I recently earned my PhD in Information Science from the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I successfully defended my dissertation,”Adapting to Higher Education in a New Culture: International Students’ Perspectives on Research, Writing, and Academic Integrity,” in May of 2016. My IMLS-funded fellowship, ELIME-21, focused on developing library education in the Middle East and North Africa. I lived and worked in Egypt for three years, as the coordinator of instruction at The American University in Cairo. During my time in the doctoral program, I also served as the project manager for a SILS executive education initiative.
My research interests:
- cultural and academic adaptation of international students
- academic integrity
- information literacy in the Arab world
- library services for special populations