Maryam Jaffar Ismail
Ph.D., Former Dean in School of Education, The State University of Zanzibar
Maryam Jaffar Ismail, PhD, is a senior lecturer and teacher educator with 35+ years of experience in teacher education. She served as the Dean of the School of Education at the State University of Zanzibar (SUZA) from 2014 to 2020. Maryam holds a B.A (Edu.) from the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), an M.Ed. (TEKSOL), and a Ph.D. in Teacher Education from Monash University, Australia. Her expertise includes ELT/EFL, TESOL, TEYL, TESL/TEFL, SLTE, TEKSOL, ELT teacher education, technology-enhanced learning, and language-in-education policies. She is also an education consultant at the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT) Zanzibar, leading various projects funded by organizations like SIDA and the Swedish Research Council. Maryam is active in education networks, including RELI and TALAST, and is involved in innovative practices such as TARL, LSP, and PBL.