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Centre For General Studies - Faculty Members

Welcome to the RUW Centre for General Studies. We are looking forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your success.

Dr. Abdulraheem ShaheenDr. Abdulraheem Shaheen
Assistant Professor
Centre For General Studies

Telephone: +973 1776 4497
Email: ashaheen@ruw.edu.bh

BA in Arabic Language Studies - Al Azhar University – Egypt
Postgraduate Diploma - University College of Bahrain

MA in Education - St. Joseph University - Lebanon
PhD in Educational Citizenship - St Joseph University – Lebanon

A native of Bahrain, Dr. Shaheen graduated from the Faculty of Arabic Language at Al-Azhar University in Cairo in 1979. Dr. Shaheen went on to serve at the Ministry of Education as a teacher of Arabic Language at the Secondary level. After ten years of teaching he joined the Department of Curriculum Development of Arabic Language and worked there for seven years where he trained and supervised more than 60 teachers. In 1992, he joined the Department of Special Education in Bahrain. He was later made responsible for the recruitment of teachers in private educational institutions and directed the Arabic language instruction in private schools. In 2002, Dr. Shaheen was promoted as the Head of the Educational Research Development Centre. He received his PhD in 2008 in Educational Citizenship.

Ms. Bridget HansenMs. Bridget Hansen
Fulbright Scholar, Teaching Assistant, CGS
Centre for General Studies

Telephone: +973 1776 4472
Email: Bhansen@ruw.edu.bh

B.A. in Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude, University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A. in Classical Studies, Summa Cum Laude, University of Illinois at Chicago 


Bridget Hansen is a U.S. Fulbright Student English Teaching Assistant for the 2016-2017 school year, as well as a Ph.D. candidate in cultural and medical anthropology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She is interested in Islamic psychology, globalization, and medicine in the Arabian Gulf, and has studied abroad extensively in the Middle East, including Nizwa, Oman and Amman, Jordan via numerous scholarships and awards. She has conducted research on gender and alcoholism in the United States for her senior undergraduate thesis which earned her high distinction in the anthropology major. She has also worked as a research intern for The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago conducting research on the role of urban community gardens in the health and wellbeing of lower-income residents, immigrants, and refugees. She aims to become an effective professor and prolific researcher of cultural and medical anthropology. 

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