Holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Aston University, UK (1987), awarded for his thesis ‘Computer-aided categorisation and quantification of connectives in English and Arabic (based on newspaper text corpora)’
Has written and presented a weekly TV programme for learners of English, aired nationally in Iraq
Was awarded the Certificate of Appreciation from Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education for Quality of Postgraduate Theses Supervision, 1995
Awarded Medal of the Government of Iraq for academic achievement through a Presidential decree in 1999
Ph.D. holder in Computer Science from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland since 2006 titled ‘A study of the evolution of the models for document recognition written in Arabic within an interactive context&rsquo.
Master holder in Modelling and Management Information Systems.
Has been involved in many projects with industry either as consultant or as a programmer.
Has rewritten the entire course syllabus and the Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) of all the courses within his department.
I am an alumnus of the University of Bath School of Management and the University of Leeds Business School. I have lived in the UK for a total of 9 years, and while I was there I developed a passion for teaching and research, inspired by my lecturers at both universities. For me, being an academic gives me the opportunity to be creative and to connect with and motivate the people around me, both students and colleagues. I’m interested in everything digital, especially up-and-coming technologies that enhance the online experiences of consumers. This reflected in my choice of PhD research area, my thesis being titled “The Evolution of Interactivity in Social Commerce: A Multi-Faceted Investigation”.