Gulab Khan acquired his PhD in 2013 in educational theory and policy from the College of Education, Pennsylvania State University, United States. He has over 20 years’ experience in the field of education (K through higher education) in both the private and public sector. He started his career in education in 1999 and, for over 16 years, remained associated with the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan (AKESP), a subsidiary of the Aga Khan Development Network. At AKESP, he assumed different portfolios ranging from lecturer (taught chemistry to students in grades 8 through higher secondary), school principal, regional head of monitoring, evaluation & research, and manager academics. In 2015 he switched to higher education as an assistant professor at the University of Swat where he also assumed an additional portfolio as Director of Advanced Studies. In 2017, he moved to National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad.
Gulab joined Syed Ahsan Ali and Syed Maratib Ali School of Education (SoE) at LUMS in 2018 as an assistant professor. His research interests lie at the intersection of policy and practice on issues related to teacher quality, teacher status, educational leadership, and school improvement.