EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
a) Ph.D (Geotechnical Engineering), National University of Malaysia Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia (2010 - 2014)
b) M.Sc. (Geotechnical Engineering), University of Tikrit Tikrit, Saladdin, Iraq (2004 – 2007)
c) Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering), University of Tikrit Tikrit, Saladdin, Iraq (2000 – 2003)
- Soil Improvement and Soil Stabilization.
- Neural Network Modeling of Soil Mechanical Properties.
- Soil-Nanomaterial Mixture.
Teaching is a process of instilling the concepts and necessary skills for life-long learning, in addition to team participation, with an individual. The student will ultimately leave the protective environment of the ‘educational system’ to enter society as, hopefully, a contributing entity. When this occurs, it is vitally important to have the ability to ‘teach one’s self’ and effectively collaborate with others, in order to manage and process the problems and issues that are presented during life. I believe this is necessary for the continued growth of humanity.
An important characteristic of effective teaching at the college level is the use of research results to enhance the student learning experience. Geotechnical Engineering is one of my primary research areas; my work in this area focuses on research that provides useful teaching, advising, and curriculum development techniques to civil engineering educators. I then use the results from this research to continuously work on improving my teaching approach. As is true with any such attempts, not all of my improvement ideas are successful, but I would much rather try new ideas and approaches in an attempt to keep improving as a teacher than never try something new out of fear that it won’t work. I constantly push my students to extend themselves beyond their comfort zone as they face new experiences, so it’s only fair to do the same to myself.
In order to achieve the ultimate goal of student learning, I strive to implement strategies that create a collaborative and safe atmosphere and encourage the application of knowledge to new situations. I believe that these strategies help students become ready and able to utilize their knowledge in their studies and in their future employment.
Second International Engineering Conference on Developments in Civil & Computer Engineering Applications, P 53 - 60.