MA History with a concentration in Diplomatic History (California State University, Stanislaus)
Andrew Shaben MA. Instructor
Andrew Shaben, who is originally from Northern California, graduated from California State University, Stanislaus, with a Masters degree in History with a concentration in Diplomatic History.
His Post Graduate TESOL Certification was completed at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has been teaching university ESL/EAP English for nearly 12 years in many countries including China, Colombia, Korea, and Afghanistan.Andrew was one of the original teachers who helped start the English Access program when UKH first opened in 2007.
Andrew has been in Kurdistan for nearly 9 years and has worked at several local universities as well as being a radio announcer for Zagros's Zed Radio Contact.
Acting Head of English Dept, Deputy Head of the English Dept, Director of the English Language Center, and English Language instructor.
Jan, 2013 to Present University of Kurdistan-Hewler Erbil, Iraq
Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
Dec, 2010 to Dec 2013 University of Kurdistan-Hewler Erbil, Iraq
Acting Access Program Head of Department
Deputy Head of Access English Program
Director of the Int. English Language Centre
Sept 2008 to Aug 2009 Cihan University Erbil, Iraq
General English Instructor for
newly established English
Jan 30, 2008 to June 2008 American University of Afghanistan
Instructor for the Foundation English
Studies Program. Academic English
Jan 15, 2007 to Jan, 2008 University of Kurdistan-Hewler Erbil, Iraq
Undergraduate E.A.P. Writing Instructor
Computer Lab, C.A.L.L. software, and
Educational Multi-media Manager
Feb, 2006 to June, 2006 University of California, Santa Cruz &
Leister University/ UKH English Language Center
Directed the IELC for 1 ½ years—Largest revenue stream to date in any internal program at UKH.
20th Century History, Research, Reading and Writing in PIR, Modern Middle East, Intro to IR, Political Geography, Politics in the Administrative Process, U.S. Foreign Policy- additionally able to teach all course offerings in Foundation and U.G. English.