Ahmad Y Majdoubeh
Prof Ahmad Y. Majdoubeh is professor of English and Dean, Faculty of Language Studies at the Arab Open University (on leave from UJ). He obtained Ph.D. and MA from Cornell University, USA in 1984 and started working at Yarmouk U. He spent his sabbatical year at Philadelphia U. in Jordan during its establishment year in 1991-92. As of 1994, he taught at University of Jordan, was Director of Language Center, Chairman of Modern Languages Department, Director of International Relations, Dean of Arts, and then Dean of Foreign Languages until 2011. He was adviser to the Minister of Higher Education in Jordan for International Cooperation in 2004 to 2009; a member of Higher Education Council in Jordan, twice, from 2009 to 2011. He has been a member of Board of Trustees of Queen Rania’s Teacher Training Academy (QRTA) since 2008 and was an adviser of English curricula for the Ministry of Education from 2004 to 2011. His pedagogical interest is in critical thinking and open and blended learning.