Rawa Abu Lawi\Sawalha is the Dean of the Faculty of Fine-Art since 29\8\2021. She got her Ph.D. in 2017 from one of the top ten universities in the UK, Lancaster University. She is the first academic architect in Palestine with three different disciplinary areas of study: a BA certificate in architecture, an MA in Urban and Regional Planning: and a Ph.D. in Interior Architecture and Interior Design of public spaces for children’s hospitals. Rawa Ph.D. subject considered the first study to Palestine.
Dr.Rawa teaching at An-Najah University since 2000. Credited with establishing and developing the department of interior design. She coordinated several modules and exhibitions. Besides that, she worked as a potential designer for more than 10 years in consultative big companies in Nablus.
Rawa considered the first academic in the department of interior design at An-Najah National University who; (1) participated in presenting papers in the English Language at several international conferences; (2) published papers (in the English Language) in international journals that have impact factors; and (3) she is the first academic female from interior design department that got her Ph.D. from the United Kingdom. In addition to that, she is working as a peer review for local and international journals. This year, the IIER was chosen to be one of the International Advisory Board members for the International Institute for Engineers and Researchers. In addition, Rawa is one of the Editorial Board Members in IJAAA and a member in the CHD for more than 10 years.
Dr. Rawa is interested in research related to architecture, interior design, design with and for children, design healing environments, and interior architecture.Download CV