Dr. Nesreen Akhtarkhavari
Associate Professor and Arabic Program Director, DePaul University.
Faculty Council of DePaul University, the Women Network, the College Community Engagement Task Force, and the Department By-Laws Committee.
President of the Board of Directors of the World Engagement Institute; Member of the Board and Chair of Amman Chicago Sister City International Education Committee; Board member and Vice President of the Arabic Language and Culture Center; and Board member of the Radius of Arab Writers Association.
President of Global Education and Training Services, Inc.
Dr. Nesreen Akhtarkhavari is an Associate Professor and Arabic Program Director at DePaul University, author, and member of numerous executive boards for various NGOs. As an author, her publications range from co-authoring the National Standards for Teaching Arabic in the United States to preparing teaching material, writing short stories in Arabic, translating novels, muses, and poems, and preparing training material. Her collection of short stories, Between Present and Absence, gained her a membership in the Jordanian Writers Association, and Arab Writers Association. Her works have appeared in Afkar, the Journal of the Jordanian Ministry of Culture, AlRai, Al-Zamman, Mantis, Ezra, and a number of literary websites.
She has also presented at national and international conferences including the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL), American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), and Northeast Modern Languages Association (NEMLA), Middle East Studies Association (MESA), Women Leaders Conference in Abu Dhabi, and TAKAFUL Conference on Community Engagement in Amman, Jordan, among others.
Akhtarkhavari currently serves on the Faculty Council of DePaul University, the Women Network, the College Community Engagement Task Force, and the department By-Laws Committee. She also serves on non-profit boards as President of the Board of Directors of the World Engagement Institute; Member of the Board and Chair of Amman Chicago Sister City International Education Committee; Board member and Vice President of the Arabic Language and Culture Center; and Board member of the Radius of Arab Writers Association.
Furthermore, Akhtarkhavari was instrumental in supporting the development of civic and professional organizations in the Arab world. She chaired a number of annual conferences that promote civic development and delivered training on leadership, program development, networking, teamwork, board development, fund-development, international communication, diversity, and international consulting. She founded the Saudi Association of Teachers of English (SATA), one of the first professional organizations in the Kingdom, participated in the launch of Arabian Society for Human Resource Management (ASHRAM) as its woman membership director, and helped launch Maan, a public awareness NGO sponsored by Arab News. Akhtarkhavari is also the President of Global Education and Training Services, Inc.
Last modified: 02/11/2019