Texas Tech University

Shireen A. Hafez, DVM, PhD, PGCertVetEd, FHEA

Associate Professor of Anatomy

About Me

Shireen Hafez is an Associate Professor of Anatomy. After obtaining her veterinary degree and a PhD in veterinary anatomy, she taught anatomy at several veterinary colleges across the United States and other countries. She is coming to Texas Tech from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois where she was the anatomy team leader and the senior anatomist. She also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. She taught veterinary anatomy, histology, and neuroscience at Oregon State University and Louisiana State University before returning to her alma mater, Virginia Tech, as a faculty member.


While at Virginia Tech, she simultaneously taught veterinary anatomy and histology in the VA-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and human anatomy in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. She also taught veterinary anatomy at St. Mathew University in Cayman Islands and at Alexandria University, Egypt.


She conducted research at these institutions and at North Dakota State University. Dr. Hafez published several articles and book chapters in the field of angiogenesis before switching her research emphasis to educational research. She obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Veterinary Education and a Fellow status from the Higher Education Academy in London, U.K. and is currently pursuing a diploma and a Master's degree from the Royal Veterinary College. She is researching ways to improve the process of student learning in general and specifically she is interested in curriculum design and the educational aspects of emotional intelligence. She reviewed 6 renowned anatomy textbooks, all of which are widely used in veterinary anatomy teaching.


Shireen is a member of the American Association of Veterinary Anatomists, American Association for Anatomy, the World Association of Anatomists and the African Association of Anatomists as well as the International Association for Medical Education. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Veterinary Anatomy.