Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures
Amani Zaier joined the faculty of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures at Texas Tech in Fall 2010. She pursued doctorate studies in educational psychology with a concentration in cognition and self-efficacy. She also earned an M.A and a B.A in applied linguistics with a focus on psycholinguistics. 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. As a teacher, Amani bases her instruction on the communicative approach, active participation and the integration of technology.