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Sarah Risha

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Lecturer Sr, Arabic
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0202
Biography: 

Sarah Risha is the KSA Assistant Director of Non-English Teaching Cohort and has been in the education field and enjoying it for over twenty years and counting.  She is the President elect for College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Senate. She is also a member of ASU senatoe. This provides her with unique perspective on the journey of pursuing knowledge and professional achievement; skills that she always utilizes fully to help students overcome challenges and succeed in their own personal journeys.

Risha holds a Certificate in Effective Teaching Practices recognized by American Council on Education; Certificate in K-12 teaching, Arizona Department of Education (2003 and 2011), a Certificate in Educational Technology, Northern Arizona University (2004), a Certificate of Boot Camp for Teaching Online, Arizona State University (2015) and a Certificate of completion of 12 Professional Development Hours “Borders, Migrations and Refugees,” University of Arizona (2017).

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Curriculum and Instructions (with Distinction), Arizona State University 2013. Dissertation: Education and Curricular Perspective in the Quran.
  • Master’s Degree. Educational Technology (with Distinction), Northern Arizona University 2004
  • B.A. English Language,  Kuwait University

 

Research Interests: 

Teaching Methodologies
Middle Eastern and Arabic Culture
Arab American studies
Translation
Bilingualism
Islamic and Qur’anic Studies

Research Group: 

Editorial Reviewer with:

  • Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (2019 - to date)
  • Journal of Language Teaching, Literature and Linguistics ( Sept 2020- now)
  • Book manuscript review for Lexington Press (Feb 2017)
Publications: 

 

  • Effect of Teachers Beliefs on Teaching Practices, Dec 2021
  • A Review of Different Curriculums for Effective Teaching Practices, Winter, 2021, Journal of Language Teaching, Literature and Linguistics, Vol 4, Issue 1 Winter & Spring 2021.

 

  •  Is Islam Related to Peace? Feb, 2021, International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol 11, No. 2, Feb 2021
  • Islam as Identity: Religious Awareness, article has been published in: Addaiyan Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Volume 3: Issue 10 (October, 2021)

please click on the doi link:: https://doi.org/10.36099/ajahss.3.10.4

https://aipublisher.org/ajahss-volume-3-issue-10-October-2021/

 

 

 

 

Summer 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 335Arabic Culture and Islam
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 101Elementary Arabic I
ARB 335Arabic Culture and Islam
ARB 411Advanced Arabic Skills II
ARB 492Honors Directed Study
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 101Elementary Arabic I
ARB 202Intermediate Arabic II
ARB 336Introduction to the Qur'an
ARB 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 335Arabic Culture and Islam
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 102Elementary Arabic II
ARB 335Arabic Culture and Islam
ARB 411Advanced Arabic Skills II
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 335Arabic Culture and Islam
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 321Arabic Conversation I
ARB 335Arabic Culture and Islam
ARB 336Introduction to the Qur'an
ARB 411Advanced Arabic Skills II
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 101Elementary Arabic I
ARB 311Advanced Arabic Skills I
ARB 336Introduction to the Qur'an
ARB 394Special Topics
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 335Arabic Culture and Islam
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 321Arabic Conversation I
ARB 335Arabic Culture and Islam
ARB 352Modern Arabic Lit/Trans
ARB 411Advanced Arabic Skills II
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 311Advanced Arabic Skills I
ARB 336Introduction to the Qur'an
ARB 394Special Topics
ARB 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 335Arabic Culture and Islam
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ARB 294Special Topics
ARB 311Advanced Arabic Skills I
ARB 336Introduction to the Qur'an
ARB 499Individualized Instruction
Editorships: 

Editorial Reviewer with:

  • Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (2020-current)
  • Reviewer with Journal of Language Teaching, Literature and Linguistics ( Sept 2020)
  • Book manuscript review for Lexington Press (Feb 2017)

 

Work History: 

Employment

 

  • Senior Lecturer/Multi-Year Contract, SILC - ASU                 2016- present
  • Assistant Director of KSA Grant, Building Leadership for Change Through School Immersion Project, Mary Lou Fulton College of Education          2017- 2019
  • Lecturer, School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC), ASU  2008-2016

 

Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA) 2006- 2008

  • Project Director (developing k-12 school standards for accreditation program) 2007 - 2008
  • Arabic Language Interpreter and translator (contractor), USAID: USA & the Middle East                                                                                        2006 - 2010
  • Language Arts and Math Lesson Plans Developer for International School Accreditation                                                                                   2006 - 2007
  • Participated in developing: Class management Lesson plans for Teaching Certification programs in AZ                                                       2007-2008

 

Cisco Learning Institute (CLI)                                                         2004 – 2006

  • Educational Consultant developed online K-12 English as Second Language and Math Curriculum used in public schools’ system
  • Built up Performance Development plans for teachers, USAID-Cisco, USA, Middle East

 

During working with Cisco, I developed and translated:

  • Standards and quality indicators for schools located outside of the United States
  • Self-Study Guide for schools
  • On-Site Evaluation Handbook for Candidacy and Accreditation
  • CITA Handbook for Schools, Centers, Team Leaders and Team Members
  • American Education PP
  • Accreditation History and Overview
  • Advancing the quality of Education worldwide
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