2009 Colorado State University, MA Teaching English as a Second & Foreign Language
2004 Wayne State University, MLIS
2001 University of Hawai’i, BA History & Literature


Lynnette Harper is an Instructor with College of Interdisciplinary Studies. She received a Master of Library & Information Science from Wayne State University and a MA in Teaching English as a Second and Foreign Language from Colorado State University.

After 8-years supporting ZU students and Faculty as the ZU Library LRC Coordinator, she has returned to teaching full-time with CIS. She has taught in 5 States and on 3 continents. Her favorite being Antarctica.

Her interests include Continual Learning Development, Experiential Learning, and Transferable Skills Development.


Dubai Academic City, F-L2-007


+971 4 402 1746

Teaching Areas

Second language/bilingual reading, second language assessment, intercultural communication & ESL/bilingual teacher preparation, & information literacy

Research and Professional Activities

Verbeem, Jeffery and Harper, Lynnette (2020) "Embedding Information Literacy Support in a Peer Learning Program: An Exploratory Case Study," Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 11: Iss. 4, Article 5.
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