AboutI am a tenured Associate Professor of Arabic language, linguistics & pedagogy and second language acquisition and teaching at the University of Arizona. I hold a Ph.D. with Distinction in Arabic SLA and Pedagogy. I am interested in the fields of SLA and pedagogy from linguistic & sociocultural perspectives and Arabic sociolinguistics. I welcome students who are interested in potential research and career paths in these areas.
My teaching philosophy aims at guiding students to form a critical understanding of the global world through language. I believe that language proficiency serves the further goal of intercultural and global competence. Instrumental pedagogical innovations that focus on linguistic and cultural aspects should target this goal. The language classroom is an ideal space in which socially-, historically-, and culturally-situated negotiations are employed to prepare global citizens.