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Faculty Bio for Abderrahim Agnaou

Abderrahim Agnaou

School - School of Humanities and Social Sciences Employment Status - Full-Time Office - Building 8, Office No. 8 Office hours - TBA Office extension - (+212) 535-862-462
Dr. Abderrahim Agnaou is an Associate Professor of communications & rhetoric. He holds a doctorate in Applied Linguistics, with a concentration in Educational Technology. He worked as a Multimedia & E-learning Manager in Casablanca for 4 years before joining Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, where he has been a faculty member since 2006. He currently serves as the Academic Coordinator for Undergraduate Programs at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the University GenEd Coordinator in charge of monitoring and assessing the Liberal Arts component of the AUI undergraduate programs. He served as Chair of the Academic Council in 2018-2019, and he earned the Teaching Excellence Award in 2018 in recognition of his innovative pedagogy and dedication to his students. Dr. Agnaou served on many committees at AUI, including the Student International Mobility Grant, Community Service Advisory Board, Disciplinary Committee, SGA Advisor, Hand in Hand Association Advisor, CEA Accreditation Steering Committee Chair, Editorial Board member of Perspectives, a discontinued AUI newsletter, International Affairs AC Committee Chair, and ATLAS Advisory Board member. Dr. Agnaou chairs a biennial conference on Civic Engagement and Service Learning in Higher Education, and he serves as a reviewer for the International Journal of Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IJRSLCE), a peer-reviewed online journal dedicated to the publication of high-quality research focused on service-learning, campus-community engagement, and the promotion of active and effective citizenship through education. Dr. Agnaou has served as member of the scientific committees of Moroccan and international conferences. His research interests include educational technology, distance education, multimedia instructional design, e-learning, digital humanities, knowledge management, institutional effectiveness, quality assurance in higher education, strategic planning, community-engaged service learning, and communications.