Sherif joined the HPI D-School in 2018 as a Knowledge manager. Before that he taught creative thinking, design thinking and game thinking at the American University in Cairo (AUC). During his time at AUC, he also worked as a faculty developer at the university’s Center for Learning and Teaching, where he designed, consulted on and delivered several courses, workshops, online courses and MOOCs. He also designed and managed a professional development program for teaching assistants and graduate students. Prior to that he worked as a high school teacher and network support analyst. Over the past few years he co-founded a startup for educational and innovation design and another focused on educational technology.
Sherif graduated with a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Liverpool in 2007, he completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Education in 2010 from Liverpool Hope University and went on to complete his MA Education at the same institution by 2012. His research interest focus on Learning Experience Design, Game Thinking, Creative Pedagogies and Design Thinking.