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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. 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. Sherif Khashaba
Head of Department of Architectural Design
Associate Professor, Architecture
College of Art & 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. Najwa Rashid
Associate Professor, Graphic Design
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 of Multimedia and Graphic Design. Dr Abuelainin has a BA in Design 1985 and BA in Mass Communication 1992, Master in Digital Media Arts 1996 and PhD in Multimedia Design 2003 from Egypt and 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 by Adobe, Autodesk, Apple, Microsoft and certified as e-Learning Instructional Designer from ATD Education, USA. 

Dr. Hazem Taha Hussein
Professor, Visual Communication Design
College of Art and Design

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

Dr. Hazem Taha Hussein is an Egyptian visual artist, designer, and professor of visual communication design. He raised up and studied in Egypt and in Germany. He obtained his visual communication diploma and his PhD from Germany. Since the early 1980's Dr. Hussein participated internationally in different exhibitions and Biennials. During the 2000s, Dr. Hussein was a design consultant for local and international companies, and designed more than 130 products -including public art projects- in Africa, Asia, Europe, and in the Arab Countries.
Dr. Hussein taught typography, Arabic font design, visualizing information, and corporate design at the faculty of applied arts (Helwan university and Damietta university), at the faculty of applied sciences (German university), and was a guest professor of CD in the FH- Münster, Germany. He is a member of the German universities graduates’ association, member of the advisory board of the art magazine CP, and affiliated to many other institutions. He translated and published several articles and books, mainly about visual art, Arabic font design, the classification of Arabic typefaces, and the visual language in Middle east.

Dr. Henaa Abdul-Razzak Malalla
Associate Professor, Fine Arts
College of Art and Design

Telephone: 17764416
Email: habdulrazzak@ruw.edu.bh

Hanaa Malallah studied Fine Art in Baghdad with an emphasis on graphics and painting.  In 2005 her thesis concerning the logic order in Mesopotamian drawing gained her a PhD in the Philosophy of Painting. She has taught and lectured widely at a several faculties of the University of Fine Arts in Baghdad. At the end of 2006 she left Iraq for an artist residency at the Institute du Monde Arabe in Paris and from there followed the call of a fellowship offered by SOAS in London in 2008. She held a fellowship at the Chelsea College of Art in London from 20111 to 2013, currently, and temporarily,  she works as associate professor at Royal University for Woman (RUW) in Bahrain and concentrates on researches. Her work graces numerous private collections, art centres and museums, including the Centre for Modern Art, Baghdad, the Jordan National Museum Amman, The British Museum, Imperial War Museum/ London, The Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, The Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, Ramzi Dalloul Foundation/ Beirut.

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. Hadeel Regal
Associate Professor, Interior Design
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. 

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. 

Dr. Akeel Noori
Assistant Professor, Architecture
College of Art and Design

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

Dr. Akeel Noori holds a PhD in Sustainable Architecture, & EIA. He is a fully licensed consultant Architect since (1998). He is one of the pioneers who established Faculty of Architecture & Environmental Design, IIUM, Malaysia, Guest lecturer in the Architectural Design Dept., University Putra Malaysia, taught more than twenty varies courses in field of architecture. He headed numbers of academic committees and performed many workshops for many professional and academic bodies and universities. He achieved several architectural works in architectural professional field, consultant and senior Design Manager for many international projects in Malaysia, Dubai-UAE, Saudi Arabia and Iraq from 1990-20016; Essence of Dubai project- in Dubai Land 2008,development of alharam in Mecca 2006,consultant for Planning of Kota Bharu city in Malaysia 2005, Chief consultant for Rehabilitation of historical Hamasa City project in Oman 2016, in addition to many other projects & also an advisor for Training Staff of Ministry of Planning and Public Facilities, Khartoum State-Sudan. Dr. Akeel is also an author of number of papers and books; chapters in books, journal papers, and technical reports. He has many presented papers in many international conferences as well and has been supervisor for PhD, Independent & Topical Studies, and Design Thesis. Dr Akeel achieved many researches which are related to sustainable architectural design, environmental assessment, Islamic built environment, and theory and history of architecture. He published more than 15 papers, two books in English “Presented on “Amazon”, in addition to two books in Arabic. He was awarded gold and silver medals for two of his research papers by “IRIIE 2011 “IIUM,Malaysia. He is also a member in many professional and academic societies, an assessor for many “Elsevier” Journals, and member of many editorial boards of architectural Journals. 

Dr. Nidhi Goyal
(Assistant Professor, Fashion Design)
College of Art and Design

Telephone: 177 64408
Email: ngoyal@ruw.edu.bh

Dr Nidhi Goyal, is currently working as an Assistant Professor, Fashion Design, College of Art and Design, Royal University for Women. She obtained her M.Sc. degree in Textile Clothing, University of Delhi and Ph.D. degree in Nanofinishing for textiles, from University of Delhi, in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Delhi, Dept. of Textile Technology). She was awarded with ‘Gold medal’ for her research work from Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi, in 2015.

She has published several research papers in international and national journals and written numerous chapters for academic books. She has presented her research work in numerous conferences and received awards to be added in her accomplishments. She has substantial experience in academics pertaining to pedagogic development, management and handling research projects.

 

She has spent considerable time in the premium institutes of India viz., University of Delhi, National Institute of Fashion Technology (Ministry of Textiles, India), and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and grooming a number of young minds through fashion design teaching, mentoring masters’ research dissertations and as visiting jury member. 

Her main areas of teaching & research interests are apparel design and construction, nano materials & smart textiles, textile finishing, sustainability in apparel and textile and image/media make up and styling.

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.

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.

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.

Ms. Noora Khalid Albinfalah
(Assistant Teaching)
College of Art and Design

Telephone: 177 64408
Email: nalbinfalah@ruw.edu.bh

BA in Fashion Design 2017 from Royal University for women – Bahrain (Proudly), Edexcel Diploma in Art and Design 2014 from Royal University for women.  Participated in many fashion shows and competitions during academic years of studies. Joined the academic team since 2018 As Teaching Assistant in College of Art and Design – Fashion Design Department, organized many fashion shows and events during 2018-19.

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