Aziza
Ellozy

Position
Professor of Practice and Associate Provost for Transformative Learning and Teaching
Department
Center for Learning and Teaching

Profile

Brief Biography

Aziza Ellozy is a professor of practice at The American University in Cairo and associate dean for Library and Learning Technologies. Before joining AUC, she was a tenured faculty member at Fordham University in New York in the Department of Natural Sciences. Her interest in faculty development and science literacy dates back to then. She was among the first group of faculty members in the United States to be named a Faculty for 21st Century Scholar, in the budding project Kaleidoscope, and was involved in early efforts aimed at reforming U.S. undergraduate education in the STEM field. This sparked her interest in educational reform and technology applications in the teaching and learning process.

Under her leadership, the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) provides significant support for the enhancement of teaching, learning and faculty development. She has aimed at building a center that supports faculty in the areas of pedagogy, assessment and integration of technology with an approach that integrates these three areas.

Ellozy has overseen the successful implementation of a large number of programs and services such as the Student Technology Assistants Program, the Midterm Assessment Program, the Faculty Development Institutes and the CLT track certificates. Recently, CLT has launched a training program for all teaching assistants at AUC.

In the year 2014-2015, she chaired the President’s Task Force on Blended Learning charged with developing guidelines for an institutional implementation of blended learning at AUC. Today, a standing provost’s committee together with CLT is overseeing the implementation of this initiative.

Ellozy has given keynote speeches, presentations, consultations and workshops in Morocco, Portugal, the West Bank, Denmark, South Africa, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Ecuador, Kyrgystan and the United States. She is considered a regional faculty development expert. 

In 2007, Ellozy was awarded AUC’s President’s Distinguished Service Award and, in 2011, she received AUC’s Excellence in Academic Service Award. She received the provost’s award for exceptional leadership of the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) in 2012, and in 2013 she received the President’s Catalyst for Change Award.

Recent Publications:

  • Chapter 2: Advancing Active Learning Globally: Best Practices in Faculty Development Mary Deane Sorcinelli and Aziza Ellozy in Smith, C., & Hudson, K. E. (Eds.). (2017). Faculty Development in Developing Countries Improving Teaching Quality in Higher Education (1st ed., Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education). New York and London: Routledge.
  • Ellozy, A. R. (2015). Online learning needs a well-trained faculty. University World News - Global Edition. Issue No: 383. Retrieved December/January, 2016.
  • Deborah DeZure, Nancy Van Note Chism, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Grace Cheong, Aziza R. Ellozy, Matthew Holley, Bahaa Kazem & Dawood Atrushi  (2012): Building International Faculty-Development Collaborations: The Evolving Role of American Teaching Centers, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 44:3, 24-33.
Research Interest
  • Faculty development.
  • Improvement of teaching and learning.
  • Applications of educational technology in the curriculum.
  • Assessment of teaching and learning.

Former Research Interests

Current Research Interests