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Faculty & Staff

Issam H. Abi-El-Mona, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chairperson

Office: Herman D. James Hall 2040

Phone Number: 856-256-4736


About Issam H. Abi-El-Mona, Ph.D.

Dr. Abi-El-Mona has over 25 years of teaching experience combined across elementary, middle and high school. His teaching practices emphasize current science education reform strategies mainly inquiry based models and the use of scientific argumentation. He has taught in overseas American international schools. He is a published author of both research based science education journals and science curriculum textbooks. He has worked with the United Nations on global education development programs and has participated in the development of the current science curriculum implemented by the Lebanese government. Dr. Abi-El-Mona received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Masters in Science Education from the American University of Beirut. He received his PhD, in Curriculum and Instruction, from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) in 2007. Among his various services, Dr. Abi-El-Mona currently heads the science education program at Rowan University and co- directs as well as coordinates outreach training programs with the College of Engineering and Science and Math departments.