Alicia Tártalo, PhD

Assistant Professor of Education in Medicine 
Director, Office of Clinical and Faculty Affairs

 (+974) 4492 8812


Universitad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 1984

Clemson University, South Caroline, USA, 1996

Capella University, Minessota, USA, 2012


Dr. Alicia Tártalo is currently an Assistant Professor of Education in Medicine (Educational Leadership) and Director of the Office of Clinical and Faculty Affairs at WCM-Q.  In addition to being responsible for the administrative leadership of the Office of Clinical and Faculty Affairs, she has designed and implemented programs aimed at enhancing the academic life of the voluntary clinical faculty at our affiliated institutions and mentored many seeking initial appointments and promotions.

Prior to joining WCM-Q in 2010, she was at the American University in Dubai, where she was the Director of Institutional Effectiveness. In that capacity, she was responsible for overseeing and providing guidance for all institutional and program accreditation activities for US and local accrediting agencies; directed the institutional research initiatives and advised the president on strategic planning and program evaluation; and developed and led the comprehensive assessment plan to support program review. Previously, she served as Acting Director for Institutional Research at Dubai Aerospace University, and for over a decade, at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, held positions with diverse responsibilities, including faculty recruitment and development, student academic advising, admissions, and enrollment management at the US campus in Florida as well as at university centers in Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and Spain.

Dr. Tártalo’s research interests include program development and evaluation and the impact of non-US trained faculty in teaching and learning in US style higher education institutions. In addition to her professional activities, she enjoys singing and is currently learning to play 60’s and 70’s rock on her electric Fender Stratocaster vintage guitar.