Aziza Ellozy


Aziza R. Ellozy is the Associate Provost for Transformative Learning and Teaching (AP-TLT), a Professor of Practice at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and the Founding Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT).

As founding director, she aimed at building a Center that supports faculty in the areas of pedagogy, assessment and technology-enhanced learning with an approach that integrated these three areas. Today the Center has a Digital Education unit and a Pedagogy and Assessment unit that work very closely together. It has a very successful track record with faculty development at AUC and has been critical to the smooth transition to remote learning during Covid 19.


As AP-TLT, Dr. Ellozy is responsible to elevate institutional attention to undergraduate and graduate education and signal its importance as a strategic priority of the university. In addition, she leads and facilitates innovations in pedagogy, including digitally- enhanced education that raises the profile of teaching across the university and beyond. She is also responsible for blended and online learning initiatives. Recently, she successfully led AUC’s emergency pivot to online teaching and learning during the Covid-19 pandemic. She also has also been leading the institutional initiative ‘Reinventing AUC’s Learning Spaces’ since March 2019.


Before joining AUC, she was a tenured faculty member at Fordham University in NY in the department of Natural Sciences. Her interest in faculty development and science literacy dates since then. She was among the first group of faculty in the US to be a ‘Faculty for 21st Century Scholar’, in the budding Project Kaleidoscope, and as such, was involved in the early efforts aimed at reforming US undergraduate education in the STEM field. This started her interest in educational reform and technology applications in the teaching and learning process.


Dr. Ellozy has given keynote speeches, invited presentations, consultations and workshops in Morocco, Portugal, the West Bank, Denmark, South Africa, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Greece, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Ecuador, Kyrgystan and the US, and is considered a regional faculty development expert. 


Dr. Ellozy was awarded AUC’s President’s Distinguished Service Award (2007), the School of Sciences and Engineering Award for Services to SSE Faculty 2009) and AUC’s Excellence in Academic Service Award (2011). She received the Provost’s Award for exceptional leadership of the Center for Learning and Teaching in 2012, and in 2013 she received the President’s Catalyst for Change Award.


Recent Publications:

Chapter 2: Advancing Active Learning Globally: Best Practices in Faculty DevelopmentMary Deane Sorcinelli and Aziza Ellozy in

Smith, C., & Hudson, K. E. (Eds.). (2017). Faculty Development in Developing Countries Improving Teaching Quality in Higher Education (1st ed., Routledge Research in International and Comparative Education). New York and London: Routledge.

Ellozy, A. R. (2015). Online learning needs a well-trained faculty. University World News - Global Edition. Issue No: 383. Retrieved December/January, 2016, from

Deborah DeZure, Nancy Van Note Chism, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Grace Cheong, Aziza R. Ellozy, Matthew Holley, Bahaa Kazem & Dawood Atrushi (2012): Building International Faculty-Development Collaborations: The Evolving Role of American Teaching Centers, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 44:3, 24-33