Dr. Nader Ayish
Dr. Nader Ayish Assistant Professor
Bio
Education
Technical Areas
Research Interests
Bio

Assistant Professor, Department of English

Nader Ayish’s research interests are in multilingual education, literacy, and teacher preparation, with a focus on Arab and Arabic-speaking students. He grew up in a small town in Ohio in the United States and is a former middle school English teacher in Washington, DC and Houston, Texas. Dr. Ayish taught multilingual education to pre-service and in-service teachers at George Mason University and American University before joining the faculty at Khalifa University.

Education
  • Ph.D., George Mason University, 2003
  • M.A., University of Houston, 1996
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 1989
Technical Areas
  • Dr. Ayish teaches a range of undergraduate and post-graduate courses
  • including English Communication I and II
  • Public Speaking
  • Intercultural Communication, Strategies for Team-Based Engineering Problem Solving and Technical and Scientific Writing
Research Interests

Dr. Ayish’s research interests have been shaped by more three decades of teaching in diverse settings, from middle schools and universities in the United States to teacher education programs in ESL and bilingual education to teaching at Khalifa University. His research centers on the complex relationship between learning and teaching within multilingual, multicultural settings. He has worked on a number of research projects focusing on second language acquisition, critical literacy and technology, intercultural communicative competence, critical pedagogy and learning, language barriers related to STEM education, and second language teacher education.