Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Associate Discipline Chair, Humanities
Department of English, Humanities & Communications
Worldwide College of Arts & Sciences
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Dr. El-Shall lives in Gainesville, Florida, where she grew up and where her parents continue to reside. 

Dr. El-Shall’s teaching and research interests intersect at the point of cultural theories of power, identity and government, which come into play in the classroom through course content, course design and teacher-student interactions.  While she has published widely in a variety of academic journals focusing on cultural theories of power as they apply to the classroom, television, politics and medicine, respectively, she is now working on a longer project examining the affinities between representations of madness and Orientalism and hopes to use her research to develop future Humanities courses in Islamic studies.

In her free time, Dr. El-Shall enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.


  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature, University of California System : Irvine
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Comparative Literature, University of California System : Irvine
  • M.A. - Master of Arts in English, University of Florida
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Florida

​Prior to joining Embry-Riddle, Dr. El-Shall was the English Composition specialist at Jamestown Community College in Jamestown New York, where she taught and devised English Composition courses in both face-to-face and online settings.