Our Faculty

Haifa Al Anjari, PH.D


I strive to turn dreams into reality through design and its achieved through creativity, talent, inspiration, passion, and originality.

  • Ph.D. University of Dundee Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design 2003
  • Master of Science Eastern Michigan University with specialty in Textiles Design and Clothing. 1997
  • Bachelor of Science Eastern Michigan University in Fashion Merchandising 1995
  • Assistant Professor of Fashion Design, CFD The College of Fashion Design, Dubai, UAE (2016-Present)
  • Head Department , College of basic Education (2008- TO 2012)
  • Deputy Head Department College of Basic Education/Kuwait, (2003-2007)
  • President of the National Document Committee Ministry of Education: Responsible for setting up new curriculum program from kinder garden to High school 2004-2007
  • President of the Family and Consumer Sciences committee Public Authority for Applied Education and Training: Responsible for establishing new curriculum for College of Basic Education using WIDS program. 2005-2006
  • Kuwait University, College for Women, Part-time, teaching Interior Design Courses. 2004-2005
  • Consultant – Ministry of Education: Research and Curriculum sector Responsible of research and curriculum 2004-2007
  • Part time-consultant at Al-Ghanim Industries, 2004-2006
    • Responsible for showroom display
    • Coaching staff in furniture styles
    • Developing Consumer Research
    • Design Textile Science Swatch Kit
  • Interior Designer for Mr. KYA Salwa’s Guest house
  • Major Interior Design project “ The Elite” 2005
  • Dr. Haifa Al-Anjari and Dr. Brigitte Burgess, 2005 Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences Cultural Attitudes Among Southeast Asians Enrolled at an American University”. (Published)
  • Textiles, Al-Falah Books, 2009
  • Costumes, History and Culture Al-Falah Books, 2011
  • The art of Fashion-2013 Alqabas
  • March, 21.2001 ‘Images of Arabia’ Fashion Show, Dundee/UK with the attendance of Lord Provost Mrs. Helen Right.
  • Developing the National Standards for Family and Consumer Science for Ministry of Education. President
  • Developing Fashion Design Curriculum-for Tourism, Beauty and Fashion Institute , PAAET. Member
  • Developing Family and Consumer Science Curriculum for the College of Basic Education, PAAET. President
  • Writing and Designing Family and Consumer Science Books for Middle and Secondary Schools, Ministry of Education. President
  • Developing the Idea and Conception of Technical Learning in Kuwait Secondary Schools. Member
  • Participating in Evaluating Education in Kuwait, Diwan Alamiri Member

Nessrin Shaya

Lecturer in Mathematics

Education is not a preparation for life, it is life by itself’. With a strong passion for teaching and mathematics, I truly believe that it is the instructional style that instills in students the efficient high-order skills. Hence, those young men and women would advance to be critical thinkers and efficient decision makers in life along with being creative, initiative and independent in the career they choose to lead.

  • PhD Candidate, British University in Dubai, UAE, 2017
  • MA, Lebanese American University, Beirut, 2010
  • BS, American University in Beirut, Beirut, 2006
  • TD, American University in Beirut, Beirut, 2006
  • Lecturer in Mathematics, The College of Fashion Design, Dubai, UAE (2017 – Present).
  • MISK Project, Heading Math Consultancy Team, Research Assistant, British University in Dubai, UAE, (2013 – 2015)
  • MISK Project, developing Teacher Handbook, “Best Mathematics Teaching Practices”, BUID, UAE, (2014 – 2015).
  • Instructor in Statistics, Hamdan Bin Mohamad Smart University HBMSU, Faculty of Social Sciences, Dubai, UAE, (2014)
  • Instructor in Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Engineering, Al Hosn University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, (2010 – 2014)
  • Representative of BUID in the Expo 2020 Team and UAE universities workshop in November 2014.
  • Chair of a number of Capstone Examination Committee meetings for Industrial Engineering, Urban Planning, Architecture and Interior Design students, Al Hosn University, Abu Dhabi, (2010 – 2014).
  • Mathematics Head of Department, Elite Private School, Abu Dhabi, (2009 – 2010).
  • Adjunct Faculty in Mathematics, American University in Dubai, Dubai, UAE, (2008 – 2009).
  • Mathematics Coordinator and High School Teacher, Lycee Phenix, Beirut, Lebanon, (2005 – 2008).
  • Advanced quantitative research methods in project management and education (SPSS)
  • Advanced qualitative methods in education
  • Trends and issues in mathematics education
  • Technology in mathematics education (Sketchpad 2D – 3D)
  • Mentorship and teacher development in multicultural educational institutions.
  • Education organization behavior, in particular, job satisfaction, job performance, performance management, etc.
  • Management and Leadership in Education
  • Innovation in Education.
  • Students with special learning needs, including gifted and talented students.
  • Developing and Piloting a Teaching Learning Sequence on Similar Triangles Using Dynamic Geometry Software. Conference Proceedings INTED, Spain, 2013
  • Speaker in the 8th Seminar of Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Al Hosn, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2010.
  • Chapter in Teacher’s Handbook – Best Practices in Teaching Mathematics, MISK, Dubai, 2015.
  • The Influence of Organizational Climate on Employee’s Job Satisfaction in Higher Educational Institutions in UAE: The Case of a Private Local University in Abu Dhabi, Under Publishing, 2016.
  • Feminizing Leadership in the Middle East: Emirati Women Empowerment and Leadership Style, Under Publishing, 2016.
  • The Influence of Transformational and Transactional leadership on Innovation in Multicultural Organizations in UAE, Under Publishing, 2016.
  • Continuous Member in the Society for Higher Education in Mount Lebanon (2014 – Present).
  • Award of Valuable Contributions, Al Hosn University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2014.

Jenny Wilson

Program Coordinator – Fashion Business Management

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela

I believe that fashion and business are inextricably linked and it is without a doubt that people are at its core. Providing academic and industry knowledge to students within the industry is one thing, but being able to work with the next generation of fashion managers in the UAE and develop them to become inspirational leaders is what really drives me to be part of CFD Dubai.

  • MBA Global Business, London School of Business and Finance London, (expected finish late 2017)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, London College of Fashion, London, 2017
  • MSc International Fashion Marketing, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, 2010
  • BDes (hons) Design for Industry, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, 2007
  • Retail Management and Operations Consultant, Jenny N Wilson Consultancy Ltd (2013 – Present)
  • Guest Lecturer in Universities across cities including London, Edinburgh, Dubai, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Guangzhou (2014 – Present)
  • Lecturer in Retail Management, Operations and Strategy, London College of Fashion, London (2014 – 2017)
  • Sales and Marketing Recruitment Consultant, Denholm Associates, Edinburgh (2013)
  • Luxury Retail Recruitment Consultant, Elite Associates, London (2011-2012)
  • Various Retail Management positions, UK, (2008-2010)
  • “A one size fits all solution? The challenges of implementing the omni-channel strategy within the luxury fashion sector” (Montecchi, M. and Wilson, J.), In progress (completion of paper date 2017)
  • London School of Business and Finance’ Women in Business Scholarship for MBA in Global Business
  • Over AED25,000 raised for UK Cancer Charities by running four marathons and six half marathons including the London Marathon in April 2016 (2013 – 2016)
  • Nomination for London College of Fashion’s teaching award (2015)
  • Best Newcomer of the Year Award, Elite Associates (2011)
  • Fashion Retail Operations and Management
  • People Management and Leadership
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Talent Management and Employee Engagement
  • Career Development/Planning within Education
  • Member of the Chartered Management Institute, London, UK
  • Member of Women in Retail, London, UK

Yuliya Shepitko

Lecturer of Fashion Design

As an educator I believe in exploring new methods of teaching, with incorporation of creative collaboration with industry partners, organizing art exhibitions and events. I focus on commercial design development with an emphasis on digital application, visual presentation and fragrance design.
By working and living in Asia, Middle East and Eastern Europe I bring global knowledge and experience to higher education.

  • MSc, Business Psychology, Heriot Watt 2018
  • MA, Fashion & Art, Lviv Academy of Arts, 2001- 2003
  • BA, Art & Fashion, Lviv Academy of Arts 1997-2000
  • Graphic design & oil painting, Bucharest, (2003)
  • NABA, Design and fashion school, Milan, (2005)
  • London College of Fashion, London, (2003)
  • Certificate Fashion design, Central Saint Martins (2002, 2003 2006, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Certificate, Paris American Academy, (2002)
  • Fashion and Design Lecturer Heriot Watt University School of Textiles and Design Dubai, UAE (2015 -Present) www.hw.ac.uk/dubai
  • Graphic Designer/Technical designer KF fashion company, Dubai, UAE (2014-2016) www.kristinafidelskaya.com
  • Senior fashion designer “ANOTAH” Kuwait city (Kuwait) (2011- 2013) www.anotah.com
  • Fashion Lecturer, Fashion Design Department Raffles Design Institute, Shanghai, China (2006 – 2011) www.raffles-iao.com/raffles-design-institute-shanghai/
  • Senior designer (man’s wear) Bos Bison (2003 – 2006) Moscow, Russia, www.bosbison.ru
  • Design techniques for commercial designers
  • Design research and development woman’s wear
  • Digital application for fashion, 3D technology
  • Fragrance and phycology of scents
  • Fashion Design book Name: “YS SYSTEM in design” Content: design techniques for fashion Languages: English/Chinese Published by Donghua University in Shanghai & Ministry of Education in China, Shanghai, China (2010)
  • Freelance journalist for the Russian fashion magazines (2004 – 2006), Moscow, Russia - “Fashion Industry” (www.intextiles.ru ) - “International Textiles”, - “Modnoe Belie” (more than 15 articles have been published)

Creative Design collaborations & Art exhibitions:

  • Digital vs Hand Drawing exhibition 2018 - Degree Entry program, Heriot Watt University, Dubai, UAE
  • Design Project 2017 – "Shoe design inspired by Japanese art", Dubai, UAE
  • Design Project 2017- Mohamed Hilal Group "Anfasic Dakhoon", "Art meets Fragrance", Dubai, UAE
  • Art Exhibition 2016 - Aserkal Cultural Foundation, Dubai, UAE
  • Art Exhibition 2015 - Wafi Mall, Mosaic Gallery, Dubai, UAE
  • Art exhibition 2014 – Art Gallery Dubai Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE