LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

CURRENT AND PAST (AUS = American University of Sharjah)

  • Principal Instigator (2019-Now): leading a small research team towards a thorough investigation of a specific form of Spoken Arabic well established between residents of the Gulf countries and expatriates working in the service industries and beyond.
  • Founder & Manager (2016-Now): A Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Learning Through the Arts online hub promoting projects relevant to teaching and learning through the arts throughout the MENA region (www.lt-ta.com).
  • Founder & Manager (2007-2009): established a summer institute in Paris, France called Maher Language Institute (MLI) where foreign languages are learned through short film production.
  • Founder (2016-Now): An audio-visual production company called ‘MLI Production’ which specializes in promoting and producing arts, cultural, and educational content.
  • Founder & Manager (2016-Now): A New Horizon Center (NHC) located in MENA region and working locally and internationally to promote the field of Learning Through The Arts (LTTA).
  • Event Organizer & Manager (Spring 2020): I organized and managed a unique event called “The English Day” which the Department of English held for the first time at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Symposium Organizer (Summer 2014, Summer 2019): Within the International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE) Annual conferences, I organized and managed symposia in Paris and Huston Learning Through the Arts Symposia.
  • Co-Chair (March 2021): International Center for Innovation in Education (ICIE) Conference at Ajman University, United Arab Emirates.
  • Acting Head (Fall 2019): Department of English @ American University of Sharjah. Taking on Head of Department tasks relevant to students’ admission and registration intermittently while the Department Head is away (three time periods during the semester)
  • Co-Chair: (2019-Now): The Outreach & Marketing Committee of the English Department at the American University of Sharjah.
  • AUS Senator (2020-Current): Active senate member of the College of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Sharjah.
  • AUS Senator (2015-2016): Active senate member of the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah.
  • AUS Senator (2014-2015): Active senate member of the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah.
  • AUS Senator (Spring 2008): Active senate member of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the American University of Sharjah.
  • AUS Senator (Fall 2002-Spring 04): Active senate member of Department of English, Mass communications & Translation Representative at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Coordinator: (2014-2015): Graduate students Research Assistants (RA) of the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Chair: (2014-2015): AUS Senate Academic Affairs Committee at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Reviewed proposals related to new minors from various schools
  • Discussed various issues and submitted recommendations to the AUS Senate Executive Committee related to (i) media literacy at AUS, (ii) foreign languages at AUS, and (iii) minor in hotel & hospitality management.
  • Graduate Program Coordinator (2013-2014): MA TESOL Graduate Research Assistants of the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah.
  • I corresponded with the graduate assistants on a regular basis and checked on their weekly schedule and weekly reports.
  • Chair (Fall 2013): Faculty Grievance Committee at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Chair (2011-2012); AUS Faculty Welfare Committee at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Chair (Spring 2012): Department of English Annual Reception Committee at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Chair (Fall 2010): Department of English Annual Reception Committee at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Chair (2008-2009): Department of English Faculty Evaluation Assessment Criteria Committee at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Chair (Fall 2002-Spring 04): Senate Research Committee at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Chair (Fall 2002-Spring 04): General Education Committee for American University of Sharjah Self Study.
  • Director (2002-2003): AUS MA TESOL Program; Led the program to initial accreditation by the UAE Ministry oh Higher Education.
  • Coordinator (2002-2003): English Faculty Seminars Series of the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Co-Chair (Spring 2002): MA TESOL committee of the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Coordinator (Spring 2001): The Writing Center at the American University of Sharjah.
  • Coordinator (1996-2000): Cultural & Academic Activities of the College of Languages and Translation at King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.
  • Initiator: I submitted a number of activities, program & professional development

proposals such as:

  1. AUS Writing Center Enhancement Proposal
  2. AUS Students’ Progress Assessment & Effective Learning Proposal
  3. Foreign/second Language Writing International Conference Proposal
  4. Communication Program Assessment Proposal
  5. AUS Public Speaking Contest Proposal
  6. MENA Learning Through the Arts Center