Research and Publications
“The Aesthetic of Dorothy Wordsworth.” Accepted for Publication of the Journal of Arts,
“An Anthology of Modern Arabic Plays.” “The Bird Has Flown” by Abd Al-Aziz Al Surayyi in
ModernArabic Drama: An Anthology. Salma Jayyusi, ed. A Review. Riyadh Daily 1
February 1997: 8.
Al Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain. Jerrilyn D. Dodds, ed. A Review. Riyadh Daily 6
November 1993: 9.
Arab Folktales. Inea Bushnaq. A Review. Riyadh Daily 31 May 1999: 8.
“Assessing Time During U. S. Polls.” An Essay. Riyadh Daily 30 December 1992: 6.
Coffin Underground. Gwendoline Butler. A Review. Riyadh Daily 29 February 1992: 9.
Contemporary Indian Poetry. Kaiser Haq, ed. A Review. Riyadh Daily 3April 1995:10.
“The Cosmology of H. P Lovecraft.” Bulletin of the Faculty of Humanities and Social
Sciences 8(1985): 37-49.
"Credit Where Credit Is Due.” An Essay. Riyadh Daily 21 November 1992: 11.
Desperate Spring: Lives of Algerian Women. Fettouma Touati. A Review. Riyadh
Daily 27 February 1993: 11.
“Ecofeminism and Modern Literature.” A paper presented to the Seventh Symposium of
the Medical Studies Research Center, King Saud University (April 4, 2002), Riyadh,
“Ecofeminism and Modern Poetry.” Occasional Papers: Journal of Ain Shams University
34 (April 2002-September 2002): 163-177.
“Elmaz Abinader in Focus.” An Essay. Riyadh Daily 30 January 1993: 11.
Frozen Music. Francis King. A Review. Riyadh Daily 11 May 1993: 11.
“Harmonizing Discord in the Poetry of Ibtesam Al-Bahooth.” Journal of Arts, Ain Shams
University; 32 (2004): 299-332.
“H. P. Lovecraft’s Quest for Harmony.” Bulletin of the Faculty of Humanities and Social
Sciences 11(1988): 45-55.
“The Idealized Other in the Work of Naomi Shihab Nye.” Occasional Papers: Journal of
Ain Shams University.35 (October 2002-March 2003): 143-157.
“Identifying the Speaker/Self in the Poetry of Huda Al-Dughfaq.” A paper presented to
the 17th International Conference on Literature, Linguistics, Language, and
Translation. April 12-14, 2005. Yarmouk University,Irbid, Jordan.
“Images of Palestinians in the Work of Naomi Shihab Nye.” Accepted for Publication by
the Journal of King Abdulaziz Uiversity.
“The Influence of Joanna Baillie, Felicia Hemans and Mary Howitt on the Popular British
Romantic Taste.” Lexis Summer 1983: 34-40.
“The Influence of Mathematical Patterns in The Prelude.” Studies in English. Eds. Ezzat A.
Khattab, et al. Riyadh: Research Center of the College of Arts. King Saud University,
“An Insight Into the Complex Legal System.” The Rainmaker. John Grisham. A Review.
Riyadh Daily 11 January 1997: 8.
Introduction to Dickens. Peter Ackroyd. A Review. Riyadh Daily 31 October 1992: 11.
“Legal Protection of Secrecy in Electronic Communication.” Arab Journal for Security
Studies & Training 37 (March 2004): 21-76.
Long After Midnight. Iris Johansen. A Review. Riyadh Daily 24 May 1999: 8.
Lord’s and Commons: Cricket in Novels and Stories. John Bright-Holmes, ed.
A Review. Riyadh Daily 15 February 1992: 9.
The Maiden of Dinshway. Mahmud Tahir Haqqi. A Review. Riyadh Daily 22 January 1994:
9.Maria R: Mary Queen of Scots, The Crucial Years. The Duke of Hamilton. A Review.
Riyadh Daily 18 January 1992: 8.
Memories and Adventures. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A Review. Riyadh Daily 9 January
The Murder of Tutankhamen: A True Story. Bob Brier. A Review. Riyadh Daily 26
“Murder Most Foul in Fact, Fiction.” An Essay. Riyadh Daily 2 January 1993: 11.
“Oral Strategies and Written Discourse.” Linguistica Communicatio 111.2 (1991):
"Oral to Written: An Approach to Teaching Composition.” A paper presented to the
Fourth Annual Linguistics Conference (April 1985), Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.
“The Poetry of Rock.” An Essay. Riyadh Daily 31 October 1992: 11.
“A Point Open to Debate: Do Women Excel in Fiction? An Essay. Riyadh Daily 15
February 1999: 9.
Preface. Sparks and Embers. By Firdaus Sabeth Hussain. Dhaka: Osmania Library,
Resistance Literature. Barbara Harlow. A Review. Riyadh Daily 16 January 1993:11.
See, I Told You So. Rush Limbaugh. A Review. Riyadh Daily 31 December 1994: 8.
The Speaker in Thurayya Al-Urayed’s Poetry: A Voice of a Postmodern Saudi Poet.
With Ahmad Ramez Kutrieh. Research Center, College of Arts, King Saud University,
"The Speaker/Self in Fawziyya Abu Khalid's Poetry." Damascus University Journal for
the Arts and Humanities 20.3-4 (2004): 21-43.
The Street Lawyer. John Grisham. A Review. Riyadh Daily 15 March 1999: 13.
“Suprasegmental Phonemes and the Teaching of Tone and Standard English to Black
A paper presented to the College Language Association Conference (April 1981), New
“Test as Text.” Journal of King Saud University: Languages and Translation 13 (2001):
Timepiece. Richard Paul Evans. A Review. Riyadh Daily 1 March 1999: 8.
“Tone in T. S. Eliot’s ‘Prelude I.’” Abhath Al-Yarmouk Journal XI.1 (1993): 27-40.
The Undertaker’s Widow. Phillip Margolin. A Review. Riyadh Daily 10 May 1999: 10.
Unnatural Exposure. Patricia Cornwell. A Review. Riyadh Daily 12 April 1999: 8.
William Wordsworth: A Life by Stephen Gill and of Dorothy Wordsworth by Roberts
Gittings and Jo Manton. Journal of King Saud University 3.2 (1991): 209-215.
Wordsworth’s Power to Create. Riyadh: Research Center of the College of Arts.
King Saud University, 1993.
Writing for Children: Why, What and How Do We Write? Mohammed Said bin Fa’eh
Al-Mawlawi. A Review. Riyadh Daily 1 February 1999: 9.
Year of the Elephant: A Moroccan Woman’s Journey Toward Independence. Leila
Abouzeid.A Review. Riyadh Daily 19 December 1992: 11.
I have served on various panels including the following:
“Writing, Rewriting, Evaluating: Three Approaches to Invention.” Conference on
College Composition and Communication, Dallas, March 1981.
“Ethnic Emphases: The Teaching of Writing and the Acquisition of Standard
English.” Conference of the College Language Association, New Orleans, April
“Applied Linguistics: Writing.” Fourth Annual Linguistics Conference. Yarmouk
University, Irbid, Jordan. April 1985.
“Strategies for Retaining High-Risk Students.” Indiana University, Kokomo.
“Man, Technology and the Environment.” Seventh Symposium of the Medical
Studies Research Center. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. April 2002.
I've supervised Master's theses on the subjects of Lord Byron, Ana Castillo, John Cheever, Alice
Walker, and Katherine Anne Porter. I've been an examiner on numerous thesis and Ph.D.
committees and Community Service
Advisor: Student Magazine, King Saud University; the English Department Student
Magazine and the English Department Women’s Club at the University of Qatar.
Editor with J. Stallard of A Little Bit of Home, a cookbook published by the American
Women’s Association of Qatar, A. B. A. Press, 1989.
Editor of the monthly newsletter of the American Women’s Association of Qatar (1986-
“The Readers’ Corner.” A weekly radio program devoted to discussing books about the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Radio Riyadh. Sunday evenings 8:00 p. m., 2000-2002.
Summer Success Program, a community/university initiative dedicated to retaining
high-risk students, Indiana University, 1995-1996.
Treasurer, genealogical association in the U. S. (Indiana), 1994-1996.
Volunteer: Women’s Shelter, Lafayette, Indiana; Celery Bog environmental campaign;
American Cancer Society fund raising; community youth activities, 1994-present.
“Women and Poetry.” A weekly radio program. Radio Riyadh. Tuesday evenings 9:50
“ Women and Poetry.” A weekly column. Riyadh Daily Literary Section. The Monday
early edition. 1999-2000.
Educational Program Development Consultant: for-profit Kingdom-wide English
teaching centers 2002 and on-going.
Educational Testing Service and the Mississippi Board of Education: National Teachers
Examination Study Panel, “Knowledge Estimation: Written English Expression,” 1979
The Educational Development Corporation, “DANTES” Testing Program, 1979
Staffing Consultant, fabricator’s position at an auto manufacturer, Fall 1996
Compensation System Consultant: skill based/team orientation, a meat packing
company, Spring 1997
Compensation System Consultant: pay for performance merit based system, clerical
workers, a school corporation, 1997 and on-going
Committees: I’ve served on numerous committees including the following:
Graduate Program (1998-present), English Department, King Saud University
Steering Committee, Summer Success Program (1994-1995), Indiana University,
Language Program (1989-1993), King Saud University
Writing (Chair), 1981-1989, University of Qatar
University Curriculum Revision, Alcorn State University
(English) Comprehensive Examination, Alcorn State University