Deena Boraie

Dr. Deena Boraie is the Vice President for Student Life at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and a member of the university senior leadership group. She provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the student-life area. Dr. Boraie has three decades of experience in higher education administration and leadership, teaching, and research. Prior to moving to student life, Dr. Boraie worked for 10 years in AUC’s School of Continuing Education where she served as Dean for five years and Associate Dean for five years.

She is Past President (she served as President from 2013-2014) of the TESOL International Association. She has published and presented extensively at international conferences on issues of assessment literacy, language testing and assessment, teacher beliefs, student and teacher motivation, teacher professional development and effectiveness, and English as a lingua franca.

Dr. Boraie holds a PhD in Education (language testing) from the University of Wolverhampton in the UK and an MA in TEFL from AUC. She is a language testing expert and an assessment and evaluation consultant and trainer with extensive experience working with education projects and organizations in Egypt and the region. Dr. Boraie is currently the Senior Advisor to Egypt’s Minister of Education for assessment, examinations, and curriculum.