Haigazian University

Suha Safiyiddeen, Ed.D

Dr. Suha Safiyiddeen
Chairperson, English Department
Associate Professor of  Applied Linguistics &TESOL
Office: Mehagian 304
Tel.: 961 1 353010/ ext. 353


Dr. Suha Safiyiddeen is a graduate of the American University of Beirut and the University of Leicester, UK. She is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics & TESOL and the Chairperson of the English Department at Haigazian University where she teaches Applied Linguistics courses and TESOL Teaching Diploma courses. Prior to this role, she had taught at the American University of Beirut and at the Lebanese American University. She has presented many papers in international conferences and published academic research articles in international journals. Her main research interests are multilingualism, multiculturalism, and gender. She has given several gender training workshops. Suha completed a Master Trainer certificate in March 2019. She has conducted myriads of workshops in Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Qatar, Bahrein, and the UAE.  She has also been a teacher trainer since 1996 and has worked as an educational consultant and TESOL specialist with several educational institutions nationally and regionally. She is the co-founder and former President of TESOL-Lebanon. She is also a member of several international professional associations.


Language & Gender
Intercultural Communication
Teacher Training


Multilingualism and Gender
Teacher Education
Leveled Readers


– Safiyiddeen, S.(2012). “Gender Mainstreaming in Teacher Education”. Journal of Pedagogical Research, pp. 127 – 161
– Safiyiddeen, S.(2008). “ Constructing Gender Identity in Two Languages”. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 190,183-218


Ed.D, University of Leicester 
M.A., American University of Beirut;
B.A, American University of Beirut;
Teaching Diploma, American University of Beirut