Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

Global English, sociolinguistics, intercultural communication, bilingualism, curriculum & material development, classroom research, teaching methods, practicum in TESOL, and academic writing.

Research areas

Language and identity, global English, pragmatics, language planning and language policy, intercultural communication (verbal & nonverbal)

Education

PhD, Rhetoric and Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, United States

Professional experience

Associate Dean at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2014 - Present)
Professor of English and Linguistics at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(1998 - Present)
Director at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2007 - 2008)
Coordinator at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2007 - 2007)

Memberships

ICA: International Communication Association, 2004 - present
IACC: International Association for Cross-cultural Communication, 1999 - present
AAAL: American Association of Applied Linguistics, 2001 - 2007
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