M.A., M.Ed., (832) 230 5549
Main Building, 7th Floor
Director of the Gulf Language School
She received her B.A. summa cum laude in English from Southern New Hampshire University, M.A in Applied Linguistics from University of Massachusetts, and her M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University. Prior to joining North American University, Ms. Combs was the Director of the Foundation Program Unit at Gulf University for Science and Technology (2010-2014), the Director of the Intensive English Program at American University of Kuwait (2004-2010), and the Center Director of ELS Language Centers (1996-2003) in Kuwait. Ms. Combs provided leadership in all aspects of planning and operations for the program.
In addition, Ms. Combs has taught international undergraduate and graduate students in the intensive English programs. Her research and teaching interests include second language acquisition theory and pedagogy, language teacher education, and language program administration. Ms. Combs has traveled, lived, and worked throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
In addition to her leadership in academics and administration, Ms. Combs has served as an international education consultant in Chittagong, Bangladesh for the foundation program at the Asian University for Women the first liberal arts university for women in South Asia.