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Welcome to OFID Days 2011

Dr. Shaikha bint Jabor Al Thani

Qatar University:    Vice President and Chief Academic Officer

Topic:    Opening  Session and Chair of Panel Sessions

Date:    18 January 2011           Time:    8:45 am - 9:10 am

Dr. Shaikha Bint Jabor Al Thani is QU Vice President and Chief Academic Officer of Qatar University since 2005.  Dr. Shaikha completed a BSc in Mathematics in 1981, at the College of Science - Qatar University, and her Master degree in Mathematics in 1986, at Assiut University in Egypt. Dr. Shaikha earned her PhD from the University of Exeter, UK in 1992. Dr. Shaikha held many positions at QU as assistant professor, Vice Dean and then Dean of the College of Science.

Dr. Shaikha's field of specialization is Abstract Algebra; she enjoys teaching all Abstract Math courses. Dr. Shaikha is always keen on bringing new techniques of interactive teaching into the classroom, integrating new specialized software that help stimulate students and make them able to understand Mathematics, and more importantly, how to apply abstract theories into real life problems.

Dr. Shaikha's research areas include abstract mathematics and assessment.  Writing text books in Arabic for university students that present Math in a more challengeable, enjoyable style is one of her numerous projects.




Dalal Moukarzel

Qatar University:    Director of the Office of Faculty and Instructional Development

Topic:    Welcome Address

Date:    18 January 2011           Time:    9:10 am - 9:40 am

Dalal Moukarzel is completing her PhD in Educational Sciences at the University of Haute-Alsace in France with an emphasis on teachers’ professional development and students’ engagement. Ms. Dalal received her Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Policy Studies in 2006, and a Diploma in Educational Management and Leadership in 2002 from the American University of Beirut. Her BA was in French Literature (1988) from the Jesuit University of Saint-Joseph-Lebanon.

Ms. Moukarzel has more than 25 years of experience in the field of education in Lebanon, serving as Head of schools, Coordinator, Teacher and school Consultant. She has given many presentations about classroom management, teamwork development, conflict resolution in schools, and leadership.

In October 2008, Ms. Moukarzel joined Qatar University as a Lecturer and Coordinator of the Professional Development Program for Qatari schools at the College of Education. In May 2008, she became the Director of the Office of Faculty and Instructional Development. Ms. Moukarzel’s areas of interest are instructional leadership, professional development and assessment.     




Dr. Mazen Hasna

Qatar University:    Dean of the College of Engineering

Topic:    Ways to Boost Research Activities: CENG as an Example

Date:     18 January 2011            Time:    9:45 am - 11:15 am

Dr. Hasna received his BSc degree in 1994 from Qatar University, MS degree in 1998 from the University of Southern California and PhD degree in 2003 from the University of Minnesota, all in Electrical Engineering, majoring in communications engineering. In 2003, Dr. Mazen joined the electrical engineering department at Qatar University as an assistant professor, became the head of department head in 2005, and in 2007, was appointed as the associate dean for academic affairs.

Dr. Hasna's research investigates digital communications theory and its applications to wireless communication systems. At present, his research is specifically focused on cooperative diversity, wireless sensor networks, cognitive radio systems and software defined radio systems.



Professor Peter Jewesson

Qatar University:   Dean of the College of Pharmacy

Topic:    Advancing Pharmacy Education to the Next Level

Date:     18 January 2011           Time:    9:45 am - 11:15 am

Professor Jewesson is a graduate of the Faculty of Phamaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He received his BSc (Pharm) in 1978, completed a Hospital Residency (C.S.H.P. certified) at St. Paul's Hospital (Vancouver) in 1979, and his PhD (Clinical Pharmacy) at UBC in 1986. Between 1986 and 2004 Professor Jewesson was been on faculty in the Clinical Division at UBC with a clinical cross- appointment to Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre (VHHSC).

Professor Peter was promoted from Assistant to Associate Professor in 1991 (with tenure) and to a Full Professor in 1996. He was the Chair of the Division of Clinical Pharmacy between 2004-2006. Professor Peter held various posts at the VHHSC and was the Co-Director of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Service Unit when he departed in 2004. Professor Jewesson left Canada in September 2006 to start the new Pharmacy Program at the Qatar University in Doha, Qatar.



Dr. Fatima El Motaowa

Qatar University:   Coordinator for Primary Stage Learning Diploma,  College of Education

Topic:   التدريب الميداني ومعايير الجودة - تجربة كلية التربية

Date:    18 January 2011            Time:    9:45 am  -  11:15  am

Dr. El Motaowa earned both her PhD (1987) and MA (1985) in Education from Ain Shams University in Cairo. From Qatar University, Dr. Fatma was awarded BA in Arts and Education (1978) and Diploma in Education and Psychology (1980).

Dr. Fatma has conducted research in areas of supervision reality, learning Arabic language, teaching of reading, writing and artistic tastes, innovative thinking for primary stage students and similar. Dr. El Motaowa has participated in international conferences and scientific seminars; she has served on scientific committees and participated in social service activities.



Professor Ahmed H. Ibrahim

Qatar University    Director of the Honors Program

Topic:    Honors-Colleges Study Plan Strategies

Date:     18 January 2011            Time:    9:45 am - 11:15 am

Dr. Ahmed H. Ibrahim is a Professor of Modern Middle East History. He specializes in the Modern History of the Middle East, the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and Film and Culture.

Dr. Ibrahim's research and teaching cover the Arab and non-Arab cores of the Middle East with emphasis on politics and diplomacy, Arab-Israeli relations, and American-Arab relations. Dr. Ibrahim's research and publications include refereed articles in major academic journals to monographs and textbook manuscripts.

Dr. Ahmed was awarded his PhD, from the University of Chicago in 1992.



Mrs. Kira Litvin

Qatar University:   Library Coordinator for Assessment & Planning

Topic:    QU Library—New Directions for 21st Century Teaching & Learning

Date:     18 January 2011            Time:    9:45 am  -  11.15  am

Mrs. Kira Litvin is the Library Coordinator for Assessment & Planning. Mrs. Kira ‘s primary role is to develop and implement strategic planning and user assessment tools to enrich the library’s collection, service and instruction. Mrs. Kira holds a Master’s degree in Cultural Studies and TESOL from Bowling Green State University (USA) in 1999 and will receive her Master’s in Library & Information Science from Clarion University (USA) in 2012. Mrs. Kira has been a QU faculty member since 2007.




Dr. Steven Wright

Qatar University:   Acting Head of the Department of the International Affairs, College of Arts & Science

Topic:    An Example in the Effective Use of Blackboard

Date:     18 January 2011           Time:    11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Dr Wright specializes on the politics and international relations of the Gulf region. He was educated at the University of London where he received a degree in social and political science, and also at the University of Durham where he obtained a Masters in International Studies and a Ph.D. in International Relations. After graduation Dr Wright became the Sir William Luce Research Fellow at Durham University's Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

Currently Dr. Steven is an Assistant Professor specializing in Qatar, Gulf Politics and International Relations of the Gulf. Dr Wright is Head of the Department of International Affairs. Dr. Steven's research and teaching interests are Qatar's Politics, Economics and Foreign Relations, Energy, Political Reform in the Gulf States and U.S. Foreign Policy.



Mrs. Lijy Jose

Qatar University:    Lecturer in Foundation - Math & Computer Program

Topic:    Sharing Experience – Excellence in Teaching using Online Instruction

Date:    18 January 2011            Time:    12:00 pm -  12:30 pm

Mrs. Lijy Jose is a PhD candidate at Oklahoma State University, USA,where she earned a Master’s in Electrical  Engineering.  Currently, she is a lecturer in the Computer Foundation Program at Qatar University.  Mrs. Jose has been named as first winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award in Science fields. Her Foundation Computer II course has been ranked first for exemplary online instruction. Mrs. Lijy’s course excels in providing extensive information and online learning support such as tutorials, resources, links that support course content.

Mrs. Lijy’s course is characterised by interaction, continuous feedback on student performance through blogs and discussion board tables, and venues for students to reflect on the course and its contents. Mrs. Lijy’s use of visual learning aids and interactive activities has no doubt contributed to and enhanced her students’ critical thinking and problem solving skills.



Professor Kassim Shaaban

Qatar University:    Dean of the College of Arts and Science

Topic:    Initiating Graduate Programs at CAS

Date:     18 January 2011            Time:  1:30 pm - 3:00  pm

Professor Kassim Shaaban is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. His teaching and research are in the areas of Applied Linguistics and Sociolinguistics.

Dr. Shaaban has had articles published in Journal of Sociolinguistics; Foreign Language Annals; Language, Culture and Curriculum; Journal of Language, Identity, and Education; Language Problems and Language Planning; English Teaching Forum; TESL Reporter; Teaching and Teacher Education.




Professor Nithan Hindi

Qatar University:   Dean of the College of Business and Economics

Topic:    Connecting  Theory to Practice at CBE Curriculum

Date:    18 January 2011            Time:  1:30 pm - 3:00  pm

Professor Hindi was awarded a DBA in 1991 from Mississippi State University, an MA in 1985 was from University of Alabama and a BSc in 1981 from University of Jordan, all majoring in accounting. At Qatar University, Professor Nitham has been Dean of College of Business and Economics since 2010 after serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Director of MBA Program, Qatar University (2009 - 2010).

During his career, Professor Nithan has taught many accounting courses, including Financial accounting, Managerial Accounting, Cost Accounting, Accounting Theory, and Accounting Information Systems. He has been teaching at Qatar University since 2005. Professor Hindi's research interests include Assurance of learning (assessment), communication skills, XBRL, and financial issues.




Professor Aisha Al Mannai

Qatar University:   Dean of the College of Sharia & Islamic Studies

Topic:   تواصل كلية الشريعة والدراسات الإسلامية مع المجتمع

Date:     18 January 2011            Time:  1:30 pm - 3:00  pm

Professor Al Mannai earned her Doctorate and Master degrees from Al-Azhar University(1990) and her BA from Qatar University(1981). She became an Associate Professor(1996) and Professor in 2005.  Professor Aisha taught courses on Creed, Islamic philosophy, religions, mysticism, logic, and modern Islamic thought. Professor Aisha attended many conferences in the Gulf, the Arab world, Iran and some European countries and refereed research and scientific books in the area of specialization. She has written many books and papers that have been published and others still in process.

Professor Aisha is a Member of the Transitional Arab Parliament - The Arab League and a Trustees Committee Member for both the State Incentive Award and the Discretionary Award - The National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage (2004 to present). She serves on numerous other committees.

Professor Al Mannai was honoured in Egypt by President Hosni Mubarak, in recognition of her valuable contributions to Islamic studies (April 2, 2007).


Dr. Khalid Al Ali

Qatar University:   Director of the Foundation Program

Topic:    High School Outreach Achievements & Challenges

Date:    18 January 2011            Time:  1:30 pm - 3:00  pm

Dr. Khalid Abdulla Al Ali is the Director of Foundation Program at Qatar University and specializes in the area of Human Genetics. Dr. Khalid has previously worked as the Head of Health Sciences Department and the Vice Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Khalid was Head of the Health & Environment Research Unit of the Scientific & Applied Research Center (SARC) in Qatar. Dr. Khalid established the first Cytogenetics Laboratory at the Hamad Medical Corporation (Qatar) and has several publications to his name in the fields of Cytogenetics and Bioethics.

Dr. Al Ali is currently a member of the World Commission on the Ethics of Science Knowledge and Technology (COMEST) and the Arab Committee for Science and Biotechnology Ethics. Dr. Al Ali is a member of the Board of Directors for the Qatar Cancer Society and he also served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Arabian Gulf University of Bahrain until December, 2010. Dr. Khalid chairs two IRB (Institutional Review Board) Committees; one at the Qatar University and the other at Shafallah Medical Genetic Center of Qatar.



Dr. Suzanne Taher Shams

Qatar University:   College of Law

Topic:    Advances in Legal Advocacy Programs at College of Law

Date:    18 January 2011            Time:  1:30 pm - 3:00  pm

Dr. Suzanne Shams is a U.S. attorney, licensed to practice in the state of Maryland. Dr. Suzanne received a Juris Doctor from American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C., a Master’s Degree in Public International Law with a focus in Human Rights and Refugee Law from the American University in Cairo, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Riverside.

During her studies in D.C., Dr. Shams worked at Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Tahirih Justice Center, and the Council of the District of Columbia. Dr. Suzanne served as a research and teaching assistant throughout her graduate career and was a volunteer Lecturer of Refugee Law for the Cairo Community Interpreter’s Program.

Dr. Shams served as a senior staff member on the Administrative Law Review, was regularly published in the Human Rights Brief, and was runner-up in the 14th Annual African Human Rights Moot Court competition in Johannesburg, South Africa where she argued the final round before the Chief Justice of the South African Constitutional Court.





Ms. Namrata Das

Qatar University:    Lecturer in Foundation - Math & Computer Program

Topic:    GRE Test Practice

Date:     19 January 2011           Time:  8:30 am - 12:30  pm

Namrata Das is a teacher of Mathematics in the Foundation Program and has been at Qatar University for 3 years. Ms. Das has a degree in Mathematics and Architecture from Bryn Mawr College and holds teaching certifications in Virginia and Washington DC.

Ms. Namrata started her career in Secondary Math Education, teaching multiple levels in US public schools for four years before joining Qatar University.  Ms. Das was a new teacher trainer and curriculum developer in Washington, DC Public Schools where she developed and implemented a new Summer School Curriculum at The SEED Public Charter School. She is pursuing further studies in Math Education for Secondary School Level next year  in the United States.




Dr. Hassan El Sayed

Qatar University:    College of Law

Topic:   المناظرة كأسلوب للتعليم

Date:     19  January 2011           Time:   9:00 am - 10:20 am 

حاصل على درجة الدكتوراة من كلية القانون، جامعة إيست أنجيلا، بريطانيا 2003.

حاصل على درجة الماجستير في القانون العام، كلية الدراسات العليا، الجامعة الأردنية، الأردن، 1997.

حاصل على درجة الليسانس في الحقوق، كلية الحقوق، جامعة الكويت، الكويت، 1993.

لديه بحوث ودرسات محكمة في القانون الدستوري والقانون الإداري، منها: الشفافية في إجراءات التعاقد الحكومي دراسة مقارنة مع قانون يونسترال النموذجي، القواعد المنظمة لوراثة الحكم في دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي، الصفة الدستورية لأحكام الجنسية القطرية وتأثيرها على قانون الجنسية الجديد..



Dr. Michael H Romanowski

Qatar University:  College of Education

Topic:   Moving toward Integration: Units and Lessons
Date:     19  January 2011            Time   9:00 am - 10:20 am

Topic:  Increasing Student Motivation
Date:     19  January 2011            Time:   3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dr. Michael H. Romanowski is a professor in the College of Education at Qatar University and the Coordinator of the Master of Educational Leadership Program.

Dr. Michael earned his Ph.D. from Miami University and he has 16 years university experience and many years of teaching experience in the American Public School System.

Dr. Romanowski offered many workshops on various educational issues in Qatar such as interdisciplinary courses, action research, issues in leadership and critical thinking. His research and writings appear in various academic books and education journals. Dr. Michael continues to research and write on various educational and culture issues.



Dr. Zakaryya Mohamed Ahmed Abdel-Hady

Qatar University:    Head of Department of Dawa & Islamic Culture, College of Sharia & Islamic Studies

Topic:    تبادل الخبرات في مجالي التدريس وتحقيق المخرجات،   
Exchange of experiences in the fields of pedagogy and achieving learning outcomes

Date:     19 January 2011           Time:   9:00 am - 10:20 am

In 1997, Dr. Abdel-Hady was awarded his PhD from the Department of Islamic Studies, Glasgow University, UK, after which he acted as Research Fellow until 2002.  Dr. Zakaryya then worked briefly with Al Maktoum Institute at University of Abertay in Dundee before spending three years at Abu Dhabi University as an Assistant Professor of Islamic Thought and Culture, and the Coordinator of the Islamic Studies Discipline.

Dr. Abdel-Hady has written several books and published numerous journals and conference papers. Dr. Abdel-Hady is founder and president of the Arab Association of British Alumni (AABA), is active in community service and has received awards and certificates for accomplishments in his field.

Dr. Zakaryya's research interests lay in the areas of Islamic Thought & Culture, Islam & the West, Islamophobia, Women rights, Islamic Civilization, Globalization, Terrorism, environmental studies, Islam and Social Sciences.




Dr. Bridget Jaweed

Qatar University:   Coordinator of Structured Practical Experiences Program, College of Pharmacy

Topic:    Mentoring through Community Connections: College of Pharmacy Perspective

Date:     19  January 2011             Time   9:00  am - 10:20 am

Dr. Bridget Jaweed received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2002 from University of Florida, (USA) College of Pharmacy and was licensed in Texas as a pharmacist in 2002. Currently Dr. Bridget is an Assistant Professor in Qatar University College of Pharmacy where she is also the Structured Practical Experiences Coordinator.

Prior to this, Dr. Bridget was a Primary Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, a Primary Care Pharmacy Resident, and a Pharmacy Practice Resident At Parkland Health and Hospital System.

Dr. Bridget's research interests focus on the optimization of pharmacotherapy in the institutional and ambulatory settings.




Ms. Bino Sarah Paul

Qatar University:    Coordinator forInternational Exams Conducted by Foundation Program

Topic:    GRE Introductory Support Session
Date:     19  January 2011            Time   10:00 am - 11:00 am

A post graduate in English Language and Literature, from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India, Bino Sarah Paul has completed 16 years as a university lecturer, both in India and Qatar. Ms. Paul holds a Bachelor degree in Education and is also certified to be a lecturer by the University Grants Commission, India.

Ms. Bino has been teaching at Qatar University since September 2001. A lecturer in the Foundation Program English Department, Ms. Paul is also the co-ordinator of External Examinations conducted by the Foundation Program since 2005. The tests Ms. Bino administers include TOEFL iBT, IELTS, PCAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER and IC3. Organising various training programs, in association with test providers is also part of her mandate.



Professor Ashraf Salama

Qatar University:   Chair Professor in Architecture, Founding Head of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning

Topic:     Beyond the Conventional: Offering QU Students Multiple Learning Opportunities

Date:     19 January  2011           Time:   10:30  am - 11:30 am

Recently, Professor Ashraf M. Salama was appointed as Dohaland Chair in Architecture. Dr. Ashraf has held permanent, tenured, and visiting positions in Egypt (Misr International University and Al-Azhar University), Italy (University of Naples_Federico II), Qatar (Qatar University), Saudi Arabia (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals), and the United Kingdom (Queen's University Belfast).

Professor Ashraf is the chief editor of Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, collaborating editor of Open House International-OHI, an editorial board member of Time-Based Architecture International and International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health-(IJERPH) and a member of the editorial board of Architects for Peace. With varied experience in academic research, teaching, consultancy, and research based practice, Professor Salama bridges theory and design and pedagogy and practice in his professional activities. Professor Ashraf has written over 100 articles and papers in local and international conferences, archival journals, and trade magazines; he has authored / co-edited five books.                   

homepage    -    website



Dr. Ali Eid

Qatar University:     Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences, College of Arts & Science

Topic:    Motivating Students While Raising the Bar: Experience from an Undergraduate Laboratory Course

Date:     19 January  2011            Time:   10:30  am - 11:30 am

Dr. Ali H. Eid holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Biomedical Sciences from Ohio State University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute at OSU, where his research was conducted in the Vascular Physiology Division.  After finishing his doctoral courses, Dr. Eid opted for track specialization in “Molecular Pharmacology, Pharmacogenomics, and Therapeutics”, also from OSU. Dr. Eid had previously obtained his Master of Science (MS) degree from Bowling Green State University, USA. His undergraduate degree was a Bachelor of Science (Biology) received from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

Dr. Eid's laboratory is interested in the molecular signaling implicated in the pathogenesis of hypertension and atherosclerosis. Using molecular, cellular and pharmacological approaches, Dr. Eid’s laboratory focuses on the cAMP signaling in human arteriolar smooth muscle cells. The long terms goals of Dr. Eid's laboratory include the identification of novel targets and/or compounds with antihypertensive therapeutic potential.



Professor Batoul Khalifa

Qatar University:    College of Education

Topic:   عنوان العرض

Date:     19 January 2011           Time:    10:30 am - 11:30 am 

Dr. Batoul received her Doctorate in Educational Philosophy in 2001 and her Masters degree in Education (Psychology) both from Ain Shams University, College of Education. In 1980 Dr Batoul was awarded her BA in Art and Education from Qatar University.

د. بتول محي الدين محي الدين صالح خليفةأستاذ الصحة النفسية المشارك الجنسية:
قطرية القســــــــم: العلوم النفسية برنامج التربية
الخاصة الكليـة: التربية التخصص العام: الصحة النفسية التخصص الدقيق: علم النفس الاجتماعي
نائب رئيس مجلس أعضاء هيئة التدريس بجامعة قطر
عضو في مجلس إدارة الخدمات العالمية للتربية الخاصة في المجلس العالمي
للأطفال غير العاديين
رئيس لجنة ضمان وجودة البرامج في كلية التربية



Dr. Basyouny Nehela

Qatar University:   College of Sharia & Islamic Studies

Topic:    يوم في حياة أستاذ جامعي ناجح

Date:      19 January 2011           Time:    10:30 am - 11:30 am

Dr. Basyouny Nehela is an Assistant Professor of  Islamic culture and Dawah in the College of Sharia, Qatar University and at the Islamic American University in the USA.  Dr. Nehela obtained his MA and PhD from Al-Azhar University in Cairo.

Dr. Nehela has initiated numerous programs and activities at the Islamic Society of  Boston  in the USA, catering to different populations. Dr. Nehela's services include: giving sermons, lectures, workshops and seminars, participating in interfaith activities, and providing family and marriage counseling. 

Dr. Nehela has participated  in several academic conferences in Dawah and education.




Dr. Amro Maher

Qatar University:    College of Business & Economics

Topic:    Engaging Students & Instructors: Issues of Course Design, Implementation and Assessment

Date:     19  January 2011             Time:   10:30 am - 11:30 am

Dr. Amro Maher received his PhD in Business administration with an international emphasis from Old Dominion University in 2008. Dr. Amro has taught various courses at Indiana State University and Old Dominion University. These courses include, consumer behavior, international marketing, advertising, marketing research and services marketing.

Dr. Maher's research interests are in the area of international marketing, with a specific emphasis on consumers’ perceptions of foreign products. Dr. Amro's work has appeared or is forthcoming in International Marketing Review, the Journal of Consumer Marketing and the Journal of the Global Academy of Marketing Science. Dr. Maher's professional experience is within the area of marketing research.

website   -   homepage


Professor Ghadnana Al Bin Ali

Qatar University:  Head of Educational Sciences Department, College of  Education

Topic:  وصف الورشة كما يلي   

Date:     19 January 2011             Time:   11:40 am - 1:00 pm 

أ.د.غدنانه سعيد المقبل البنعلي حصلت على دكتوراه الفلسفة في التربية " مناهج وطرق تدريس" من كلية البنات –
جامعة عين شمس، 1989م. كانت قد حصلت على ماجستير في التربية – تخصص طرق تدريس مواد اجتماعية،
من كلية البنات – جامعة عين شمس، سنة 1985م، وعلى دبلوم خاص في التربية وعلم النفس، كلية التربية –
جامعة قطر، يونيو 1980م.كما حصلت على بكالوريوس الآداب والتربية،جامعة قطر، يونيو 1978م.
الأستاذة الدكتورة غدنانة رئيس لقسم العلوم التربوية كلية التربية ، جامعة قطر منذ عام 2007، وهي أستاذ
المناهج وطرق التدريس ، بكلية التربية – جامعة قطر. في 2003-2004 تولت منصب رئيس قسم المناهج
وطرق التدريس، كلية التربية - جامعة قطر.
شاركت في العديد من اللجان العلمية والأكاديمية منذ 1990، من ذلك: لجنة الاعتماد الأكاديمي، كلية التربية –
جامعة قطر، رئيس لجنة التفرغ العلمي لأعضاء هيئة التدريس بقسم العلوم التربوية، عضو في لجنة لتحكيم
الأوراق المقدمة للحصول على جائزة الجودة والتميز، كلية التربية – جامعة قطر، رئيس لجنة الترقيات
الأكاديمية، كلية التربية – جامعة قطر. .. الخ.
كما شاركت في العديد من المؤتمرات العلمية بالإضافة إلى تقديمها عدد من ورش العمل لأعضاء هيئة التدريس بجامعة قطر ولمدرسي المدارس المستقلة. لها العديد من البحوث والدراسات المنشورة في مجال المناهج وطرق التدريس. إضافة إلى تأليفها لخمسة كتب دراسية للمراحل التعليمية (الابتدائية والثانوية) في تخصص الجغرافيا.



Dr. Hamda Al Naemi

Qatar University:    Head of Department of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Science

Topic:    Improving Student  Learning  Through  Research (Open Session)

Date:     19  January  2011            Time:   11:40 am - 1:00 pm 

Dr. Al Naemi receiver her PhD from the University of Arizona (USA) in 1999. 

Dr. Hamda's areas of interest are cardiovascular biology and immunology.




Dr. Talaat Ahmed

Qatar University:    Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences, College of Arts & Science

Topic:    Improving student learning through research (Open Session)

Date:     19  January  2011            Time:   11:40 am - 1:00 pm 

Dr. Talaat graduated from Yokohama City University, Japan, 2000.

Dr. Talaat's areas of interest are Plant Molecular Biology, Genome Mapping, DNA Markers, QTL Mapping and Plant Breeding.




Dr. Clayton Keller

Qatar University:   Coordinator of Masters in Special Education, College of Education

Topic:    Supporting Students with Special Needs at Qatar University: A Roundtable Discussion

Date:     19 January 2011            Time:    1:50 pm - 2:50 pm

Dr. Clayton Keller's almost 35-year career in special education in the United States has comprised: work as a paraprofessional and teacher for students with emotional/behavioral disorders, doctoral studies at the University of Virginia, teacher preparation and research for 13 years at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and his most recent position supporting state initiatives in the preparation and retention of special educators in Minnesota.

Dr. Clay's scholarship has been in the areas of inclusion, the construct of learning disabilities, educators who have disabilities, and international special education. Dr. Keller's international experiences have included: a 1997 Fulbright Scholar Award at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Norway, a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award at Middle East Technical University in Turkey in 2003,; serving as Co-Director of the 2007 conference, “The International Special Education Forum,” in Peru, and being a Visiting Researcher at the University of Agder in Norway(2009).





Ms. Eiman Khalil

Qatar University:    Section Head of Students With Special Needs, Student Affairs Office

Topic:    Supporting Students with Special Needs at Qatar University: A Roundtable Discussion

Date:     19 January 2011           Time:    1:50 pm - 2:50 pm

Ms. Eiman graduated from Qatar University with a BA in Math (2000). She then taught at Al-Noor Institute for three years. In 2005, Ms. Eiman earned a Master's Degree in Supervision of Education and Special Education Program at Saint Joseph's University, USA. Following that Ms. Eiman worked at Al-Noor Institute for students with visual Impairments as a Supervisor of Inclusion and Mainstreaming Program (2005 - 2007). Since that time, Ms. Eiman has been with Qatar University as the Head of the Special Needs Section.

Ms. Khalil is a member of AEL - Academic Excellence and Leadership Organization (Alpha Epsilon Lambda Organization), the Al-Noor Institute Council, and the Gulf Committee of People with Disabilities.




Mr. John Tribuna

Qatar University:    Lecturer in Foundation - English Program, Foundation Program Special Needs Liaison

Topic:    Supporting Students with Special Needs at Qatar University: A Roundtable Discussion

Date:     19 January 2011           Time:  1:50 pm - 2:50 pm

The first and current Foundation Program Special Needs Liaison, Mr. John D. Tribuna, earned his Master in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) at the School for International Training (SIT) Institute in Vermont, USA and is also currently a Lecturer of English in the Qatar University Foundation Program.

Mr. Tribuna began his full-time advocating for and educating of faculty about students with Special Needs in Japan in 1996 when he was asked to teach students who ‘hated English’, and since then has worked with a wide range of learning disabilities in the northeastern United States, and now Qatar.



Professor Malcolm Potts

Qatar University:    Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, College of Arts and Science

Topic:    Freshman Undergraduate Seminar: Modular Approach to the Teaching of Interdisciplinary Work

Date:     19 January 2011           Time:  1:50 pm - 2:50 pm

Professor Malcolm Potts was awarded his DSc. in Dessication Tolerance (1995), PhD. in Microbiology (1977), and BSc. in Botany (1973) from Durham University (UK).

Since 2006 Professor Potts has been serving at Qatar University first, as Lead Scholar, then as Visiting Professor and currently Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Professor Potts has held positions in USA at Florida State University and Virginia Tech, as well as in Antarctica, Germany, and Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean.

Professor Malcolm has membership in numerous professional organizations like The World Cultural Council Interdisciplinary Committee for the Albert Einstein World Award in Science (1987-to present) and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He did Post doctorals at Oldenburg University, Germany; The Royal Society - Israel Academy of Sciences Post Doctoral Fellow, Hadassah Medical School, and Heinz Steinitz Marine Biology Laboratory, Eilat.
Professor Malcolm's research is in the area of molecular basis for environmental stress tolerance (bacteria to human) and his research support is more than $23 million since 2008.



Dr. Fatima Al Kebaisi

Qatar University:   College of Arts and Science

Topic:   دور جامعه قطر في خدمة المجتمع(الواقع –الطموح)

Date:      19 January 2011            Time:   1:50 pm - 2:50 pm  

أستاذ مساعد لعلم الاجتماع بقسم العلوم الاجتماعية جامعة قطر ،
منسق قسم العلوم الاجتماعيه ببرنامج المتطلبات العامة،
 عضو في لجنة خدمة المجتمع بكليه الآداب والعلوم (2006-2008) ،
 نائب رئيس مجلس اداره المؤسسه القطريه لحمايه المراه والطفل ،الاهتمامات البحثية  في  مجال
تنظيمات المجتمع المدني ، والمرأة ، والأسرة .
 عضو في الشبكة العربية للمنظمات الأهلية

وعضو في لجنة شؤون الأسرة  بالمجلس الأعلى لشؤون الأسرة في الفترة من  (2004- 2009) ،

وخبير المحور الاجتماعي لإستراتيجية الأسرة في المجلس الأعلى لشؤون الأسرة عام  (2007) ،
عضو في اللجنة العلمية لمعهد الدراسات المسحية الاقتصادية و الاجتماعية بجامعه قطر ،
 عضو في2008-2010)
قامت بعدة دراسات لجهات متعددة في الدولة كالمجلس الأعلى لشؤون الأسرة ، إدارة
حقوق الإنسان بوزارة الداخلية ، جامعه الدول العربية ،
 شاركت في العديد من الفعاليات والمؤتمرات المعنية بتنظيمات المجتمع المدني ، والأسرة ، والمرأة ، على المستوى المحلي ، والإقليمي، والدولي






Dr Abdel Jabbar Saed

Qatar University:   College of Sharia and Islamic Studies

Topic:    Activating the use of Blackboard in teaching
             تفعيل نظام البلاك بورد في التدريس
Date:      19 January 2011            Time:   1:50 pm - 2:50 pm

أستاذ مشارك، تخصص السنة وعلوم الحديث، في كلية الشريعة_جامعة قطر.
الدرجات العلمية :
- 1996 الدكتوراه، تخصص السنة وعلوم الحديث، جامعة القرآن الكريم والعلوم    الإسلامية -       السودان .
- عنوان الرسالة : " اختلاط الرواة الثقات، دراسة تطبيقية على رواة الكتب الستة "
التقدير : ممتاز
- 1992 الماجستير، تخصص الحديث النبوي، الجامعة الأردنية - عمان
- عنوان الرسالة:" حماد بن سلمة حديثه وعلله في زوائد مسند الإمام احمد على       الكتب الستة .
التقدير : جيد جداً . أبرز الأبحاث العلمية والمؤلفات:
  • أولا:بعض المؤلفات:
  • اختلاط الرواة الثقات، دار الرشد،الرياض،2005.
  • الثقافة الإسلامية للجامعات(بالاشتراك).قيد الطبع.
ثانيا:بعض الأبحاث المحكمة:
  • الإطار المرجعي لنقد متن الحديث، مجلة إسلامية المعرفة، المعهد العالمي للفكر الإسلامي، 2006م.
  • السنن الإلهية في ضوء السنة النبوية،سنن زوال الأمم نموذجا،مجلة أبحاث اليرموك،2005م.
  • ترجمة الحديث النبوي الشريف.مجلة المنارة-جامعة آل البيت ،2004(بالاشتراك).
الاهتمامات العلمية والفكرية: السنة وعلوم الحديث، الفكر السياسي الإسلامي، قضايا المرأة، حوار الأديان، التقريب بين المذاهب، القضية الفلسطينية، الثقافة الإسلامية.




Dr. Arslan Ayari

Qatar University:   Coordinator of Foundation Computer Program

Topic:    Useful Features in Blackboard
Date:     19 January 2011            Time:   1:50 pm - 2:50 pm

Dr. Arslan Ayari joined Qatar University Foundation Program in 2005 as faculty;  he also serves as the Coordinator of the Foundation Program's Computer Department since 2006.   

Dr. Arslan holds a Ph.D. in numerical simulation from the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Engineering and a Master’s degree from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal.

Before joining Qatar University Dr. Arslan worked in the US with “Financial Times Energy” and “Ball Aerospace & Technologies”.   Dr. Arslan taught in UAE University and was appointed Educational Technology Coordinator for UAEU General Requirement Unit.




Mr. Hamud Abdulkadir

Qatar University:    Lecturer in Foundation - Math & Computer Program

Topic:    Introduction to Respondus 4.0, A tool to create and manage exams

Date:     19  January 2011             Time:   3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Mr. Hamud Ali Abdulkadir is Lecturer in the Department of Math and Computer in the Foundation Program.

Mr. Hamud completed his studies in Australia, graduating in Electrical Engineering in 1998, Bachelor of Education in 2004 and Master of Information Technology in 2005.

Mr. Hamud's   areas of interests are educational technology, innovation and quality.




Dr. Maha Ellili Cherif

Qatar University:   College of Education

Topic:    Increasing Student Motivation

Date:      19  January 2011            Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dr. Maha Ellili Cherif holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics, TEFL and has a long experience teaching ESL/EFL, ESP and EAP in North Africa and the Gulf region.

Dr. Maha is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Qatar University where she teaches in the Diploma programs related to primary and secondary school teacher development.

Dr. Cherif's research interests include teacher development and education, learner perception of and attitude to learning, and improving literacy in elementary and high schools.



Mr. Nicholas Gromik

Qatar University:    Lecturer in Foundation - English Program

Topic:    Using iPod and iTunes Technology to Complement Teaching

Date:     19  January 2011            Time:   3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Currently Mr. Gromik is completing a PhD in ICT in Education at James Cook University (Australia) where his PhD supervisor is Professor Neil Anderson. Mr. Gromik earned a Master of Applied Linguistics , ICT in Education - Speech Production, Public Speaking , 2004 — 2006 and a Master in Education (Guidance Counselling) , Education and Counselling , 2000 — 2002 from University of Southern Queensland.   In 2010 Nicolas Gromik and Nicolas Manochehri received an Internal Grant from QU to investigate iPod technology.

Mr. Gromik frequently publishes on the benefit of integrating filmmaking and video editing into the language classroom and regularly offers workshops on moviemaking and video editing using Windows Movie Maker software; most recently, he has run workshops in China, India, Japan, and Poland. He also participates in the Electronic Village Online video training seminars.

  -  portfolio2  -  publication



Dr. Nadir Khair

Qatar University:   Founding Chair of Clinical Pharmacy & Practice and Coordinator of Continuing Pharmacy Professional Development, College of Pharmacy

Topic:    Introducing Students to Qualitative Research

Date:     19  January 2011            Time:   3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dr. Nadir received his PhD from Otago University in New Zealand in 2003.  Dr. Nadir holds an Honorary Senior Clinical Lectureship with the School of Pharmacy, University of Auckland.   In addition, Dr. Khair is a Fellow with New Zealand College of Pharmacists, a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand, the Clinical Advisory Pharmacists Association, and New Zealand’s Healthcare Pharmacists’ Association. While in New Zealand, Dr. Nadir functioned as pharmaceutical care consultant and clinical pharmacy consultant.

Dr. Nadir's research interests are in the areas of health outcomes, ethics and professionalism in pharmacy practice, and the application and evaluation of pharmaceutical care practices.



Dr. Ghassan Abbas

Shafallah Center:    Director of Psychological & Rehabilitation Services

Topic:    Introducing Students to Qualitative Research

Date:     19 January 2011           Time:   3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Dr. Ghassan Abbas, OTR, MHSC, DIH, graduated from Curtin University, Australia with a Diploma in Quality Auditing. He is an ASQ-Certified Quality Improvement Associate.

Dr. Abbas is a Quality Process Analyst and Six Sigma Green Belt. Dr. Ghassan earned a Diploma in Quality Auditing (ASQ-Certified Quality Improvement Associate).



Dr. Mohammad Salem

Qatar University:   College of Sharia & Islamic Studies

Topic:    Research methods according to the Islamic Scholars
البحث عند علماء الإسلام         

Date:     19  January  2011           Time:   3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

المؤهلات الدراسية:
*ماجستير من قسم التفسير وعلوم القران – كلية أصول الدين – جامعة الأزهر –سنة 1990م
*دكتوارة من قسم التفسير وعلوم القران – كلية أصول الدين- جامعة الأزهر بمرتبة الشرف الأولى الخبرات العلمية الأخرى:
*شارك في عدد من الندوات والمؤتمرات العلمية بمصر و العالم العربي
*له تسجيلات إذاعية وتلفزيونية و العديد من المقالات , و الكتب في مجال أبحاثه في التفسير و السنة شغل العديد

من المناصب و منها:
رئيس قسم أصول الدين بكلية الشريعة والقانون بمسقط 1999م- 2003م

عضو و رئيس للعديد من اللجان و المجلات و منها:
*أستاذ منتدب للدراسات الإسلامية بالجامعة الأمريكية بالقاهرة 2005م
*خبير بلجنة الشريعة بمجمع اللغة العربية بمصر
*رئيس تحرير مجلة كلية الشريعة والدراسات الإسلامية ( جامعة قطر) 2005 حتى الآن

Dr. Zane Siraj Sinno

American University Beirut:    College of Arts & Science, Department of English

Topic:    Online Peer Feedback to Writing

Date:     19 January 2011           Time:   9:00 am - 11:00 am

Dr. Zane Siraj Sinno holds an Ed.D in TESOL from the University of Leicester, UK. Dr. Sinno received her Master's degree from the American University of Beirut and completed all work for her doctorate in English Literature at George Washington University (USA).

Dr. Sinno has taught at AUB for over 25 years during which she received extensive training in teaching as well as conducted many workshops in various areas. Dr. Zane has taught courses in academic, business, and technical English as well as courses in literature. Dr. Sinno has also provided training for AUB staff in workplace English.

Dr. Sinno's areas of expertise include team-based learning and designing & teaching blended courses. Dr. Zane's research interests include language, power & globalization, blended learning, and team-based learning.



Mrs. Malakeh R. Khoury

American University Beirut:    College of Arts & Science, Department of English

Topic:    Online Peer Feedback to Writing

Date:     19 January 2011           Time:   9:00 am - 11:00 am

Mrs. Malakeh Khoury completed all courses for an EdD, TESOL strand, University of Leicester, UK. She holds an MA in English language and a BA in English literature, American University of Beirut (AUB). Mrs. Malakeh has extensive teaching experience at AUB in academic, technical, and business English combined with considerable teacher-training experience.

Mrs. Malakeh is very experienced in teaching web-enhanced courses; she trained in web-enhanced, blended and online learning at AUB and the University of Illinois, USA Mrs. Khoury co-authored several English textbooks, teacher-training manuals, and an article on Raif Khoury. Mrs. Malakeh presented at many international and regional conferences.



Professor Ali M. Ali

Qatar University:    Director of the Core Curriculum Program

Date:    18 January 2011           Time:   9:10 am - 9:40 am

Professor Ali earned his PhD. in Instructional Technology from Pennsylvania State University (USA) in 1980. Prof. Ali joined Qatar University in Fall 2000. In AY 2003/2004, Dr. Ali was appointed Dean of the College of Education followed by appointment as Director of the Office of Faculty & Instructional Development and Chairman of the Core Curriculum Committee. Earlier, at Al Azhar University (Egypt), Prof. Ali served as Dean of the College of Education and as Head of the Instructional and Information Technology Department.

While at Qatar University, Prof. Ali has served as a member of several academic and non-academic committees, like: Institutional Evaluation, IT, Curriculum and Study Plans, Recruitment. Prof. Ali was the previous Managing Editor of the Educational Sciences Journal, issued by QU College of Education and is currently serving on the editorial boards of the Educational Technology Journal (Egyptian Educational Technology Association) and of Tawasol Journal (QU External Relations).

Currently, Prof. Ali is the principal investigator of a research project entitled: "The Role of Qatar University Core Curriculum Program in Improving Students’ Academic Performance, Enhancing their Career Development, and Fulfilling Qatari National Needs" being conducted within the framework of QNRF National Priorities Research Program.