Senior Instructor

In progress, Ed. D. in Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education, Johns Hopkins University
2007, MA in Teaching English as a Second Language, University of San Francisco


Alliya Anderson is an innovation and entrepreneurship and English language instructor, working with students to transition their ideas into opportunities. She is a member of Cohort 3 of the UAE Ministry of Education-Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Education Program, a 2023 Stanford d.School Faculty Innovation Fellow, and a former Faculty Champion in the Stanford d.School University Innovation Fellows program.

She is currently a doctoral candidate studying Entrepreneurial Leadership in Education at Johns Hopkins University. She has also delivered innovation and entrepreneurship workshops to Abu Dhabi Municipality, UAE Social Leaders, Emirates ICT Innovation Center (EBTIC), St. Andrew's University, Khalifa University Medical School, and Khalifa University Center for Teaching and Learning.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF3-1-016

Teaching Areas

Academic Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial Leadership
Design Thinking
Interdisciplinary studies

Research and Professional Activities

Publication: Chapter 8: Building a Socio-cognitive Evaluation Framework to Develop Enhanced Aviation Training Concepts for Gen Y and Gen Z Pilot Trainees, A Framework of Human Systems Engineering: Applications and Case Studies, A. Anderson, S. Feng, F. Interlandi, M.V Melkonian, V. Prezanovic, M.L. Woolsey, C. Habak, and N. King, (2020).