Address: P. O. Box 127788, Abu Dhabi
Telephone: +971 – (0)2-4018025
Alliya Anderson earned her MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (MA TESL) from the University of San Francisco (USF) in 2008. Before studying at USF, she received her BS in Journalism and Broadcasting with an emphasis in Public Relations from Oklahoma State University.
Anderson began working in the Preparatory Program at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Fall 2017 after transferring from the Petroleum Institute’s Academic Bridge Program (ABP), where she has been working since Fall 2014.
Her focus as an instructor and a researcher is finding ways to help students thrive in university and beyond. Her work focuses on developing 21st century skills students need to become engaged, empowered learners, so they can make a positive impact on their respective communities. She is a 2018-2019 Khalifa University Center for Teaching and Learning Fellow focusing on discipline-specific communication skills and a member of Cohort 3 for the UAE-Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Program. She has served on the College of Arts and Sciences curriculum committee as a Preparatory Program representative since 2018.
Her previous experience at the legacy institution, The Petroleum Institute, she was the ABP Instructional Technology Coordinator and an Instructional Technology Facilitator for the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. She started the ABP Digital Teaching and Learning Committee and also led the ABP 1-to-1 laptop pilot initiative. Additionally, she was also a member of the Learning Environment and Educational Technology Committee, Innovation Committee, and the ABP Discipline Selection Committee, which was in charge of vetting new hires.
She is a certified Google Educator and Professional Scrum Master (PSMI) as well as a member of the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) and TESOL. Additionally, she is a reviewer for the Asian ESP Journal.
- MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (MA TESL) from the University of San Francisco (USF) in 2008.
- BS in Journalism and Broadcasting with an emphasis in Public Relations from Oklahoma State University.
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering Design – ENGR311
- English Communication I – ENGL111
- Preparatory English 3 – ENGL003
- Preparatory English 2 – ENGL002
- Preparatory English 1 – ENGL001
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Communication support for STEM
- Small group organization and behavior within the larger context of institutional behavior
- Professional Development
- Technology-enhanced teaching and learning
- ISTE standards and essential conditions in Higher Education
- Computational Thinking in the ESL/ EMI Classroom, TESOL Colombia III: Going beyond Theory: Rejuvenating Literacies, Culture, and Language Pedagogy, A. Anderson and T. Cammidge, Bogota, 2019
- Developing English skills and exploring STEAM concepts through collaborative project-based learning, Africa TESOL, A. Anderson and E. Rice, Dakar, 2018
- EdTech + EdTeach: Exploring the Integration of Educational Technology Through Teacher Education, Applied Linguistic and Language Teaching (ALLT), P. Johnson, T. Cammidge, A. Anderson, Dubai, 2018
- Scrum in the ESP Classroom, Languages for Specific Purposes in Higher Education – Current Trends, Approaches and Issues, Brno, 2017
- Building Students’ Project Management Skills in the Language Learning Classroom, 3rd Annual TESOL Arabia SIG, Abu Dhabi, 2017
- ALPs in Action, McGraw Hill STEM Learning Day, Abu Dhabi, 2017
- Supporting first-year undergraduate Emirati engineers in reading in English for science, Asian English for Specific Purposes Journal. M. Wyatt, A. Hassan, A. Anderson and D. Young, June 2018
- R. Darcy, J. Paustenbaugh. 2005 Oklahoma Women’s Almanac Contributor, Fertility, Population, and Victimization, Crime, and Punishment sections. Stillwater & Edmond: OPSA Press, 2005. http://ojs.library.okstate.edu/osu/index.php/OKPolitics/article/view/1068/965. The book was the winner of 2006 Outstanding Achievement Award by the National Association of Commissions for Women.