My teaching philosophy reflects my interests in creating an atmosphere that fosters learning and facilitates student discovery, supporting and challenging them both inside and outside of the classroom. I am highly in favor of peer learning, which is a powerful method for sharing knowledge, ideas, and experience, and it influences student-learning outcomes in a positive, measurable way. My other approach of efficiently implementing my teaching philosophy is gamifying the classroom which strongly increases student engagement and motivation. My teaching activities were rewarded by receiving the departmental Teaching Excellence Award (2012) and University of Houston Teaching Excellence Award (2017).
Director of Educational Data mining group within DAIS
PhD in Computer Science, 2007
Leicester University, United Kingdom
DESS in Computer Science, 1984
Nancy University, France
Master in Computer Science, 1983
School of Technology, Lebanon