Suleman Shahid is the Director of LUMS Learning Institute and an Assistant Professor in Computer Science in SBASSE. His research interests include assistive (educational) technologies (mobile apps and VR/AR systems) to enhance the quality of life of persons with cognitive/learning disabilities (e.g. autism, dyslexia, visual impairment) and older adults, educational technologies for children (child-computer interaction), and computing for wellbeing. More recently he has become interested in ‘information and communication technologies for development’ (ICT4D) where he takes a multidisciplinary approach for designing interventions in the areas of education and health.
Dr. Launa holds a PhD in Education from Queen’s University in Canada and a Masters in Adult Education/Lifelong learning. She has worked as an educational developer and strategic educational projects manager in Canada and has over 15 years teaching experience spanning Canada, Korea, China, Germany, the West Indies, and most recently Pakistan. Her primary research area focuses on teacher learning and improving learning and teaching in higher education. Recently, her scholarship has included student-faculty pedagogical partnership, which is a growing area of interest for her.
Dr Tayyaba Tamim is currently Associate Professor at the School of Education Lahore University of Management Sciences. She is the faculty lead for Student and Faculty Pedagogical Partnership Programme launched by LUMS Learning Institute. As such, she is working closely with Dr Launa Gauthier to introduce the internationally acclaimed programme that encourages student involvement in not only their own learning but also in the learning of others by collaborating with faculty as partners; thereby making a positive contribution to LUMS commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and research. At the School of Education, Dr Tamim leads the Co-curricular programme. She is the patron of newly launched student society BEE (Better Educational Engagement) at LUMS, which provides a space for thoughtful and meaningful discussions/ activities around education.
Dr. Yasira Waqar is an Assistant Professor at the School of Education at LUMS. During her career, she has taught university level courses in Education Technology and Research, and has worked as a consultant on several national and international projects.
She holds a Doctorate in Instructional Technology from Columbia University, MA in Computing in Education from Columbia, B.Ed from University of Denver, and a BS in Speech Pathology from University of Nevada. Her research focuses on meaningful use of technology to augment student learning, and in applying cognitive psychology to inculcate thinking skills in students. She is also a former US Certified school teacher, with several years of teaching experience at The Lahore American School and public schools in Denver. Yasira is also a trained speech language pathologist and has worked closely with children with special needs in Pakistan and UAE.
Ms. Mashail Imran is currently working as Associate Program Manager at the LUMS Learning Institute where she offers overarching content and logistic support in the four key research areas, primarily in instructional skill development and evidenced based pedagogical practice. Prior to joining LUMS, she worked at the Aga Khan University-Institute for Education (AKU-IED) as Instructor and guided students in academic reading and writing as well as the challenges students face during their field research and dissertation writing. She also collaborated with a gender education project and provided teacher training at various non-formal education setups in Karachi.