Academic Background


Mahmoud Azaz, Ph.D.

Major fields: Arabic Second Language Acquisition, Arabic Pedagogy & Program Administration, Arabic Language & Linguistics

  • 2010-2014: Ph.D. with Distinction in Second Language Acquisition & Teaching, University of Arizona, Ph.D. dissertation title: Acquisition of form-meaning mapping in L2 Arabic and English noun phrases: A bidirectional framework. Advisors: Thomas G. Bever and Linda R. Waugh
  • 2010-2014: M.A. in Second Language Acquisition & Teaching, University of Arizona
  • 2009-2010: Graduate Certificate in Second/Foreign Language Teaching (Arabic as a Foreign Language Track), California State University, Chico. Graduation Project: Hybrid testing in foreign language assessment. Advisor: Hilda Hernandez
  • 2007-2009: M.A. with Distinction, Applied Linguistics, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt . Thesis title: Exploring metacognitive in second language writing. Advisor: Amal Kary
  • 2005-2006 Graduate Diploma in Curricula and Methods of Teaching Cairo University, Egypt. Graduation project title: Developing standards-based rubrics to evaluate newly qualified teachers. Advisor: Ragaa’ Attallah
  • 2002-2005: B.A. Magna Cum Laude, English Language & Literature, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1997-2001: B.A. Magna Cum Laude, Education & English, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt