Al-Haddad photoJameel Al-Haddad is an instructor (fixed-term) in the Department of Plant Biology with ten-year experience as teaching assistant followed by four years as instructor of record at Oakland Community College and Michigan State University. His teaching approach shifted from traditional to learner-centered, evidence-based pedagogy. He taught in-person, hybrid, and fully online courses for majors and non-majors. He believes that by providing every student with an equitable learning experience more can be achieved, and their lives can be impacted. He was named a ‘Learning Leader’ by the Department of Residence Life at MSU.

Jameel serves on the departmental Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. He helped guide new instructors in the department get started with their teaching duties. Also, he mentored the research projects of undergraduate and graduate students including a FAST-fellow student. He currently is the advisor for the Lebanese Student Association, a registered cultural student organization at MSU. And as a bilingual, he speaks Arabic (native) and English (fluent).

Jameel joined MSU as an international graduate student and earned a dual PhD in plant biology and ecology, evolutionary biology and behavior (EEBB). He earned both of his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan.

Jameel published primary research articles in the fields of plant stress physiology, plant pathology, and plant biomechanics.