Our People
 
  • Professor Abdul Sahib Mehdi Ali
  • Acting Dean, College of Fine Arts and Design
  • Academic RankProf.
  • Email:sahib@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:+ (971) 6 5057850
  • Specialization:Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, University of London, UK,1981
  • Research Interests:Translation theory and practice; Translation terminology; Poetry translation Literary translation; Contrastive linguistics; Lexicology and lexicography; Grammatical shifts in English-Arabic translation; Morphology and lexical studies; Word-formational processes in Standard Arabic.
  • Dr. Asem Moh'd Mofaleh Obeidat
  • Interior Architecture & Design Program Coordinator
  • Academic RankAssociate Professor
  • Email:aobeidat@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Specialization:Dr. Obeidat earned a PhD in environmental design with a specialization in interior design from Texas Tech University, USA (2008). Early graduate work (MFA degree in interior design, 1996) with a thesis project (department store) from Academy of Art University, USA, and a BFA degree in interior design from Yarmouk University, Jordan in 1990.
  • Research Interests:Dr. Obeidat is dedicated to an interdisciplinary research approach; research interests include a wide range of design related issues including environmental design, designing for elderly people particularly impaired with Alzheimer's disease, design education, distance education for interior design, learning environments.
  • Dr. Abdul Samad al Khalidi
  • Assistant Professor
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:aalkhalidi@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:+(971) 6 5057873
  • Specialization:Interior Design
  • Research Interests:My research interests relate to Islamic architecture and Interior design with a focus on historical research, contemporary design, and the connections between them. As well as developing in depth historical research into the processes of making museums, I have developed a series of events and publications which explore contemporary interior design, with a particular focus on design methodologies and the acknowledgement of the interpretive potential of design. As well as undertaking my own individual research, I work closely with colleagues on interdisciplinary projects who are exploring similar ideas through their design practice and with academic colleagues in the field of learning and education to develop projects at the boundaries of Education and Design.
  • Dr. Ayman Fathy Mohamed
  • Foundation Coordinator
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:afathy@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:+(971) 6 5057884
  • Specialization:Ph.D.: Applied Arts, Helwan University, Egypt, 2006
  • Research Interests:Design in society, textile in interior design, Design philosophy, design education
  • Dijana Macura
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:dmacura@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:+(971) 56 7175541
  • Specialization:M.A. University of Arts Belgrade 2007/ Serbia /former Yugoslavia
  • Research Interests:Exploring new, cutting edge & sustainable “green” technologies, ethical alternatives, and experimental practice in fashion design, textile design and industrial design. New approaches in garment construction and manufacturing versus traditional practice. Key fields in focus-Eco Chemistry and Bioengineering and its current and future influence on textile, wearable materials and fashion design. Further research orientation steps into the broad area of interdisciplinary communication and mutual influence between Fashion, Costume, Art & Sociology (influence and role of Fashion & Costume & Art to material culture, personal image, wellbeing and human communication through the language of clothes).
  • Dr. Sarah Khalil Ibrahim Abayazid Elmasry
  • Assistant Professor
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:selmasry@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Specialization:Architecture and Design Research
  • Research Interests:Architectural Design, Building Systems, Learning Environments.
  • Dr. Izmer Bin Ahmad
  • Coordinator - Fine Arts
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:iahmad@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Specialization:Fine Arts
  • Research Interests:Contemporary Art, painting, drawing, art theory
  • Dr. Iman Abdel Shahid Ibrahim
  • Assistant Professor
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:arc.iman@yahoo.com
  • Tel:(+971) 6 5057884
  • Specialization:Architecture
  • Research Interests:Sustainable Architecture.
  • Dr. Shaima Bdawi Elbardawil
  • Graphic Design & Multimedia Program Coordinator
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:selbardawil@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:+(971) 6 5057879
  • Specialization:Graphic Design - Visual Communication
  • Research Interests:Place Branding, Way-finding Systems Design, Legibility of Arabic Typeface, and Visual Communication in the Built environment.
  • Dr. Zoltan Somhegyi
  • Academic RankAssistant Professor
  • Email:zsomhegyi@sharjah.ac.ae
  • Tel:(+971)-6-505-7869
  • Specialization:History and Theory of Art and Architecture
  • Research Interests:History of art, Philosophy of art, Aesthetics, Art criticism, Curating, Art markets
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