- Ph.D., Arabic and Linguistics, Middle East Studies, University of Utah
- M.A., Theoretical Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana –Champaign
- M.A., Linguistics, Minia University, Egypt
- B.A., English Language and Literature, Zagazig University, Egypt
Dr. Talaat Pasha holds a Ph.D. in Arabic and Linguistics from the University of Utah, MA in theoretical linguistics from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), BA in English language and literature from Egypt and BA in Islamic Studies and Chaplaincy from the renowned Al-Azhar University, Egypt. Dr. Pasha has taught and lectured at several universities in Egypt, University of Illinois, University of Utah, Middlebury College, Henry Ford College, University of Bahrain, and University of Michigan- Ann Arbor. He is currently the director of the Arabic Language Institute at the American Islamic College in Chicago.
Dr. Pasha’s teaching interest is Arabic language, Arabic syntax, morphology, and rhetoric, Arabic linguistics, and critical discourse analysis. The courses Dr. Pasha has taught include the following: Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), Readings In Classical Arabic, Quranic Arabic, Introduction To Sociolinguistics, Introduction To Linguistics, Current Issues In Arabic, Strategies Of Teaching Writing In Arabic, Strategies Of Teaching Reading Arabic.
Dr. Pasha ’s research focuses on critical discourse analysis, language and ideology, Arabic language and linguistics, pedagogy of Arabic as a foreign language (AFL). Dr. Pasha has a forthcoming book by I.B. Tauris, The (Mis) Representation of Islamism: A Critical Discourse Analysis Of The Egyptian Newspapersˆ.
Dr. Pasha has an extensive experience as education consultant of curriculum and teaching methodology. He has facilitated numerous PD workshops in the US and the Middle East, trained and couched hundreds of teachers on designing Arabic and Islamic Studies (AIS) curriculum, course syllabi, rubrics, teaching strategies, and assessment. He is the founder and CEO of PAHA ACADAMY Consulting and Training (PACT) LLC to host and facilitate PD workshops for school teachers and staff. For more information, please visit www.pashaacademy.org
Dr. Pasha has a personal passion on exploring and using personality types to achieve one’s potential. As a certified facilitator and coach in personality types (MBTI® and True Colors® MMTC®), he is helping his clients to utilize their unique personality type to excel personally and professionally. He strongly believes that self-awareness is the corner stone for achieving happiness and success. His workshops are designed to help you lead self-awareness process. This process will assist you know your own values and unique communication style, promote appreciation of individual differences, and lessen stress and anxiety initiated by dealing with different types. It will also help team builders understand the preferred styles of their team members. For more information, please visit www.pashaacademy.org