Heba Salem is the Assistant Director of the Arabic Language Flagship Program.
She received her Masters in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) from the American University in Cairo (AUC). After receiving her Masters, she taught Arabic language and content courses at AUC, home of the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA), and collaborated with colleagues to develop and enhance Arabic language teaching materials, both for Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial courses. During her time at AUC, she co-authored "Umm al Donya", a text for teaching advanced-level ECA which was published by AUC online teaching materials. In addition to teaching at AUC, she has also taught at Middlebury and UT Austin. In 2009, she received the CASA award for Excellence in Teaching. She led several teacher training workshops at AUC and other institutes in the Middle East, Europe and Latin America.
Her research interests include language of the media, speech analysis, and language variety.