Senior Instructor

2023, Ph.D. in Education, The British University in Dubai


Suha Karaki, Senior Instructor at the College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Dubai, received her Ph.D. in Education (Special Education and Inclusion) at the British University in Dubai in September 2023, with a thesis focus on positive education and students with special educational needs and disabilities in higher education. Suha also holds a Fellowship in Higher Education certificate from Advance HE, in addition to an MA in Education (TESOL), a Teaching Diploma, and a BA in Communication Arts (Journalism) from the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Lebanon. Suha is bilingual in Arabic and English and has 20 years of experience in the fields of education, inclusion, creative and critical thinking, public speaking, public relations, Arabic, translation, and journalism.


Dubai Academic City, F-L2-003


+971 4 402 1356

Teaching Areas

Education, creative and critical thinking, public relations, media, Arabic, translation, and journalism

Research and Professional Activities

ElSayary, A., Meda, L., Karaki, S. & Mohebi, L. (2024). The effective use of virtual communication in an online professional development program: Investigating teachers’ attitudes. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 25(1), 78-94.

Meda, L., Mohebi, L., ElSayary, A. E., & Karaki, S. (2023). A mutually enriching inclusive education teacher professional development program: Mentors’ and mentees’ reflections. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching & Mentoring, 21(2), 51-62.

Wiens, B., Karaki S. & Mohebi, L. (2022). Teacher Training in Inclusive Education: Project Collaboration Between Al Jalila Foundation—Ta’alouf Program and Zayed University. In C. Coombe et al. (Eds.), English Language and General Studies Education in the United Arab Emirates, (pp. 445-465).Springer.

Palfreyman, D., & Karaki, S. (2019). Lexical sophistication across languages: a preliminary study of undergraduate writing in Arabic (L1) and English (L2). International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 22(8), 992-1015.