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Hanada Taha, Ph.D.

Hanada Taha is the Endowed Chair Professor of Arabic Language at Zayed University.  She was previously acting Dean of Bahrain Teachers College. She earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of New Orleans. She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the American University of Beirut

Academic Qualifications:

  • D., Education (4.0 GPA), University of New Orleans, USA, 2001;
  • A., Educational Psychology, American University of Beirut, 1997;
  • A., Social & Behavioral Science with Arabic minor (With Distinction), American University of Beirut, 1988
  • Teaching Diploma, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1988
  • Lebanese Baccalaureate, Khalid Bin AlWaleed High School (Valedictorian), 1985.

 Experience:

  • Acting Dean, Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain, Sept. 2013 – 2016
  • Associate Dean, Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain, 2010- 2016
  • Consultant for Arab Thought Foundation’s Arabi21 project, 2009-Present
  • Head of the Arabic Language Education Academic Group, Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain 2010-2012
  • Associate Professor in Arabic Language Education, Bahrain Teachers College, University of Bahrain 2010-2013
  • Director of Arabic Programs at the Language Acquisition Resource Centre (LARC), San Diego State University, USA, 2006-2010
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Linguistics and Oriental Languages, San Diego State University, USA, 2006-2010
  • Co-director of the Startalk Teacher Training Programs, San Diego University & AlDeen Foundation ($180,000 grant), 2010-2011
  • Consultant for Scholastic’s ‘“My Arabic Library” project ($6,000,000 MEPI grant – Middle East Partnership Initiative, a US Department of State grant), New York, USA, 2005-2008
  • Arabic Language Test Developer and Evaluator, Second Language Testing Inc., MD, USA, 2002-2010

National Reviews

  • Reviewed the national Jordanian Arabic language curriculum, 2015
  • Reviewed on behalf of USAID the Moroccan National Arabic language curriculum, 2015
  • Reviewed the Sultan School Arabic program, 2015