Suliman Al Musaiteer - Saudi teachers' identity and morale
Suliman taught high school English for three years before becoming a faculty member at the university level in his home country of Saudi Arabia. After finishing his PhD, he will return to Saudi Arabia to teach foundational courses to pre-service and in-service teachers . Hence, he is interested in teacher identity, teacher morale, and teacher agency among Saudi teachers. He would like to understand what are the components of Saudi teacher identity; what demoralizes them; what increases their morale; what can we do to cultivate their agency and morale. His PhD in cultural foundations will equip him with lenses to understand, analyze and criticize what's taken for granted in his society and culture. It will enable him to help his student teachers to cultivate their agency and voice.