Dr. Susan Tabbaa Nachawati

What fears or anxieties did you have about going to college?

Being the only female in a large class sometimes. Having to attend evening classes.


  • Ph.D. Claremont Graduate University

Attend every lecture of every class. Submit every assigned activity on time. Never give up or let go of your dreams.

Hiking, Jump-roping.
Painting, Crochet (but I don't have time for them these days).

  1. Book
  2. A bus full with my Students
  3. Weighted jump rope 

I worked as an Electrical Engineer in the Central Bureau of Statistics. Then as a Biomedical Engineer at a newly built hospital (I was responsible about blood analysis and heart devices), I came up with an idea that would save the hospital a lot of money in purchasing ink for the devices.
In the United state, I worked as Arabic and Islamic Studies pre and elementary school teacher. I worked as a web developer and content manager. 
I love teaching a lot, since l share my knowledge with my students and they will work at different locations. So my impact is not in one location.

Programming classes, computer architecture, Programming the IoT kit (Arduino), Data visualization.


I have been married to my husband for approximately 35 years now. We have three children. One of them is a student on campus.