Director of the Unit for Teaching Excellence and Leadership
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Assistant Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, College of Art
Dr. Diana Abdulkarim Aljahromi is the Director of the Unit for Teaching Excellence and Leadership (UTEL) at the University of Bahrain (UoB). Dr. Diana is also a board member in the Bahrain Teachers College. She is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP) Program. Diana received her MA degree from the University of Bahrain (Honors), and completed her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Sheffield, UK in 2012. She has also won a number of awards for her outstanding initiatives in the area of e-learning and the utilisation of digital instructional technologies. She received the Most Distinguished Teacher Award in 2003 from the Ministry of Education and the Bahrain e-Content Award in 2005 from the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism, Bahrain. She also represented Bahrain as a delegate in the International Visitor program organised in 2004 by the State Department, USA. She is also a Microsoft Certified Educator.
She is currently leading the UTEL Team to provide quality continuous professional development programs and workshops in academic excellence and leadership to local, regional and international HE institutions and governing bodies.
Prior to her current post, Dr. Diana served as the Director of the Quality Assurance Office at the College of Arts between 2015 and 2020. She was in charge of the measurement and implementation of all internal and external quality assurance processes such as moderation, reviewing programs, benchmarking, and accreditation.
Dr. Diana Al Jahromi has extensive experience of more than 15 years in university teaching, and she is a leading figure in utilizing technology and e-learning styles in the teaching and learning process. Aljahromi is a board member in the Society for Academic Excellence and Research, a regional representative, or a founding or associate member in several local, regional, and international organizations and associations the Language Testing Society, British Association for Applied Linguistics, Global Englishes, TESOL Arabia, and INQAAHE. She also actively participates in numerous conferences on CPD, linguistics, e-learning, and quality assurance. Dr. Diana has published diverse research studies in SCOPUS and other renowned databases and her main areas of research interest include Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Computational Linguistics, E-Learning and Teaching, Assessment, CPD, and Quality Assurance.
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