Auhoud Sultan Al-Shehail has been appointed chairwoman of the media department at Riyadh’s King Saud University (KSU), in addition to her role as a spokeswoman for the university and media adviser to the KSU president.
She was previously vice chair of the media department and an assistant professor at KSU’s faculty of arts.
Al-Shehail has held other academic positions, including lecturer and teaching assistant, at KSU’s media department.
She has been an adviser to the Ministry of Education since 2017, was a member of the media issues committee at the Al-Shehail Prime Legal Support law firm, and a media director at Starcom MediaVest Group.
She holds memberships at several foundations and organizations including the Saudi Association for Media and Communication, the National Home Health Care Foundation and the founding committee of establishing the media department at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University.
Al-Shehail has published a number of papers including research on commercial advertisements and how they reflect the culture of Saudi society, which was published in the Arabian Journal of Media and Communication, and a paper on the impact of social media on interreligious dialogue, which was published in the Egyptian Journal of Media Research.
Al-Shehail has a doctorate in communication and international affairs, communication studies from Rutgers University.
She has a master’s in communication from Suffolk University, Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in publicity and media from the same university.