Jawad joined the School of General Studies in 2013. As Associate Director of Student Engagement and Transition, he oversees and collaborates on GS transition programming including Orientation, the GS Mentor Program, and the GS Mid-Semester Success Series. He also serves as part of the teaching team for University Studies. In addition, Jawad oversees student group centralized advising, training, and support; leadership development programs; and GS Student Life excursions.
Prior to joining GS, Jawad worked at Prep for Prep, an educational nonprofit in New York City with the objective of identifying and developing leadership in underrepresented groups. Jawad holds a B.A. in critical social studies with a concentration in marginalized populations from Hobart & William Smith Colleges and an M.S. in higher education from Syracuse University. In his spare time, he likes eating spicy food, running, and cheering on Syracuse basketball.