College / Department

Teaching areas

Academic writing, rhetoric, and EFL

Research areas

Applied linguistics, academic discourse, writer identity, and second-language acquisition


B.A., English Literature, University of California at Berkeley, 1993
M.A., TESOL, City University of New York, 2006
Ph.D. Candidate, Applied Linguistics, University of Exeter

Professional experience

American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2010-present
American University in Cairo, EGYPT, 2008-2010
U.S. Department of State/Al Azhar University, EGYPT, 2008
New York City College of Technology, USA, 2006-2007
U.S. Department of State/University of Aden, YEMEN, 2007-2008


•International Association of Applied Linguistics, 2014-present •Language and Education Network, University of Exeter, 2012-present •TESOL Arabia, 2010-present
Language and Education Network, 2012 - present
TESOL Arabia, 2010 - present
Vice President/Treasurer of TESOL Arabia Sharjah Chapter, UAE, 2014 - 2016

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