Doctor of Education Student | Global Executive Doctor of Education Program| Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

Master of Education | Learning, Design, and Technology | Pennsylvania State University | 2018
Certificates: Educational Technology Integration, e-Learning Design

Bachelor of Science | Information Systems | Carnegie Mellon University Qatar | 2010
Minors: Computer Science, Business Administration, Mathematical Sciences

Certified Master Instructional Designer | Association for Talent Development | 2018

EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leadership Program | 2016

professional experience

Learning Engineer | Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) | (current)

Blended Learning Specialist | NU-Q | 2017-2018

User Support Specialist | NU-Q | 2010 - 2017


Member | IEEE IC Industry Consortium on Learning Engineering

Higher Ed Expert Panelist | 2019 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report

Member | Northwestern University IT Governance Educational Technology Advisory Committee

Member | NU-Q Pedagogy Committee

Consultant | NU-Q Media Innovation Lab (MIL)

Mentor/Consultant | Northwestern University Education Technology Teaching Fellows


Speaker | Getting Comfortable Outside the Comfort Zone: How to support teachers making a move EdEx Qatar | April 2018 | Doha, Qatar

Panelist | Unleashing the Potential of MOOCs, Distance & Online Learning and Blended Learning
Higher Education Technology Conference & Expo | March 2018 | Bangalore, India

Panelist | Emerging Technology in the Classroom: Innovations in Instruction
Broadcast Education Association Annual Conference | April 2018 | Las Vegas, USA


Hussain, S., Mills, A., & Sanders, A. K. (2018, March). Use of Slack in the Undergraduate Classroom as a Means of Fostering Student/Faculty Engagement. In Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings (Vol. 2018, No. 4, p. SSAHPP995). Qatar: HBKU Press.

Mills, A., Sanders, A. K., & Hussain, S. (2018, March). Digital Skills Implementation in Journalism and Mass Communication Curriculums: A Census of Programs in the Middle East. In Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings(Vol. 2018, No. 4, p. SSAHPD1084). Qatar: HBKU Press.

Mills, A., Sanders, A. K., & Hussain, S. S. (2018). Fitting It All In?: A Census of Undergraduate Ethics and Leadership Courses in Accredited US Journalism and Mass Communication Programs. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 1077695818777588.