College / Department

Teaching areas

Academic Writing, Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum, Advanced Academic Writing, Public Speaking

Research areas

Traditional, contemporary and alternative tutor training models, writing center assessment, on-line tutoring and teaching practices, code-switching in the Writing Center


Bachelor of Education (English Literature), McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1996
Graduate Certificate of Teaching English as Second Language (TESL), McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1997
Master of Arts in Educational Studies (Curriculum and Instruction), McGill University, Montreal, Canada, May, 2002
Doctorate of Education, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom, 2011

Professional experience

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, 2003-Present
Wadleigh Secondary School, New York, NY, USA, 2002-2003
College Jean de la Mennais, Montreal, Canada, 1996-2000


Co-chair of the Middle-Eastern North Africa Writing Centers Alliance (MENAWCA) 2011 Conference, Treasurer of MENAWCA, 2010-2011, Public Relations Officer, of MENAWCA, 2009-2010, Member of the European Writing Center’s Association (EWCA), Member of Writing Program Administrators Council, Member of the International Writing Center Association (IWCA)
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