Senior Instructor II
Department of Rhetoric and Composition


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