Nadera AlBorno

Associate Professor of Education

School of Education


Ed.D., British University in Dubai, UAE

M.Sc., Imperial College London, UK
B.Sc., Kuwait University, Kuwait
Dr. Nadera Alborno joined AUD’s School of Education as full time faculty in January 2014. However, she has been an active member of the AUD community since 2000 when she joined as an adjunct faculty member teaching computer science courses. In 2007, Dr. Alborno was honored by the university as the recipient of the President's Award for Teaching Excellence in AUD.
Her current research interest includes culturally competent teacher education with a focus on the development of inclusive education in the UAE. She is also active in the empowerment of people with disabilities through education and employment from a human agency perspective. In addition, Dr. Alborno works with local communities to spread awareness regarding the rights of people with disabilities. As an active member of the American Education Research Association (AERA) and a contributor to British journals, she has published articles, book chapters and case studies addressing the challenges in the UAE context.
When not teaching, speaking or writing, she enjoys active sports and adventure travel with her family.