Mona Itani

Doctoral StudentMona Itani

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Graduated as a Computer and Communications Engineer from the American University of Beirut in 2006, Mona Itani worked in multinational telecommunications companies for 4 years. After earning her Masters in Engineering Management degree, she moved into academia where she joined the Engineering Management programme at the American University of Beirut. She currently teaches engineering ethics and is working on several research projects related to engineering education and engineering management. She is currently pursuing her PhD degree in the University of Leicester’s School of Management.

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Research

Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Engineering Education, Ethics in Engineering and Technology, Service Learning

As part of her doctoral thesis research, Mona will investigate women in entrepreneurship while emphasizing on middle-income women in Lebanon. The study aims to identify and explain the micro, macro, and meso factors that encourage/discourage this tier of women entrepreneurs to start their own businesses. Moreover, the study aims at investigating the reasons behind women entrepreneurship successes and failures and devise a framework of steps and processes that are likely to lead women to develop successful businesses.

Publications

Itani, M. (2013, June). The effectiveness of videos as a learning tool in an engineering ethics course: A students' perspective. ASEE 120th annual conference, Atlanta, USA. Retrieved from http://www.asee.org/public/conferences/20/papers/6422/download

Srour, I., Abdul-Malak, M. A., Itani, M., Bakshan, A., and Sidani, Y. (2013) Career Planning and Progression for Engineering Management Graduates: An Exploratory Study. Engineering Management Journal, 25 (3), 85-100.

Srour, I. Abdul-Malak, M. A., Harb, M. El-Bsat, R., and Itani, M. (2013, June). Roadmap for the assessment of megaprojects (ramp): four cases from Lebanon, The Seventh International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, Honolulu, USA

Itani, M., and Srour, I. (2013, October). Incorporating communication skills in undergraduate engineering education: The case of Lebanon.  9th World Congress on Engineering Education (WCEE), Beirut, Lebanon

Itani, M. (2012, December). The usefulness of videos as a learning tool in applied ethics courses. Third international conference on Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Beirut, Lebanon

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