Curriculum Vitae (CV)

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Present Position:

— Director of the Language Resource Center, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York (January 2009-present)

— Arabic Instructor, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York (Fall 08-present)

Previous position:

— Director of the Less commonly taught languages (LCTL) program, St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York (January 2011-August 2016)

— Adjunct Instructor of Arabic:

  • State University of New York (SUNY), Potsdam, New York (Fall 07-Spring 10)
  • University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire (Fall 06-Spring 07)

Academic Background:

  • Master’s in Educational Technology Specialist – State University of New York (SUNY), Potsdam, New York – with distinction (GPA: 3.96) (May 2016)
  • Master’s in Law – Thesis discussion (June 2004) Thesis Title: “Dissolution of Conflicts through Arbitration by Aid of the International Network for Information Transfer and Exchange – Internet”.  Obtained with distinction – Very Honorable Mention.
  • Diploma in Private Laws, curriculum of post graduation in laws – Lebanese University, Faculty of Laws & Political and Administrative Sciences, Branch II, Lebanon (1999 – 2000)
  • Bachelor Degree in Law (BL) – Lebanese University, Faculty of Law & Political and Administrative Sciences, Branch III, Lebanon (1998 – 1999)

Teaching Experience:           

  • Elementary Arabic courses, level I and II
  • Oral and Written Intermediate and conversation Arabic courses
  • Advanced Arabic
  • Advanced Arabic (Hybrid)
  • Arabic Literature & Media
  • Arabic Literature & Media (Blended)
  • Arabic Conversation
  • Independent study – Senior Year Experience (SYE) – Honors Project
  • Teaching Languages (which is a pedagogy language course for TAs in the use of the language technologies)

* Obtained excellent students teaching evaluations at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), The State University of New York (SUNY) Potsdam, and St. Lawrence University (SLU)

Publications:

Grants:

  • New York Six Mellon International Initiative Project (Principal Organizer(s): Gisele El Khoury and Mireille Koukjian) – Blended Course Development for Advanced Arabic – Spring and Fall 2015 ($25000)
  • Crossing Boundaries Project (funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) – Telling the story of the Arab Spring through Graffiti – Summer 2014
  • Instructional Minigrant (funded by the Center for Teaching and Learning – St. Lawrence University)  – January 2014
  • Crossing Boundaries Project (funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) – Arabic Multimedia Collection – November 2013

Selected Presentations:

  • Presentation to the faculty of the Department of Modern Languages and Literature at SLU titled: “Looking to jazz up your classes? Teaching Culture “differently”.” (May 8, 2017)
  • Seminar presented for SOAR – Lifelong Learning in the North Country. Seminar tile: “Arab spring through graffiti” – (October 9th, 2014)
  • Presentation during the 2014 NeMLA conference: “6 Web 2.0 tools for teaching Arabic” – (April 2014)
  • Presentation during the May College event titled: “Digital Textbooks at St. Lawrence University” – (May 2013)
  • Guest speaker in the “EDLS 333: Education, Language and Culture “ course – gave a presentation titled: “Arab World: what do you need to know”, SUNY Potsdam (April 3, 2012)
  • Presentation during the NYSAFLT event titled: “Changing Language Education” – (October 29, 2011)
  • Seminar presented for SOAR – Lifelong Learning in the North Country. Seminar tile: “Arab World: Reality and Myth” – (October 14th, 2010)

Awards

  • State University of New York at Potsdam: Department of Business Administration – Departmental Award for Outstanding Interactive Media Project Production; Awarded for the Interactive Media Project Production “Telling the story of the Arab Spring through Graffiti” at the Annual Leadership and Technology Awards

Professional Associations:

  • Modern Languages Association (MLA)
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA)
  • Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)
  • International Association for Language Learning Technology  (IALLT)

Languages:

  • Arabic (Native)
  • French (Near-native fluency)
  • English (Near-native fluency)

Computer Skills:

  • Dreamweaver – NVU – Drupal
  • Photoshop
  • Mac and Windows operating systems
  • Microsoft office tools
  • iMovie – Windows Movie Maker
  • Adobe Illustrator – Adobe InDesign
  • CAN8 (VirtuaLab) – WebSwami
  • Web 2.0 tools
  • Angel – Blackboard – Moodle – Sakai

References:     Available upon request

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