2006 - Master's of Education - Concordia University, USA


Rama is a seasoned educator with an extensive background in higher education across Australia, the United States, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates.  In her role as a university lecturer since 2004, she inspired students through her dynamic and innovative teaching methods, fostering a deep passion for active learning and critical thinking. She is experienced in teaching Composition, Public Speaking, Critical and Creative Thinking, Professional Communication, and ESL courses.  In addition to her teaching expertise, Rama has held prominent leadership roles within the higher education sector as an Assistant Director of Studies and a Program Coordinator where she contributed to curriculum development, faculty mentoring, and program assessment, ensuring academic excellence. She has also played a vital role in promoting diversity and inclusion, championing initiatives that empower students and faculty alike.


Dubai Academic City, E-L2-06


+971 4 402 1928

Teaching Areas


Research and Professional Activities

• Makad, R., & Youssef, D. (2016). Using Visual Media to Improve Writing Skills. TESOL Arabia Perspective.

• Makad, R., & Youssef, D. (2014). Developing Leadership Skills Through Audience-centred Approach in Public Speaking. In Students as Leaders: A Practical Guide to Leadership Development. Book Chapter

• Makad, R., & Youssef, D. (2014). Essay Writing "Redefined": A Fun and Interactive Lesson. TESOL Arabia Perspectives.

• Makad, R., Youssef, D., & Al Badaal, S. (2014). Exploratory Study on the Impact of Game-Based Learning on Student Engagement. IEEE.