Saad is an Assistant Professor of Measurement and Assessment at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University and is a member of the Queen’s Assessment and Evaluation Group. Previously, Saad was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and Faculty of Education at Western University, Ontario, Canada, and held a research scientist appointment at the Centre for Education Research and Innovation at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Saad specializes in measurement and assessment and has extensive research and evaluation experience in K-12 and health profession education. Drawing on validity theory, his research is intended to improve educational policy and practice through in-depth examination of big data. He has published in education, measurement, and health profession education journals. He has taught courses and delivered workshops to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to professionals on research design, educational measurement, assessment, and educational effectiveness. Saad is also a former high school math teacher.
Saad is also interested in supporting international development. He has worked with governments and not-for-profit organizations in Myanmar, Belize, Trinidad and Tobago, and Pakistan to support and study educational change initiatives.