Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5420 USA
Dr. Ali M. Metwalli, professor of finance and commercial law at Western Michigan University, was born in Egypt and received his bachelor's degree in commerce from Cairo University. He has a MBA degree from Siena College in New York State, and he earned his Ph.D. in business administration from St. Louis University in Missouri.
Metwalli served in the health care industry in various executive, research, and consulting positions since 1965. He moved to Grand Rapids in 1980 to teach for Western Michigan University and served as the director of the MBA program at the Grand Rapids campus from 1985 until the end of 1999. He continues to teach full time at WMU in the graduate business program, research, and consult independently.
He is a co-founder of MW Stone Importers, LTD. Metwalli is a founding board member (Shura Committee) of the Islamic Mosque and Religious Institute in Grand Rapids. He served for six years as a member of the board of directors of the West Central Michigan American Red Cross. He also served on the advisory council for the American College of Health Care Executives, and is active in numerous other civic and University activities. In September 2012, he was elected as an at-large member to the ACLU of Michigan State Board of Directors for a three-year term. He was nominated for the 2012 Faculty Teaching Award at the Haworth College of Business. He has a long list of publications in a number of academic journals focusing on global business mergers and acquisitions. He published in both the Health Care Management Review and The Journal of Health Care Finance. In 2006, he published his first book in the area of global business with a focus on mergers and acquisition in Asia.