1974 BA in English. Tehran University, Iran.
1977 Certificate in the teaching of English as a second language University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
1978 MA in TESL, UCLA
1980 PhD in Applied Linguistics, UCLA
Professional Honors: Outstanding Foreign student in California (1979)
Outstanding University Researcher, Tehran (1992)
Outstanding instructor, Yeditepe University 2015
Present - Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, Yeditepe University, Istanbul
2011-2012 Adjunct Associate Professor, USC, CA
2010-2011 Project Supervisor, Lidget Green
2008-2010 Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Department of English Programs, American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia
2007-2008 Project Manager, Second Language Testing Incorporated, Rockville MD
2007-2007 Senior Consultant, Ordinate Corporation, Menlo Park, CA.
2006-2006 Adjunct Associate professor Texas A&M University
1999- 2006 Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics. Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
1996- 1999 Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics. Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
1985-1995 Assistant Professor. University for Teacher Education
1984-1985 Vice Chancellor to academic affairs, Academy of Marine
Sciences (AMS), Noshar, Iran
1983-1984 Dean, College of Science, AMS, Noshahr, Iran
1983-1984 Chair, Department of English, AMS, Noshahr, Iran
1981-1982 Assistant Professor, AMS
1980-1981 Lecturer, UCLA
1969-1975 EFL Teacher, public high schools, Iran
Research on language proficiency testing and classroom assessment, EAP materials development
SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION
Editor: Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics. Published by University for Teacher Education, Tehran, Iran.
Editor: Iranian Journal of Engineering. Published by the Ministry of Sciences, Research, and Technology, Iran.
Advisory Board: Language Assessment Quarterly; EFL Journal of the Department of English, Tehran University.
- Administrative Responsibilities
Head: Department of English. Academy of Marine Sciences, Noshahr, Iran
Dean: Faculty of Sciences. Academy of Marine Sciences, Noshahr, Iran
Vice-chancellor to Academic Affairs: Academy of Marine Sciences, Noshahr, Iran
Chair: Graduate School of English, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran.
Vice Chair: Research and Development: Department of Foreign Languages, IUST.
Associate Dean: Department of English programs, American University of Armenia.
- National Contributions
Served at various committees at the Ministry of Sciences, Research, and Technology in Iran a few of which follows:
a. Curriculum Development Committee of the Ministry of Sciences, Research and Technology
b. Faculty Member Selection Committee of the Ministry of Sciences, Research and Technology
c. Materials Development Committee of the Ministry of Sciences, Research and Technology
d. Research and Development Committee of the Ministry of Education