Short BiographyZiyad M. Al-Sharawi was born in 1972 at a small village called Imraish. Imraish is located within the city of Dora, near Hebron, south of the West Bank, Palestine. Ziyad finished his elementary school education in 1986 from Imraish elementary school, and his high school education in 1990 from Al-Shara'iah high school in Hebron. Ziyad enrolled at Hebron Universityin 1991 and majored in mathematics. In 1994, Ziyad got his BSc witha second honor degree, and in the same year, Ziyad got a scholarship under a program called the "Palestinian European Academic Cooperation in Education" to pursue his graduate education at LeidenUniversity in the Netherlands. In 1996, Ziyad obtained his master degree in Applied Analysis from LeidenUniversity, then he returned to Palestine to work as a school teacher, and as part-time instructor at Al-QudsOpen University. In 1997, Ziyad enrolled in a part-time program in science & education at BethlehemUniversity, which lead to a High Diploma in Science and Education. In 1998, Ziyad accepted a new joboffer to teach at an international school in Bahrain, and in 1999 accepted a new job offer to work as math instructor at Palestine Polytechnic University. In 2000, Ziyad got graduate teaching assistantship from Central Michigan University and started his PhD program in the same year. In 2006, Ziyad defended hisPhD dissertation in the field of Discrete Dynamical Systems under the supervision of professors JamesAngelos and Saber Elaydi. The dissertationof Dr Al-Sharawi received the CMU Graduate Research Awardin 2006. In the same year, Dr Al-Sharawi accepted a job offer to work as temporary assistant professor at Central Michigan University. In 2007, Dr Al-Sharawi started an assistant professor position at Sultan Qaboos University, then got promoted to the rank of associate professor in May 2014. In 2005, Dr Al-Sharawi accepted the post of associate professor at the American University of Sharjah. Dr Al-Sharawi's has an active research in the field of difference equations and discrete dynamical systems. In particular, Dr Al-Sharawi is focusing his research on periodic non-autonomous difference equations, combinatorial and symbolic dynamics and harvesting in discrete population models. Dr Al-Sharawi has taught several math courses across the undergraduate curriculum in which technology is used as part of his pedagogical skills to enhance students teaching and learning.
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