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Ghada Elshimi

  • Position: Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Academy of Liberal Arts, Core Curriculum Director
  • Department: Department of Rhetoric and Composition
  • Email: [email protected]
Brief Biography

Ghada Elshimi is the dean of Undergraduate Studies and Academy of Liberal Arts (ALA). She is also the director of the Core Curriculum. Elshimi's mission is to enhance the liberal arts mission of the American University in Cairo (AUC), and ensure that students experience a holistic education by connecting all aspects of student learning to achieve intellectual and personal growth.

She also teaches in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition and the Core Curriculum.  She has taught cultural explorations courses, as well as courses in approaches to critical writing, argument writing, academic research and business communication. 

Elshimi holds a PhD in higher educational leadership from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She also holds a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in English literature and linguistics. Her interests include developing curricula for special populations and tailoring instruction for students’ individual learning styles. In teaching, her focus is bridging the fields of education and rhetoric to create effective learning experiences for students.

The development of self-authorship in the undergraduate years

The development of authorial identity in the writing of college students

Curriculum development and design

Online learning environments

Cross-cultural rhetoric