School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC
Graduate students

Course title: Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation

Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation (DM&E) serves as one of the second methods options for the online master of arts in international relations degree. It is designed to provide knowledge and hard skills related to designing, monitoring and evaluating a project intended to create change in under-developed environments and populations. The six phases of a project cycle provide the framework for learning the wide variety of DM&E work products and tools. Students will apply what they learn by designing their own project and developing its monitoring and evaluation plan. The learning outcomes are drawn directly from a USAID job advertisement for an evaluation specialist.

School of Professional and Extended Studies, American University, Washington, DC
Graduate students

Course title: Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation

This course, Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation, teaches the skills necessary to carry out qualitative data collection methods in M&E. The course analyzes the strengths, weaknesses, and uses of qualitative data, toward helping students assess when they would use qualitative methods and why. Working with an academic practitioner, students will learn how to use qualitative data collection techniques including observation, participant observation, participatory methods and open-­ended, semi-­structured and focus group interviews. Coursework will include practical assignments, where students conduct participant observation and interviews with a nonprofit, social change, or development organization in their local community.

The American University of Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan
Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Course title: Introduction to Computer Applications

This course provides a survey of computing and information technologies and methods to conduct research, analyze information, and to communicate that information to global audiences, utilizing internet based research tools and other software. Furthermore, this course will introduce students to basic concepts in computer science, information literacy and communication and teach students to apply those concepts to any field of study.

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Course title: Digital Media Literacy and Skills

Digital media literacy is the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and use media information products, especially focusing on internet and/or mobile phone based media, and to understand the social, cultural and ethical issues that go along with the use of emerging technologies.  Students gain skills in understanding digital services in Afghanistan, identifying needs, maneuvering through technologies and services, assessing quality of services, and understanding security in digital communities.  Through in-class workshops, video screenings, and a final course project, students learn hands-on skills to understand and control their media environments and develop critical thinking skills to create value-added media.

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Center for Teaching, Research and Learning, American University, Washington, DC, USA
2008 – 2011
Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff

  • Workshop title: Adobe Photoshop
  • Workshop title: Adobe InDesign
  • Workshop title: Microsoft Word
  • Workshop title: Microsoft Excel
  • Workshop title: BlackBoard
  • Workshop title: Netiquette
  • Workshop title: Wimba

Student Action for Refugees (STAR), Cairo, Egypt
September 2009 – December 2009
All ages

Intermediate English curriculum utilizing STAR and other resources.


Teaching Assistant / Co-Facilitator

Comparative and International Education, Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA
Fall 2015
Doctoral Seminar

Video Ethnography in Education
Instructor: Dr. Joseph Valente.

Teaching Assistant
School of Professional and Extended Studies, American University, Washington, DC, USA
Spring 2015
Graduate students

Project Monitoring and Evaluation
Instructors: Leslie Sherriff.

Teaching Assistant
Peacebuilding and Development Institute, American University, Washington, DC, USA
May 2011
Graduate students and Peacebuilding and Development Institute Students

Managing Humanitarian Operations in Conflict Zones
Instructors: Roy Williams and Steven Hansch.

Teaching Assistant
The Washington Center, Washington, DC, USA
Fall and Summer 2011
Undergraduate students in the Washington Center program

International Human Rights
Instructor: Dr. Scott Edwards.

Course Home Page

Teaching Assistant
George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
Spring 2011

Undergraduate students

Rationality and Psychology of Conflict and War
Instructor: Dr. Scott Edwards.

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Development Education Network – Liberia Gbarnga, Bong County, Liberia
June 2009 – August 2009

Workshop: DELTA, Adult literacy, Gender Awareness

Organization Website

Servant Leader Instructor January 2008 – February 2010
Freedom School’s, Children’s Defense Fund, Washington, DC

Served as Servant Leader Intern, teaching reading and civic engagement to scholars ages 14-17.

Curriculum Development

The Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, Pennsylvania State University
2015 – Present
Convert and edit online courses in Adult Literacy, Family Literacy, and professional development programs for adult educators

American University of Afghanistan
2012 – 2013
Mass Communication Bachelor’s of Arts,
Curriculum Committee – Oversee institutional curriculum development with committee

The Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University
Developed training curriculum to expand use of Moodle in IDI trainings of healthcare workers.
Developed distance learning curriculum in Paediatric HIV care, prevention and treatment.

American University
Geospatial Conflict Analysis Platform – work to integrate data visualization into coursework with faculty.


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