Dr. Maha Salman is the Head of Department of Interior Design. She a LEED Accredited Professional (BD+C) architect holding a PhD in Sustainable Architecture from the University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom where she got “The Vice Chancellor's Award for an Outstanding Research Degree Thesis”. Dr. Maha Salman embraces numerous years of industry and academic experience in Canada and abroad. She is the author of several publications, including books, and has won a number of awards for her research work. Dr. Maha’s student-centered and interactive approach leads her philosophy to create a positive, engaging, and inspiring learning environment.
Dr. Seif Khiati is the Head of Department - Architecture. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington USA (1988), and a Doctorate Degree in Urban Design from University of Washington (2004). His research interests include Architecture and Urban Design History, Sustainability and Technology in Buildings and Urban Form, and Computer Multimedia in Architecture.
Dr. Constantin Spiridonidis is an Architect (Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece) Urban Planner (Univ. Paris VIII, France) and Dr. in Architecture and Urban Design (Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece).
He is a Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Interior Design at Canadian University Dubai. Prior to this, he was a Tenured Professor in School of Architecture of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Ra’Ed QaQish is a licensed architect (JEA), designer, and educator who has practiced and taught architecture, interior design, and graphic design at various universities in several countries. He is also a plastic/digital artist who has won numerous awards and participated in a great number of art exhibitions/Biennales internationally.
Simona Azzali is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture. She is an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in urban planning and design. Her research crosses a wide spectrum including urban spaces in the Middle East and tropical Asia; liveability and social sustainability of public spaces; place-making as well as mega sporting events and their impact on the built environment. Simona Azzali is passionate about cities and strongly advocates a people-oriented and participatory design approach to building better cities by design.
Sophie A. Johnson combines her knowledge in design practice, research, and education. Beginning her professional journey in interior design and bespoke furniture making, she later transitioned to the field of teaching. With more than two decades of experience, she has contributed to education at various levels, from undergraduate to postgraduate, and has been an instructor at prominent design institutions in London, including Ravensbourne University, University of the Arts London: Chelsea School of Art, Central St Martins, and Wimbledon.
Master in Design History, Royal College of Art, London, UK