Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences
Prof. David Santandreu Calonge
Professor David Santandreu Calonge is Dean, Faculty of Communication, Arts and Sciences, at Canadian University Dubai. He has previously worked in Hong Kong (Hong Kong University, City University of Hong Kong, Lingnan University, Hong Kong Baptist University), South Korea (Sungkyunkwan University) and Australia (RMIT, The University of Adelaide)
Department of Communication and Media
Prof. Odekhiren Amaize
Ode Amaize is an interdisciplinary, teaching-award professor and Fulbright Scholar (Moscow State Conservatory, Moscow, Russia) whose teaching and research interests in media planning, creative advertising, cultural branding, studying marketing and advertising through literature
Dr. Lakhdar Chadli
Dr. Lakhdar Chadli has a PhD in Art sciences, specializing in Cinema – Television and Media Production. He previously served as an assistant professor at Regional School of Fine Arts at Mostaganem University-Algeria and Higher Institute for performance and audiovisual Arts (ISMAS) Algiers.
Dr. Rawa Nahhas
Dr. Rawa Nahhas received her Doctorate Degree in Philosophy and Social Science in 2008 from Damascus University, Syria. Her thesis looked at the philosophical discourse of Modernity, and deeply diagnosed, analysed, and discussed the problems of the contemporary world post the industrial revolution.
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Dr. Rami El Khatib
Dr. Rami El Khatib received his B.S degree from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon in 1998. Afterwards, Rami entered the Graduate Program in Biology at Rutgers University, New Jersey, U.S.A where he was conferred the M.Sc. in Biology degree, and the Ph.D. in biology in 2004.
Department of General Education and Language
Dr. Abdalla Abu-Libdeh
Worked at Birzeit University, Palestine and UAE University then held positions of Dean of Ed, Vice President and President of Al Ain University of Science and Technology before he moved to CUD as Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Currently, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Communication and Arts and Sciences
Dr. Efthymios Papatzikis
Dr. Papatzikis is an Associate Professor of Educational Neuroscience, fervently studying the field of brain development and perception through music and sound. He has been extensively trained in and worked on neuroscience and music education in many high profile institutions prior to joining the Canadian University Dubai, including Harvard University (PostDoc in the Mind Brain and Education program; Postdoc training at the Athinoula Martinos Centre for Biomedical Neuroimaging)
Dr. Joanna Seraphim
A graduate of EHESS, the top Social Science school in France, Dr. Joanna has lived in France, the United Arab Emirates and Canada. As part of UAE’s 2015 Year of Innovation, Dr. Joanna was selected to be in the first UAE government-funded cohort to study Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship at Stanford University.
Ms. Claire Roberts
Ms. Roberts holds a Master degree in Education and International Development from the Institute of Education, University College London, UK, where she is currently undertaking her doctoral studies. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Languages from the University of Derby, UK.
Department of Social Sciences
Dr. Ty Choi
Ty Choi is an Associate Professor of International Studies at Canadian University Dubai. Prior to this, Ty was Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the University of Melbourne where he successfully applied and received Korea Foundation (KF) funding of over AUD$ 500,000 to inaugurate Korean Studies programs.