Assistant Professor of Instruction, Arabic; MENA Language Coordinator
Phone number: 847-467-6780
Office location: Crowe Hall 4-113, 1860 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
Fadia Antabli is the Language Coordinator for the MENA Program and an Assistant Professor of Instruction, Arabic at Northwestern. In 2015-2016 she was a Searle Fellow and won the Arts and Sciences Alumni Teaching Award from the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciencess. She holds a Masters of Science in Adult Education from Indiana University in Bloomington and an MA in Educational Technology from the University of Huddersfield in England. Her thesis research was on “Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language.” She served as co-chair of the Executive Committee of the Chicago Arabic Teachers Council, 2016-2018.
Before joining Northwestern, Fadia worked as an Arabic language Lecturer at Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis. A native of Jerusalem, she comes with extensive experience in adult education and information technology instruction at the American Embassy in Amman, Jordan. Her research interests include educational theories and communicative approaches to learning, instructional design, Arabic literature and Islamic civilization and culture. Her recent research explores best classroom practices: “A Constructivist Approach to Learning: Classroom Practices for the Arabic Language Class.”