Curriculum vitae



Current- 2019   Sessional Lecturer. University British Columbia.


Designed and teaches 


  • EDUC 450B: Inquiry II

2017-current Research fellow, Western University Ontario.


Project Title: Computational thinking in STEAM Education: Examining Newly Arrived Students’ Engagement in Out of School Learning Experiences in Computational Thinking 



2017-2018 Assistant professor

Faculty of Education, Brock University, St.Catharines, ON. 

Planned and co-taught mathematics education courses to teacher candidates 


  • EDBE 8P39: Mathematics 1- P/J

  • EDBE 8P44: Mathematics II- P/J

  • EDUC 8P21: Mathematics I- J/I

  • EDBE 8P54: Mathematics II- J/I

  • EDBE 8Y43: Teaching, Research, and Education Inquiry Primary/Junior/Intermediate


Graduate level


  • EDUC 5P92: Introduction to Educational Research 



2018- 2018  member of Brock Learning Lab Steering Committee- Mathematics Education



2015 - 2016  Faculty member,

Learning Centre, Douglas College, New Westminster, BC.


  • Developed interactive, and online learning materials and resources for STEM, (Math, and Commerce/Business) students (used libguides) and Douglas College’s Learning Management Systems(LMS), BlackBoard

    • Summarized and synthesized content for eLearning environment using the Learning Centre’s resources

    • Storyboarded for media development 

    • Designed activities to include into LibGuides platform 

    • Designed and developed infographics 

    • Developed job description related to instructional design for different cooperative individuals

  • Initiated and managed the tutoring program assessment project entitled: ‘In-Depth Analysis And Evaluation Of Peer-Tutoring Activities In Higher Education’

    • Developed an online version of the SASR, with an auto-feedback to not only collect data for further analysis but also give spontaneous feedback to the participants.

  • Provided instructional design guidance to faculty

  • Developed learning opportunities for faculty, sessional, TAs, RAs, and students

  • Developed and delivered tutor training and support to content (STEM) and computer skills tutors.



2013 - 2015  Sessional Instructor,

SFU, Burnaby, BC


 Designed, developed and delivered innovative technology-enhanced course outline and materials online ( SFU’s LMS: Canvas) and in-session for undergraduate students and student teachers:


  • EDUC313(Numeracy and Society)

  • EDUC 212 (Mathematical Experience II: Shapes & Space)

  • EDUC 375 (Struggle with Mathematics: Sources and Recovery)

  • EDUC 211 (Mathematical Experience I: Numbers and Beyond)



2016 - present:  Invited Journal Reviewer, Journal of Educational Computing research 

2018 - present:  Invited Journal Reviewer, International Journal of Early Years Education




2015  Educational Technology Consultant at Learning Hub,

SFU, Burnaby, BC


  • Provided assistance to faculty and grad students with the use of high educational technology integrated into the Learning Hub space that stands as the forefront of educational innovation and e-learning

  • Fostered evidence-based practices in teaching through provided workshops and presentations for instructors and grad students

  • Supported different course designs and their development



2013 & 2016 Graduate Tutor Marker (Online-Courses)

SFU, Burnaby, BC


Taught, supervised and marked following online courses:                                       

  • EDUC 475 (Designs for Learning: Elementary Mathematics)

  • EDUC313 (Numeracy and Society)



2014  Graduate Teaching Assistant,  

SFU, Faculty of Mathematics, BC 

  • Graded assignments and exams, prepared and ran tutorials



2010 - 2011 Teacher Educator at Khorasan Razavi Ministry of Education, Iran                                             



2011 - present Research Assistant, SFU, BC     


  • 2012 - present: Work with Dr. Sinclair on using technology in teaching and learning mathematics to young children.

  • 2015  Worked with Dr. Paterson in The Learning Hub as an Educational Technology Consultant.

  • 2011- 2012  Worked with Dr. Campbell in Engrammetron Lab (Educational Neuroscience and Mixed Research Lab)



1998- 2011 Certified Mathematics Teacher

(Pre-university, Secondary and Middle school), Iran         


  • Taught Calculus, Math 10, 11, 12. Geometry I and II, Algebra and Discrete Mathematics, etc.

  • Planned and instructed each subject area using a wide variety of teaching aids, motivational and implementation strategies to engage students in active learning

  • Incorporated learning modality principles into classroom and individual instruction. Implemented emerging technological approaches to the subject material 



2005- 2011 Computer Graphic Design Instructor,


  • Taught Basic web-design and programming

  • Taught graphical design software (e.g. Photoshop, Corel Draw, Microsoft Office, and Macromedia Flash)





2014:  Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) certificate, Simon Fraser University, Canada

  • Outstanding statistical and tech knowledge (MS Office, basic programming, SPSS, Excel, StudioCode, Nvivo: in both iOS & Win operating systems)

  • Educational and instructional experience in a context involving diverse cultural backgrounds

  • Expert in adapting different Learning Management Systems (LMS), such as Canvas, BlackBoard, Sakai, LEARN or Desire2Learn

  • Advanced project management and strategic planning skills

  • Skilled researcher and analyst in both quantitative and qualitative approaches (Innovated a new methodology to analyze video data)

  • Expert in web maintenance, designing and running auto-feedback online surveys and focused group interviews

  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work as an effective team member 

  • Ability to manage a range of e-learning and instructional design projects

  • Ability to incorporate active-learning in a friendly and collaborative online learning environment





Grants & Awards


  • 2016 Research and Scholarly Activity Travel Fund award, Douglas College

  • 2014 Graduate Fellowship - SFU, Burnaby, BC

  • 2012, 13, 15, 16 Minor Travel and Research Award(s)- SFU, Burnaby, BC

  • 2013 & 2015 Professional Development Grant- SFU, Burnaby, BC

  • 2014 President's Ph.D. Scholarship-Graduate Scholarship, SFU, Burnaby, BC 





Professional Affiliations 


  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics(NCTM)

  • The International E-Learning Association (IELA)

  • Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education (CSSHE)

  • International Group Of Mathematics Educators And Researchers(PME)

  • Canadian Mathematics Education Study Group(CMESG)

  • GeoGebra Institute of Canada (GIC-IGC)

  • North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA)

  • Iranian Mathematical Society

  • Fields Mathematics Education




Additional Information

Computer Skills for eLearning


  • Adobe Captivate,  iMovie, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Articulate Storyline, Sony Sound Forge Pro, Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Microsoft Office, Camtasia, etc.


  • Moodle, Learning Managment System (LMS) such as Canvas (LMS at SFU), BlackBoard (LMS at Douglas College), Sakai (LMS at UWO), LEARN (or Desire2Learn- LMS at Waterloo)

  • Operating Systems: Both Mac OS and Windows 

  • Mathematical education software: GeoGebra, Geometer's Sketchpad, Algebrator, Scratch, Cabri II and Cabri 3D and much more