Curriculum Vitae of Prof. Dr. Mirahan Farag

Employment History (paid full-time and part-time posts/activities):

●       Full-Professor of Fashion Design at Dep. Of Clothing and Textiles, Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, on secondment to the Dep. Of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Science and Design, King Abdul-Aziz University since Jan. 2018.

●       Part-time associate professor of fashion design at Jeddah International College from Sep. 2018 to Jan. 2019.

●       Full-time Associate Professor at the Department of Clothing & Textiles, Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, Egypt from November 2013 to April 2019.

●       Deputy-Manager of "Establishing the Faculty of Fashion Arts" Project at Helwan University since Jul. 2017.

●       Assistant Professor at the Department of Clothing & Textiles, Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, Egypt from Sep. 2008 to Nov. 2013.

●       Associate Professor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Design Program, Faculty of Art and Design, October University for Modern Sciences and Arts (MSA), Egypt, from Feb. 2012 to July 2016.

●       Manager of the Training Unit at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University from Jan. 2011 to Sep. 2015.

●       Lecturer at the Department of Clothing & Textile, Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, Egypt from November 9th, 2002 to September 27th, 2008.

●       Teaching Assistant at the Department of Clothing & Textiles, Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, Egypt from December 24th, 1998 to November 8th, 2002.

●       Freelance fashion designer at Morinella (an Egyptian factory of kids and women's RMG) from 1999 to 2005.

●       Freelance translator since December 1999 working privately and for many organizations including, but not limited to: Winchester School of Art (UK), July-August 2005, and Khoyout Magazine and Khoyout Journal (a magazine and a non-periodical newsletter specializing in the textiles industry published by Khoyout Publishing Co. – www.khoyout.com) from February to July 2008.

 

External and Internal Secondments:

●       External secondment to King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from Jan. 2018 to the present.

●       External secondment to teach several fashion courses at the Faculty of Arts and Design, October University for Modern Sciences and Arts (MSA), Egypt, from Feb. 2013 to July 2016

●       Internal secondment to teach the English Language for Special Purposes course at the Department of Leather Industries, Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, during the academic year of 2010-2011.

●       Internal secondment to teach Fashion Design course at the Department of Industrial Education, Faculty of Education, Helwan University during the academic year of 2009-2010.

 

Fully-Funded Fellowships/Scholarships:

●       Fellow of the TNGO (Transantional NGOs) Fellowship at the Moynihan Institute, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, Upstate New York, USA, held in May 2012.

●       Fellow of Democracy and Governance program, held in Columbus Ohio, USA, from 31st March to 30th April 2011.

●       Research assistant on the Middle East and North Africa Project at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in Washington DC., from April to mid-Jun. 2009 (as part of the following LDF fellowship).

●       Fellow of Leaders for Democracy program held by Syracuse University in Upstate New York and Washington DC, U.S.A, March to June 2009.

●      Visiting Ph.D. student and researcher at the Department of Philosophy, School of Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Reading, UK; from April 2006 to April 2007.

●       Visiting Ph.D. student and researcher at the Department of Fine Arts, School of Art and Communication Design, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Reading, UK; from October 2005 to March 2006.

●       Visiting Ph.D. student and researcher at the Institute of Contemporary Art Research, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK; from April 2005 to September 2005.

 

Freelance Activities and Committees Membership:

●       Internationally Certified Trainer and Human Resources Development Consultant (CT/HRDC)® since Jan. 2011, delivering and developing various training programs.

●       Trainer and developer of training programs and materials at the National Center for Faculty and Leadership Development from January 2011 to Sep. 2013.

●       Consultant at the Unit of Scientific Research and Innovation, King Abdul-Aziz University, since 2018.

●       Chief-Coordinator of the Self-Study Report at the Dep. Of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Science and Design, King Abdul-Aziz University from 2018 to 2021.

●       Member of the Comprehensive Examination Committee for Ph.D. candidates at the Dep. Of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Science and Design, King Abdul-Aziz University since 2019.

●       Member of the Program Management Committee at the Dep. Of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Science and Design, King Abdul-Aziz University since 2018.

●       Member of the Scientific Research and Teaching Staff Committee at the Dep. Of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Science and Design, King Abdul-Aziz University since 2018.

●       Head of the International and Cultural Cooperation Committee at the Department of Clothing and Textiles at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University from 2015 to Dec. 2017.

●       Member of the Bylaws and Curricula Development Committee at the Department of Clothing and Textiles at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University since Dec. 2015.

●       Trainer at the Competency Development and Ongoing Training Center at Helwan University since 2011.

●       Speaker and member of the organizing committee of the 2nd National Conference of Training, held at Beni Suif University, November 2014.

●       Member of the organizing committee of the 1st National Conference of Training, held at Ain Shams University on 21st of Apr. 2013.

●       Member of the Sustainable Development of Resources Committee at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University from 2011 to 2015.

●       Member of the Strategic Planning Committee at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University from 2011 to 2012.

●       Member of Committee for Developing Postgraduate Studies at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University in 2010.

●       Member of the Environmental Development and Community Service Committee at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University from 2011 to 2013.

●       Member of the Conferences Organizing Committee at the Dep. of Clothing and Textiles, Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University.

●       Member of the Examination Control at the Faculty of Home Economics since 2008.

●       Leader and supervisor of many youths and students’ activities in different organizations.

 

Academic Publications and Conferences:

  1. Co-authored published paper entitled: "The Efficiency of Interactive E-book in Learning Functional Garments Design"   International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 19 (2021). Pp. 149-170.

  2. Co-authored published paper entitled: The Effectiveness of a Proposed Teaching Module on Designing and Crafting Handmade Wire Jewelry based on the Flipped Classroom Strategy" International Design Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2 (2021). Pp. 157-167.

  3. Co-authored published paper entitled: The Effectiveness of a Self-Paced E-Learning based Training Course on Raising Consumers' Awareness of Sustainable Fashion Journal of Arts, Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences. 65 (2021). Pp. 328-350.

  4. Co-authored published paper entitled: " Designing a Self-Learning based on E-Training Program on Sustainable Fashion."   International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. 18 (2021). Pp. 186-204

  5. Co-authored published paper entitled: " Designing an Interactive E-Book to Learn Functional Garments Design based on the Generic Instructional Design ADDIE Model."   Journal of Arts, Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences. 64 (2021). Pp. 272-285.

  6. Co-authored published paper entitled: The Impact of Fashion Ads on Social Media Platforms on the Purchasing Behavior" International Design Journal, Volume 11, Issue 2 (2021). Pp. 237-245.

  7. Co-authored published paper entitled: "Adapting the Properties of Photoluminescent Threads to Enrich Women's Abaya Using Automated Embroidery Techniques."   Journal of Arts, Literature, Humanities and Social Sciences. 55 (2020). Pp. 338-357.

  8. The co-authored book entitled: "Computer-Aided Fashion Design", (2019).

  9. Published paper entitled: "Costumes as a Pivotal Tool to Emphasize the Dramatic Character of Puppets." International Design Journal. Special Issue (2018). Pp. 1498-1530.

  10. Published paper entitled: "The Effectiveness of a Proposed Instructional Guide Based on Questioning Strategy to Improve Written Critique for Learners of Artistic Criticism of Fashion Design." International Design Journal. Special Issue (2018). Pp. 1531-1555.

  11. Co-authored published book Chapter entitled: "CSR Passion and Beliefs (A)", in an edited book entitled: "Giving Voice to Values," published 2016 by DARDEN Business Publishing.

  12. Published paper entitled: "Students’ Attitudes towards Using Social Media in Teaching Fashion Design Courses as a Means of Blended Learning to Achieve Sustainable Development." International Design Journal. Special Issue (2017).

  13. Published paper entitled: "Zero Waste Design as a Sustainable Fashion Application in Apparel Industry." International Design Journal. Special Issue (2017).

  14. Published paper entitled: "Effectiveness of Active Teaching Methods in Improving Students Learning of Artistic Criticism of Fashion and Students Attitudes towards those Methods." Second International Conference of Sustainable Development, 18-19 Nov. 2017, Port-Saied University. Egypt.

  15. Co-authored published paper entitled ‘Analysis of Fashion Merchandising Jobs at Apparel Manufacturing and Merchandising Organizations in A.R.E’, presented at the 2nd International Home Economics Conference of Human Development and Labor Market Needs, held at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, Egypt, on 8-9 May 2016

  16. Co-authored published paper entitled ‘The Effectiveness of a Proposed Training Program on Fashion Design using Computer’, presented at the 1st International Home Economics Conference of Human Development and Labor Market Needs, held at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, Egypt, on 7-9 May 2014.

  17. Published paper entitled 'The Role of Career Counseling Inventories in Predicting Academic Advancement of Students in Fashion Design Curricula", presented at the 1st International Conference of Applied Human Sciences, held at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, Egypt, on 8-9 May 2013.

  18. Published Paper entitled 'Females Attitude towards Consuming Fashionable Apparel Designs Inspired by Egyptian Folkloric Dresses', held at the 3rd International Conference of Plastic Arts: ”South-South Dialogue”, held at Assiut University, Egypt, on December 2012.

  19. Published Paper entitled 'The Segregation of Applied Arts from the Fine Arts and the Status of Fashion', presented at the '7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHILOSOPHY, 28-31 May, held at the Institute of Education, Athens, Greece.

  20. Published paper entitled 'Shelter or Dwelling? Architectural Aesthetics of Dress', presented at the Conference of Horizons of Arab Cooperation, held at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, Egypt, on 8-9 May 2013.

  21. Published paper entitled 'The Economic and Ethical Dimensions of the Ontology of Clothing", presented at the Conference of Horizons of Arab Cooperation, held at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, Egypt, on 8-9 May 2013.

  22. Speech entitled "Dress and Universal Values" at the conference of "Universal Values as the Foundation for Social Transformation", held in Cairo Egypt on the 15th-16th of Nov. 2011.

  23. Published paper entitled “Clothing Qua Art Form: A Platonic Perspective”, published in the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference of Plastic Arts: ”South-South Dialogue”, held at Assiut University, Egypt, on October 2010.

  24. Co-authored published book entitled “Philosophy of Fashion from the Perspective of Art Criticism”, published 2009 by Alam El-Kotob Publishings, (Co-author Prof. Kefaya Soliman).

  25. Paper entitled 'What is Art: the Old-New Definition', accepted for presentation and publication in the conference proceedings of the '2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHILOSOPHY, 4-7 June 2007, Athens, Greece.

  26. Paper entitled 'What is Art? Tales of the Unexpected and the Necessity of the Narrative', presented at 'Connections no. 6: An interdisciplinary conference of research students', University of Bristol, 1st, and 2nd March 2007.

  27. Paper entitled 'Generative Art Is Not Applied', accepted for presentation and publication in the conference proceedings of, 'The 9th International Conference on Generative Art, 13-14-15 December 2006, Politecnico University de Milano, Italy.

  28. Paper entitled 'Clothing and Architecture: the Aesthetics of the Inhabited Form', presented at 'Interactions: The Fifth Annual Conference of the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, University of Glasgow, 27th to 29th October 2006'.

  29. Paper entitled 'Authenticity in Fashion: the Ontological Question', presented at 'Authenticity: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference, 14-15 September 2006', University of Salford.

  30. Paper entitled 'Rancière, Clothing, and Art Definition: the Politics of Aesthetics and the End of Art Institution', presented at 'The Society for European Philosophy and The Forum for European Philosophy Joint Conference 2006', University of Dundee, 8th-10th September 2006.

 

Research Fields of Interest:

●       Fashion and Art Criticism

●       Aesthetics and Philosophy of art

●       Fashion Design and Analysis

●       Education Reform and Development

●       Career Development

●       Active Teaching/Learning and Students-centered-teaching/learning

●       E-learning in the field of Arts Education

●       Job Market Needs Analysis, Career Development, and Career Counseling

●       Social and Business Entrepreneurship

 

Supervision of Masters and Ph.D. Theses:

Ph. D. Thesis Supervised:

  1. The supervisor of a Ph. D. thesis entitled: "Utilizing the 'User-Centered Design' Approach to Enhance Functional and Aesthetic Features of the Long-Stay Psychiatric Inpatients' Uniform," by Fidaa Khidr Farag, Ph. D student at the Department of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Sciences and Designs, King Abdul-Aziz University. Registered in Dec. 2021.

  2. The supervisor of a Ph. D. thesis entitled: "Utilizing the 'User-Centered Design' Approach to Enhance Functional and Aesthetic Features of the Long-Stay Psychiatric Inpatients' Uniform," by Fidaa Khidr Farag, Ph. D student at the Department of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Sciences and Designs, King Abdul-Aziz University. Registered in Dec. 2021.

  3. The supervisor of a Ph. D. thesis entitled: "THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A SELF- PACED TRAINING PROGRAM TO RAISE CONSUMER AWARENESS OF FASHION SUSTAINABILITY", by Roaa Hussein Kady, Ph. D student at the Department of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Sciences and Designs, King Abdul-Aziz University. Registered in April 2018. examined and granted the degree in June 2021.

  4. The supervisor of a Ph. D. thesis entitled: "THE EFFICIENCY OF AN INTERACTIVE E-BOOK IN LEARNING FUNCTIONAL GARMENTS DESIGN," by Nesreen Solimani, Ph. D student at the Department of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Sciences and Designs, King Abdul-Aziz University. Registered in April 2018. Examined and granted the degree in June 2021.

  5. The supervisor of a Masters' dissertation entitled: "THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A PROPOSED TEACHING MODULE ON DESIGNING AND CRAFTING HANDMADE WIRE JEWELRY BASED ON THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM STRATEGY", by Esraa Abbas Eskouby, Master student at the Department of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Sciences and Designs, King Abdul-Aziz University. Registered in April 2018. Examined and granted the degree in May 2021.

  6. A co-supervisor of a Ph.D. thesis entitled “The Effectiveness of a Proposed Training Program on Fashion Design using Computer’, by Hala Mohammed Mostafa Soliman, Teaching Assistant at the Department of Clothing and Textiles, Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University. Registered in 2011. Examined and granted the degree in 2013.

 

Masters' Dissertations Supervised:

  1. The supervisor of a master's dissertation entitled "Reasons of Labor Market's Low Demand for Graduates of Fashion and Textiles Department of the Technical College, Jeddah, in the  Light of the Service Quality Model “The Servqual Model," by Afnan M. Jameel Mandili, Master student at the Department of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Sciences and Designs, King Abdul-Aziz University. Registered in Jan. 2022.

  2. The supervisor of a master's dissertation entitled ADAPTING THE PROPERTIES OF PHOTOLUMINESCENT THREADS TO ENRICH Women S ABAYA USING AUTOMATED EMBROIDERY TECHNIQUES”, by Arwa Yahya Awwam, Master student at the Department of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Sciences and Designs, King Abdul-Aziz University. Registered in 2017. Examined and granted the degree in May 2021.

  3. The supervisor of the Ph.D. thesis entitled:  "DESIGN SOLUTIONS FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT PATIENTS’ MEDICAL GOWN DURING THE POSTOPERATIVE PERIOD", by Sara Samy Barry, Ph. D student at the Department of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Sciences and Designs, King Abdul-Aziz University. Registered in 2020.

  4. A co-supervisor of a master's dissertation entitled “The Effectiveness of a Proposed Training Program on Fashion Merchandising”, by Abeer Hussein Abdullah, a researcher at the Department of Clothing and Textiles, Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University. Registered in 2015. Examined and granted the degree in Dec. 2017.

Membership of Viva/Examination Committees:

  1. Member of the viva committee to examine a master' Dissertation entitled "Designing a QR Code to Help Blind Females Choosing their Own Clothes", by Nadia E. H. Shaman, master' student at the Department of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Sciences and Designs, King Abdul-Aziz University. Examined in Jun. 2022.

  2. Member of the viva committee to examine a master' Dissertation entitled "The Effectiveness of A book Designed for Blended Learning of Modern Techniques of Draping", by Amjad Jamil A. Ali, Ph. D. student at the Department of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Sciences and Designs, King Abdul-Aziz University. Examined in Nov. 2021.

  3. Member of the viva committee to examine a master' Dissertation entitled "Artistic Vision for Female Dwarfs' Clothing Design in Saudi Arabia", by Mona Ahmed Amin, Master's student at the Department of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Sciences and Designs, King Abdul-Aziz University. Examined in 2020.

 

Professional Teaching Experience:

The following courses have been taught to Postgraduate levels (Masters' and Ph.D.):

  • Research Methods and Design

  • Psychology of Design

  • Aesthetics and Art Criticism of Fashion Design

  • Fashion Design for Stage

  • Fashion Design of Ready-Made Garments

  • Fashion Trends Analysis and Forecasting

  • The technology and Merchandising of Textiles for Fashion Design

  • Advanced Fashion Draping

  • Fashion Accessories Design

  • Fashion Materials

 

The following courses have been taught at the Undergraduate level:

●       CAD in Fashion design and illustration

●       Manual Fashion design and illustration (for women, men, and children; functional, for special occasions, and for the stage).

●       Draping

●       Pattern cutting and design

●       Apparel construction and sewing techniques

●       Graduation project in Fashion Design

●       Apparel production

●       Design and production of hand-made leather products.

●       Aesthetics and art criticism of Fashion Design

●       Fashion Merchandising

●       English for fashion

●       History of costumes.

 

Training Programs Designed:

Dr. Mirahan Farag has designed and delivered the following training programs:

●   "Using reference management software in writing research," a short training program designed for postgraduate students at King Abdul-Aziz University, delivered Feb. 2021.

  • "Common mistakes in writing research papers," a short training program designed for postgraduate students at King Abdul-Aziz University, delivered Dec. 2019.  

  • 1) 'Effective Communication Skills, Advanced Level, 2) 'Presentation Skills', Advanced Level, 3) 'Effective Communication and Presentation Skills', basic level, and 4) ‘Research Team Management, basic level; capacity building training programs for the professional development of faculty members at the Egyptian Universities, designed under the supervision of the National Center for Faculty and Leadership Development on 2012-2013, and certified by the International Board of Certified Trainers (IBCT), Egypt, 2013.

●      ‘NLP and its Applications in the Workplace’; a training program designed for Allseed Group for Food Industries, Egypt, October 2014.

●     ‘Active Teaching’; a training program designed for faculty members at Helwan University, Egypt, on Aug. 2014.

●       "How to write a Business Plan", designed for social entrepreneurs, and delivered for the Syracuse University and MEPI LDF graduates event, Jordan, 2013.

●      “Training Needs Analysis”, designed for faculty members at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, Egypt, 2013.

 

Professional Workshops and Training Programs Delivered:

I worked as a freelance trainer delivering many workshops and programs, including, but not limited to:

●       20 runs of 'Training of Trainers’ programs– Associate Trainer's level,' organized by the IBCT (International Board of Certified Trainers) at different Egyptian and Saudi universities and commercial organizations since 2011 and until now.

●       Training program on "how to use Zotero for citation", held at King Abdul-Aziz University, November 2019.

●       The workshop entitled "How to write a Business Plan for Entrepreneurs", held by Ishraqa NGO, 2015.

●       Training program entitled “Active Teaching”, held at the Faculty of Home Economics on 12th of August 2014.

●    The workshop entitled "How to write a Business Plan", held at Aqaba, Jordan, organized by Maxwell School at Syracuse University, Upstate New York, USA, in June 2013.

●     “Recertification of Associate Trainers Program”, held on 11-14 March 2013 at Menya University.

●       The workshop entitled “Training Needs Analysis”, held at the Faculty of Home Economics on 6th of Jan. 2013.

●       The workshop entitled "Strategic Planning”, held at the Faculty of Home Economics on 12th Dec. 2012.

●       A number of runs of 'TOT programs– basic level,' organized by the National Center for Faculty & Leadership Development (NCFLD) from 2011 to 2013.

●       Training Program 'Career Counseling', Organized by YAKI in July and August 2011.

●       The workshop entitled 'How to Prepare a Training Manual', Held at the Faculty of Home Economics on Dec. 2011.

●       A number of runs of 'How to Organize a Scientific Conference,' 'Effective Communication Skills,' ‘Effective Presentation Skills’, 'Time and Meetings Management,' 'Management of Research Teams’, and 'University Management;' different capacity building programs for faculty staff members organized by, and held on different dates at, the Competency Development and Ongoing Training Center at Helwan University.

●       'How to be a Workshop Facilitator', held at YAPD NGO in March 2010.

●       'Self Confidence and Self Power', held at Nahdet Elmharousa NGO on Feb. 2009.

●       'Peace Education through Arts,' held at Nahdet Elmharousa NGO on Jan. 2009.

 

Professional Workshops and Training Programs Attended:

Dr. Mirahan Farag attended a wide spectrum of training courses and workshops in different realms of life, ranging from highly specialized and technical training courses to very personal development ones. Some of the training courses were as short as 4-6 hours, and some of them were as long as 4-6 months. The following are some of the certificates I obtained and courses I attended in different fields, this includes, but is not limited to:

●       Training Workshop entitled "How to Design Electronic Exams", delivered by the Deanship of E-Learning at King Abdul-Aziz University on March 2020.

●       The workshop entitled "Fashion Industry Global Trends", was held at the Dep. Of Fashion Design, Faculty of Human Science and Design, at King Abdul-Aziz University on Feb. 2020.

●       Training course on "Designing Educational Videos", delivered by the Deanship of E-Learning at King Abdul-Aziz University on Jan. 2020.

●       A Workshop entitled "Intellectual Property, from creation to registration", was held by the Deanship of Development at King Abdul-Aziz University on Nov. 2019.

●       The workshop entitled "Marketing Volunteerism in the Digital World", was held at King Abdul-Aziz University on Jan. 2019.

●       Workshop on "Techniques of the Innovation Lab", delivered by the Deanship of E-Learning at King Abdul-Aziz University on Nov. 2018.

●       Awarded a certificate upon attending the training course of "Advanced Scientific Research Methods" on 7-8th of June 2015.

●       Awarded a certificate upon attending the training course of "Creative Thinking;" on 7-8th of June 2015.

●       Awarded a certificate upon attending the workshop entitled "The role of CSR", held by the International Labor Organization and the German University in Cairo on 19-20th of May 2015.

●       Attended workshop on "Giving Voice to Values in the Workplace (GVV1)", held by the International Labor Organization and the German University in Cairo on 6-7th of May 2015.

●       Attended workshop on "Applying Service Learning in High Dense University Classes", held at the American University in Cairo on 23-24 April 2015.

●       Awarded a certificate of achievement upon attending the First Training Program on “Service Learning”, held at the American University in Cairo on 1-3 September 2014.

●       Awarded a certificate of achievement upon attending the “Legal and Administrative Aspects of University Management” held by the Competency Development and Ongoing Training Center at Helwan University on Feb. 2014.

●       Awarded a certificate of achievement upon attending the ‘Graphic Diploma’ held at YAT Center for Training on September-December 2013.

●       Awarded a certificate upon attending the training course of "Designing Question Banks" in November 2013.

●       Awarded a certificate of achievement upon attending the program of ‘Transnational NGOs Leadership,’ held at Moynihan Institute at Syracuse University, Upstate New York, USA, in May 2012.

●       Licensed as a Certified Trainer and Human Resources Development Consultant (CT®) in Jan. 2011 upon successfully completing and meeting all the requirements of passing an intensive training program held by the International Board of Certified Trainers (IBCT) in Egypt from October 2010-January 2011.

●       Licensed as a ‘Global Career Development Facilitator’ (GCDF®) in Apr. 2010 upon successfully completing and meeting all the requirements of passing an intensive training program held by the National Career Development Association (NCDA) from February to April 2010.

●       Awarded “Certificate in Management” from the American University in Cairo, obtained on Jul. 2010. (21 Credit Hours program).

●       Awarded a certificate of achievement upon attending the training courses of 'University Management', 'Managing Research Teams', 'Strategic Planning for Higher Education Institutions, 'Competing for Research Projects', 'Time and Meetings Management';  different courses held at the Competency Development and Ongoing Training Center at Helwan University on May and June 2010.

●       Awarded a certificate of achievement upon attending an intensive training course in 'Sales Diploma,' held at Khatawat for Human Development, January 2009, Cairo, Egypt.

●       Awarded certificate of achievement upon completing the “Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy” program, held by the Catholic University of Milan from Oct. to Dec. 2009.

●       Awarded a certificate of achievement upon attending the 'Publishing International Papers' course, held at the Competency Development and Ongoing Training Center at Helwan University in June 2009.

●       Awarded a certificate of achievement upon attending the training course of the 'Boundless Self-Confidence’ Program, held at Khatawat for Human Development, January 2009, Cairo, Egypt.

●       Awarded a certificate of achievement upon attending the training courses of 'Self Power,' 'Communication Skills,' and ‘Speed Learning,’ held at Khatawat for Human Development, January 2008, Cairo, Egypt.

●       Participated in a one-day workshop entitled 'Textiles and the New Fabric of Life, held at Horniman Museum in London on September 2006.

●       Attended one-day conference and workshops on ‘Presenting Posters at Conferences;’ held at the University of Reading, the UK in July 2006.

●       Attended a symposium on 'Body and Material Culture' at London College of Fashion in June 2006.

●       Participated in a two-day conference entitled 'Getting Published in Arts and Humanities;' held at the University of Reading, the UK in May 2006.

●       Joined a training session on career development: ‘how to write a CV and apply for research fellowships and academic jobs;’ held at the University of Reading, the UK in February 2006.

●       Joined a training session on ‘tackling difficult situations in teaching and assessing university students;’ held at the University of Reading, the UK in January 2006.

●       Attended a training session on ‘marking students' essays and exam papers,’ and giving feedback; held at the University of Reading, UK in January 2006.

●       Attended a two-days-workshop on ‘teamwork, and working on a research project;’ at the University of Southampton, held in the UK in July 2005.

●       Attended a training session on ‘how to write an abstract for, and present a paper at, a conference;’ held at the University of Southampton, the UK in May 2005.

●       Attended an intensive 10-days course on ‘responsibilities of university faculty, and the concept of teaching to university students;’ Helwan University, Egypt. July 2004.

●       Attended courses held by the “Leaders Institute” in Cairo (a governmental institute specializing in giving courses on developing leadership skills, how to deal with subordinates, and how to tackle unexpected problems).

 

Creative Activities:

●       Curator of the Art Gallery held at the 10th Scientific Symposium at King Abdul-Aziz University, March 2019.

●       Hendam Fashion Show Chief-Coordinator at King Abdul-Aziz University, May 2018.

●       Arbitrator of creative competition of fashion design entitled "Extra Ordinary", held at King Abdul-Aziz University, April 2018.

●       Graduation Fashion Show Chief-Coordinator at the Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, 2017.

●       Costume design for the Character of ‘Geddo Sherif’ puppet, appeared in ‘Share’ Sherif (Sherif Street)’ program on CBC Sofra Channel, Egypt, 2016.

●       Costume design for a play entitled ' Shagaret El-Morr” (The Tree of Bitterness), presented at the Theater of the German University in Cairo, May 2013.

●       Costume design for a play entitled “Take Shouf (a Window for Vision)” presented on The Culture-Wheel's theater in Cairo, 28th Feb. 2011.

●       Costume design for a play presented on The Culture Wheel's theater in Cairo, 2003.

●       Participated in competitions of fashion design and won the award of Défilé Creation held in 1999; Cairo; Egypt.

●       Curator of exhibitions held at the gallery of the Department of Clothing and Textiles, Faculty of Home Economics, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.

●       Leader and facilitator of art (and other) workshops in community-based projects since 2008.

 

Social Activism (unpaid activities and posts):

●       Delivering training workshops and art activities for youth and kids in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, since 2018.

●       Founder of Darb Al-nour Organization for Development and Training, Egypt, in 2016.

●       Secretary-General of AM Foundation for Career Development, Egypt, since October 2012.

●       Secretary-General of El-Namaa NGO, Egypt, from April 2011 to April 2012.

●       Ashoka Champion on Youth Venture initiative, Egypt, in 2012.

●       Treasurer of Nahdet El-Mahrousa NGO from December 2009 to April 2010.

●       The leader of 'Ana Masry' (I am Egyptian) project, incubated at Nahdet El-Mahrousa NGO from 2008 to 2011.

●       Capacity building trainer and facilitator in the field of career and human development and peace education since 2008.

●       Speaker at the Egyptian-Danish Dialogue Annual conference, held in Denmark from 2008 and 2012.

●       Speaker at an evening event on "Political Developments in Egypt After the Revolution," held at the Department of Political Science, Muskingum University, Ohio, the USA on 8th of April 2011.

●       Participant in the “Muslim-Christian Dialogue in the Arab Region” conference, held in Cairo, September 2010.

●       Speaker at the “Women in Dialogue” conference held in Syria, July 2010.

●       Participant in “Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue” summer camp in Syria and Lebanon in July 2009.

●       A representative of The Egyptian Federation of Youth NGOs in InterAction program organized in Egypt and Jordan by the British Council, between December 2008 and March 2009.

●       The representative of Nahdet El-Mahrousa (NGO) in the Egyptian-Danish Dialogue Annual Conference, held in Denmark on 21-27th August 2008.

●       A representative of Nahdet El-Mahrousa in an intercultural dialogue meeting with a multi-faith US delegation from National Peace Foundation and The Islamic Society of North America, held in Cairo on 21st June 2008.

●       The representative of Nahdet El-Mahrousa in different cultural dialogue events held by the Forum for Cultural Dialogue in the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS).

●       Participated in 'Communities of Practice' workshop by Muslim Youth Foundation, held on March 2007, London, UK.

●       Participated in the 'UK Life Makers Conference' held in March 2007, London, UK.

●       Participated in 'Getting Engaged' Conference of the Christian-Muslim Forum, held in February 2007, Birmingham, UK.

●       Certified as an 'Interfaith Champion' (upon attending an intensive interfaith workshop by FOSIS [Federation Of Students Islamic Societies in the UK and Ireland http://www.fosis.org.uk/ ] held on September 2006 at the University of Nottingham, UK.

●       I am an activist in interfaith dialogue, peaceful coexistence, and social cohesion since 2005, as I am very interested in working with people from other religious and cultural backgrounds.

●       Leader and supervisor of students’ activities at Egyptian universities since 1998, including social, entertainment, and art activities.

Education:

●       Ph.D. in Fashion Design. My thesis is entitled 'The Philosophy and Criteria of Artistic Criticism of Clothing', obtained from Helwan University, Egypt under a joint supervision program with the University of Reading, UK, April 2008.

●       MS.c of Fashion Design. My dissertation is entitled 'The Effectiveness of a Suggested Program for Learning Artistic Criticism of Fashion Design – an Experimental Applied Study', obtained in September 2002.

●       BS.c of Home Economics, Helwan University, Dept. of Clothing & Textiles, obtained in May 1998.

●       Diploma of Statistics from the American University for Continues Education obtained in July 2019.

●       International license of Trainer of Trainers and Human Resources Development Consultant (CT®) from the International Board of Certified Trainers (IBCT) on Jan. 2011.

●       International license of Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF®) from the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) in the USA in July 2010.

●       PWT (Professional certificate in Written Translation), a Professional Diploma from the American University in Cairo, obtained in December 1999.

 

Language Skills:

●       Excellent command of English (writing and speaking).

●       Excellent Arabic writing style (Native).

●       Basic French.

 

Computer Skills:

●       Obtained The ICDL (International Computer Driving License) in 2004.

●       A very good user of Microsoft Office.

●       Diploma of Graphic Design from YAT Learning Solutions, Cairo, Egypt, Dec. 2013.

 

Qualifications, Experience, and Competencies:

●       Ph.D., MS.c, BS.c, CT, GCDF, PWT, and Business Management degrees and certificates.

●       University teacher/lecturer with 24 years of experience in dealing with youth, academia, and university staff.

●       Certified Trainer and Human Resources Development Consultant (CT®)

●       Certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF®) from the National Career Development Association in the USA and accredited from the CCE (Center for Credentialing and Education in the USA).

●       Certified Written Professional Translator (PWT) from the American University in Cairo since 1999 (English-Arabic-English).

●       Trainer and facilitator in the field of capacity building for youth.

●       Trainer in the field of Career and Human Development.

●       Trainer in the field of peace education and conflict resolution.

●       Leader of many community initiatives with a great ability to manage teams and administrative work.

●       Excellent lecturing, training, and presenting skills in many fields.

●       An extremely punctual person with a great ability to meet deadlines.

●       Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills.

●       Decision maker and taker with a high level of flexibility, tolerance, understanding, and accommodation of both the organization and its people’s needs.

●       Ability to multitask and work on different projects at the same time

●       High ability to work under stress.

●       Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

●       Excellent team player and leader with a high ability to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures.

●       Highly enthusiastic, patient, self-esteemed, and energetic person.

●       High professionalism in performing tasks and delivering outcomes.​

Contact info:

 

Name:                         Mirahan Farag Orabi Farag Zedan

Gender:                      Female

Nationality:                Egyptian   

Telephone:                 +966 54 734 6844; +2 0106 134 8571

E-mail:                         mzedan@kau.edu.sa; mirahan.farag@heco.helwan.edu.eg