Associate Professor

Ed.D.  2012 - Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA, Educational Leadership and Administration in Higher Education

M.A.  2005 - Notre Dame University, Lebanon, Applied Linguistics (TEFL minor)

B.A.  1999 - Universite Libanaise, Beirut, Lebanon, English Literature and Language (License D'enseignement) 



Dr. Zeina Hojeij joined Zayed University as an Assistant Professor in August 2013. She is currently the Chair of the Education Studies Department at the College of Education at Zayed University.  She holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Saint Louis University, MI, USA. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also a Blackboard Certified Associate and Accredited Facilitator, a Certified Online Instructor (COI) and CELTA & CELTYL certified. Dr. Hojeij has taught and coordinated a range of both undergraduate and graduate courses in Education and English Language and has been involved with teacher mentoring with Al Jalila Foundation for the past three years. Her research interests include educational leadership, English language education, mobile learning technology (ML), and teaching & learning. Dr. Hojeij has presented at national and international conferences and published her work internationally in peer-reviewed journals. She is currently involved in various research projects.


Dubai Academic City, C-L2-056



Research and Professional Activities

Hojeij, Z., & Ozdemir-Ayber, P. (2021). Effectiveness of using digital feedback on EFL students writing skills: An action research study. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT). 12(3). In Press

Ozdemir-Ayber, P. & Hojeij, Z. (2021). Promoting intercultural awareness through stories: A UAE case. Journal of Teaching & Teacher Education (JTTE), 9(2), 59-69. Available at:

Hojeij, Z., Atallah, F., Baroudi, S., & Tamim, R. (2021). Challenges for practice teaching in UAE schools: Supervisors’ and pre-service teachers’ perceptions. Issues in International Research, 31(2), 513-536. Available at:

Hojeij, Z. & Baroudi, S. (2021). Engaging pre-service teachers in virtual field experience during COVID-19. International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET), 19(3), 14-32. DOI:10.4018/IJDET.2021070102

Hojeij, Z., Meda, L. & Kaviani, A. (2021). Using reflective journals for analysing pre-service, early childhood teachers' perceptions of practicum experiences. Issues in
Educational Research, 31(1), 130-148. Available at:

Baroudi, S., Tamim, R., & Hojeij, Z. (2020). A Quantitative Investigation of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors Influencing Teachers’ Job Satisfaction in Lebanon. Leadership and Policy in Schools. Available at:

Eppard, J., Hojeij, Z., Ozdemir-Ayber, P., Rodjan-Helder, M., & Baroudi, S. (2019). Using mobile learning tools in higher education: A UAE case. International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, 13(11), 51-69. Available at or pdf at

Hojeij, Z., Dillon, A.M., Grey, I, & Perkins A. (2019). Selecting high quality dual language texts for young children in multicultural contexts: A UAE case. Issues in Educational Research, 29(4), pp.1201-1222. Available at or

Hojeij, Z. & Baroudi, S. (2018). Student perceptions on peer feedback training using a blended method: A UAE case. Issues in Educational Research, 28(3), pp. 265-278. Available at or

Baroudi, S., & Hojeij, Z. (2018). The role of self-efficacy as an attribute of principals’ leadership effectiveness in K-12 private and public institutions in Lebanon. International Journal of Leadership in Education. DOI: .

 Dillon, A.M., Hojeij, Z., Perkins, A., & Malkawi, R. (2018). Examining the text quality of English/ Arabic dual language children’s picture books (BEB-2030.R1). International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. DOI:10.1080/13670050.2017.1415867. Available at:

Hojeij, Z. & Ozdemir-Ayber, P. (July 2017). Classrooms on the Go: Flipped Instruction in Higher Education EFL. Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education, 5(2), pp. 1-10. ISSN (2210-1578). Available at

Hojeij, Z. (June 2017). Technology integration and the curriculum. TESOL Perspectives, 25(2), pp. 31-35. Available at

Hojeij, Z. & Hurley, Z. (2017). The Triple Flip: Using Technology for Peer and Self-Editing of Writing. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: 11(1), Article 4. Available at:

Hojeij, Z. & Ozdemir-Ayber, P. (February 2016). Implementing flipped Mobile Learning (ML) material in an EFL course. TESOL Perspectives, 24(1), pp. 39-41. Available at

 Hojeij, Z. (2014).  Learning to Listen Effectively in EFL Classes.  International Journal of Bilingual & Multilingual Teachers of English, 2(1), pp. 1-12.  

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