Doaa Rashed

Director, Language Engagement Project; Associate Teaching Professor, SAS

Doaa RashedDoaa Rashed joined the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University-New Brunswick as Associate Teaching Professor and Director of the Language Engagement Project in October 2019. Prior to that, she was the director of the MA TESOL (Teachers of English for Speakers of Other Languages) Program and co-director of the TESOL Teacher Professional Training Programs at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Doaa Rashed works at the crossroads of bilingual and multilingual education, and cross-cultural studies. A native speaker of the Egyptian dialect of Arabic and a learner of Standard Arabic and English as a foreign language, her personal and educational experiences led her to career paths in teaching English as a Foreign Language and as a Second Language, language teacher education, and teacher professional development. Rashed received a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Alexandria University, Egypt, a M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and a doctoral degree in Language, Literacy & Culture from University of Maryland Baltimore County. Her research focuses on language teacher professional identity, the intersection between language, culture and identity, and identity as pedagogy.

Rashed has been active for many years with pre- and in-service English language teacher education, having taught courses on topics such as TESOL teaching methods, teaching grammar and pronunciation, cross-cultural communication, language assessment and evaluation, and second language acquisition.

Rashed is passionate about partnerships between academic programs and public schools in the United States as well as international partnerships, having coordinated partnerships with bicultural and bilingual centers in Bolivia, China, Ecuador and Peru. She also offered ample professional development to language teachers in language centers in Educator and the Dominican Republic.