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Curriculum Vitae of Prof. Samir Al-Najdi
 

Personal Information:

Prof. SAMIR D. NAJDI
Ph.D.: in Organometallic Chemistry, University of California, Davis.

Al-Quds Open University
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Education:

  • Ph.D.: March 1989:Organometallic Chemistry, University of California, Davis. 
  • Dissertation:  A New Synthetic Approach to Quadron: Application of Cobalt Carbonyl Chemistry to the Preparation and study of MediumRing Acetylenic Lactones.
  • Advisor: Professor Neil E. Schore
  • Master of Science: Organic Chemistry, University of California, Davis. September 1984.
  • Thesis: Stereoselective Synthesis of Unsaturated Acetals and Unsaturated Aldehydes from 2-Ene-1,4-Diols.
  • Advisor: Professor George S. Zweifel.
  • Bachelor of Science:  Chemistry, University of Assiut, Aswan, Egypt. June 1981.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

  • Professor Dr.: Al quds Open University, since July 2012.
  • Visiting Professor: University of California, Davis, Department of Chemistry. June 2001 to December 2001.  Organic chemistry majors courses, and basic organic chemistry non-majors course.
  • Associate Professor: Al-Quds University, May 1998 to September 1998. Department of Chemistry.  Inorganic and Organic Chemistry majors Courses.  Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine.
  • Assistant Professor: Al-Quds University, Jerusalem. Department of Chemistry.  December 1990 to May 1998.  Inorganic chemistry, majors course.  Organic chemistry.  Basic organic chemistry non-majors General chemistry.
  • C. Davis: Organic Chemistry, Pre-medical students course, and majors course. Fall 1996 and spring 1997.
  • Visiting Professor: University of California, Davis, Department of Chemistry. March 1989 to December 1990.  Basic organic chemistry non-majors course.
  • Lecturer: Al-Quds University, Jerusalem.  Department of Chemistry.  September 1984 to August 1985.  Organic chemistry, majors course.  Organic chemistry laboratory and lecture.   Basic organic chemistry and laboratory, non-majors course.  General chemistry (lecture and laboratory).
  • Teaching Assistant: University of California, Davis, Department of Chemistry. September 1985 to June 1987.  Qualitative organic analysis laboratory course.  Organic chemistry laboratory.  Analytical chemistry laboratory.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE AND MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Professor Dr.: Al quds Open University, since July 2012.
  • Visiting Professor: University of California, Davis, Department of Chemistry. June 2001 to December 2001. Organic chemistry majors courses, and basic organic chemistry non-majors course.
  • Associate Professor: Al-Quds University, May 1998 to September 1998. Department of Chemistry. Inorganic and Organic Chemistry majors Courses. Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine.
  • Assistant Professor: Al-Quds University, Jerusalem. Department of Chemistry. December 1990 to May 1998. Inorganic chemistry, majors course. Organic chemistry. Basic organic chemistry non-majors General chemistry.
  • C. Davis: Organic Chemistry, Pre-medical students course, and majors course. Fall 1996 and spring 1997.
  • Visiting Professor: University of California, Davis, Department of Chemistry. March 1989 to December 1990. Basic organic chemistry non-majors course.
  • Lecturer: Al-Quds University, Jerusalem. Department of Chemistry. September 1984 to August 1985. Organic chemistry, majors course. Organic chemistry laboratory and lecture. Basic organic chemistry and laboratory, non-majors course. General chemistry (lecture and laboratory).
  • Teaching Assistant: University of California, Davis, Department of Chemistry. September 1985 to June 1987. Qualitative organic analysis laboratory course. Organic chemistry laboratory. Analytical chemistry laboratory.

CONFERENCES:

  • Association of International Education Administrators Conference: 2020 Annual Conference, Washington DC, USA, February 2020.
  • UNIMED General Assembly: Mediterranean Universities Union, Sorbonne University, Paris, France Oct 2017.
  • EADTU Conference: Transforming higher education in the 21st century
  • The European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) Innovating pathways to learning and continuous professional education” on 29-30 October 2015 in Hagen, Germany. 
  • European MOOCS: Lusan, Switzerland, Feb 2012.
  • 30th Annual International Conference on Critical Thinking and Educational Reform. The Foundation of Critical Thinking, Berkeley, CA, July 2010.
  • Quality in Education: Sharjah, UAE, 2008.
  • E-Learning: Cairo, Egypt 2007.

Leadership:

 A) Leadership for Transformaction in Life and Institution: Consultant in six international working conferences held in:

Paris, France 2007; Lima, Peru 2005, Saint Lucia, Caribean 2003; Tobago, Caribean 2002; Jericho, Palestine 1999; Jerusalem, Palestine 1996.

 B) Leadership, Innovation, Authority, Transformation, and Management: Extensive four international working conferences each of 42 working hours as a member held in:

France-Paris: March of 1995, 1996, 1998.

Barcelona-Spain: June, 1999.

SCHOLERSHIPS & AWARDS:

  1. DAAD Scholarship, Tubingen University, Germany (June-Aug. 2000)
  2. Fulbright Scholarship, U. C. Davis, California, (Aug. 1996 to July 1997).
  3. Amideast Scholarship, T.S.T.C., Harlingen, Texas, (Sep. to Dec. 1993).
  4. Amideast Scholarship, U. C. Davis, California, (1985-1989).
  5. Amideast Scholarship, U. C. Davis, California, (1982-1984).
  6. M.Kattan Financial Award, Assiut Univ., Egypt (1977-1981).

PUBLICATIONS:

  1. تقويم جودة التعلم الالكتروني في جامعة القدس المفتوحة في ضوء المعايير الدولية للجودة ,سميرالنجدي, المجلة الفلسطينية للتربية المفتوحة11-48 المجلد الثالث، العدد السادس، كانون ثاني 2012.
  2. اثر التعليم الالكتروني (E- learning) على التفكير الناقد لدى دارسي جامعة القدس المفتوحة, سميرالنجدي, و رنده الشيخ, المجلة الفلسطينية للتربية المفتوحة عن بعد، المجلد الثاني ، العدد الخامس، كانو ن ثاني 2010.
  3. Students Attitude toward Learning Chemistry, Samir Najdi. Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research and Studies No.1(April, 2013), 11-31.
  4. Educational Games: Do they Make a Difference? Samir Najdi and Randa El Sheikh. Procedia -Science and Behavioral Sciences 47 (2012), 48 – 51.
  5. Multiple Intelligences Theory and its Effect in Raising the Van Hiele levels of Thinking, Samir Najdi, and, Randa El Sheikh. Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Research and Studies - No. 23 - May 2011
  6. Using E-Assessment Structured Communication Grid Test (SCGT) to Assess High Levels of Thinking Skills. Samir Najdi, and Randa El Sheikh. Academic Colloquium 2010, Building Partnership in Teaching Excellence, August 2010, 52-61.
  7. The Effects of Investigation Teaching Strategy Based on Multiple Intelligences in Raising the Van Hiele levels of Geometric Thinking, Samir D. Najdi, and Randa M. El Sheikh, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL 2009) INTI University College, Malaysia, 2009.
  8. Aqueous vinyl-insertion polymerization of lactamine-functionalized norbornene by palladium(II) chloride. Ming Hu, Samir D. Najdi, Kuang Jen Wu, and Mark J. Kurth. Lett, 2002, 43, 1775-8.
  9. Phsico-Chemical Investigation of Buffer-Indicator Interactions in the Presence of Surfactants (Effect of Triton x-100 on the Thermodynamic Parameters of Ionization of Methyl Orange). Dakiky, M., Dweik, H., Kanaan, K., Kayali, I., Khamis, M., Manasra, A., Najdi, S., Odeh, I. Al-Azhar University-Gaza, 1999, 1 (1), 23-31.
  10. Solution-and Solid-Phase Synthesis of Novel Hydantoin and IsoxazolineContaining Heterocycles. Kyung-ho Park, Eric Abbate, Samir Najdi, and Mark J. Kurth.. Commun., 1998, 16, 1679-80.
  11. Complexation of Borate with Poly (1-acrylamido-1-deoxy lactitol): Dilute Solution Viscosity, B-NMR, and 13C-NMR Studies. Mark E. Wilson, Samir Najdi, John M. Krochta, You-Lo Hsieh, and Mark J. Kurth., Macromolecules 1998, 31(14), 4489 – 92.
  12. Solid-Phase Synthesis: Intramolecular Azomethine Ylide Cycloaddition (→ Proline) and Carbanilide Cylization (→Hydantoin) Reactions. Young-Dae Gong, Samir Najdi, Marilyn M. Olmstead, and Mark J. Kurth. Org. Chem. 1998, 63, 3081-6.
  13. Synthesis of Hexahydro-1H-pyrrolo (1,2-C) imidazole Derivatives by Sequential Azomethine Ylide Cycloaddition and Urea Cyclization Reactions. Samir Najdi,Kyung-Ho Park, Marilyn M. Olmstead, Mark J. Kurth, Tet. Lett, 1998, 39, 1685-
  14. Polymer-Supported Synthesis as a Tool for improving Chemoselectivity: Pauson Khand Reaction. Jason L. Spitzer, Mark J. Kurth, Neil E. Schore and Samir D. Najdi. Tetrahedron, 1997, 53(20), 6791-6806.
  15. Applications of Substrate Polymer Linkage to Organic and Organometallic Synthesis. E. Schore, X. Beebe, J.M. Jones, J.M. Montierth, S.D.Najdi, J.A.Spitzer Abstr. Pap. Am. Chem. Soc. 210:147-Org. Part 2, 1995.. 
  16. Use of Metal Complexation in the Synthesis of Medium-Ring Acetylenic Lactones. Najdi, Samir D. Olmstead, Marilyn M. Schore, Neil E. Organomet. Chem. 1992, 431, 335-358. 
  17. Enantioselective Route to –Butyrolactones: Chiral Auxiliary Mediated Amide Alkylation and Iodolactonization. Najdi, Samir D. Reiclin, Daniel. Kurth, Mark J. Org. Chem. 1990, 55, 6241-6244. 
  18. Synthesis of (2R,6R)-(-)-2,6-Lupetidine: 2,6-Disubstituted Piperidines as Potentially Useful “C2-Symmetric” Chiral Reagents. Najdi, Samir D. Kurth, Mark J. Lett. 1990, 31(23), 3279-3282.
  19. Pauson-Khand Cycloadditions of Polymer-Linked Substrates. Schore, Neil E.and Najdi, Samir D. J. Am. Chem. Soc.1990, 112, 441-44
  20. Preparation of Medium-Ring Acetylenic Lactones Utilizing Metal-Promoted Alkyne Bending. Schore, N. E.; Najdi, S.D. Org. Chem. 1987, 52, 5296-5298.
  21. Stereoselective Synthesis of Alkenyl-Substituted 1,3-Dioxolanes or 4,7-Dihydro1,3-dioxepins or an (E)-Unsaturated Aldehydes from (Z)-2-Butene-1,4-diols. Zweifel, G.S.; Leong, T.; Najafi, R.M. Najdi, S. Org. Chem. 1985, 50, 20042006.