Mrs. Nadia Nwayhed received her BA degree in Mathematics from the American University of Beirut – Lebanon in June 2004 with high distinction and an award for Academic Excellence. She was then awarded a full scholarship to complete her Masters’ Degree in Mathematics at the same institution. Alongside her Masters’ courses between 2004 and 2006, she was working as a Graduate assistant in the Mathematics Department. In June 2006, she started a full time job at SABIS® Educational Services as a Mathematics Subject Analyst which delayed her thesis defense till June 2008.
Nadia got married in August 2008 and relocated from Lebanon to UAE and started in October 2008 as a Mathematics and Work Skills Teacher in the Work Readiness Program at the Higher Colleges of Technology in Madinat Zayed – Western Region.
In February 2010, Nadia reapplied internally within the Higher Colleges of Technology but to Abu Dhabi Men’s College this time as a Math Faculty and was hired. At HCT, Nadia has taught almost all offered Math and Statistics courses from Foundations, Pre-Calculus, Calculus I, II, III, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, to Statistics. Moreover, Nadia lead the Calculus I course. Nadia integrated the use of technology in the Calculus I course by piloting the shift from the hard copy books to soft books via the McGraw Hill Connect software using the Blackboard Learn platform. Alongside introducing technology into Calculus I, Nadia has copiloted the introduction of the ALEKS software into the Foundations Course as well as used the same software afterwards in the Statistics courses.
In December 2015, Nadia joined the Petroleum Institute as a Math Lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences. She has taught College Mathematics, Pre-Calculus and Calculus I. In August 2017 and after the merge between PI and KU, Nadia was assigned as Math lecturer and coordinator for the Preparatory Program (STEM 1 and STEM 2) of the College of Arts & Sciences at KUSTAR. In semesters to follow, Nadia taught and coordinated Calculus I and II courses as well as served the department in many committees and taskforces.