Teaching areas

History of Art and Architecture

Research areas

Italian art of the Renaissance and Baroque, Vernacular architecture of the Middle East.


PhD, Heidelberg University, Germany, 1973

Professional experience

American University of Sharjah, Professor, School of Architecture & Design, 2004 - Present.
American University of Sharjah, Dean, School of Architecture & Design, 1998 - 2004.
University of Alberta, Canada, Augustana Campus, Chairperson, Division of Fine Arts, Asscociate Professor 1986-96, Professor 1996 - 1997.
University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, College of Environmental Design, Assistant Professor of Architecture, 1985-86.
American University of Beirut, Lebanon, DAAD Lektor and Assistant Professor of Architecture, 1973-85.

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