Dr. Mona El Samaty has over 20 years’ experience in education, including teaching English as foreign language (TEFL), research, and teacher education. Dr. El Samaty received the 2021 Leithwood Award for Outstanding Thesis Award of the Year from the University of Toronto, besides other grants and awards. She has served in Lecturer and Assistant Professor positions in higher education in Egypt, the UAE, and Canada, both in TEFL and teacher education. She also served as academic advisor, supporting graduate students at the University of Toronto with their theses. Dr. El Samaty has spoken in over 30 international research conferences. Research interests include: teacher education, teaching methods that promote student-centered learning, qualitative research, and sociolinguistics.