World Languages and Cultures
Additional Positions at AU
Language Resource Center Director
Place of birth: Aleppo, Syria.
Studied in Cyprus, France, Italy, Germany and Syria.
Teaching: United States Air Force Academy (1986-91); The Catholic University of America(1999-2000); American University (2001-Present).
Languages: Arabic, Armenian, French, Italian, German, Turkish, and Classical languages.
Research Interests: Factors influencing the 19th Century Arab Literary Revivalism in the Levant; Ottoman influence on Arab culture and language (15th-19th centuries); Arabic morphology, syntax and phonetics.