Dima Kayed

Dima Kayed
Head, Department of Physical and Life Sciences and Associate Dean of Faculty
B.S., Saint Mary’s College
Ph.D., University of Arizona

Dima Kayed was raised in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and attended boarding school in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States for university. She received a Bachelor's degree in biology from Saint Mary's College in California. She then moved back to Dhahran and worked in a microbiology lab for a few years before relocating to Jordan where she taught at the Applied Science University for eight years.

Dr. Kayed then returned to the United States where she obtained a PhD in microbiology/immunology from the University of Arizona. After graduation, she moved to Phoenix and worked at Blood Systems Incorporated, a blood banking facility, as a clinical specialist in the virology department for four years. During this time, she also taught microbiology, anatomy and physiology at Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

In 2008, Dr. Kayed joined King's Academy as a biology teacher in the Department of Physical and Life Sciences and in 2013, she was named head of that department. In 2017, Dr. Kayed was named associate dean of faculty.