BTC Faculty

 

Faten S. M. 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 Abdullah
Teaching 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, 2013; B.A., English Language and Literature, 2009 

Abdelbaky 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, 1997; M.A., Curriculum and Instruction in Business Education, Sohag Faculty of Education, Assiut University, 1991; Special Diploma, Education, Sohag Faculty of Education, Assiut University, 1988; B.Sc., Education and Business Sciences, Sohag Faculty of Education, Assiut University, 1985 

Amjad M. Abuloum 
Associate Professor 
aabuloum@uob.edu.bh
 
Areas of Expertise: instructional technology; instructional design; e-learning; curriculum and instruction; information and communication technology; mobile learning 
Qualifications: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), University of Nebraska, 1998; M.Sc., Curriculum and Instruction (Instructional Technology), University of Nebraska, 1996; B.Sc., Electrical/Computer Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1994 

Zain 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, 1997 

Abdelmoneim Abdelhafeez Abusin 
Lecturer 
aabusin@uob.edu.bh 

Areas of expertise: educational psychology; cognitive psychology; counseling; guidance and psychotherapy; organizational behaviour; self-development programmes; human resources development; teaching english to speakers of other languages; translation 
Qualifications: M. A. Psychology, University of Khartoum, 1997; B. A. Psychology, University of Khartoum, 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, 1983; Dekanatsprüfung, Universität Salzburg, Austria, 1978; M.A., French and Spanish Literature, Indiana University, 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, 2008; M.A., English Language Teaching Methodology, Academy of Postgraduate Studies, Tripoli, Libya, 2001; B.A., Education, Methods of Teaching English, Sana’a University, 1993 

Yazan M. Alghazo 
Assistant Professor 
Yalghazo@uob.edu.bh 
Areas of Expertise
: mathematics education; pedagogy; elementary education; educational assessment; international edducation; science education; English and language arts  
Qualifications: Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 2014; MSc.Ed., Southern Illinois University, 2011; B.Sc in Engineering., Computer Engineering, Mutah University, Jordan, 2008 

Sana Saeed 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, 2001; B.Sc., Mathematics, University of Bahrain, 1991; Post Graduate Certificate, Academic Practice (PCAP), University of York St. John, UK, 2011 

Rafeda Al Hariri 
Assistant Professor 
ralhariri@uob.edu.bh 
Areas of Expertise
: educational administration 
Qualifications: Ph.D., Educational Administration, University of London, 1986; M.A., Educational Administration, University of Dayton, Ohio, USA, 1979; B.A., Elementary School Education, University of Dayton, Ohio, USA, 1978 

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, 2012; M.Ed., Research Methodology, Loyola University Chicago, 2006; M.Ed., English Language Teaching (Applied Linguistics), Hodeidah University, Yemen, 2000; B.A., English Language Teaching, Hodeidah University, Yemen, 1998 

Afrah Hasan 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, 2010; B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Bahrain, 2006 

Awatef Ali Al-Kaabi 
Assistant Professor 
aaalkaabi@uob.edu.bh 
Areas of Expertise
: curriculum development; pedagogy; educational planning and development; education for citizenship and human rights; educational evaluation; teaching Arabic language 
Qualifications: PhD, curricula and teaching methods, University of Jordan, 2012; Master degree, primary education, University of Bahrain, 2002; Bachelor, Arabic language and education, University of Bahrain, 1996 

Hala Ali Al Khalifa
Instructor 
haalkhalifa@uob.edu.bh 
Areas of Expertise
: special education; educational leadership; early childhood education; project management; curriculum and instruction 
Qualifications: MA, Education and International Development, University College London, 2015; Diploma, Montessori Pedagogy, Montessori Center International, UK, 2012 


Khalil Yousif Al-Khalili 
Professor 
kalkhalili@uob.edu.bh 
Areas of Expertise
: science education; curriculum and instruction; quantitative analysis; research design and methodology 
Qualifications: Ph.D., Science Education (Quantitative Research), University of Illinois, 1984; M.Sc., Science Curriculum and Instruction, Yarmouk University, 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, 2013; Advanced Research Methods Certificate, Texas A&M University, 2013 

Osama Almahdi 
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, UK, 2009; M.A., Primary Education, University of Bahrain, 2001; B.A., Primary Education, University of Bahrain, 1995; Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Performance (PCAP), York St John University, UK, 2012 

Fatema M. Almalki 
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, 2001; B.Sc., Chemistry and Education, University of Bahrain, 1992; Diploma, Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, University 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, 1990; M.Ed., Educational Technology, University of Wales, 1986; PGDE, University College of Wales, 1984; Teacher Training College Diplomas, University of Bahrain, 1970 

Mohamed Al-Moumni 
Lecturer 
mmoumni@uob.edu.bh 
Areas of Expertise
: education; supervising; curricula design 
Qualifications: Diploma, Education and Supervising (Inspection, Supervision and Curriculum Design), University of Tunisia, 2006; Diploma, Arabic Studies and Linguistics (Agrégation), College of Arts and Humanities, 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, 2007; M.A., Special Education (Gifted and Talented Education), Arizona State University, 2002; B.A., Home Economics (Child Health and Education), Hacettepe University, Turkey, 1994; B.S., Teaching, Hacettepe University, Turkey, 1994 

Masooma Al Mutawah 
Associate 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, 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 and Science, University 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, 1989; General Diploma, Education, College of Education, King Saud University, 1991; M.A., Education (Development of Curricula and Teaching Methods), University of Bahrain, 2002; Ph.D., Curriculum and Teaching Methods, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Jordan, 2007 

Fatima AbdulAziz Alshaer 
Instructor 
falshaer@uob.edu.bh 
Areas of Expertise
: instructional education technology; distance teaching and training; ICT in education; faculty technology professional development; eLearning; pedagogy; andragogy; evidence-based learning; learning approaches; online assessment; educational research 
Qualifications: M.A., Distance Teaching and Training, Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2015; Special Diploma, Distance Teaching and Training, Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain, 2005; B.Ed., Education and Information Technology, University of Bahrain, 2004 

Randa Alshathli 
Lecturer 
ralshathli@uob.edu.bh 
Areas of Expertise
: physical education 
Qualifications: M.A., Physical Education, 1997 

Hasan Alwadi 
Associate 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, 2003; B.Sc., English language and Literature, University of Bahrain, 1999 

Amal Zayed Alzayed 
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, UK, 2016; B.A., Educational Curriculum Developing, University of Bahrain, 2005; M.A., Islamic Education and Teaching Methods, United Arab Emirates, 1993. 

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, India, 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
: International schooling; internationalisation of higher education; sociolinguistics; parental involvement in education; refugee education; gender and education 
Qualifications: PhD, University of Bristol, UK, 1999; MA, Institute of Education, UK, 1994; PGCE, Institute of Education, UK, 1992; BA (Hons) 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, 1991; M.A., English as a Second Language, University of Hawaii, 1985; Ed.S. Curriculum and Instruction, Michigan State University, 1982; M.A., Chinese Culture and History,  Soochow University, Taiwan, 1979; M.Ed., Reading, University of Florida, 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, 2013; B.A., Education, University of Auckland, 2012; B.A., Education and Employment Relations, University of Auckland, 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 and 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 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, 2009; M.Ed., Curricula and Instruction, College of Education, University of Bahrain, 2005; B.Ed., Science (Chemistry), University of Kuwait, 1998 

Ismail 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, 2003; M.Sc., International Affairs, Ohio University, 1994; M.Sc., Crop Science, Gezira University, Sudan, 1990; B.Sc., Soil Science, Zagazig University, 1979 

Fikri Ahmed Elmikdadi 
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, 2006; M.A., Education Management, University of Bahrain, 2001; Diploma, Education, University of Alexandria, 1983; B.Sc., Education and Management, University of Alexandria, 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 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, 1987; M.A., Clinical Psychology, Texas Southern University, 1982; B.A., Education, University of 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, University of Gezira, Sudan, 2010; M.A, English Language Teaching, University of Khartoum, 2001; Post Graduate Diploma, English Language Teaching, 1995; Post Graduate Diploma, Adult Education and Literacy, University of Khartoum, 1991; B.A., English Language and Literature, Ain Shams University, 1988 

Fuad Jaffar 
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, 2007; M.A., Curriculum and Instruction (Geography), University of Bahrain, 2004; B.Sc., History (Geography and Education), Kuwait University, 1999 

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 and Education, Suez Canal University, Egypt, 1997 

Bashirah Ibrahim 
Assistant Professor 
bibrahim@uob.edu.bh 
Areas of Expertise
: Physics Education Research (PER); science education; curriculum development; development of qualitative and quantitative assessment tools; qualitative research methods 
Qualifications: Ph.D., in Physics Education, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2009; M.Sc., in Physics with distinction, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2006; B.Sc (Hons) in Physics with certificate of merit, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2003; B.Sc., in Chemistry and Physics, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2002 


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 and International Education, Bowling Green State University, USA, 2010; M.Ph., Agricultural Extension, University of Ghana, 2001; B.Sc., Agricultural Science, University of Ghana, 1997 

Enaz 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, 2015; M.A., Curriculum and Teaching Educational Technology, University of 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, 2013; Postgraduate Diploma, Education, University of Auckland, 2012; B.A., Education, University of Auckland, 2011; B.A., Education and Statistics, University of Auckland, 2011 

Neesha K. Malik 
Lecturer 
nmalik@uob.edu.bh 
Areas of Expertise
: teacher education; English language education; course design; curriculum planning; e-learning 
Qualifications: Ph.D., School Improvement and Shared Governance, University of Mumbai, 2017; M.Ed., University of Mumbai, 2000; M. Phil., English, University of Mumbai, 1996; M.A., English, University of Delhi, 1991; B.A. (Hons.). 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, 2010; M.A., Methods of Teaching Arabic Language, University of Jordan, 2001; Teaching Diploma, Educational Habilitation, University of Jordan, 1996; B.A., Arabic Literature and Language, University of Jordan, 1994 

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

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

Saada Muntasser  
Lecturer 
smuntasser@uob.edu.bh 
Areas of Expertise
: English as a second language; English as a foreign language; English for special purposes; curriculum development; test construction and analysis; education and pedagogy; teacher education; TOEFL; translation and interpretation 
Qualifications: MA in Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA 2011; BA in TESL, Fateh University, Libya, 2002 

Muhannad 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 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, 2009; M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of the 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., Science Education, Purdue University, USA, 2006; M.A., Science Education, University of Colorado at Denver, USA, 2001; B.Sc., 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, Philippines, 1977 

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, UK, 2013; B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Bahrain, 2009 

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 and Curriculum Design), 1999; Diploma, Arabic Studies and Linguistics (Professeur Agrégé), 1998 

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, 2006; M.A., Education, University of North Florida, 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, 2015; M.Sc., Biology, Beirut Arab University, 2009; T.D., Biological Sciences, Lebanese University, 2003 

Kamal Taha 
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 

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, 2005; M.Sc., Mathematics, University of Kerala, 1996; B.Sc., Mathematics, University of Kerala, 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 Ya’akub 
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 and 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 

Muna Ebrahim Yusuf 
Instructor  
myusuf@uob.edu.bh  
Area of Expertise
: teachers education and training; science and environmental education; mathematics education; teaching practice; sustainable development 
Qualification: M.A., Science Education, Institute of Education (IOE), University College London (UCL), 2016; B.Ed., Education, Mathematics and General Science, Bahrain Teachers College (BTC), University of Bahrain, 2012 

Salman Yusuf 
Instructor 
syali@uob.edu.bh 
Areas of Expertise
: school improvement and educational reform; educational leadership and 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, 2013; B.A., Education, University of Auckland, 2012; B.A., Education and Economics, University of Auckland, 2011

 

 

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