Emad Mohammad Alghazo, Ph.D

Dean, College of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences

Al Ain Campus

+971 3 7024926

Education@aau.ac.ae

Education

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

  • Curriculum Development/Modification.
  • Learning disabilities.
  • Phonological Awareness.
  • Early Literacy.
  • Inclusion.
  • Strategies for teaching students with disabilities.

Selected Publications

A. Refereed Publications

 

  1. Alghazo, E. (2021). Collaboration Between Special Education Teachers and Regular Education Teachers: Implications for Professional Development. International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education, 13(1), pp. 35-41.

   2. Salwa, A, Alghazo, E (2021). Mental Health of Individuals who are Deaf during COVID-19: Depression, Anxiety, Aggression and Fear. Journal of           Community Psychology. Journal of Community Psychology.

  1. Alghazo E, Alghazo, Y. (2020).  In-Service and Pre-Service Special Education Teachers’ Perception of NCTM Standards: Implications for Professional Development. International Journal of Education and Practice, v8, No 4, pp 686-694.
  1. Z.K. Ellala, J Abu-Attiyeh, E.M Alghazo (2020). Preferred Thinking Styles of Gifted Students and the Implications for Curriculum Development. Utopía y Praxis Latinoamericana, July Special Issue.
  1. Alghazo, E. (2018). The Effect of Enrolling Gifted Students at King Abdaullah II School for Excellence on their Social adaptation. Alfateh Journal in Education and Psychology. Issue 75.
  1. Hussein, S., Abdelrazaq, H, & Alghazo, E. (2016). The Effectiveness of a Training Program in Developing the Auditory Perception Skills and its Effect in Improvement reading Skills of Students with Learning Disabilities. International Journal for Research in Education, UAEU, Volume 40 Issue 1.
  1. Alghazo, E. (2015). The Effect of a Training Program in Developing Memory in Learning Disability Students in a Saudi Sample. Scientific Journal, Assyot University, College of Education.
  1. Alghazo, E. Alghazo, R. (2014). Reaching High Standards: Prospective Special Education Teachers Perceptions About Their Computer Competencies and the Usefulness of Computers in Teaching Students with Disabilities. Journal of Education and Practice. Vol 5, No. 37.
  1. Hussein, S., Alghazo, E. (2014). The Effect of  Enrolling  Gifted  Students at  King Abdullah the Second distinctive school on Social Adaptation. International Interdisciplinary Journal of Education
  1. Alghazo, Y., Christina, M., and Alghazo, E. (2013). An Analysis of Pre-service Teachers’ Dispositions towards Mathematics. European Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 40 Issue 4.
  1. Alghazo, E. (2011). Prospective Special Education Teachers Perceptions About Their Computer Competencies and the Usefulness of Computers in Teaching Students with Disabilities. Faculty of Education Journal, Fayoum University.  Volume 11
  1. Alghazo, E. (2011). Knowledge of CEC Standards Held By Special Education Teachers: An Introduction to Quality Assurance. Egyptian Association of Reading and Literacy.
  2. Alghazo, E. (2010). Knowledge, Skills, and Practices Concerning Phonological Awareness Among Early Childhood Education Teachers. Journal of Research in Childhood Education. 24, 172-185.
  1. Sartawi, A., and Alghazo, M. E. (2006). Special education Teachers Perceptions of Factors Influencing Their Instructional Practices. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. 29(2):161-165
  1. Alghazo, E.; Tibi, S., & Sartawi, A. (2006). Difficulties Associated With Basic Reading and Writing Skills in Elementary School Children. Journal of the Faculty of Education UAEU. 9, 13-32.
  1. Sartawi, A., Alghazo, E., Gaad, E., Tibi, S. (2005). Restructured Special Education Program: Standards and Accreditation. Journal of Special Education Academy.
  1. Alghazo, E. (2005). Special Education teachers Perceptions Towards Effective Instructional Practices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) . Teacher Education Special Education. 28 (3/4).
  1. Tibi, S., Sartawi, A., & Alghazo, E. (2005). The impact of foreign housekeepers on children’s reading and writing skills. Journal of Special Education Academy. 9, 13-32.
  1. Alqaruti, I., Alghazo, E.; Alhamedi, M. (2004). Effectiveness of Resource Room Teachers in the United Arab Emirates. Qatar Journal of Education,
  1. Alghazo, E.,; Alsawaie, O. (2004). Meeting NCTM Standards for Mathematics by the Special Education Program in the College of Education from the View-Point of Students. Journal of Special Education Academy, 5, 145-174.
  1. Alghazo, E.; Alqaruti, I., Sartawi, A (2004). Teaching Methods of Special Education Teachers in the United Arab Emirates. Ain Shams university.
  1. Alghazo, E.; Tibi. S., Sartawi, A. (2004). Competencies of preservice and inservice special education teachers in instruction of mathematics. Alazhar Journal of Education.
  1. Alghazo, E.; Gaad, I., (2004). General Education Teachers in The United Arab Emirates and Their Acceptance to the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities. British Journal of Special education, V. 31 (2).
  1. Alghazo, E.; Dudeen, H., & Alqaruti, I. (2003). Attitudes of Pre-service Teachers Towards Persons with Disabilities: Predictions for the Success of Inclusion. College Student Journal, 37, 515-522.
  1. Alghazo, E., (2002). Educators Attitudes Towards Persons With Disabilities: Factors Affecting Inclusion. Journal of the Faculty of Education UAEU, No.19, 27-44.
  1. Alghazo, E., (2002). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-ADHD.  Almanal Journal.

 

 

B. BOOKS

  • Alghazo, E. (2015). Exceptional Children: An Introduction to Special Education. (Translation to Arabic). Alaimam University.
  • Tibi, S.; Alghazo, E., Sartwai, A. &  Nazem, M., (2009). Introduction to Reading Disabilities. Darwael Distribution Company, Amman-Jordan.
  • Sartawi, A., Tibi, S., Alghazo, E., and Nazem, M. (2009). Assessing Reading Difficulties. Darwael Distribution Company, Amman-Jordan.

C. CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  1. Alghazo, M. E. (2003). Evaluation in Special Education. United Arab EmiratesUniversity.
  2. Alghazo, M. E., (2003). Collaboration with Families and other Professionals to meet the needs of individuals with Disabilities. United Arab EmiratesUniversity.

Conferences

 

  1. Mathes, M. & Alghazo, M. E. (2008). The Importance of Accreditation in Teacher Education Programs in Arab Universities. Presented at the Arab Deans meeting which accompanied the Fourth Educational Week at the College of Education at QatarUniversity.

 

  1. Ikhlef, A., Alghazo, M. E., Khalifa, B., & Alhajeri, F., (2008). Inclusive Teaching Practices in Qataris' Schools. Fourth Special Education Conference "Inclusion: Practices and Challenges". College of Education, Qatar University.

 

  1. Alattiyah, A., Alghazo, M. E., and Lazarus, B. (2008). Shaping the Future for Special Needs Children Through Parents and Professional Effectiveness Partnership. The first conference on Early Childhood Education "Best Practices to Support Children's Development and Learning". College of Education, Qatar University.

 

  1. Alghazo, M. E. (2006). Social competence of students with learning disabilities in Emirates school settings. UAEU seventh research conference.

 

  1. Sartwai, A., & Alghazo, M. E. (2003). The Development of the Special Education Program at the UAEU. (Presented at the Annual International Conference: Globalism-Reaction and Interaction, at the UAEU in March 23-24).

 

  1. Alghazo, I., & Alghazo, M. E. (2003). Preservice Special Education Teachers Competencies in Using Technology. (Presented at the Annual International Conference: Globalism-Reaction and Interaction, at the UAEU in March 23-24).

 

  1. Alghazo, M. E., & Alqaruti, I. (2003) The Extent to which University Special Education Teachers are Competent with CEC Standards. (Presented at the Annual International Conference: Globalism-Reaction and Interaction, at the UAEU in March 23-24).

 

  1. Alghazo, M. E. (2002). Learning Disabilities in Students who are gifted: Assessment and Remediation. (The conference for the gifted and talented) Egypt, AsyotUniversity. 263-292.

Professional Experience

September 2020-Until Now  Dean of the College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

 

June 2020/September 2020   Acting Dean of the College of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

 

September 2019-Until Now    Director of the Special Education and Applied Psychology Programs

 

September 2018-Until Now   Faculty Member at Alain University, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

August 2013-2018                  Faculty Member at Umm Al-Qura University, Department of Special Education.

 

December 2010-2013             Consultant of Quality Assurance and Accreditation

KingFaisalUniversity (NCAAA and International Accreditation Agencies)

Deanship of Quality Assurance and Accreditation

 

 

September 2007–2008         Faculty Member at Qatar University, Department of Psychological Sciences. Special Education Diploma Program Coordinator.

 

September 2001-2007            Faculty Member at the United ArabEmirates University

                                                Department of Special Education.

 

October 2000 -2001               Faculty Member at Mutah University. Department of Counseling and Special Education.

 

August 1999 to May 2000      Graduate Assistantship, University of Illinois at

Urbana-Champaign. Department of Linguistics

·         Teaching Intermediate Arabic.

·         Teaching Introduction to Special Education.

 

June 1998 to May 1999          Graduate Assistantship, University of Illinois at

Urbana-Champaign. Department of Community Health.

 

August 1998 to May 1999      Graduate Assistantship, University of Illinois at

Urbana-Champaign. Department of Linguistics

·         Teaching Colloquial Arabic.

·         Teaching “Exceptional Children in the regular classroom”.

 

August 1997 to May 1998       Research Assistantship, University of Illinois at

Urbana-Champaign. Office of Gerontology and Aging Studies (OGAS)

 

1997          Volunteer, PACE- an agency for persons with disabilities.

·         Administrative Duties.

·         Assessing Persons with Disabilities.

 

1996      Volunteer at UrbanaMiddle school & UrbanaHigh School Special Education Program.

  • Assisting  persons with Disabilities (e.g. LD/BD).

 

1995- 1996                              Personal Aid/Private. (A person who has a physical disability)

 

1994-1995                               Personal Aid, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Beckwith Hall for persons with disabilities.

Teaching Courses

  • Introduction to special education
  • Introduction to learning disabilities
  • Introduction to mental retardation
  • Introduction to visual impairments
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Adaptive behavior skills
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Introduction to behavior and emotional disabilities
  • Selected readings in English in Special Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction for Students with disabilities
  • Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities
  • Individuals with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Classroom Environment
  • Classroom Management
  • Education of Exceptional Needs Students
  • Physical and Health Impairments
  • Educational Programs for Students with Learning Disabilities
  • Inclusive Education
  • Capstone in Special Education
  • Field Experience

Memberships

  • Learning Disabilities Association (LDA).
  • International Association of Special Education (IASE).