Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

English(Language and Literature);TESOL; Sociology

Research areas

Language and literature teaching approaches/theories; Learning and Instruction; TESOL;curriculum development; intercultural-cross cultural communication; culturally relevant pedagogy; Educational Technology; Arab Islamic culture and its connections to the English language and literature.

Education

Other, Protecting Human Research Participants Certificate, National Institute of Health (NIH) Web-Base Training Course, United States
Other, Cambridge International Diploma in IT Skills, University of Cambridge International Examinations, United Kingdom
PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo Major: EnglishMinor: TESOL, State University of New York at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, United States
Other, New York State Permanent Teaching Certification, State University of New York, United States
Other, Self Esteem Training Certification, College of Saint Rose, Graduate School, United States
MA, Masters DegreeMajor: English, State University of New York at Buffalo Graduate School of Education, United States
Other, Computer Management Instruction (CMI) Certification, US Government, United States
Other, Teacher Effectiveness Training Certification, College of Saint Rose, Graduate School, United States
BA, BA in English Literature Minor in Sociology, SNA University, United States
Other, Supervising Teaching Practicum Training Certificate, SNA University, Yemen
Other, Teacher Training Certificate, SNA University, Yemen

Professional experience

Coordinator, Public Speaking at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2015 - Present)
Professor of English at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2007 - Present)
Acting Department Head at AUS(2015 - 2018)
Coordinator-Business Writing Courses (ENG 225) at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2010 - 2014)
Acting Head at AUS(2014 - 2014)
Associate Professor of English at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman(2006 - 2007)
Director at CAIS, United Arab Emirates(2005 - 2006)
Associate Professor of English at CAIS, United Arab Emirates(2004 - 2006)
Chair at The President's Literature and Fine Arts for Young Adults National Prize/Scholarship(2003 - 2004)
AFAAW Representative at Association of the Faculties of Art in the Arab World(2002 - 2004)
Dean at Hodeidah University (National University)(2002 - 2004)
Associate Dean at Hodeidah University (National University)(1999 - 2002)
Assistant Professor at University of Science and Technology(1998 - 1999)
Teacher at EC School District, United States(1996 - 1998)
Education Specialist at State University of New York Research Foundation, United States(1995 - 1997)
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