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Aziza Ellozy

Dr. Aziza Ragai Ellozy is Professor of Practice, the founding Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT, 2002) and the Associate Dean for Learning Technologies at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Prior to this, she was a tenured faculty member at Fordham University in New York, in the Natural Sciences department (1991 – 2001).

Under her leadership, the Center for Learning and Teaching provides significant support for the enhancement of teaching, learning, and faculty development. Dr. Ellozy has overseen the successful implementation of a large number of programs and services such as the Faculty Development Institutes, the Student Technology Assistants Program and the Midterm Assessment Program. As Associate Dean for Learning Technologies, she is responsible for coordinating the technology-related activities of Center for Learning and Teaching, University Academic Computing Technologies, Classroom Technologies and Media Services, the students’ Learning Commons and the Libraries. 

Dr. Ellozy has fostered several international faculty development collaborations, including the Center for Teaching & Faculty Development (CTFD), UMass Amherst, U.S. , the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL) at Columbia University, US, the Palestine Faculty Development Program/AMIDEAST and recently with EDRAAK, the first non-profit Arab MOOC platform. These long term collaborations span a wide variety of activities, from consultations on a range of teaching, learning and faculty development issues to collaborative technology projects. 

Dr. Ellozy has given keynote speeches, invited presentations, consultations and workshops in Morocco, Portugal, the West Bank, Denmark, South Africa, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the US, and is considered a regional faculty development expert.  

In 2007, Dr. Ellozy was awarded AUC’s President’s Distinguished Service Award and in 2011 she received AUC’s Excellence in Academic Service Award. She received the Provost’s Award for exceptional leadership of the Center for Learning and Teaching in 2012, and in 2013 she received the President’s Catalyst for Change Award.

Aziza Ellozy received her BSc in chemistry, an MSc in solid state science from The American University in Cairo, and a PhD in materials engineering from the University of North Carolina (1973). 

Research Interests

Faculty development, improvement of teaching and learning, applications of educational technology in the curriculum, assessment of teaching and learning.

Former Research Interests

Model studies on the photochemical production of lenticular fluorophores                      

Current Research Interests

Making Learning Visible: Using E-maps to Enhance Critical Reading Skills

Building International Faculty Development Collaborations

Redesigning Introductory Economics: Techno-collaborative Learning