Alshimaa A. Farag is an Assistant Professor at Architecture Department at Effat University. She holds M.Sc. in Architecture from Cairo University, Egypt, and a PhD in Architecture, from the Zagazig University, Egypt.
Before joining Effat University in 2013, Dr. Alshimaa had worked for 12 years at Zagazig University, where she taught varied courses in Architecture and Urban Design. She is a LEED Accredited Professional in Neighborhood Development (LEED AP ND) and Home (LEED AP Home). Beside her research interest in the applications of rating systems in the built environment, she has a special interest in human behaviors and interactions in the public open spaces in the Middle East; she has presented and published in both fields. She is also a member of EDRA (Environmental Design Research Association) since 2016 and acts as a co-chair of the social media sub-committee.