College / Department

Teaching areas

ESP, EAP, Applied Linguistics, Literacy, Discourse Analysis

Research areas

Cultural impact on literacies, thought patterns and discourse organization


CERTESL, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 2010;
BA, English, University of Khartoum, Sudan, 1985;
MA, (TESOL), Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA, 1989;
PhD, University of Exeter, UK, 1993;

Professional experience

Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta , Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2005-2008;
Department of English, American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2008-2013;
Faculty of Extension, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 2013-2014;
Institute for Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2002-2005;
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences EAP Program, the George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA, 2014-2016;


British Association of Lecturers of English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP);Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics;TESL Canada; TESL Ontario;The International Society for Language Studies

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