Profile

College / Department

Teaching areas

Academic Writing, Intercultural Communication, Project-Based Learning, Technical Writing, Classroom Method-in-Use, ESP, EIL, Discourse Analysis, Systemic Linguistics, Novels of Jane Austen, Graham Greene

Research areas

Holistic Learning, Academic Literacy, Classroom Method-in-Use, Non-Blind Journal Paper Review, Text and Discourse Analysis, Intercultural Communication, The Meaning of Objectivity, Systemic Linguistics, Contrapuntal Readings of Literature

Education

PhD, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, University of Reading, United Kingdom
MA, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, University of Reading, United Kingdom
PGD, Licentiate Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (LTCL), Trinity College London, United Kingdom
BA, French Language and Literature, University College, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Other, Post Graduate Certificate in Education, Teaching French as a Foreign Language, King Alfred's College, Winchester, United Kingdom

Professional experience

Professor and Head of Department at American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates(2020 - Present)
Professor and Head of Department at American University of Sharjah(2017 - 2020)
Professor at Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates(2009 - 2017)
Associate Professor at Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates(2006 - 2009)
Professor of English at Kochi Unviersity, Japan(2001 - 2006)
Associate Professor of English at Kochi Unviersity, Japan(1997 - 2001)
Assistant Professor at Kochi Unviersity, Japan(1995 - 1997)
Instructor at Qatar University, Qatar(1990 - 1995)

Memberships

Chief Editor, Asian ESP Journal, ELE, Australia, 2013 - present
Founding Member, English Scholars Beyond Borders (International Organisation - no single national affiliation), 2012 - present
Chief Editor, Asian EFL Journal, ELE. Australia, 2004 - 2013
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