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Dr. Muhammad Umar Farooq (PhD NUML, Pakistan)

Professor/HoD English
PROFILE SUMMARY

I am a PhD in Applied Linguistics with specialization in CALL, teacher development and open & distance learning. I have 30 years teaching experience at university level in Pakistan and abroad. I have published three books and more than 40 articles in international and Pakistani research journals. I have been an active member of many organizations like Higher Education Commission Pakistan, National Committee on English Pakistan, Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers, TESOL Arabia, KSA Association of Language Teachers, etc. I have organized and presented at various ELT conferences in Pakistan and abroad. At Taif University, I, as head of the PD Unit, have introduced and supervised MA TESOL program, professional development activities (online and onsite) in collaboration with international publishers/organizations, quality assurance, etc. At Allama Iqbal Open University, I, as HoD, initiated several academic and professional activities including revision of courses, course outlines for MS and PhD programs, professional development activities in collaboration with RELO USA, launching of an ELT journal, online/onsite English language courses, etc.

QUALIFICATION
PhD Applied Linguistics National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan 2010
MA TEFL Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan 1998
MA English Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Pakistan 1989
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Professor Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad Since – 2021
Associate Professor Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad 2018 – 2019
Associate Professor Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia 2017 – 2018
Assistant Professor Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia 2011 – 2017
Assistant Professor Foundation University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Rawalpindi 2010 – 2011
Lecturer Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad 2001 – 2010
Lecturer International Islamic University, Islamabad 1992 – 1994
Lecturer FG College, H-9, Islamabad 1991 – 1992
INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE
Assistant Director Short Term Educational Programme (STEPS), AIOU, Islamabad 1995 – 1996
MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE
HoD Department of English Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad Since – 2021
Chairman Department of English Language & Applied Linguistics, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad 2018 – 2019
Head of Department Foundation University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Rawalpindi 2010 – 2011
Deputy Director Self-Access Centre, Dept. of English Language & Applied Linguistics, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad 2001 – 2010
Editor Editing Cell, AIOU, Islamabad 1996 – 2001
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Member Linguistic and Literature Review, UMT, Lahore, Pakistan
Member Gomal University Journal of Research, Gomal University, Pakistan
Member Ariel-An International Journal of English Language and Literature, Institute of English Language and Literature University of Sindh Jamshoro Pakistan
Member International Journal of English Language and Literature Studies, Asian Economic and Social Society, Pakistan (ISSN 2306-9910)
Member Journal of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Research, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan (ISSN 2225-2827)
Member International Journal of Education and Practice, Pakistan (ISSN 2311-6897)
Member Journal of English Language, Literature and Linguistics, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, Pakistan
Member Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan
Member National Committee on English, Higher Education Commission Pakistan (2004-2010)
Member Chair CALL/Distance Education Sub-committee, National Committee on English, Higher Education Commission Pakistan (2004-2010)
Member IATEFL, UK
Member Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (Life member)
Member Pakistan Education Foundation (Life member)
Member Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Language Teachers (KSALT)
HONORS & AWARDS
1. Research Award – Taif University, 2013, 2014, 2015
2. Certificate of Appreciation – Coordinator Professional Development Program of Taif University English Language Centre, 2011-2017
3. Appreciation Certificate – Member of HEC National Committee on English, 2010
4. Appreciation Certificate – Spelt Islamabad 1992-1999
5. Hornby Trust Long Term Award, British Council, Islamabad, 2001. (Award was approved but could not avail the opportunity)
6. International Visitor – USA Embassy, Islamabad, 1994
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Qazi, M.H. & Farooq, M.U. (2020) Identity Construction of Malala Yousafzai in the Media: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Editorials in Two Pakistani English Newspapers. Journal of Critical Inquiry. 19(I)
2. Farooq, M.U. & Soomro, A.F. (2018). Teachers and technology: Recent trends in English language teaching in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of English Linguistics. 8(5), 10-19
3. Akram, F., Farooq, M.U. & Ali, S. (2018). Learning Styles: An Investigation of the Preferred Learning Choices and Behaviours of Saudi Learners in EFL Classrooms at Taif University. Journal of Education and Educational Development, 5(2). 60-74
4. Gulzar, M.A., Ali, M.M., Javid, C.Z. & Farooq, M.U. (2018). The Implications of Trends in Punjabi: As a Covert and /or an Overt Prestige in Pakistan. Kashmir Journal of Language Research. 21 (2). 59-75
5. Soomro, A.F. & Farooq, M.U. (2018). EFL learners’ attitude towards developing speaking skills at the university of Taif, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of English Linguistics. 8(3), 318-327
6. Farooq, M.U. (2018). Engaging the 21st Century Learner through Social Media. SPELT Quarterly. 33(3), 2-18
7. Mahmood, M.T., Farooq, M.U., & Shahzad, M. (2018). Smartphone usage of college students and its impact on traditional media, Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities. 26(2).
8. Farooq, M.U., Riaz. K. & Javid, C.Z. (2017). Impact of emotional intelligence on academic achievement of English language learners, Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities. 25(2), 1-34
9. Farooq, M.U., Javid, C.Z., & Umer, M. (2017). Cultural implications in English language teaching Classroom, International Journal of English Linguistics, 8(3), 177-185
10. Farooq, M.U., Soomro, A.F. & Sipra, M.A. (2017). Creating a quality learning environment for English language learners in Saudi universities, Kashmir Journal of Language Research. Vol.20, No.2, pp.137-148
11. Javid, C.Z., Farooq, M.U. & Soomro, A.F. (2016). A comparative investigation of perceived characteristics of effective teachers in Saudi EFL context, Kashmir Journal of Language Research, 19(1), pp.96-110
12. Farooq, M.U. (2016). Developing teachers’ expertise to teach English language: An evaluative study of professional development programme at Taif University English Language Centre, Theory and Practice in Language Studies, 2016, 6(2), pp. 274-282
13. Sipra, M.A, Alsolami, T & Farooq, M.U. (2016). Exposure to two languages never impedes L2 acquisition, Arab World English Journal, 7(2), pp. 429-444
14. Umer, M., Farooq, M.U. & Gulzar, M.A. (2016). Formative assessment has to be made formative: It does not work itself, Journal of Education and Research, 12(2), 1-18
15. Javid, C.Z., Farooq, M.U., Umer, M. & Gulzar, M.A. (2016). A Gender-based Investigation of Saudi ELF learners’ Attitude towards English Language Teaching, Journal of Critical Inquiry, 15(1). pp.44-66
16. Umer, M., Farooq, M.U. & Zahid, C.Z. (2016). Formative Assessment Failing to Promote Saudi Undergraduates’ Academic Competence. Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature. 4. pp.1-23
17. Farooq, M.U. (2015). Effects of learner autonomy on teaching practices and outcomes in an ELT classroom, European Journal of Scientific Research, 129(3), pp.326-339
18. Farooq, M.U. & Jahan, I. (2015). Quality assurance in English language teacher education programmes through distance education in Pakistan, European Journal of Scientific Research, 129(4), pp.487-494
19. Farooq, M.U. (2015). Creating a communicative language teaching environment for improving students’ communicative competence at EFL/EAP university level, International Education Studies, 8(4), pp. 171-191
20. Farooq, M.U, Fatima, Y. & Javid, C.Z. (2015). Enhancing writing skills through blogs in an undergraduate English language classroom in Pakistan, Linguistic & Literature Review, II(1), pp. 15-27
21. Javid, C.Z. & Farooq, M.U. (2015). Experimenting in-house EMP course contents for Saudi medical undergraduates: Lessons learned, Journal of Critical Inquiry, 13(I), pp.38-57
22. Farooq, M.U., Javid, C.Z. & Safder, M. (2015). Web-based teacher education in Pakistan: Infrastructure and perceptions of trainee teachers, Journal of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Research, 4(1), pp. 23-40
23. Farooq, M.U., Gulnaz, F. & Umer, M. (2015). Communicative language teaching: Students’ understanding and practices, Kashmir Journal of Language Research, 18(2), pp. 197-213
24. Umer, M., Javid, C.Z., & Farooq, M.U. (2015). Formative assessment and consequential validity: A practice yet to be truly implemented in Saudi higher education, Pakistan Journal of Education, 32(2), pp. 75-99
25. Farooq, M.U. (2014). Designing an e-model for open and distance learning in Pakistan, Journal of Education and Practice, 5(6), pp.165-177
26. Farooq, M.U. (2014). Emotional intelligence and language competence: A case study of the English language learners at Taif University English Language Centre, Studies in Literature and Language, 8(1), pp.6-19
27. Farooq, M.U., Javid, C.Z., Gulzar, M.A. & Umer, M. (2014). Technology and English language teacher education programs in Pakistan: Emerging Trends, Journal of Language, Linguistics and Literature, 2, pp. 55-76
28. Farooq, M.U. & Mahmood, M.T. (2014). Enhancement of English language programs of Allama Iqbal Open University through technology, Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 22(2), pp. 43-69
29. Farooq, M.U., Siddiqui, S. & Javid, C.Z. (2013). E-tutoring in teacher development programmes for English language teachers through distance education in Pakistan, Kashmir Journal of Language Research, 16(1), pp.141-159
30. Javid, C.J., Farooq, M.U. & Umer, M. (2013). An investigation of Saudi EFL learners’ writing problems: A case study along gender-lines, Kashmir Journal of Language Research, 16(1), pp.179-203
31. Umer, M., Javid, C.Z. & Farooq, M.U. (2013). Formative assessment: Learners’ preferred assessment tasks, learning strategies & learning materials, Kashmir Journal of Language Research, 16(2), pp.109-134
32. Gulzar, M.A., Farooq, M.U., & Umer, M. (2013). Inter-sentential patterns of code-switching: A gender-based investigation of male and female EFL teachers, International Education Studies, 6(11). pp.144-159
33. Farooq, M.U., Asmari, A.R. & Javid, C.Z. (2012). Learning skills in a virtual classroom, British Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(2), pp.43-56
34. Javid, C.Z., Farooq, M.U., & Gulzar, M.A. (2012). Saudi English-major undergraduates and English teachers’ perception regarding effective ELT in the KSA: A comparative study, European Journal of Scientific Research, 85(1), pp.55-70
35. Farooq, M.U., Asmari, A.R. & Javid, C.Z. (2012). A Study of online English language teacher education programmes in distance education context in Pakistan, English Language Teaching, 5(11), pp.91-103
36. Javid, C.Z., Asmari, A.R. & Farooq, M.U. (2011). Saudi undergraduates’ motivational orientation towards English language learning along gender and university major lines: A comparative study, European Journal of Social Sciences, 27(2), pp.283-300
37. Farooq, M.U. & Gulzar, M.A. (2011). Interaction with tutors and peers in a virtual classroom: A case study of online English language teaching program in Pakistan, The Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, XIX(1), pp 21-42
38. Farooq, M.U. (2010). Creating virtual learning environment for English language teaching programmes, Kashmir Journal of Language Research, 12(2), pp. 01-16
39. Farooq, M.U. & Gulzar, M.A. (2010). Cost-effectiveness of computer-mediated communication in distance education context in Pakistan, Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 18(01), pp. 147-170
40. Farooq, M.U. (2010). Computer-medicated communication in English language teacher education programmes, NUML Research Magazine, 8(2), pp. 70-108
41. Gulzar, M.A. & Farooq, M.U. (2009). Linguistic controversy: Promotion of English as a status language in the domain of education, Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 17(1), pp. 01-12
42. Gulzar, M.A., Farooq, M.U., & Umer, M. (2013). Inter-sentential patterns of code-switching: A gender-based investigation of male and female EFL teachers, International Education Studies, 6(11). pp.144-159

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