Nader Morkus is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Arabic Language Program and Academic Director of the Arabic Flagship Program at the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University, Bloomington. He received his Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Instructional Technology from the University of South Florida in 2009, and prior to that received his M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the University of Northern Iowa in 2001. Before coming to Indiana University, he had taught Arabic at the University of South Florida, the University of Texas at Austin, and Middlebury College. His research interests include language pedagogy, instructional technology, corpus linguistics, and pragmatics. He has presented at major conferences including ACTFL, MESA, Arabic Linguistic Symposium, and AAAL. His articles have appeared in a number of journals including the Journal of Pragmatics, Journal of Less Commonly Taught Languages, and The Language Learning Journal.