Assistant Professor

2021, Doctor of Education (EdD), Educational Leadership, The University of Western Ontario, Canada

2018, Master of Education (MEd), Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development, University of Toronto, Canada


Dr. Elissar Gerges is an Assistant Professor at the College of Interdisciplinary Studies. She holds a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from The University of Western Ontario and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development from the University of Toronto, Canada. 

Dr. Gerges has more than 15 years of experience in K-12 and higher education settings. With a deep commitment to improving the quality of teaching and learning experiences for both educators and students, her research interests are related to practice-based research, in the area of SoTL, to inform decisions that lead to advancing evidence-based pedagogies and bridging the gap between education theory and classroom application. 

Dr. Gerges is a strong advocate of science media literacy as an interdisciplinary approach to critically evaluate science in the media. She is a contributing writer in science and education for Intelligent Speculation, The Skeptic, Edutopia, and EducationWorld.


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, MF3-L2-049


+971 2 599 3220

Teaching Areas

Educational Leadership, Science Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Professional Development