Texas Tech University

Amani Zaier, PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Practice
Teacher Education Program

Email: amani.zaier@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-1533

Office: Education 201F

Amani Zaier is an Assistant Professor of Practice in Teacher Education Program, College of Education at Texas Tech University. Her teaching responsibilities in the Tech Teach program are in Secondary Education and Bilingual/ESL. Amani came to Texas Tech as a Fulbright Scholar. She received her doctorate degree in Educational Psychology in 2011, and an M.A in Applied Linguistics from Texas Tech University. She enjoys training preservice teachers and working with diverse populations of students. Amani's current research interests focus on teacher training, teacher self-efficacy beliefs and addressing the psychological and educational needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students.

 

Dr. Amani Zaier

Education

  • May 2011 - Ph.D, Educational Psychology. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • May 206 - M.A., Applied Linguistics. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
  • May 2004 - M.A., Linguistics. DESS, Department of Linguistics, La Manuba University, Tunisia
  • May 2002 - B.A, Applied Linguistics. The Institute of Languages and Literatures of Tunis, Tunisia
  • July 2001 - A.T, Computer Science, Technology and Multimedia. EEEC Institute, Tunis, Tunisia

Areas of Expertise

  • Teacher’ Self-Efficacy
  • Teacher training
  • Second Language Acquisition, ESL
  • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

Selected Publications

Pratt, C., Sadilova, A., Wei, T, Wang, Y., Dan, Y.,  & Zaier, A. (2014). Investigating the Primary Orientations and Principal Majors of Learners of Less Commonly Taught Languages.International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 4 (3), 41-53. 

Hamman, D., Coward, F.,& Zaier, A. (2012).  Exploring the Relation Among Teachers, School Experiences and Adolescents' Efficacy for Engineering Studies.The Journal of the Texas Association of Teacher Educators (2), 142-161. 

Rudd, L.C., Lambert, M., Satterwhite, M., & Zaier, A. (2008). Mathematical language in early childhood settings: What really counts.Early Childhood Education Journal, 36(1), 75-80.

Duemer, S. L., Donalson. K., Delony, S.& Zaier, A. (2008).Behavioral expectations of 110 nationally ranked liberal arts colleges. Journal of Higher Education, 10(2), 1-14.

Inan, F., Ari, F., Flores, R., Arslan-Ari, I., & Zaier, A. (2013). Adaptive Online Learning Systems. In K. Cagiltay& Y. Goktas (Ed.), Foundation of Instructional Technology: Theories, Research, and Trends (pp. 227-236). Ankara, Turkey: Pagem.

Zaier, A., & Inan, F. (2012). The development and validation of the sources of multicultural efficacy scale (SMES), International Association for Technology, Education and Development (IATED)

Inan, F. A., Flores, R., Zaier, A.& Flores, A. Zaier, A. & Arslan-Ari, I (2012). Evaluation of the impact of an adaptive statistics tutorial on college students learning, International Association for Technology, Education and Development (IATED)

Inan, F.A., Ari, F., Fores, R., Zaier, A., & Arslan-Ari, I. (2012). Impact of an adaptive tutorial on student learning, S.A. Cerri et al. (Eds.): ITS 2012, LNCS 7315, 681–682,

Ari, F., Flores, R., Arslan-Ari, I., Zaier, A. & Inan, F. (2010). Evaluation of students' perception, learning, and satisfaction in an adaptive web based learning environment. Proceeding of the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.Vol.1.(pp.1-5). Anaheim, CA. 

Flores, R., Inan, F., Ari, F., Arslan-Ari, I. & Zaier, A. (2010).The decisions influencing the design of an adaptive web based learning environment. Proceeding of the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Vol.1.(pp.51-56). Anaheim, CA.