BTC Faculty

 

Faten Saad Mahmoud Abdel-Hameed

Associate Professor
fmahmoud@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: curriculum development; pedagogy; science and environmental education; educational leadership and policy; quality control in education; chemical education; information and communication technology in education; laser chemistry; solar energy storage and photochemistry; syntheses and characterization of inorganic complexes

Qualifications: Ph.D., McMaster University, Canada, 1990; B.Sc., Chemistry, Ain-Shams University, 1981

 

Suhaib Muhammad Ahmed Hassan Abdullah

Graduate Assistant
sabdullah@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: English reading and writing; English literature; translation studies; cross-cultural studies

Qualifications: M.A., Applied English Language Studies, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2013; B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2009

 

Abdelbaky A. Abouzeid

Assistant Professor
aabouzeid@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: curriculum and instruction; business education; education and development; teacher education and training; educational leadership, information and communication technology in education

Qualifications: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction in Business Education, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh, USA, 1997; M.A., Curriculum and Instruction in Business Education, Sohag Faculty of Education, Assiut University, Egypt, 1991; Special Diploma, Education, Sohag Faculty of Education, Assiut University, Egypt, 1988; B.Sc., Education and Business Sciences, Sohag Faculty of Education, Assiut University, Egypt, 1985

 

Amjad Mohamad Abuloum

Associate Professor
aabuloum@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: instructional technology; instructional design; e-learning; curriculum and instruction; information & communication technology; mobile learning

Qualifications: Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction (Instructional Technology), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA, 1998; M.Sc., Curriculum & Instruction (Instructional Technology), University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA, 1996; B.Sc., Electrical/Computer Engineering, Jordan University of Science & Technology, Jordan, 1994

 

Zain Mohammed-Said Abu-Qurah

Lecturer
zabuqurah@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: Communication; negotiation; conflict resolution

Qualifications: M.A., Educational Management, University of Jordan, 2001; B.A., Early Childhood and Primary Education, Jordan University for Women, Jordan, 1997  

 

Abdelmoneim Abdelhafeez Abusin

Lecturer
aabusin@uob.edu.bh

Areas of expertise: Educational psychology; cognitive psychology; counseling, guidance & psychotherapy, organizational behaviour, self-development programmes, human resources development, teaching english to speakers of other languages, translation.

Qualifications: M. A. Psychology, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1997; B. A. Psychology, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1984.

 

Starr Ackley

Associate Professor                                                           
sackley@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: English as a second language education; teacher education (language, assessment, differentiation); international educational exchange; world Englishes; French and German literature; Jules Michelet; female bildungsroman in France and North Africa; international education

Qualifications: Ph.D., French and German Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 1983; Dekanatsprüfung, Universität Salzburg, Austria, 1978; M.A., French & Spanish Literature, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA, 1972; B.A., Romance Languages, Emory University, USA, 1969; Diploma in English for Academic Purposes, Bilkent University, Turkey, 2009

 

Ernest Afari

Assistant Professor
eafari@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: Mathematics Education; quantitative educational research; structural equation modelling; multilevel modelling; multivariate analysis

Qualifications: Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Curtin University, Australia, 2012; M.Sc., Mathematics, University of British Columbia, Canada, 1989; B.Sc.(Hons), Mathematics and Diploma in Education, Cape Coast University, Ghana, 1982

 

Shaban Aldabbus

Assistant Professor
saldabbus@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: teaching methodology; teaching young learners and curriculum design

Qualifications: Ph.D., Education and Applied Linguistics, Newcastle University, UK, 2008; M.A., English Language Teaching Methodology, Academy of Postgraduate Studies, Tripoli, Libya, 2001; B.A., Education, Methods of Teaching English, Sana’a University, Yemen, 1993

 

Yazan Mohammad Alghazo

Assistant Professor
yalghazo@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: Mathematics Education; pedagogy; Elementary Education; Educational Assessment; International Education; Science Education; English and Language Arts  

Qualifications: Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, USA, 2014; MSc.Ed., Southern Illinois University, USA, 2011; B.Sc in Engineering., Computer Engineering, Mutah University, Jordan, 2008

Sana Saeed Abdulla Al-Haddad

Assistant Professor
salhaddad@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: mathematical education; curriculum and teaching methods in mathematics; statistics; probability; research methods

Qualifications: Ph.D., Mathematics Education, Brunel University, UK, 2006; M.A., Curriculum Development, University of Bahrain, Bahrain, 2001; B.Sc., Mathematics, University of Bahrain, Bahrain, 1991; Post Graduate Certificate, Academic Practice (PCAP), University of York St. John, UK, 2011

 

Rafeda Omar Al Hariri

Assistant Professor
ralhariri@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: educational administration

Qualifications: Ph.D., Educational Administration, University of London, UK, 1986; M.A., Educational Administration, University of Dayton, Ohio, USA, 1979; B.A., Elementary School Education, University of Dayton, Ohio, USA, 1978

 

Issa Khalil Alhasanat

Assistant Professor
ihasanat@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: Curriculum and teaching methods of Arabic language, Curriculum Evaluation , Arabic language curriculum for non-speakers, Educational Technology

Qualifications: Ph.D.in Curriculum and Instruction/Arabic Language, University of Jordan, 2005. M.Sc. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Jordan, 1999.B.Sc. in teacher field (Arab Language), Faculty of Educational Sciences , University of Jordan ,1996

 

Abdulghani Al-Hattami

Assistant Professor
aalhattami@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: application of statistical analysis on educational and social problems; measurement and psychometrics; instrument development and validation; computer adaptive testing; applications to item response theory; English language teaching

Qualifications: Ph.D., Educational Psychology (Assessment, Statistics, and Research Methods), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA, 2012; M.Ed., Research Methodology, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, USA, 2006; M.Ed., English Language Teaching (Applied Linguistics), Hodeidah University, Hodeidah, Yemen, 2000; B.A., English Language Teaching, Hodeidah University, Hodeidah, Yemen, 1998

 

Afrah Hasan Jassim Radhi Ali

Lecturer           
aradhi@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: English language and literature; American studies; teaching English to speakers of other languages

Qualifications: M.A., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, American University of Sharjah, U.A.E., 2010; B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Bahrain, 2006

Amal Zayed Alzayed Aljalahma

Assistant Professor
aalzayed@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: Designing Curriculum; Teaching Methods; Learning Theories; Literacy.

Qualifications: Ph.D., Islamic Education , University of Huddersfield, School of Education, United Kingdom, 2016; B.A., Educational Curriculum Developing, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2005; M.A., Islamic Education and Teaching Methods, United Arab Emirates, 1993.

Khalil Yousif Al Khalili

Professor
kalkhalili@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: science education; curriculum and instruction; quantitative analysis; research design & methodology

Qualifications: Ph.D., Science Education (Quantitative Research), University of Illinois, USA, 1984; M.Sc., Science Curriculum and Instruction, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 1980; B.Sc., Physics, University of Jordan, 1970

Zainab A. Allaith

Assistant Professor
zallaith@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: literacy and literacy acquisition; reading; spelling; orthography; second language acquisition; language arts

Qualifications: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Reading and Language Arts, Texas A&M University, USA, 2013; Advanced Research Methods Certificate, Texas A&M University, USA, 2013

Osama Mahdi Abdullah Al-Mahdi

Assistant Professor
oalmahdi@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: primary education; teacher training and professional development; educational leadership; home school relationships; social foundations of education; sociocultural theory; research methodologies

Qualifications: Ph.D., Education, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, 2009; M.A., Primary Education, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2001; B.A., Primary Education, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 1995; Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Performance (PCAP), York St John University, United Kingdom, 2012

Fatima Mohammed Helal Al Malki

Assistant Professor
falmalki@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: special education

Qualifications: Ph.D., Special Education (Gifted Education), Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2013; Postgraduate Certificate - Academic Practice (PCAP), York St John University, 2011; M.A., Education (Curriculum Development), University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2001; B.Sc., Chemistry and Education, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 1992; Diploma, Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 1988

Mohammed Jaffer Almoosawi

Assistant Professor
malmosawi@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: instructional media technology; instructional media design; teaching practice supervision; teachers training

Qualification: Ph.D., Educational Technology, University of Wales, UK, 1990; M.Ed., Educational Technology, University of Wales, UK, 1986; PGDE, University College of Wales, UK, 1984; Teacher Training College Diplomas, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 1970

Mohamed Bin Ahmed Bin Youssef Al-Moumni

Lecturer
mmoumni@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: education; supervising; curricula design

Qualifications: Diploma, Education and Supervising (Inspection, Supervision & Curriculum Design), University of Tunisia, Tunisia, 2006; Diploma, Arabic Studies and Linguistics (Agrégation), College of Arts and Humanities, Manouba, Tunisia, 1998

Esra Kaskaloglu Almulla

Assistant Professor
ealmulla@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: gifted and talented education; early childhood education; special education; curriculum and instruction; teacher training; quality assurance

Qualifications: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Gifted and Talented Education), Arizona State University, USA, 2007; M.A., Special Education (Gifted and Talented Education), Arizona State University, USA, 2002; B.A., Home Economics (Child Health and Education), Hacettepe University, Turkey, 1994; B.S., Teaching, Hacettepe University, Turkey, 1994
 

Masooma Ali Al Mutawah

Assistant Professor
malmutawah@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: mathematics education: curriculum and teaching methods; curriculum design; curriculum quality standards; school management quality standards; mathematics remediation programs

Qualifications: Ph.D., Education Philosophy (Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching Methods), University of Cairo, Egypt, 2010; M.A., Education (Curriculum and Teaching Methods), University of Saint Joseph, Lebanon, 2004; Higher Diploma in Education, University of Saint Joseph, Lebanon, 2001; B.Sc., Mathematics & Science, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2000

Khalid Ahmed AlSakhi

Assistant Professor
kalsakhi@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: Islamic education teaching methods; general teaching methods; teaching strategies; curriculum development; curriculum evaluation; technical supervision in education; educational research methods; Arabic language skills; modern and contemporary Arab literature

Qualifications: B.A., Faculty of Law, University of Imam Muhammad bin Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1989; General Diploma, Education, College of Education, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1991; M.A., Education (Development of Curricula and Teaching Methods), University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2002; Ph.D., Curriculum and Teaching Methods, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Jordan, Jordan, 2007

Randa Said Ahmed Al Shathli

Lecturer
ralshathli@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: physical education

Qualifications: M.A., Physical Education, 1997

Hasan Mohsin Alwadi

Assistant Professor
halwadi@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: critical issues in teaching English to speakers of other languages; teacher education; teacher professional knowledge; curriculum design; curriculum theory; continual professional development; language testing and assessment

Qualifications: Postgraduate Certificate, Academic Practice in Higher Education, York St. John University, U.K., 2012; Fellowship, Higher Education Academy in Britain, U.K., 2012; Ed.D., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), University of Exeter, U.K., 2009; M.Ed., Curricula and Instruction Development, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2003; B.Sc., English language and Literature, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 1999

 

Poonam Anand

Assistant Professor
panand@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation of second language; curriculum evaluation; impact of high-stakes testing on teaching and learning; English for Academic Purposes (EAP) assessment; curriculum and instructions; and discourse studies.

Qualifications: Ph.D., Carleton University, Canada, 2018; MA Applied Linguistics and Discourse studies, Carleton University, Canada, 2012; M. Ed., Annamalai Univesity, India, 1992;  B.Sc,. Kurukshetra University, 1985

Bani Arora

Lecturer
barora@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: communication skills; curriculum development; English language instruction; child development

Qualifications: M.Sc., Child Development, 1984; B.Ed., Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, 1990; B.Sc., Home Science, 1982; ECE Diploma (equivalency), St Lawrence College, Ontario, Canada, 2007

Lucy Bailey

Associate Professor
lbailey@uob.edu.bh

Areas of expertise: internationalization of education, inequalities in education, curriculum evaluation, leadership and governance, research methods.

Qualifications: PhD Sociology, University of Bristol, UK, 1999; MA Sociology of Education, London University Institute of Education, UK, 1994; PGCE (Secondary, Economics) London University Institute of Education, UK, 1992; BA Hons Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), University of Oxford, UK, 1990.

Ronald L. Brown

Assistant Professor
rlbrown@uob.edu.bh

 Areas of Expertise: teacher education; curriculum development; education foundations; English language education; program management

Qualifications: Ph.D., Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy, Michigan State University, USA, 1991; M.A., English as a Second Language, University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1985; Ed.S. Curriculum and Instruction, Michigan State University, USA, 1982; M.A., Chinese Culture and History,  Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1979; M.Ed., Reading, University of Florida, USA, 1972; Executive Certificate, Management and Leadership, University of Notre Dame, USA, 2008
 

Hanin Bukamal

Instructor
hbukamal@uob.edu.bh

 Areas of Expertise: problem-based learning; student centered learning; pedagogy; educational psychology; teacher expectations; quality assurance in higher education; curriculum development; assessment and moderation; teacher training

Qualifications: M.A., Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2013; B.A., Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2012; B.A., Education and Employment Relations, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2011

Florida O. Carino

Lecturer
fcarino@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: English as a second language; corporate English; English for special purposes

Qualifications: Ph.D., Education Management, University of Cordilleras and Don Mariano Marcos State University, Philippines; M.A., Education (English), University of the Cordilleras, Philippines, 2000; B.Sc., Nursing, Philippines, 1988; Licensure in Nursing, 1988; B.A., English, University of the Cordilleras, Philippines, 1977

Grace M. Corpuz

Assistant Professor
gmcorpuz@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: English as a second language; literature; education

Qualifications: Ph.D., Education, Saint Louis University, Philippines, 2001; M.A., English, Saint Louis University, Philippines; B.S.Ed., English, Saint Louis College, Philippines, 1989

Rayenne Dekhinet

Assistant Professor
rdekhinet@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: information and communication technology in education; teaching English as a second/foreign language; peer assisted learning; English teacher training; group work; project-based learning; best teaching practice and classroom management

Qualifications: Ph.D., School of Education, University of Dundee, UK, 2009; M.A., Educational Research, Faculty of Psychology & Pedagogy, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, 1997; B.A.,  Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Modern Language Institute, University of Batna, Algeria, 1992

Parween R. Ebrahim

Assistant Professor
pebrahim@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: children’s literature; literacy; American literature; American ethnic literature; world Englishes; post-colonial literature

Qualifications: Ph.D., English, Princeton University, USA, 2011; M.A., English, Stanford University, USA, 2004; B.A., English and American Studies, University of Bahrain, 2001

Fuad Ali Ahmed Eksail

Assistant Professor
feksail@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: information and communication technology for teaching and learning; math and science teaching

Qualifications: Ph.D., Educational Technology, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, 2009; M.Ed., Curricula and Instruction, College of Education, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2005; B.Ed., Science (Chemistry), University of Kuwait, State of Kuwait, 1998

Ismail Alam Elmahdi

Assistant Professor
ielmahdi@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: curriculum design and development; learning management; educational technology; educational leadership, professional development

Qualification: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instructional Technology, Ohio University, USA, 2003; M.Sc., International Affairs, Ohio University, USA, 1994; M.Sc., Crop Science, Gezira University, Sudan, 1990; B.Sc., Soil Science, Zagazig University, Egypt, 1979

Fikri Ahmed El Mikdadi

Lecturer
felmikdadi@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise:  science education

Qualifications: M.A., Science Education, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 2008; B.Sc., Chemistry, Yarmouk University, Jordon, 1990

Mahmood Elnassif

Assistant Professor
mnassif@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: curriculum and instruction; teaching practice

Qualifications: Ph.D., Teaching Practice and Total Quality Management, University of Cairo, Egypt, 2006; M.A., Education Management, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2001; Diploma, Education, University of Alexandria, Egypt, 1983; B.Sc., Education and Management, University of Alexandria, Egypt, 1974

Mohamed Elsawy

Assistant professor  
malsawy@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: curriculum design; language across the curriculum; applied linguistics; second language acquisition; developing teaching/learning materials; content-based instruction; education for peace; international education

Qualifications: Ph.D., Curricula and methodology (Curriculum Design); M.A., Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language; Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers, Professional Level

Adnan Mohammad Farah

Professor
afarah@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: counselor education; marriage and family therapy; mental health counseling; psychometry; licensing and regulation of psychology; student affairs and services; quality assurance in higher education

Qualifications: Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Texas Southern University, USA, 1987; M.A., Clinical Psychology, Texas Southern University, USA, 1982; B.A., Education, University of Jordan, Jordan, 1978.
 

Hala Fawzi

Assistant Professor
hfawzi@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: English language teaching; computer assisted language learning; educational technology; online teacher professional development

Qualifications: Ph.D., English Language Teaching, Faculty of Education, University of Gezira, Sudan, 2010; M.A, English Language Teaching, Faculty of Education, University of Khartoum, 2001; Post Graduate Diploma, English Language Teaching, University of Khartoum, 1995; Post Graduate Diploma, Adult Education and Literacy, University of Khartoum, 1991; B.A., English Language and Literature, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1988

Fuad Jaffar Mohamed Hasan

Assistant Professor
fjaffer@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: curriculum development; teaching methods of the social studies

Qualifications: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Geography), Ain Shams University, Egypt, 2007; M.A., Curriculum and Instruction (Geography), University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2004; B.Sc., History (Geography and Education), Kuwait University, State of Kuwait, 1999

Abdelaziz Mohamed Abdelaziz Hussien

Assistant Professor
ahussien@uob.edu.bh

Area of Expertise: Arabic education; Arabic literacy; culture of traits  in Arabic education; Arabic reading and writing; bilingualism (Arabic- English); language variation; curriculum design; pedagogy; assessment

Qualifications: Ph.D., Arabic Education, University of Durham, UK, 2009; M.Ed., Arabic Education, Suez Canal University, Egypt, 2003; B.A., Arabic Language, Islamic Studies & Education, Suez Canal University, Egypt, 1997

Mohammed Issah

Assistant Professor
missah@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: educational leadership; policy and organizational change

Qualifications: Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Bowling Green State University, USA, 2013; M.A., Cross Cultural & International Education, Bowling Green State University, USA, 2010; M.Ph., Agricultural Extension, University of Ghana, Ghana, 2001; B.Sc., Agricultural Science, University of Ghana, Ghana, 1997
   

Dr. Enaz Yousef Rasheed Mahmoud

Assistant Professor
eyousef@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: information and communication technology; mathematics and science education; human performance technology; cognitive development; curriculum design; hybrid instructional systems; concept mapping; synchronous and asynchronous learning approaches; cloud computing learning

Qualifications: Ph.D., Teaching and Learning Instructional Design and Technology, University of North Dakota, USA, 2015; M.A., Curriculum and Teaching Educational Technology, University of Jordan, Jordan, 2009; B.Sc., Education Class Teacher, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Arts, Jordan, 2006

Zainab Majed

Instructor
zjaber@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: mathematics and statistics; assessment and evaluation in education

Qualifications: M.A., Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2013; Postgraduate Diploma, Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2012; B.A., Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2011; B.A., Education & Statistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2011

Neesha Khan Malik

Lecturer
nmalik@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: teacher education; English language education; course design; curriculum planning; e-learning

Qualifications: M.Ed., University of Mumbai, India, 2000; M. Phil., English, University of Mumbai, India, 1996; M.A., English, University of Delhi, India, 1991; B.A., English, University of Delhi, 1989

Fares Ahmad Mohammad

Assistant Professor
fmohammad@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: methods of teaching Arabic language

Qualifications: Ph.D., Methods of Teaching Arabic Language, Amman Arab University, Amman, Jordan, 2010; M.A., Methods of Teaching Arabic Language, University of Jordan, Jordan, 2001; Teaching Diploma, Educational Habilitation, University of Jordan, Jordan, 1996; B.A., Arabic Literature and Language, University of Jordan, Jordan, 1994

Nader Ali Yar Mohammed

Assistant Professor
nyar@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: special education, gifted and talented education

Qualifications: Ph.D., Gifted Education, Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2014; M.A., Gifted and Talented Education, Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2002; High Diploma, Gifted and Talented Education, Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain, 1999; B.Ed., Classroom Teacher, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 1996
 

Samar H. Mukallid

Assistant Professor
smukaled@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: teacher and counselor training program design and evaluation; design of corrective/remedial instructional resources for teachers; developmental guidance & counseling curriculum

Qualifications: Ph.D., Mild Mental Retardation and Learning Disabilities, Columbia University, New York City, USA, 1991; M.Phil., Learning and Cognition, Columbia University, New York City, USA, 1989; M.A., Educational Psychology, School Guidance and Counseling, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1982; Teaching Diploma, Elementary Education, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1979; B.A., Psychology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1979

Ibrahim Suliman Mukhtar

Assistant Professor
imukhtar@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: education; curriculum and methods of teaching Arabic; computer assisted Arabic language; designing Arabic books and materials; translation and interoperation

Qualification: Ph.D., Education (Curriculum & Methods of Teaching Arabic), Alneelain Uinversity, Sudan, 2010; M.A., Teaching Arabic to Non-Arabic Speakers, Khartoum International Institute for Arabic Language, Sudan, 1993; M.Ed., Curriculum, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1995; B.A., Arabic Language and Literature, Omdrman Islamic University, Sudan, 1986; Diploma, Islamic Studies, International Islamic University, Malaysia, 2008

 

Muhannad Khazer Mahmoud Mustafa

Professor
mkmustafa@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: curriculum development; pedagogy; Islamic education and Arabic language teaching methods; Curriculum theory and development; Implementing technology in teaching; Critical and creative thinking in teaching 

Qualifications: PhD,  University of Huddersfield, UK, 2002; M.A, Islamic education,  Al Albayt University, Jordan, 1997, B.A Islamic education, The University of Jordan, 1994

Rhodius Muhammad T. Noguera

Assistant Professor
rnoguera@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: child and adolescent development; education, clinical, family, and community psychology; qualitative research; assessment; training development; community development and organization; instructional and assessment instrument development; counseling and therapy

Qualifications: Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of the Philippines, Philippines, 2009; M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of the Philippines, Philippines, 2007; M.S., Family Psychology and Counseling, St. Scholastica’s College, Philippines, 2003; A.B., Philosophy, Adamson University, Philippines, 1992

 

Funda Örnek

Associate Professor 

fornek@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: Science Education; Physics Education; Teacher Education; NOS; PCK; TOSRA; Mobile technology in science education; scientific inquiry; HOS; and modelling in science education

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Science Ed., Purdue University, USA, 2006; M.A. in Science Ed., University of Colorado at Denver, USA, 2001; B.Sc. in Engineering Physics, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, 1996

 

Efren O. Peralta

Assistant Professor
eoperalta@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: English language education/teaching; educational leadership and management; teachers training and development

Qualifications: Ed.D., Educational Leadership and Management, Wesleyan University, Philippines, 2001; M.A., Education (English Language Teaching), Wesleyan University, Philippines, 1987; B.A., English and Social Science, University of the East, Manila, Philippines, 1977; Licensed Professional Teacher

Nisha Preji

Lecturer
npreji@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: diversified learning needs; implementing innovative pedagogy in science teaching; differentiated instruction; classroom management; cooperative learning; student-centered learning; student motivation; multicultural awareness; interactive learning; student assessment

Qualifications: M.Sc., Chemistry, University of Calicut, India, 2003; M.Ed., University of Calicut, India, 2012; B.Ed., Physical Science, University of Mysore, India, 2000; B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Calicut, India, 1999
   

Shadya Radhi

Instructor
saaahmed@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: English language and literature

Qualifications:  M.A., English Literature, University of Warwick, United Kingdom, 2013; B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2009

Issa M. Saleh  

Associate Professor
isaleh@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: education leadership and science education; practitioner and quantitative research; online course development using blackboard

Qualifications: Ed.D., University of North Florida, USA, 2006; M.A., Education, University of North Florida, USA, 2002; B.S., University of North Florida, 1997
 

Mounir R. Saleh  

Assistant Professor
mrsaleh@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise:  science education; general biology; multimedia learning

Qualifications: Ph.D., Science Education, University of Southern Mississippi, USA, 2015; M.Sc., Biology, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon, 2009; T.D., Biological Sciences, Lebanese University, Lebanon, 2003
 

Kamal Taha Muslim Salim

Associate Professor
ksaleem@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: Islamic Shari’a

Qualifications: Ph.D., Islamic Shari’a, Cairo University, 2006; M.A., Shari’a Sciences, Cairo University; B.A., Arabic Language and Islamic Studies, Cairo University

Sami Rahmouni

Lecturer
srahmouni@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: curriculum engineering; teacher training; linguistics; didactics; pedagogies; andragogy; literature

Qualifications: Diploma, Education and Supervision (Inspection, Supervision & Curriculum Design), 1999; Diploma, Arabic Studies and Linguistics (Professeur Agrégé), 1998

Sarah Shono

Assistant Professor
sshono@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: foreign language education; language teacher efficacy

Qualifications: Ph.D., Foreign Language Education, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA, 2004; M.A., Applied Linguistics/TESOL, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA, 1999

Ruby Thomas

Lecturer
rthomas@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: mathematics and statistics; college algebra and trigonometry; differential and integral calculus; mathematical modeling; analytic geometry; discrete mathematics; operations research; statistics and probability; business statistics; teaching mathematics; educational technology; curriculum and instruction; educational measurement

Qualifications: Ph.D, Educational Technology and Mathematics, Atlantic International University, USA, 2010; B.Ed., Indira Gandhi National Open University, India, 2005; M.Sc., Mathematics, University of Kerala, India, 1996; B.Sc., Mathematics, University of Kerala, India, 1993

 

Madhavi Tiwary

Lecturer
mtiwary@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: oral communication; presentation skills; public speaking; business writing creative writing; academic writing; soft skills for leadership and management

Qualifications: M.A., Education, 1992; M.A., English Literature, 1980; Certificate in Instructional Skills, 1991
      

Abduyah Yaakub

Assistant Professor
ayaakub@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: teacher education; information and communication technology; curriculum planning development and assessment; teaching and learning pedagogy; educational psychology; quality assurance and standards

Qualifications: Ph.D., Information and Communication Technology & Teaching, Learning and Assessment, University of Queensland, Australia, 2008; M.Ed., Critical Thinking, Pedagogy, Teacher Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2001; B.A., Postgraduate Diploma in Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore, 1994; B.A., National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1993

Salman Zayed

Instructor
syali@uob.edu.bh

Areas of Expertise: school improvement and educational reform; educational leadership & policy; qualitative and quantitative research skills; educational assessment; evaluation and professional development training for teachers and school leaders

Qualifications: M.A., Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2013; B.A., Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2012; B.A., Education & Economics, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2011

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