Co-chair, Food Security between Local Agriculture, Importation and Foreign Agriculture, Riyadh Economic forum, fifth round (2011). Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Reviewer for International Journal of Consumer Studies (ISI journal) , International Journal of Marketing Studies and Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management.

Benchmarking, upon University's Rector request, number of well reputable Human Ecology Colleges in the US, summer (2008).

Chair, Female Section, International Review Member's Arrangement Committee, Food Sciences and Nutrition Department, Malaz, (2008).

Chair, Alternative Medicine 09 Workshop, King Saud University, College of Food Sciences and Agriculture' section. (2009)

Chair, Fourth international Conference for Development and Environment (Female Section), King Saud University, (2008)

Member, Commencement Committee, Kind Saud University. (2008)

Member, NCAAA program review committee (Quality Assurance), Food Sciences and Nutrition Department, Malaz. (2007-2009)

Chairman, Academic Committee, Food Science and Nutrition Department, Malaz, (2007-2009)

Chairman, Labs Committee, Food Sciences and Nutrition Department, Malaz, (2007-2009)

Member, Academic Committee, Sciences and Medical Studies Departments. (2007-2009)

Member, Faculty members Evaluation Committee, Sciences and Medical Studies Departments. (2007-2009)

Member, Gifted and Study Abroad Committee. (2007- present)

Member Class's Schedule Committee, Sciences and Medical Studies Departments. (2007)

Coordinator, Historic and Cultural Display, University and Society Week. (2002)

Member, Curriculum Ravine and Development Committee. (2000)

College of Agriculture Coordinator, University and Society Week. (2000)

 

Professional Development

 

 ITAA, International Apparel and Textiles Association conference. Philadelphia, PA, USA, (2011).

Teaching for Learning Training Program, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (2010).

Smart Fabrics 2010. Miami, Fl,  USA.

 ITAA 2010, International Apparel and Textiles Association conference. Bellevue, WA, USA.

Innovations in Textiles 2009 Conference: Smart, Nano and Technical Textiles for Medical, Industrial and Clothing Applications. London, UK, (2009).

Strategic Planning Workshop, King Saud University. (2009)

Excellence in Academic Setting Workshop, King Saud University. (2009)

Textile Futures Conference, Raleigh, NC, USA, (2008).

 “Leadership and Creativity” Administration Institute. (2008)

Quality assurance in Higher Education Workshop. King Saud University. (2008)

New Faculty Preparation Program. King Saud University. (2008).

“Self-Management Seminar” Himam training Center, Riyadh Saudi Arabia. (2007)

"Ration to Fashion Workshop", Kansas State University. (2005)

"College of Human Ecology Assessment Workshop", Kansas State University. (2003)

"E-tail Conference", Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (2003)

"Advances in Qualitative Research", Kansas State University. (2003)

"Educational Technology Seminar", Kansas State University. (2002)

"Direct Selling Education Foundation Seminar", Kansas State University. (2002)

"Funds and Grants Workshop", Kansas State University. (2002)

 

Honors and Awards

Distinguished Research and Publication Quality Award, King Saud University, 2011.

Best Paper Award, Almousa, M., 3D Body Scanners: Application in the Apparel Industry. The 4th International Consumer Sciences Research Conference, June, 2009, Edinburgh, UK.

General Human Ecology Scholarship (one year), Kansas State University.

Graduated with Honors (Cum Laude), American University. (1994)

Dean's List, American University, (1994)

Exhibition

Personal exhibition on Textile Chemistry of Artistic Fashions, American University Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. (1998)

Languages and Computer Skills

Fluent in Arabic and English.

CAD (Computer-Aided Design), CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) SPSS, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.