Nader Ayish

Associate Professor of Education

School of Education


Ph.D. in English Language Education/ TESOL, George Mason University
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership/ Administration and Supervision, University of Houston
B.A. in English, The Ohio State University

Dr. Nader Ayish is an Associate Professor of Education.  He has more than three decades of diverse teaching experience in the UAE and in the US.  Prior to joining AUD in August 2023, he taught English for nine years at the Petroleum Institute and Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi.  In the US, Dr. Ayish taught middle school for 23 years in Houston and Washington, DC.  He also taught a range of graduate education courses for pre-service and in-service teachers at George Mason University, American University, and George Washington University.

His research interests have been shaped by these wonderful experiences.  Much of his writing, for example, examines the complex relationship between teaching and learning with a focus on English language learners, language barriers related to STEM education, biliteracy development, and English medium instruction.

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