Shakir S. Hussain, EdD, supports teaching and learning at Northwestern University in Qatar by leading projects in educational development, instructional design, and educational technologies. Shakir's expertise and advocacy in intentional course design principles and pedagogically-grounded technology tools enables active learning in the classroom and an enhanced learning experience for Northwestern Qatar students, both in-person and online.

In addition to serving as the primary point of support for pedagogy and instructional technologies, Shakir collaborates with faculty members on academic research, administers structured faculty development programs, and leads EdTech pilots and implementation. His research interests include faculty/educational development, blended and hybrid paradigms, and new models of internet-based independent education.

Shakir earned his EdD from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California with his dissertation on "Intentional, pedagogically-driven, and systematic use of technology in teaching practice." He holds a master's degree in learning, design, and technology from Pennsylvania State University in addition to graduate certificates in educational technology integration and e-learning design. He is a Designated ATD Master Instructional Designer™ and holds a bachelor's degree in information systems from Carnegie Mellon University.