School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC
Course title: Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation
School of Professional and Extended Studies, American University, Washington, DC
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.
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.
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
Intermediate English curriculum utilizing STAR and other resources.
Teaching Assistant / Co-Facilitator
Comparative and International Education, Penn State University, University Park, PA, USA
Video Ethnography in Education
Instructor: Dr. Joseph Valente.
School of Professional and Extended Studies, American University, Washington, DC, USA
Project Monitoring and Evaluation
Instructors: Leslie Sherriff.
Peacebuilding and Development Institute, American University, Washington, DC, USA
Graduate students and Peacebuilding and Development Institute Students
Managing Humanitarian Operations in Conflict Zones
Instructors: Roy Williams and Steven Hansch.
The Washington Center, Washington, DC, USA
Fall and Summer 2011
Undergraduate students in the Washington Center program
International Human Rights
Instructor: Dr. Scott Edwards.
George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
Rationality and Psychology of Conflict and War
Instructor: Dr. Scott Edwards.
Development Education Network – Liberia Gbarnga, Bong County, Liberia
June 2009 – August 2009
Workshop: DELTA, Adult literacy, Gender Awareness
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.
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.
Geospatial Conflict Analysis Platform – work to integrate data visualization into coursework with faculty.