Assistant Professor
Department of International and Comparative Education


Brief Biography

Ibrahim M. Karkouti is an independent thinker, a young scholar, and a life-long learner who recently defended his doctoral dissertation at the University of Hartford, CT - USA. Ten years of professional experience in Lebanon, Qatar, and the United States have taught Ibrahim that learning has no boundaries and that education matters the most when it is used to remedy the deleterious effects of segregation, racism, sectarianism, and other forms of discriminatory practices that prevent historically excluded populations from attaining their basic rights to education, healthcare, and prosperity. Karkouti’s research focuses on diversity issues in higher education, the elements that aid in the facilitation of the use of technology in the classroom and the types of social support K-12 teachers need to embrace and implement reform.

      • Karkouti, I. M. (in press). Poverty and education in Egypt: A call for change. In M. Toprak & K. Tilleczek (Eds.), Bloomsbury education and childhood studies. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing
      • Karkouti, I. M. (in press). Human resources in schools: Program evaluation. In T. D. Wolsey, S. Lenski, & D. L. Grisham (Eds.), Assessment literacy: An educator’s guide to understanding assessment, K-12 (pp 146-150). New York, NY: Guilford Press
      • Karkouti, I. M., & Bekele, T. (2019, June 15). Human factor behind integrating technology into learning
      • Karkouti, I. M., Wolsey, T. D., & Toprak, M. (2019). Restoring hope for Syrian refugees: Social support students need to excel at school. International Migration, 1-16. doi: 10.1111/imig.12642
      • Wolsey, T., Lapp, D., Grant, M., & Karkouti, I. M. (2019). Intersections of literacy, the disciplines and professions, and teaching: We asked some experts. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 63(3), 251-256. doi: 10.1002/jaal.985
    Research Interest
    • Diversity in Higher Education
    • Refugees and Human Rights
    • Educational Technology
    • Student Affairs Professional Practice
    • Student Development Theory
    • Change Management
    • Leadership Ethics