Dr. Fariha Hayat Salman leads initiatives focused on faculty’s continuous professional development, programmatic quality assurance, and policy making at Iqra University.
She has a Ph.D. in Learning, Design, and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University, USA, Masters in Educational & Social Research (MRes) from the UCL, Institute of Education, UK, and Masters in English Linguistics from the University of Karachi, Pakistan. She is the honored recipient of prestigious awards
such as the USA Fulbright Scholarship, IOE Centenary Research Award, Penn State Dean’s Fellowship in Research Engagement, and the Ardeth & Norman Frisbey Global Award.
With more than 15 years in Higher Education, Dr. Fariha has held the coveted position of Quality Analyst with the US State Public Education Department, has served as Principal Investigator at Penn State, and held academic positions at the Birkbeck University London and Imperial College London. As faculty member AKU-IED, she taught and advised graduate students in the areas of English Language Education and Research Methods in the M.Ed. Programme. She led programmatic units in E-Learning and Student Academic Support, and contributed to development projects funded by World Bank, USAID, and UNESCO.
Dr. Fariha has spearheaded competitive research grants cumulatively worth $80,000 through which she explored the curricular implementation of an AR- sustainable engineering system, and led initiatives on STEAM game design studios, and inclusive research writing labs.
She maintains an active profile on Google Scholar, ResearchGate, and ORCID and is an enthusiast in the areas of design centered thinking, informal learning spaces, technology integration, interdisciplinary curriculum development, and academic quality assurance.