I am a Professor in the Department of English. I completed my Ph.D. in 2004 in rhetoric and professional communication with a concentration in philosophy from Iowa State University of Science and Technology, where I had also received an M.A. in English and a B.A. in literary studies with a minor in German.
I was born and raised in Iran, attended high school in Iran and West Germany, and have lived in the United States for the last thirty-seven years. Besides English and Persian, I am fluent in German and am working on my Arabic.