In the midst of a pandemic and a shift to online learning, Mohamed Moghazy (MAFLT Alum, 2017) completed his doctorate from the University of Illinois this semester. Dr. De Felice mentored him during graduate work here at Michigan State University and has supported him throughout his graduate education. Dr. Moghazy even visited campus during a snowy, cold December to celebrate his first graduate milestone when he completed his Master of Arts degree in Foreign Language Teaching in 2017. He would begin his doctoral work very soon after completing his masters.
His doctoral work was the culumination of a lifelong dream to become a university professor in the U.S. or an inspector or teacher trainer in the United Arab Emirates. His dissertation, “Teaching and learning Arabic as a Second Language online: A case study of Dubai during the Covid-19 pandemic,” explores the challenges teachers and learners experienced with the shift to forced online learning and points to bright future for Arabic language teaching and learning.
We wish Dr. Moghazy continued success as he begins the job search process and continues to share his passion for Arabic with learners everywhere.