Service

National

2018-present: Board of Directors & Arabic Sector Head: American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs (AAUSC)

2020-present: Executive Board: Arabic Linguistics Society (ALS)

2018-2020: Blog Editorial Board: American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA)

University

2020-present: Governing Board of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies

2020-present: Executive Council, the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Second Language Acquisition & Teaching

2019-2020: Faculty Advisor, Journal of Second Language Acquisition & Teaching (JSLAT)

2015: Faculty Advisor, Journal of Arizona Working Papers (AWP) in Second Language Acquisition & Teaching

National Events (Organizer and Moderator) 

2020: The 34th annual symposium on Arabic linguistics (ASAL34). The event was organized by the University of Arizona’s School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies in collaboration with the Arabic Linguistics Society. The event featured Professor Noam Chomsky. Link: https://arabiclinguistics.sbs.arizona.edu/

2020:Transformative learning in the Arabic language classroom: pedagogical translanguaging and instructional technology for heritage and minority language learners. National panel (virtual) sponsored by the American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs.

2019: Integration of ACTFL standards in Arabic pedagogy. panel organized at the 2019 Annual Convention of the American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). National panel sponsored by the American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs, ACTFL Convention, Washington, DC.

2019: Building up morphological competence in Arabic as a foreign/second language: Insights from innovative data-driven pedagogical research. National panel organized at the Middle East Studies Association Annual Meeting, Louisiana.

Graduate Students' Dissertations

Doctoral (Defended)

2020: Hicham Assaoui, Coreference assignment and anaphora resolution in Arabic

2020: Essa Alfaifi, An emergent grammar model for the linguistic notion of diglossia in Arabic and Faifi

2020: Charles Joukhadar, Language variation and change in the Arabic of Zgharta

2019: Janelle Moser, Evaluating Arabic textbooks: Authenticity of genres and vocabulary

2019: Kyle Jone, A multigenerational investigation of the acoustics of English-Modern Hebrew heritage speakers

2016: Zachary Brooks, Bilingual decision making: Verbal probability, ethics, and cognition

Doctoral (In progress)

Donna Hess: Technology in L2 and Heritage Arabic Language Learning

Aaron Graybill, Language planning policies and Arabization in North Africa

Ryan Blair: English-Arabic Bilingualism

El-Sayed Sabry: Arabic computational linguistics and machine learning

Masters (Defended)

2016: Kyle Jones, Metathesis of stop-sibilant clusters in Modern Hebrew: A perceptual investigation

2017: Zoe Kosoff, Register variation in Arabic translations of the WPAI: Balancing localization standards and Arabic language norms

2019: Aaron Graybill: The status and vitality of Moroccan Tamazight and Darija

Masters (In progress)

Yahya Ahmed, Discourse analysis and conceptual metaphor in religious discourse