College / Department

Teaching areas

Academic Writing

Research areas

Second Language Acquisition, L2 phonology and phonetics


BA in American Culture and Literature, Hacettepe University, Turkey, 2003
MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (Applied Linguistics track), Northern Arizona University, AZ, USA, 2010
PhD in Linguistics, Lancaster University, United Kingdom (ABD as of Summer, 2017)

Professional experience

Facilitator for Student Registration, Placement, and Progress, Qatar University, Qatar, 2012-2014
Lecturer in English, Qatar University, Qatar, 2010-2014
English Composition Instructor, Northern Arizona University, AZ, USA, 2008-2010
Academic Writing Instructor, American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2014-Present


American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée (AILA), American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée, 2015 - present
TESOL International, USA, 2008 - present

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