- Ph.D. Applied Linguistics & Technology (in progress), Iowa State University.
- M.A. Applied Linguistics/ TESL , (2007) Iowa State University. Thesis: The use of linking by native and non-native speakers of American English. Specializations: Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), and English for Specific Purposes
- Graduate Diploma in Linguistics, (2003) Damascus University, Syria.
- Bachelor of Arts, (1998) English Language and Literature, Al-Baath University, Syria.
- The integration of technology in teaching listening and pronunciation
- Developing online and hybrid courses for ESL leaners
- Material design
- Digital literacy and storytelling
- Graduate Teaching Assistant – Iowa State University – Fall 2007 to date.
Department of English:
- Instructor Supervisor for Engl 99L Listening Strategies & Engl 99R Reading Strategies for Non-Native Speakers of English - Fall 2011-Spring 2013.
- Engl 220 Descriptive English Grammar -Spring 2012, Spring & Fall 2011.
- Engl 99L Listening Strategies for Non-Native Speakers of English -Fall 2010, Fall 2011.
- Engl 99R Reading Strategies for Non-Native Speakers of English -Fall 2010, Fall 2011.
- Engl 101C Academic Writing to International Undergraduates - Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2010.
- Engl 10, Intensive English and Orientation Program: Reading/ writing, grammar classes - Fall 2008, spring 2009.
- Engl 150 Critical Thinking and Communication - Fall 2007.
Department of World Languages and Cultures:
- Arabic 102 Elementary Arabic II -Spring 2013.
- Arabic 101 Elementary Arabic I -Fall 2012.
- Graduate Research Assistant – Iowa State University.
- Develop an online Engl 99R course (Reading Strategies for Non-Native Speakers of English) -Fall 2010
- French in Quebec project: Developed online materials for French learners at American universities - Spring 2008.
- Senior Arabic Teacher – Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy – July 2008.
Language immersion camp for middle and high school students. Language instruction, as well as cultural, recreational and informal activities.
- Teaching Assistant – Al-Baath University – April 2001 to April 2005.
Department ofEnglish Language and Literature. Undergraduate classes taught include: Phonetics and phonology, grammar, composition and structure, practical course in semantics and syntax.
- EFL Instructor - Institute of Foreign Languages, Al-Baath University - July 2002 to September 2002.
Intensive English Program, teaching pronunciation, grammar, conversation, and academic writing for graduate students preparing for Master in Science. (Levels 3 and 4).
- EFL Teacher – Dar Al-Alson Language Center – August 1999 to June 2005.
Teaching English conversation, pronunciation, listening and reading to adults (beginner, intermediate, and advanced). Managing conversation groups.
- Summer Camp Teacher – Al-Khansa' Middle School Summer Camp – 2001.
Teach English grammar, reading, and vocabulary.
- TOEFL (paper-based) to graduate students – 2003. Most results ranged from 510 - 600.
- Arabic language (Standard and Syrian Vernacular) to French students - 2004.
- Different classes of Linguistics, Translation, and reading comprehension to students of Translation Department, Open University, Homs, Syria – 2003 to 2005.
- Alameen, G. (2011). Learner Digital Stories in a Web 2.0 Age. TESOL Journal, 2 (3), pp. 355-369.
- Alameen, G. (2010). The role of video subtitling in listening comprehension. In J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.), Technology for oral communication (pp. 36-47), Ames, IA: Iowa State University.
- Chapelle, C. A., & Alameen, G. (2009). Developing French materials with Québécois cultural context. In C. A.Chapelle, H. G. Jun, & I. Katz (Eds.), Developing and evaluating language learning materials (pp.128‐142). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.
- Alameen, G. (2007). Review of Audacity computer software. TESL-EJ, 11(1), 1-11.
- “Perception and Awareness of Linking for Non-Native Speakers of English: The Role of Speech Visualization Technology.” Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University, September, 2011.
- “Sharing Learner Stories in a Web 2.0 Age.” MIDTESOL Conference, Dubuque, October, 2010.
- “Linking by Native and Non-Native Speakers of English.” Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University, September, 2009.
- “The Role of Video Subtitling in Teaching Listening Comprehension.” Technology in Second language Learning, Iowa State University. September, 2009.
- “Developing French materials with Québécois cultural context.” Presented with Carol Chapelle, Technology in Second language Learning, Iowa State University, September, 2008.
- “Linking: Research and Practice.” Presented with John Levis, MIDTESOL Conference, Cedar Falls, IA, November, 2006.
- “Arabic Language.” Invited guest lecturer in LING 119X (Introduction to World Languages), Iowa State University, October 2008.
- “Digital Storytelling in ESL Classrooms.” Presented at a Show-and-Tell session at Technology in Second Language Learning Conference. Assisted in coordinating conference. Iowa State University, September, 2006.
- Graduate College Teaching Excellence Award, 2011.
- Aubrey E. Galyon Award for Academic Excellence, 2007.
- Fulbright Graduate Student Exchange Program – Fulbright grant for studying for MA in TESL, 2005-2007.
- Basel Al-Assad Awards for Academic Excellence, First Rank, 1995, 1996, 1997.
Translation experience(English-Arabic/ Arabic-English)
- Translator, volunteer - Iowa Legal Aid, Cedar Rapids, Iowa - 2009 to date.
- Translator – Alharas Almalaki Hospital in Reyadh, KSA – March 2000 to December 2001. Translated chosen books from English into Arabic to help as reference for hospital staff use. Some translated books include:
- Morrison, M., Rammage, L., & Nichol, H. (2000). Management of Voice Disorders. Singular Publishing Group: UK.
- Cooke, J. & Williams, D. (1997). Working with Children's Language. Speechmark Publishing Ltd: UK.
- Translator – Emissa Pharmaceutical Labs – January 1999 to August 1999. Responsible for arranging and translating pharmaceutical documents, and company correspondence.
Other Professional Development Activities
- Graduate student representative in the Graduate Studies Committee. 2011-2012, English Department ,Iowa State University.
- Rater for the Oral English Certification Test for international teaching assistants at Iowa State University.
- Reviewer for TESOL Journal.
- Reviewer for Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (PSLLT), 2011 - Iowa State University.
- Abstract reviewer for Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (PSLLT), and The Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) - Iowa State University.
- Web Master of the Educational Video Interest Group at Iowa State University.
Arabic (native), English (native-like), French (intermediate)
- Authorware (Dreamweaver, HTML)
- Photo Editing (Microsoft Digital Image, ACDsee)
- Audio and Video Editing (Audacity, IMovie, Ulead Video Studio, Movie Maker)
- Web Course Management (Moodle, BlackBoard, Web CT)
- Qualitative analysis and video transcription (Transana)
- Utilities (Camtasia, Inspiration, instant messaging, among others)
- Concordancers (Monoconc)
- Able to handle IBM and Macintosh Operating Systems
- Knowledge in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel