Sawsan Abbadi, Ed.D
Arabic Instructor and Program Coordinator
Modern Language & Literatures
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Rd - Crown Center 217
Chicago, IL 60660
Dr. Sawsan Abbadi is a professor and director of Arabic Program at Loyola University Chicago. She received her M.Ed degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2004) Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies with concentration on Bilingual, Multicultural, ESL Program. She received her Ed.D from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2011) Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies with concentration in Language, Literacy, and Culture Program. Her doctoral thesis is titled “The Teaching and Learning of Arabic post 9/11: Late modernity and Possibilities for Change in Language Classrooms.” In this current era of postmodernity, globalization, and new technological and social conditions, the thesis explores complexities of language teaching and learning, with a focus on Arabic in college contexts post 9/11, in discourses of postmodernity. Dr. Abbadi taught Arabic in a number of prestigious college campuses in the US and presented different stages of her work in diverse national conferences.