Faculty National and Global Recognition
2019 - 2020
Mona Amer, associate professor and chair, Department of Psychology, is one (of two AUC faculty) out of 10 scholars nationwide, who received a Scopus Award on October 30, 2019. The awards were for the top researcher in 10 broad fields across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, and health, based on metrics of scholarly impact (H-index, field-weighted citation impact, number of publications) over the five-year period of 2014-2018.
HossamEldin Attiah, senior instructor of Rhetoric and Composition, received the Excellence in Teaching Award from Notting Hill College, UK based on his excellent evaluation.
Ibrahim Awad, professor of practice in the Department of Public Policy and Administration and director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, was awarded the Officer Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic, which honors Spanish and foreign personalities who have worked to strengthen Spain's relations with the international community.
John Baboukis, professor of Music, Department of the Arts, has been awarded honorable mention for the American Prize in Composition, in the orchestral category for his Symphony for Cairo. The competition included thirty semi-finalists, twenty-six finalists, and ten honorable mentions. The competitions of The American Prize are open to all U.S. citizens, whether living in the US or abroad, and to others currently living, working and/or studying in the United States of America.
Laila El Baradei, professor, Department of Public Policy and Administration, received The 2019 Inaugural Distinguished Achievements and Leadership and Public Administration Scholarship or Practice in the Middle East Award by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)’s Section on Effective and Sound Administration in the Middle East (SESAME).
Reem Bassiouney, professor, Department of Applied Linguistics, won the Supreme Council of Culture's prestigious Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Egyptian Novel for her best-selling book, Sons of the People: The Mamluk Trilogy. Her novel remained on the bestseller lists of the 2019 and 2020 Cairo Book Fair. The novel recounts the story of a Mamluk ruler who chooses a bride from a middle-class Egyptian family
Teklu Bekele, associate professor at the Graduate School of Education, is the winner of the 2019 Outstanding Author Contribution Literati Award, by Emerald Publishing, for his published work on context analysis.
Catarina Belo, associate professor, Department of Philosophy, received a 2019 Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation in December 2019. The award was in recognition of the excellence of her translations of several medieval Arabic and Islamic philosophical texts from Arabic into Portuguese.
"The Japanese Government Bestows Nabil Fahmy, Egypt's former Foreign Affairs minister and Founding Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy with Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun of the First Degree. The conferment ceremony will be held on the 6th of November, 2019, Dean(inside) and Minister (outside) Fahmy will be granted the prestigious decoration conferred by His Majesty Emperor Naruhito of Japan. This decoration is awarded to those who have advanced their fields, made significant achievements in international relations or the promotion of Japanese culture, or contributed to development in welfare or conservation."
Kim Fox, professor of practice, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, has been announced as the recipient of two BEA Festival of Media Arts awards as executive producer for the Ehky Ya Masr Podcast.
Atta Gebril, associate professor, Department of Applied Linguistics, is one (of two AUC faculty) out of 10 scholars nationwide, who received a Scopus Award on October 30, 2019. The award is for the top researcher in 10 broad fields across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, and health, based on metrics of scholarly impact (H-index, field-weighted citation impact, number of publications) over the five-year period of 2014-2018.
Nelly Hanna, distinguished professor, Department of Arab and Islamic Civilizations, was honored as “Historian of the Year” in Tunisia in November 2019 at the annual conference held by the Tunisian Mediterranean Association in Monastir, where a festschrift in her honor was also launched. Trade and Traders throughout History: Papers Offered to Distinguished University Professor Nelly Hanna, edited by Ibrahmi Muhammed Saadoui, was published by the Tunisian World Center for Studies, Research and Development, 2019.
Malak Zaalouk, professor of practice and the director of Graduate School of Educations Middle East Institute of Higher Education, was honored with an award from the European Union for her contributions in strengthening EU-Egypt Cooperation in Research, Innovation and higher education in November 2019.