School of Education
Vafa Kazdal

Vafa Kazdal

Vice Rector of Academic Affairs

  • Email : vkazdal[at]
  • Phone : 131
  • Office : A223

We see our graduates as advocates for change in teaching, management, and policy-making in education and aspire to become not only a national but global resource for research that would help to identify the latest and most innovative trends in the field.

Courses Graduate course in Pro-seminar in Educational Leadership
  • Ph.D. in Pedagogy, Azerbaijan University of Languages, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • MA in English Language Studies and Methods, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
  • 5-year diploma in Teaching English and French Languages, Azerbaijan University of Languages, Baku, Azerbaijan
Joined ADA January, 2009
Publications - E. Kazimzade & C. Magno with Vafa Kazdal “School principalship developments in Azerbaijan: Challenges of professional development of school leaders vs. managers”: Network of Education Policy Centers (NEPC) Comparative study on School Governance

- L. Donohoe & V. Kazdal “Language and Identity in a Post-Soviet World: language of education and linguistic identity among Azerbaijani students” (2014): Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity, Tylor & Francis Online

- V. Kazdal, “Communicative Language Teaching in Azerbaijan: from theory to practice” (2002): Journal of Azebaijani Studies, Khazar University Press

- V. Kazdal, “English Language Teaching in Azerbaijan” (2002): The Chronicle of Education in Russia and Eurasia, The Institute for the Study of Russian Education, Indiana University

- V. Kazdal, “Purposeful and Interactive Activities as the Key to Motivate Students to Read” (2005): Elmi Xəbərlər, Azerbaijan University of Languages

- V. Kazdal “Language, Culture, and Music” (2006): Baku, Planeta-Press (ed. William Johnston)