Prior to joining LAU, Samira Anais Shami taught for 12 years in the United States, 17 years in Lebanon and three years in the Gulf. She also coordinated English teaching programs in the US and in Lebanon.
Besides her interest in women’s issues, she is interested in student motivation and the dynamics of group work in the classroom.
She has had years of teacher training and of attending and presenting at conferences and workshops in Lebanon and in other countries.
Shami presented at the CPLA conference on Assessment in fall 2010, on the topic of “Rubrics: Not Just to Assess but to Teach.”
She also presented at TEDxLAU in September 2012, under the title “Write Your Own Life Script.” Her full video can be accessed here.
Shami attended TESOL conferences at the Arab Open University in spring 2011 and fall 2012. She also gave a presentation at TESOL ARABIA in Dubai in 2014 on the topic of rubric development.
- MA in TOEFL, University of Illinois at Carbondale, US
- Graduate studies in English Literature, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Instructor of English
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