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Fatima Khan

Associate Professor of Instruction, Arabic

Fatima Khan is a native of Chicago and completed her undergraduate studies in Economics at Northwestern University, where she began her study of the Arabic language. After her BA, she worked as a consultant for Accenture until she decided to pursue further study of Arabic. She did her graduate studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a concentration in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language.  Fatima was the Language Coordinator for the Middle East and North African Studies Program. In addition to her administrative role, she has taught and coordinated all levels of Arabic.  Fatima received the Hewlett Grant for curriculum development to design a course to teach Media Arabic and authored the book, Arabic for Broadcast News. Fatima developed a website with original content to help students develop their listening comprehension skills. Fatima has contributed to the design of the curriculum by creating materials used by all faculty in the classroom as well as developing upper-level grammar and content focused coursework. Fatima continues to work with technology to enhance the learning and teaching of Arabic. Currently, she is working on an Arabic app for students. Fatima was a Faculty Mentor for the Searle Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning. Fatima’s quality of teaching and level of engagement with students is reflected in her extremely high CTECs and she has been named to the Associated Student Government's Faculty Honor Roll several times for excellence in teaching. In 2019, Fatima received the prestigious WCAS Alumni Teaching Award.