Contact the Team

Below are the profiles and contact information of the authors of this book as well as the webmaster. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding the website or the book. We will be happy to hear from you!

Dr. Philip McCarthy

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Philip McCarthy has taught English, ESL, writing, and linguistics for nearly 30 years at institutions such as the University of Memphis, the Memphis Academy for Science and Engineering, and the University of Sharjah. McCarthy has also worked in industry as Chief Scientist for the IT company, Decooda. His areas of research and teaching interest are applied natural language processing and foundational writing.

Email: pmccarthy AT aus DOT edu

Dr. Khawlah Ahmed

Ph.D. in English, State University of New York, NY, USA

Khawlah Ahmed is a Professor of English. She has a multidisciplinary academic background with degrees in English education, English literature and sociology, and certificates in teaching computer management instruction, teacher effectiveness training and self-esteem training, as well as a New York State Permanent Teaching Certification. She has been teaching for more than 15 years and worked in many capacities, as administrator (such as dean, associate dean, and director), education specialist, coordinator, and undergraduate and graduate faculty member, for government and private institutions in the USA and the MENA region. Her research interests focus on theories and approaches to teaching, incorporating technology that may facilitate learning and teaching, curriculum development, cultural communication and culturally relevant pedagogy.

Email: khawlah AT aus DOT edu

Anuja Thomas

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Master of Science in Psychology

Please contact Anuja Thomas for questions regarding the website or any general inquiries. She is a Masters student specializing in language and cognition. Her research interests include interpersonal interaction, language and psychology, and paragraph structure.

Email: g00066334 AT alumni DOT aus DOT edu