Dr. Ahmad Abdel Tawwab Sharaf Eldin earned a BA in Simultaneous Interpretation, and both MA and PhD degrees in Linguistics. While his MA handles the power of humor in interpreting meaning in visual discourse, his PhD covers the notion of language, power, and ideology, and its relation with racism in critical discourse analysis. Dr. Sharaf Eldin obtained a Fulbright Grant to teach and study at State University of New York.
Dr. Sharaf Eldin has taught the Arabic and English languages at universities in Egypt and the United States. His previous post was as visiting assistant professor of Arabic Language at the College of William and Mary. In addition, he taught at the American University in Cairo and Amideast. He worked as a television presenter in English language for teaching Arabic for non-Arabic speaker. He is also working as a professional simultaneous interpreter from Arabic into English and vice versa in international conferences in Turkey.
He has published two books about the relationship between language, political cartoons, and ideology. Dr. Ahmad's current research covers the area of religious discourse, meaning and pragmatics, language and culture. He was recently appointed as a new Lecturer of Arabic Language and Culture, at the University of Dayton in Ohio, to begin in the fall of 2014.