Dr. Sufian A. Forawi is currently a Senior Lecturer of Science Education in the Faculty of Education at the British University in Dubai. Dr. Sufian obtained a bachelor degree in Biology from the University of Alexandria, Egypt, a master’s degree in Education from Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan, and an Ed.D. in Science Education from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA in 1996. His area of expertise is in the Nature of Science, Teacher Education, Science Technology, & Global Education. He was recently awarded a Fulbright teaching exchange at the UAE University in 2007-2008.
Dr. Sufian has 14 years of science teaching and coordination experience in higher education and 6 years of high school science teaching and administrative experience. He has been active with the state of Ohio assessment system in the USA for many years. He has been a member of several science education organizations such as the National Association of Research on Science Teaching (NARST), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the European Science Education Research Association (ESERA). He also presented at the prestigious Oxford Round Table, England, in 2006 and at the SLO International Conference in the Netherlands in 2001. He worked as Chair and Editor of the Science Education Section of the Missouri Academy of Science in 2000 - 2002. He has published widely in peer reviewed journals.