Aziza Ellozy is the founding director of the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT, Sept.2002) at The American University in Cairo, Egypt. She is also the associate dean for learning technologies.
Under her leadership, the Center for Learning and Teaching provides significant support for the enhancement of teaching, learning, and faculty development. Ellozy has overseen the successful implementation of a large number of programs and services such as the faculty development institutes, the student technology assistants program and the midterm assessment program, all of which are very popular among the faculty. She regularly facilitates faculty workshops and writes for CLT’s bi-weekly newsletter. Ellozy serves on a range of university (and national) committees that focus on teaching, learning and educational technology. As associate dean for learning technologies, she is responsible for coordinating and integrating the activities of University Academic Computing Technologies, Classroom Technologies and Media Services and the library’s Learning Commons with those of the CLT. She was recently awarded the President’s Distinguished Service Award.
Prior to joining AUC, Professor Ellozy was a tenured faculty member at Fordham University in New York in the department of Natural Sciences, where she taught organic and general chemistry, as well as interdisciplinary science courses in the core curriculum. Her research focused on the photochemistry of the human lens. In 1994, she was among the first group of faculty in the US who was chosen as “Faculty for the 21st Century” in the National Science Foundation’s Project Kaleidoscope dedicated to reforming Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the US. This started her interest in educational reform and technology applications in the teaching and learning process. Ellozy’s teaching was recognized with such awards as the Best Teachers in America Award from the Who’s Who Among American Teachers (1998) and a special award from the Fordham Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society (1999). As a teacher and researcher, she was an early adopter of technology, and has since become an advocate for its effective application in education .
Aziza Ellozy received her BSc in chemistry, an MSc in solid state science from The American University in Cairo, and a PhD in materials engineering from the University of North Carolina (1973).
Faculty development; improvement of teaching and learning; applications of educational technology in the curriculum; assessment of teaching and learning
Former Research Interests
Model studies on the photochemical production of lenticular fluorophores
Current Research Interests
Redesigning Introductory Economics: Techno-collaborative learning