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COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN - Faculty Members

The College of Art and Design, is home to some of the most exciting academic programmes at the Royal University for Women RUW.

Dr. Shweta Kinra Kalra
Dean College of Art and Design
Assistant Professor - Fashion Design
College of Art & Design

Telephone: 17764417
Email: skinra@ruw.edu.bh

Dr. Shweta Kinra Kalra, is presently the Dean for College of Art and Design. She joined RUW in the year 2012. Before the position of the Dean, she served the College for four years as the Head of the Department for Design. 
Dr. Shweta accomplished her doctoral and postgraduate degree in Textiles and Clothing, and an additional graduate and postgraduate degree in Education from University of Delhi, India. She further did certificate courses in illustration and computer aided designing from one of the reputed institutions in India. Her Ph. D research was on flat floor coverings of Rajasthan (State in India) and its contemporary perspectives. Based on her work, she has presented papers at national and international conferences and also developed design software for the flat rugs industry, introducing CAD/CAM in this field. Dr. Shweta has her other research work related to various aspects of traditional textiles in India and in Bahrain. She has guided couple of master’s dissertations and presented research work and published in prestigious conferences and journals. 
Before joining RUW, she had teaching experience of fourteen years, in the field of Textile/Fashion Design, Apparel and Education at prestigious colleges of University of Delhi. During these years she also gained experience of working as a Research Associate in projects associated with Design Development and Information Technology. She was a member of the core curriculum committees at NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) and CBSE (Central board of Secondary Education) developing learning material for the vocational courses in Textiles and in adapting and adopting curriculum changes in the field of textiles and clothing. She was actively involved in organizing workshops, seminars and fashion shows. Working as guest lecturer and as an examiner and paper setter with various colleges and institutions and exposure to the electronic media – presenting TV and radio shows in field of Textiles and Apparel, gave an amazing experience and further strengthened her professional skills.

Dr. Hisham Al Azzawai
Head of Department of Architectural Design
Assistant Professor, Architecture Design
College of Art & Design

Telephone: 17764496
Email: jkadhim@ruw.edu.bh

Dr. Hisham Al-Azzawi holds a PhD in Urban Design & Planning. With over thirty years of experience in both academic and professional fields, he has broadened his interests throughout these years at various levels. He is an AIA, "American Institute of Architects", Associate, and has a LEED, "Leadership in Energy and Environment Design" certificate. He worked as an international education specialist and afterwards was became the Director of the Arabic Department at ERES, one of the leading companies for educational evaluation services in California, USA. He has worked in both governmental and private sectors as a senior architect and urban designer in Iraq and in the region. He was the director of the Regional Bureau in Iraq, one of the pioneer consultations firms in Baghdad, leading a team of over thirty engineers and architects. He worked as an educational expert with the Arabic Institute for Technical Education, an Educational Arabic collaborated entity. At the academic level, he taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in theories of architecture and urban design. He also supervised many Master Degree theses and was awarded by various letters of thanks from Ministries, Universities and some other educational institutions for outstanding participation in the field of carrying on seminars, lectures, exhibitions and workshops Dr. Hisham has teaching experience in the University of Baghdad, Iraq, the Applied Science University in Amman, Jordan, and University of Nizwa, Oman, where his last assignment was the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Academic affairs. Most of his research focuses on the relation between cultural effects and urban and sustainable forms and the role of social and cultural infrastructure in the process of urban design and planning.

Dr. Nesreen Elmelegy
Head - Department of Design
Associate Professor, Fashion Design
College of Art and Design

Telephone: +973 177 64408
Email: nelmelegy@ruw.edu.bh

Dr. Nessreen Elmelegy completed her Doctoral work as a PhD researcher in the Institute of Design & Media, Fashion Design Dept., – University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover, Germany. Before joining RUW she worked as an assistant Professor of Fashion Design in the ready-made garments Department, Faculty of Applied Arts, Damietta University, Egypt. She was also External Auditor for the Higher Education Institutions, The National Authority for Quality Assurance & Accreditation of Education, Egypt. She also worked as a Vice Manager of the Quality Assurance & Accreditation of Education Unit, Faculty of Applied Arts. Damietta University, Egypt.
 
She has authored many research papers in the field of Fashion Design in many International Conferences and Journals in England, Poland, Romania, Thailand and Egypt. She also published an international book in Amazon .com under title “Innovating Fashion Designs from Ancient Egyptian Costumes”. Dr. Nessreen has successfully guided five M.Sc. research theses and two PhD theses in Damietta University and three M.Sc. research theses in Royal University for Women. 
 
During her study in Germany Dr. Nessreen shared in a big Fashion Project 'Hannover goes Fashion' in University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Hannover, also she stablished and organized many fashion shows in Damietta University, Egypt and in Royal University for Women, Kingdom of Bahrain.
Dr. Nessreen has teaching experience of more than twenty years in teaching fashion design courses in  Faculty of Education - Mansoura University, Faculty of Applied Arts - Damietta University and in Royal University for Women, Kingdom of Bahrain.

Dr. Janon Khadim
Dean; College of Engineering
Associate Professor, Architecture Design
College of Art and Design

Telephone: 17764496
Email: jkadhim@ruw.edu.bh

Dr. Janon Kadhim is Dean of the College of Art and Design since January 2015 and an Associate Professor of Architecture. She holds a PhD in Architectural History, a M.S. in Architectural Conservation, and a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from the University of Baghdad, Iraq. She has a long career in teaching Architecture, Interior Design, Art and Architectural History, and Conservation at universities around the world including Baghdad, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, USA, and Oman. She has taught courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. She has supervised many M.S. and PhD theses including 2 PhD dissertations at “La Sapienza”, University of Rome. As a heritage expert she has had an important role as a consultant for the Municipality of Baghdad in Iraq. In addition she has maintained a private Architectural, Design and Consultation practice with her husband, also an Architect, previously in Baghdad then in Jordan, and presently in their hometown in Sacramento, CA. Her scholarly interests are particularly oriented towards the influence of cultural interaction and its impact on Architecture and Design, in addition to research in conservation and preservation of architectural heritage. She has delivered many talks and presentations at numerous professional institutions and conferences including the AIA in New York. She has many published papers in Scientific Arab journals in addition to a published book. In addition to teaching she is very interested in curriculum and program review and development and is proud of her role in developing many architectural programs at various Arab universities. In the USA she also worked as an International Educational Specialist, evaluating educational records earned from foreign countries for study and work in the USA. She is affiliated with many Arab Engineering and Design Associations and is an Associate AIA member (American Institute of Architects).

Dr. Najwa Alhamami
Associate Professor, Fine Arts
College of Art and Design

Telephone: 17764503
Email: nrashid@ruw.edu.bh

PhD, in Fine Arts (with honors) 1988 University of Polytechnico, Spain, Valencia. Diploma in Graphic Design, Newtec Institute. HD of Art education in Fine Art faculty in Alhodeidah University, Republic of Yemen from 1999 to 2008. Committee Member of the Prize of the President of Republic of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh for the Fine Arts. For the years 2004, 2005, 2008. Associate Professor in Faculty of Fine Arts in Baghdad University, Design Department from 1989 to 1999. Participated in many Art exhibitions. Published many researches. Author of the book “The Form and the Content: The Duality of Participation” (in Press). Member of debate Committee of MA and PhD dissertations. Participating in many MA and PhD research seminars. Supervisor of many MA dissertations in Baghdad University, Fine Art Faculty. Designer of the Master Programme of Fine Arts in Drawing & Painting in Royal University for Women. Now she teaches in Foundation Programme in Royal University for Women, College of Art & Design since 2008.

Dr. Abuelainin Mohammed Hussain
Asssociate Professor, Multimedia & Digital Design
College of Art and Design

Telephone: 17764414
Email: ahussain@ruw.edu.bh

Dr. Abuelainin, Associate Professor, Dr. Abuelainin has a BA in Design 1985 from Academy of Arts - Egypt and BA in Visual Communication 1992 from UH - UK, Master in Digital Media Arts 1996 and PhD in Multimedia Design 2003 from UH - UK. In addition, Dr. Abuelainin has a fellowship of Higher Education Academy, UK. Dr. Abuelainin worked for more than 32 years’ professional work and 15 years’ academic experience within a multinational corporate environment in UK, South Africa, United Arab Emirates Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman and now in Bahrain. Also, Dr. Abuelainin certified in 12 Int’l professional IT certificates such as Adobe, Autodesk, Apple and Microsoft. Dr. Abuelainin professional member of American Society of Training Directors (ASTD). Dr. Abuelainin specialized in Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Digital Design, Digital Media, Web Design, e-Learning Design and Visual Communication. Dr. Abuelainin worked for:  2008-2015 Associate Professor, Colleges of Applied Sciences CAS Oman, 2003-2008 Assistant Professor, Int'l Academy for Media Science IAMS, Egypt, 1996-2008 G. Manager, Media Production City, Egypt and 1986-1992 Senior Graphic Designer in the United Arab Emirates.

Dr. Sherif Khashaba
Associate Professor, Architecture
College of Art and Design

Telephone: 17764256
Email: skhashaba@ruw.edu.bh

Dr. Sherif Khashaba is an associate Professor of Architecture working in Zagazig University, Faculty of Engineering, and Architecture department. He holds a PhD in Architectural Design, a M.S. in Architectural Design, and a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt. His scholarly interests are oriented towards the influence of new technology and its impact on Architecture and Design. He attended many conferences related to Architecture in many countries. He has many published papers in scientific journals and some international conferences in Spain, Egypt and Lebanon. In practical field he has an important role as a consultant for many big projects in Egypt.

Dr. Hadeel Regal
Associate Professor, Interior Architecture
College of Art and Design

Dr. Hadeel Regal, Associate Professor of Interior Architecture, has over 26 years in both academic and professional field experience. Dr. Regal is a Ph.D. (2004) and Master’s degree (1999) holder in Fine Arts, Interior Architecture from the Interior Design Department of Alexandria University. Her Ph.D. dissertation emphasized in “Interior Architecture Between Globalization and National Identity.” In academia she has worked as an associate professor in the Faculty of Fine Art, Alexandria University; Associate Professor and Staff member of Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport; Associate Professor in the Faculty of Art and Design, Interior Design Department at American University of Madaba, Jordan. She has been an academic advisor for Ph.D. and Master’s students, and has participated in numerous conferences and played vital roles in organizing committees. Dr. Hadeel continually searches for new inspiration, superior design and representational skills, and clarity in communication with openness to collaboration. 

She has a strong commitment to innovative teaching practices, cultural awareness, concern about architecture, low cost interior solutions, the re-use, adaptation and transformation of existing interior architecture: restoration, renovation, and rehabilitation of old buildings, advanced visualization, digital fabrication, critical practice, theoretical and conceptual design, Human space, spatial design, furniture design. As well as various specializations, interfacing with and nurturing relationships with design professionals and the community, and stays savvy on current design trends.

As an Interior Designer whose multifaceted specialties range from design of accessories and furniture, lighting, designs to human interior spaces, and all-purpose designing. She actively maintains knowledge of local and international vendors in career arenas. She is always driven to bring customized design concepts to life in order to guarantee complete customer satisfaction. 

Arch. Amina Al Hariri (Assistant Professor)
Assistant professor, Interior Design
College of Art and Design

Telephone: 17764431
Email: ahariri@ruw.edu.bh

Arch. Al-Hariri graduated from the Architectural College of the University of Aleppo where she attained the degree of Bachelor of Architecture Engineering, a post-graduate degree in Architectural Design in 1986 and the Master of Architectural Design Degree in 2005.

Arch. Al-Hariri has professional experience in the field of architectural and interior design for the private sector for almost 15 years, and led a team of architects who supervised the projects dealing with the re-designing, renovating and rehabilitation of traditional buildings in the old city of Aleppo, Syria.

She has thirteen years academic experience in the field of Architecture and Interior Design, She has also participated in many international architectural competitions and published many papers since 1987 on the urban planning, traditional houses, and the relationship between people and dwellings.

Arch. Al-Hariri is a member of the Bahrain Society of Engineers and member of the Order of Syrian Engineers.

Dr. Amine Moulay
Dr. Amine Moulay, Assistant Professor
College of Art and Design

Telephone: +973 17764457
Email: amoulay@ruw.edu.bh

Dr. Amine Moulay is an Assistant Professor in Urban Planning and Design. He received a Bachelor degree from EPAU, Algeria in Architecture, then he continued with two Master degrees, MBA: Master in Business administration, major in project management from ESAA (Consortium with HEC Paris, ESCP Europe, Euromed Marseille and Lille 2 university), then continued his Master of Phil and Ph.D in Urban Planning and Design from University of UPM in Malaysia. He has both, professional experience (creating his own building company in Algeria) and academic experience (Assistant Professor at Royal University for Women and Scientific Researcher in University Putra Malaysia). His main areas of research are Urban Design, Interior Design, Quality of public places, place attachment, architecture and qualitative methodology through studying with in-depth the non-positivist paradigm. He published different papers in Q1 and Q2 journals with high impact factor, and participated in several international conferences (Kuala Lumpur, Istanbul). Recently he published a book in urban design with Lambert Editor from Germany. 

Dr. Dina Howeidy
Assistant Professor, Interior and Architectural Design
College of Art and Design

Telephone: : +973 1776 4482
Email: dhoweidy@ruw.edu.bh

Dr. Dina is an Assistant Professor, she possesses a Ph.D. in Environmental Control & Energy Efficiency -Architectural Department- Faculty of Engineering – Cairo University- Cairo-Egypt,  MSc. in Architectural Design and a Higher Diploma in the s-Department same field. Parallel to that she had more than 7 years of professional practice and experience as a CEO for the architectural design office” Silhouette “(her own business). This company won the award for the Best Interior Architectural Ideas for developing the designs for the commercial building “Panorama Shopping Centre” in 1998- Cairo-. She has twenty three years of teaching experience related to Architectural Design, Interior Architecture, and Environmental Control & Energy Efficiency. 

She worked at Prince Sultan University -Riyadh- KSA- Department of Architecture & Interior Design for 11 years as a faculty member, and one year as Academic Consultant and Assistant Professor in the Gulf University- Bahrain. During this Journey she taught several courses that varies between Design Courses, History of Interior Design/ Architecture/ Art, advanced lighting and Acoustics Design, Senior Research, Senior Project, she also worked as an Internship Advisor and Coordinator for 10 years, she headed a number of committees such as Teaching and Learning, Research, and Quality Assurance internally and gave lots of workshops in her discipline and in education in other universities abroad. Dr. Howeidy has lots of research interests which are related to energy efficiency, architectural design, environmental design, interior architectural design, and history of architecture, Bio-geometry, Biomimetic, Sustainability and Green Architecture, and Learning Difficulties ADD/ADHD. 

 

Dr. Howeidy published articles in Scopus and ISI journals, she was awarded for the results of her dissertation several times due to its role in healing and improving human being performance in the architectural spaces, she is also a member in the global scientific team for the science of Bio-geometry.  Dr. Dina has a fellowship in Teaching for Higher Education from Higher Education Academy- UK, and she is applying for Senior Fellow. She is also the Chief Editor for one of the Scopus Journals and a member in the advising and editorial boards for the same Journal. 

Mrs. Sara Khalid Al Hamar
Lecturer, Graphic Design
College of Art and Design

Telephone: 17764428
Email: shammar@ruw.edu.bh

MA in Design Management from Royal University for Women, Bahrain.
BA in Graphic Design from the Royal University for Women in Kingdom of Bahrain 2009. Additional degree Edexcel Diploma in Art & Design from the Royal University for Women 2006.

Courses: Research skills, Photography, Visual Rhetoric Concepts and Ideas, Applied Typography, Arabic Typography, Color and Illustration, Signs and Symbols, Visualization and Presentation of Data, Packaging and 3D design, Portfolio and Web Design.

Attended various conferences and workshops in Athens, Qatar, and Bahrain.

Shaikha May Khalifa Faisal Al Khalifa
Lecturer, Graphic Design
College of Art and Design

Telephone: 17764428
Email: malkhalifa@ruw.edu.bh

MA in Design Management from Royal University for Women, Bahrain.
BFA-Bachelor degree in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts in Qatar, Communication Arts and Designs program 2006.

Additional Education: New York Institute of Technology in Kingdom of Bahrain, Summer 2005. Qualified in Environmental Design. Work experience includes working with JWT, Kingdom of Bahrain. As well, worked in the Central Informatics Organization (CIO) before joining Royal University for Women as a Graphic Designer and Instructor in Fall 2008-Present. Worked on RUW events designs and campaigns organized exhibitions and member of the Events Committee for RUW. Freelancing since 2005-Present. Attended various Conferences, Workshops, and Seminars in Italy, London, Qatar, Dubai, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Kingdom of Bahrain.

Ms. Sara Ahmed
Lecturer, Multimedia Technology
College of Art and Design

Telephone: 17764482
Email: sahmed@ruw.edu.bh

Ms. Sara Ahmed accomplished her high school commercial studies with a GPA of 98.2%. Was awarded a scholarship by the government to go and study in the United Kingdom. She holds a Foundation Certificate as well as IELTS and ASP.NET all with high scores. A 2009 graduate from Leeds Metropolitan University with a Bachelors Degree in Multimedia Technology with distinction, and a 2017 graduate from Royal University for Women with Masters in Design Management with distinction. Her work experience includes training with Kuwait Finance House and Al Bayan Media Group. Her dedication and professional skills are assets in her role as a lecturer in graphic design, 3D graphics, motion graphic and web development courses.

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