Asli A. Hassan

Asli A. Hassan

Asli Abdisalam Hassan

Assistant Professor



Dr. Hassan is the former Head of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) at the Petroleum Institute between 2015 and 2017.  Prior to coming to the UAE, she taught English and trained language and content teachers in USA. Her most recent publications are all related to developing higher-order thinking skills and academic success for English language learners.

  • Ph.D., Language, Literacy, and Culture, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2011.
  • M.A., TESOL and Bilingual Education, University of Findlay, 1996.
  • B.A., English, Marshall University, 1995.

Dr. Hassan is a multilingual educator whose research focuses on student learning and innovative professional development programs. In the last few years she has published papers on the development of higher order thinking skills among engineering students, and students’ learning styles and ways to develop academic success among college students. She has conducted two RIFP-funded research projects on the development of higher order thinking skills, in addition to journal articles and conference proceedings.

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