Faculty & Staff - Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Yasser A. Al Tamimi
Associate Professor of English & H.O.D of Humanities & Social Sciences
+ 966 11215 7735
PhD in Phonetics and Phonology, University of Reading/ UK (2002)
MA in Linguistics, University of Jordan (1990). Dissertation was part of a joint research project with University College London)
BA in English Language and Literature, Yarmouk University (1985)
Selected Research Publications
Tamimi, Y. (2005). "A Multiple-Trace-Based Proposal for Linguistically Unconditioned Variability" in International Journal of Arabic-English studies (IJAES), Vol.6, pp. 71-84 Tamimi, Y. and I'lawi, N. (2006) " Phonological Variations in Colloquial Arabic: Manifestations of Standard Origin" in Journal of Language and Linguistics 5 (2), 2006, pp. 230- 246. UK
Tamimi, Y. and Gorgis, D. (2007) "Romanized Arabic E-messages" in Language, Society and Culture, issue 21, Australia
Tamimi, Y. (2012) "Relevance of Phonological Awareness Intervention" in AEEJ, Vol.3 (2), 117 – 147
Tamimi, Y & Al Shboul, Y (2013) "Is the phonotactics of the complex coda sonority-based?" Journal of King Saud University - Languages and Translation Vol. 25, No 1, 21–33.

Grant No 425011811126 from AU Research and Graduate Studies Council (Internal Research Grants 2012 Competition). Project Title: An Interlanguage Pragmatic Study of Expressions of Refusals by Saudi EFL Learners (Single and PI).

Research Interests
Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Reading, Writing and Applied Linguistics.
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Dr. Omar Al Saif
Assistant Professor of Arabic Language
+ 966 11 215 7795


• Ph.D. in Literature, Department of Arabic Language, College of Arts, King Saud University: "The Structure of the Journey in Pre-Islamic Poem: myth and symbol."
• M.A. in Literature, Department of Arabic Language, College of Arts, King Saud University: "Man in the Ancient Poetry of the Arabian Woman until the end of the second Hijri century."
• B.A. in Arabic Language and Literature, Department of Arabic Language, College of Education, King Saud University.
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Dr.Osama Saeed Alqahtani
Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies
+ 966 11 215 7746
- PhD in Islamic Jurisprudence and its origins, King Saud University (2007)
- Master's in English law, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, (2009)
- Master's in Islamic Comparative Jurisprudence, Judicial High Institute in Imam University (2001)
- Bachelor Share'ah, Imam University (1998)

Selected Research Publications
- ( أثر الجهالة في عقدي الإجارة والجعالة)
- Shareholders Primacy in the Public Companies - Assessment of Dispute Settlement in the World Trade Organization
- Investment Funds in UK

Books Published
مسائل الإجماع في الطهارة جمعا ودراسة

Research Interests
- Weekly opinion writer in ALWATAN Newspaper

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Dr. Mohammed Abdulaziz Bin Saeed
Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies
+ 966 11 215 7720


- PhD in Comparative Jurisprudence, graduated with High Honors, King Saud University (2012) (top of his class)
- MA in Comparative Jurisprudence, Al Imam University (1997)
- BA in Jurisprudence and Origin, Al Imam University (1994)

Selected Research Publications
- Litigation Hindrances in view of Sharia Purposes (book, 2 volumes)
- Imam Ibn Baaz' Issues
- Means and Mechanisms of Tenet Construction in Saudi Community

- Ahkaam of Camels in Islamic Jurisprudence
- Al Ijtihad wal Taqlid
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Dr. Bandar Bin Ahmed Alsabt
Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies
+ 966 11 215 7785

•PhD in Comparative Jurisprudence, Kind Saud University (2014)
•MA in Comparative Jurisprudence, Imam University (2007)
•BA In Sharia Law, Alqasim University (2004)

Selected Research Publications
•Rights of Plaintiff and Defendant (PhD Dissertation, KSU, 2014)
•Imam Abu Hanifa'Terms (Master Dissertation. Imam University, 2007)

• PhD from King Saud University, Faculty of Education, research on the rights of the plaintiff and the defendant according to the Islamic jurisprudence and the by law
• Master degree from the Higher Judicial Institute, Department of Comparative Jurisprudence, Islamic University of Imam Muhammad bin Saud.
• Bachelor degree of Islamic law from el Qassim University
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Dr. Charles Hall
Associate Professor of English
+ 966 11 215 7991

Charles Hall, Ph.D., dr.h.c. as a new Associate Professor of English in the College of Science & General Studies. Dr. Hall is an applied linguist who specializes in English for Specific Purposes [ESP]. Dr. Hall earned his graduate degrees in linguistics at the University of Florida. In his recent work, he uses corpus linguistic tools to create language enhancement courses and materials for groups as varied as mathematicians and tourism police in developing nations. Dr. Hall worked in the German Department at the University of Florida before moving to the University of Memphis where he was an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English. While at University of Memphis, he twice won the University's "Distinguished Teaching Award" (the maximum permitted) and the College award for Engaged Scholarship.

He was chair of International TESOL's ESP Interest Session. He has led training workshops from copyright law for computer programmers in the EU to Hospitality English for indigenous peoples in the Andes. His work has been sponsored by various organizations, such as the U.S. Department of State and the United Nations, in over 40 countries including Saudi Arabia and the word's two newest countries, Timor Leste and South Sudan. He is author or co-author of many articles and several texts, such as American Legal English [University of Michigan Press], which has also been published in a dual-language Arabic/English edition. He has been awarded two senior Fulbrights for the Czech Republic, where he has also directed a TEFL training course each summer at the University of West Bohemia since 1990. At Alfaisal University, Dr. Hall plans on involving undergraduates in his research projects in ESP and working with his colleagues in Business, Engineering, Medicine, and Science to help their students perfect their use of English in the professions.
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Dr. Andrew Small
Assistant Professor of English
+ 966 11 215 7964

Dr. Andrew Small has a BA in English from the Ohio State University, a Masters in French from Middlebury College, and a Ph. D. in Comparative Literature (English / French) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, he has a Diploma of European Studies and a D.E.A. (Doctorate of the 1st cycle) in 20th century literature from French institutions. He has won numerous scholarships. His special interests in teaching are grammar, culture, writing across the curriculum, conversation, and applied and corrective phonetics. His research interests include linguistic approaches to literature, and comparing literature and the visual arts. He has published a book comparing Rembrandt and Montaigne, and is currently working on a book comparing St. John Perse and Braque. He has published widely, in leading American and European journals.
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