College / Department

Teaching areas

ESP, EAP, Applied Linguistics, Literacy, Discourse Analysis

Research areas

Cultural impact on literacies, intercultural rhetoric and discourse organization.


Other, CERTESL, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
PhD, Applied Linguistics, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
MA, TESOL, Georgetown University, United States
BA, English Language, University of Khartoum, Sudan

Professional experience

Assistant Professor at American Unviersity of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2016 - Present)
Assistant Professor at George Washington University, United States(2014 - 2016)
Assistant Professor at University of Alberta,, Canada(2013 - 2014)
Assistant Professor of English at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2008 - 2013)
Lecturer at Faculty of Extension University of Alberta, Canada(2003 - 2007)
Visiting Scholar at University of Toronto, Canada(2002 - 2003)
Lecturer at Police College, United Arab Emirates(1999 - 2002)
Assistant Professor at Al Bayan University, United Arab Emirates(1997 - 1998)
Lecturer at University of Exeter, United Kingdom(1995 - 1997)
Assistant Professor at Colleges for Women Education, Saudi Arabia(1993 - 1995)
Teaching Assistant at University of Exeter, United Kingdom(1990 - 1993)
Teaching Assistant at Georgetown University, United States(1987 - 1989)


BALEAP,, 2014 - present
Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, 2011 - present
TESL Canada, 2002 - present
TESOL Ontario, 2001 - present
The International Society for Language Studies, 1999 - present
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