I am a doctoral candidate in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have defended and submitted my dissertation and will graduate in August 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. My time there inspired my interest in the region. Currently, I am 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