Teaching Philosophy

The purpose of teaching is to deliver education that will produce citizens – shining pebbles in the social mosaic – who can be useful to themselves and to others. Those citizens will need to be aware of what is right, what is ethical, and what is ecological.

Through education citizens will be led by their own moral subconscious alone, making external rules on ethical behavior unnecessary. This is where the role of the educators/teachers comes in, from Pre-K to Post-Doc, to instill into the recipients of education a community spirit and social responsibility.

To address today’s needs, education has to be continuous and interdisciplinary, where the principle of lifelong-learning should serve as the cornerstone of any individual philosophy.

Education can be viewed as two-tier; for personal development and for the acquisition of employable skills. The former is for character development and is more or less static, while the latter is a dynamic one, aiming at the individual’s integration into the society’s workforce.

The responsibility of the teacher is to provide knowledge and skills that will enable the individual to serve the society for the immediate and near future, as well as to prepare the individual for lifelong-learning.

To fulfill this responsibility the teachers must be themselves aware of the trends in the various areas in which education is being offered. This awareness can be acquired through continuous collaboration with industry, business and government – the eventual employers of the graduates.

Technology - the ever-advancing infrastructure that maximizes the productivity of the utilized resources - can play a very important role in the educational process.

Teaching in an academic setting is the art, or science, of utilizing all tangible and intangible resources to best convey the intended education to the student recipients.At the same time the teaching resources, physical and intellectual need be continuously updated to reflect the social and technological evolution.

Teaching’s ultimate objective is to create professionals who can successfully tackle the globalization problems of today, and gainfully capture the opportunities of tomorrow.

Undergraduate Courses Taught

New York Institute of Technology 2009-Present
International College - Nanjing, China

  • Computer Architecture
  • Electrical Circuits I and Engineering Tools
  • Electrical Circuits II

    The American University of Kuwait 2005-2007
    Computer Science and Computer Information Systems

  • Principles of Information Systems
  • Technology and Ethics
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Net Centric Computing
  • Software Engineering
  • Mobile Computing
  • Data Structures and Algorithm Design
  • Operating Systems
  • Theory of Computation
  • Principles of Programming Languages

    The American University of Sharjah, UAE 2001-2005
    Management Information Systems

  • Management Information Systems
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Systems Analysis
  • Internet Business Applications
  • Business Data Communications
  • Mobile Computing

  • Texas A&M International University, Laredo 1995-2001
    Management Information Systems

  • Computing Concepts
  • Management Information Systems
  • Introduction to Multimedia

    National University of Ioannina, Greece 1994-1995
    Computer Science

  • Operating System
  • Computer Organization

    Florida Atlantic University Boca, Florida 1984-1990
    Computer Engineering

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Microcomputers
  • Electronics for Non-EEs
  • Electronics Laboratory
  • Switching Systems Design

    University of Heidelberg, Germany 1992

  • Software Engineering

    Florida Institute of Technology 1982-1985
    Computer Engineering

  • Computer Organization I
  • Computer Organization II
  • System Design I
  • System Design II

  • Algerian National Engineering Institute Boumerdes, Algeria 1978-1982
    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Active Devices and Circuits I
  • Active Devices and Circuits II
  • Electronic Circuit Design
  • Analog and Digital Devices
  • Introduction to Digital Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Advanced Integrated Circuits
  • Power Semiconductor Circuits

    University of Petroleum and Minerals Dhahran, Saudi Arabia 1977-1978
    Electrical Engineering

  • Electrical Circuits
  • Electronics I
  • Electronics II
  • Projects Design

    California State Polytechnic University 1975-1977
    Computer Engineering

  • Computer Programming
  • Digital Circuits & Laboratory
  • Digital Systems Design & Laboratory
  • Sequential Logic Design Laboratory
  • Logic Systems
  • Advanced Digital Devices
  • Senior Project Advising & Supervision
  • Digital Implementation of Algorithms
  • Phase Locked Loops

  • Graduate Courses Taught

    Kuwait Maastricht School of Business 2005-2007
    MBA Program
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Management Information Systems
  • Master Thesis Supervision

    Texas A&M International University 1995-2001
    MBA and MIS Program

  • Online-Course Design
  • Bank Technology
  • Electronic Commerce
  • Web Multimedia
  • Information Systems Concepts
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Expert System & Artificial Intelligence
  • Int’l Issues in Information Systems

  • Institute for Educational Research, Mexico 1997
    Program in Educational Administration
  • Educational Resources Management

    University of LaVerne, Athens, Greece
    MBA Program

  • Management Statistics
  • Decision Support Systems

    Boston University European Program 1991-1993
    MBA and MIS Programs

  • Data Communication
  • Computer Organization
  • Operating Systems
  • Database Design
  • Software Engineering
  • Programming Languages Architecture
  • Decision Support Systems

  • Florida Atlantic University 1984-1990
    Computer Engineering
  • Computer Hardware Design
  • Microprocessor Projects
  • 16 & 32 Bit Microprocessors
  • Master Thesis Supervision
  • Graduate Independent Study
  • Doctoral Dissertation Supervision

    Florida Institute of Technology 1982-1985
    Computer Engineering

  • System Programming I
  • System Programming II
  • On-Line Computer Systems
  • Special Projects in Electrical Eng
  • Digital Systems Design I
  • Digital Systems Design II
  • Multiprocessing Systems

    California State Polytechnic University 1975-1977
    Computer Engineering

  • Computer Architecture

  • Supervised Theses as Committee Chairman

    PhD in Electrical/Computer Engineering
    Florida Atlantic University - 1990

  • Automatic Classification of Continuous Speech without Predetermined Training Set

    Masters Degree in Business Administration
    Kuwait Maastricht Business School - 2007

  • Knowledge Management in the Kuwait Public Sector: Issues and Recommendations
  • Role of Information Technology in achieving the vision of The Kuwait State Audit Bureau
  • The adoption of RFID in Kuwait

  • Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Florida Institute of Technology & Florida Atlantic University - 1982-1990

  • A Traffic Design Tool for mCellular Voice Communication Systems
  • Isolated Word Recognition for Digits Zero through Nine
  • Spell-Out of CRT Text in Aid of Blind Computer Operator
  • Fault Tolerance on the 6502 Microprocessor
  • Speaker Independent Speech Recognition Using Walsh Transforms
  • A Computer Supervised Patient Monitoring System
  • Studies on Fault Tolerance in Microprocessors
  • Optical Character Recognition of Handwritten Material
  • Computer-Aided Electronic Circuit Analysis and Design