Dr. Olga Pykhtina

Assistant Professor / Program Coordinator - Bachelor of Education , College of Education

dr_olga_pykhtina_cedu_a07a420387ab920e81b01651fe4bcfa9Dr. Olga Pykhtina received her PhD in Education and Communications, Newcastle University, with specialisation in counselling children. Her Master’s Degree was done in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and she also holds a Diploma of Specialist in Pedagogical Methodology and Communication as well as a Bachelor’s in Pedagogy and English (Honours).
Dr. Olga is a CELTA qualified trainer who has got much experience in teaching English to speakers of other languages in the North-East of England. She worked with many international MA and PhD students in the UK and Canada, delivering seminars and providing academic supervision and personal guidance.

She earned her Play Therapy certification through Canadian Association of Child & Play Therapy, which was followed by work with primary school children who suffered emotional, sexual and physical abuse, including neglect, domestic violence and behavioural problems.

Dr. Olga is an Associate Fellow of the British Higher Education Academy and holds an O.A. Diploma in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and O.A. Diploma in Autism Awareness. Her research interests include the use of digital technology and multi touch tabletops in the areas of English Language Teaching and Counselling.

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Dr. Daniel Alemu

Associate Professor / Dean

Dr. Olga Pykhtina

Assistant Professor / Program Coordinator

Dr. Ahmed N. AL Masri

Assistant Professor / Director of the Patent office

Dr. Emad Shahrori

Assistant Professor / Director of Guidance and Counseling Center

Dr. Alexander Arguelles

Associate Professor

Dr. Janet Madhu

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mohammad Al Shaikhly

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sabina Akhter

Assistant Professor

Dr. Thaer Oudeh

Assistant Professor

Dr. Wasim Ahmad

Assistant Professor

Mr. Omar Khrati


Ms. Hala Albukhari

Instructor/ Interim Director of the Debate Club

Mr. Myasar Qaddo


Ms. Mervat Ijha