Summer Institutes and Professional Developments Thursday, Jul 7 2016 

Since graduating from my doctoral program in December 2014, I have had the privilege of participating in several courses.

In April 2015, I completed the requirements for a course Empowering Women in Technology Start-Ups (ewits). The course, which was organized by University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing, UF Tech Connect and the Florida Innovation Hub, allowed us to work together in groups to simulate the process of commercializing a new technology patented by the university.

By July 2015, I earned a certificate of completion for participating in the 2015 Summer Institute for Educators by the University of California Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. The program grouped educators according to the level of students taught to find ways to incorporate social and emotional learning to one’s curriculum.

In June and July 2016, I participated in the Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute. Here, I got to learn about issues and methods of studying media policy globally. The two-week seminar took place at the University of Oxford. This turned out to be a convenient location since it was a short train ride away from the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Middle East Center, where I am a visiting fellow until August 2016.


Fall 2015 Thursday, Jul 7 2016 

As of fall 2015, I accepted a position as an assistant professor of mass communication at Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST) in West Mishref, Kuwait. In my first year, I taught multiple sections of Introduction to Public Speaking, Cases in Public Relations and Fundamentals of Advertising.

Teaching at GUST has invited me to an event in which Bill Gates was honored, attend at Ted Talk in Kuwait and attend a presentation at the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science.  The diverse group of faculty have made for wonderful company, and we have visited the Kuwait Camel Racing Club, Al-Shaheed Park and have multiple dinners at the Mubarakiya market.

I look forward to beginning my second year in September 2016.

Teaching Experience Friday, Jan 24 2014 

Teaching Experience

In the spring 2014, I am teaching a senior capstone course entitled, “Journalism Studies”. The course is a theoretical course, where we analyze the state of the media industry today through several perspectives: historical, economic, political, international, and others. My students are brilliant and many intend on enrolling in graduate programs after graduation.

This course, which centers around discussion, is very different than the large lecture I taught in the fall 2013 semester. The picture shown is from my classroom in fall 2013, where I taught “Mass Media and You” to more than 200 students, who were mostly in their first year.

Teaching Certifications Friday, Dec 30 2011 

Courses taught:

JOU 3110: Applied Fact-Finding Spring & Summer 2013
A skills course in information gathering, specifically focusing on Florida public records and the use of Microsoft Excel to manipulate and present data.

MMC 4302: World Communication Systems Fall 2011 & 2012, Spring 2012
An international journalism theory course about the operation of the press in various societies offered to juniors and seniors at the University of Florida.

MMC 2604: Mass Media and You Summer 2012, Fall 2013
A large, lecture course introducing the history of mass communication in the United States, and how media influence society.

Prior to my teaching experience at the University of Florida, I had been a Prime Movers intern and a grading teaching assistant (TA). Having been bestowed the honor of being a course instructor during my first semester, I was fortunate to have the benefit of the TA development workshop at the University of Florida. I attended 40 hours worth of lectures in my first semester, and earned two certifications.

I earned a certification, which is in teaching development, after attending 20 hours worth of lectures on the University of Florida’s campus to gain a clearer understanding on planning lectures, building syllabi, testing, grading, leading classroom discussions, and dealing with wider campus issues such as suicide prevention and teaching from copyrighted works.

I earned a second certification, which is in teaching with academic technologies, after attending 20 hours worth of lectures on the effective use classroom technology, such as: Sakai, PowerPoint, Mind Mapping. The lecturers introduced me to several multimedia resources at the university’s libraries. This lecture series taught me that education is increasingly moving out of the classroom and on to the worldwide web, and provided me with ideas on how to engage students in higher-levels of learning at a distance.

Professional Portfolio Friday, Dec 30 2011 

Welcome to my professional website, where I plan to share some of my thoughts and work.  In 2014, I earned a Ph.D. in mass communication at the University of Florida.

مرحبا  بزيارتكم إلى  ملفي المهني ، حيث أعرض أبحاثي وانجازاتي التعليمية, في نهاية عام 2014 حصلت على درجة الدكتوراه في الاتصال الجماهيري من جامعة فلوريدا