Associate Professor

• 2012 – Doctor of Education Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA

• 2005 – MA degree in Applied Linguistics and TEFL Notre Dame University, Lebanon

• 1998 – BA degree &Teaching Diploma in English Language and Literature Lebanese University, Faculty of Letters, Lebanon


Dr. Zeina Hojeij joined Zayed University in August 2013. She is currently an Associate Professor in the College of Interdisciplinary Studies. She holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Saint Louis University, MI, USA. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also a Blackboard Certified Associate and Accredited Facilitator, a Certified Online Instructor, and CELTA & CELTYL certified. Dr. Hojeij has taught and coordinated a range of both undergraduate and graduate courses in Education and English Language and has been involved with teacher mentoring with Al Jalila Foundation for the past 9 years. Her research interests include educational leadership, language education, mobile learning technology, and teaching & learning. Dr. Hojeij has presented at national and international conferences and published her work internationally in peer-reviewed journals. She is currently involved in various research projects.


Dubai Academic City, E - L2 - 039


+971 4 402 1870

Teaching Areas

Educational Leadership and Administration; Teaching & Learning; Teacher Training

Research and Professional Activities

Al Hammdi, M., & Hojeij Z. (2023). The development of students with disabilities’ experiences concerning distance learning in the Emirati Universities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Studies in Education, 13(3). 53-70

Hojeij Z., Baroudi, S., & Meda, L. (2023). Preservice teachers’ experiences with classroom management in the virtual class: A case study approach. Frontiers Education, 8:1135763. DOI:10.3389/feduc.2023.1135763

Hojeij, Z. (2023). Tell me a story: A United Arab Emirates case of engaging pre-service teachers in interactive read-alouds. Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education, 11(1), 13-22.

Hojeij, Z., Ibrahim, A., & Baroudi, S. (2023). Stressors and stress coping strategies of UAE school leaders. International Journal of Management in Education, 17(4), 339-360. DOI: 10.1504/IJMIE.2023.10051937

Meda, L., Baroudi, S., & Hojeij, Z. (2023). Faculty perceptions of virtual field experience placement in a teacher preparation program in the UAE. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 22, 25-40. DOI:

Hurley, Z., & Hojeij, Z. (2023). Coming-of-age of teenage female Arab gothic fiction: A feminist semiotic study. Humanities, 12(19). DOI: