Mrs. Abuhaija is an Instructor of English at American University of Phnom Penh. Her academic journey began with gaining a B.A. in English Language and Literature, and an M.A. in English Literature and Criticism from Yarmouk University, Jordan. Both were achieved with high honor roll and distinction. She is currently a PhD candidate at University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), studying Postcolonial Literature in English.
Mrs. Abuhaija started her teaching career in AUPP in order to dedicate her time to improving students’ communication skills through the courses she designs. She enjoys helping students through creating an engaging learning environment in which they are comfortable to ask questions, make connections, and express themselves through their writing. She also believes that literature provides examples of human experience. Finding themselves in a text is most valuable for college students as they are in a phase of self-discovery and self-exploration.
Mrs. Abuhaija utilizes her knowledge in literature and writing to guide her students in the classroom to produce creative works of their own. In addition, she also encourages her students to think critically about the literature they read by viewing the works through different theoretical perspectives. This motivates students to view other topics in their study plan through different perspectives which will hopefully lead them to innovative modes of thinking within their field of study.
Mrs. Abuhaija also enjoys travelling and getting to know new cultures. She spent more than 10 years in the US. She has also lived in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia. She is currently enjoying her time in Cambodia as she is getting to learn more about the Cambodian culture.