Dr. Lawrence Meda

Director of Research; Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education

PhD, Curriculum Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 2014 MAEd, Curriculum Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2009 BAEd, Education Studies, Africa University, Zimbabwe, 2004

Dr. Lawrence Meda has nearly a decade and a half of academic teaching and research experience. Dr. Meda has worked as a Curriculum Specialist, Senior Lecturer, and Teaching and Learning Coordinator in two universities in South Africa.

Dr. Meda directs SEA’s research endeavors and is building a system of research that provides impact within Sharjah, the UAE, the MENA region, and beyond. Prior to joining SEA, Dr. Meda served as Acting Chair of the Education Studies Department at Zayed University in Dubai. Research interests include: curriculum studies, inclusive education, educational technology and teacher education.

Recent publications

Meda, L., Mohebi, L., ElSayary, A., & Karaki, S. (2023). A Mutually Enriching Inclusive Education Teacher Professional Development Program: Mentors’ and Mentees’ Reflections. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 21(2), 51-62.

Meda, L., & Albukhari, H. (2023). A nested approach to supporting special education need and disabled students in online learning. Journal of Educators Online, 20(1), 1-11.

Meda, L., & Chitiyo, J. (Eds.). (2022). Inclusive Pedagogical Practices Amidst a Global Pandemic. Inclusive Learning and Educational Equity, vol 7. Springer, Cham.

Dr. Lawrence Meda

Associate Professor