Amani
Elshimi

Position
Senior Instructor II
Department
Department of Rhetoric and Composition

Profile

Brief Biography

Amani Elshimi is senior instructor II of rhetoric and composition at The American University in Cairo. She is a devoted supporter of undergraduate student scholarship, and an active practitioner of engaging pedagogies, including community-based learning, senior capstone experiences, and course-based internships.  She has over 20 years of experience in higher education teaching, faculty development, curriculum design, assessment, and program administration.  Between 2008-2011, she served as founding director of community-based learning, and she continues to serve as consultant to education focused civil society organizations.  She received the AUC’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009, the Excellence in Community-Based Learning Award in 2013, and is recognized on the Talloires Civic Engagement Expert’s List. 

Research Interest
  • Discourse and Corpus Analysis
  • Islamic Philosophies of Education
  • Service Learning
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Communicating across the Curriculum 
  • Learning Transfer
  • Integrative and Creative Learning