Assistant Teaching Professor, English
After completing a Ph.D. in rhetoric at CMU, Hyman did research on the founders of cultural psychology, L.S. Vygotsky and A. R. Luria, at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. Now in Qatar, Hyman continues this work in a more practical way by investigating cultural aspects of leadership and communication and teaching these subjects across cultures.
Area Of Expertise
76-324 Topics in Rhetoric: Rhetoric and Leadership
76-294 Interpretive Practices
76-101 Interpretation and Argument
76-100 Reading and Writing in an Academic Context
Ph.D., Rhetoric, Department of English, Carnegie Mellon University
M.A., Organizational Psychology, William James College (Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology)
M.A., Professional Writing and Rhetoric, Department of English, University of Texas at El Paso
Candidate of Philology, Germanic Philology, Moscow State M.V. Lomonosov University
Diploma of Higher Education with Honors, Department of Romance and Germanic Philology, Faculty of Philology, Moscow State M.V. Lomonosov University
Hyman, L. (2016). Gorbachev’s Argument for Perestroika: Forgotten or Remembered? 2015 Alta Conference Selected Works. Abingdon, UK: Taylor & Francis.
Hyman, L. (2014). The leader as a strategist: Teaching the skill set for building a future. In C. Coombe, B. Wiens, P. Davidson, & K. Cedro (Eds.), Perspectives on student leadership development (pp. 120-133). Dubai: TESOL Arabia.
Hyman, L. (2012). Vygotsky’s Crisis: Argument, context, relevance. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological & Biomedical Sciences, 43(2), 473-782.
Hyman's research focuses on the cultural psychology of leadership. In Qatar, she conducts qualitative interviews with leaders to understand what skill set leaders need in order to succeed in leading present-day multicultural organizations. She is particularly interested in understanding what skills, needs, and values are specific to Qatari leaders and should be integrated in teaching leadership to university students in Qatar.