Dr. Gulfishaan Habeeb, Professor of English, Directorate of Distance Education has a Ph.D. in English from Osmania University. Her areas of interest include English language and literature in English, literary theory and criticism, open distance learning and creative writing. She has published research papers in international and national journals apart from publishing books, such as English for Speakers of Urdu: A Proficiency Course published by Orient Blackswan. She was awarded UGC Major Research Project on Literature and Environment: An Ecocritical Approach. She is associated with various universities such as EFLU, University of Hyderabad, Osmania University, SRTM University, BRAOU, Telugu University, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Dravidian University, Kuppam, Savitri Bai Phule Pune University and Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in various capacities including research adjudication, evaluation, moderation, membership on board of studies, and expert committees. She has supervised research at M.Phil and Ph.D levels apart from participating in national and international seminars, conferences and workshops.