Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

Language and identity, global English, interlanguagepragmatics, sociolinguistics, intercultural communication, curriculum & material development, classroom research, ESL/EFL teaching methods, practicum in TESOL, and academic writing.

Research areas

Language and identity, language policy, global English, intercultural communication styles (verbal & nonverbal), culture and thought, interlanguage and intercultural pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and second language acquisition.

Education

B.A. English Language and Literature, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 1986
M.A. Applied Linguistics/TESOL, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 1994
PhD. Rhetoric and Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. 1998

Professional experience

University of Cologne, Germany, summer 2011
Qatar University, Qatar fall 2013 & spring 2014
Imam Muhammad bin Saud University, Saudi Arabia, spring 2011
Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany, spring 2006
American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, 1998 - Present

Memberships

International Communication Association (ICA), International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS), and the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL).

Contact

aissa@aus.edu
+971 6 515 2723