Samir Jaafar received his doctorate in Linguistics specializing in Applied Linguistics of Technology and Communication in 2012. While working on his Ph.D., and thereafter, he has taught Arabic and administered programs at a number of universities, language centers, and study abroad programs in Morocco. He was a co-founder of a linguistics magazine called Communication and Discourse Analysis in 2014. In 2015, he trained graduate students in teaching Arabic as a foreign language at Mohammed V University. He comes to us, most recently, from AMIDEAST where he served as the Arabic Coordinator for their programs in Rabat.