Kevin Garvey has taught Academic English, Academic Reading, Public Speaking and Engineering Communications courses at Khalifa University since Fall 2018.
Previously he taught at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, having been appointed (2010) by the MIT Boston, USA Engineering Communications department to design and deliver an engineering focused Research Methodology and Critical Thinking curriculum to support the co-accredited MSc and PhD grad school curriculum.
Then in January 2013 he co-designed and delivered a UAE CAA-accredited mandatory UCC (University Core Course) which was pre-requisite for every Inter Discplinary Doctoral Program PhD candidate there. The compulsory four credit Level 600 course combined theoretical and practical elements- in twice weekly experiental seminar sessions: standards and traits of 'Teaching at a University Level'; emphasising in particular the design and assessment of university curricula and the criterion referenced evaluation of engineering research project outcomes.
Additionally he taught on the Level 500 core course; with focus on principles and structures of academic argument, effective reasoning as well as abstracts' design, literature reviews criteria, and data presentation for MSc sustainable energy research projects at Masdar.
Previously (1996-2010) he taught Academic Writing and Research, Media Theory, Contemporary Affairs Analysis and History of The Arab Peoples courses on the first UAE Bachelors degree course in Applied Media Studies, at Abu Dhabi Women's College - Higher Colleges of Technology. Additional to design and delivery of curriculum, he also co-ordinated a criteria referenced framework for the assessment of final year Applied Media Studies students' capstone portfilios UAE-wide across five campus.
From 1992 to 1996 he was employed by UAE Armed Forces to support senior officers pusuing diverse post graduate studies here in UAE as well as overseas in Australia, Netherlands, Germany and Washington DC. Appointed by and based in Directorate of Military Intelligence and Security, GHQ.