Dr. Víctor Parra-Guinaldo is an American national, working as Assistant Professor in the Core Curriculum Program in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahad University (PMU), in KSA.
He received both his MA and PhD from Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, Arizona, in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and a Diploma of Higher Education from the University of Central Lancashire in England.
Prior to joining PMU, Dr. Parra-Guinaldo taught a variety of courses for the past several years, from core linguistics courses to courses in composition and applied linguistics, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He is recipient of a Teaching Excellence Award while at ASU and was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching and Research Award at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) in the UAE.
His research interests lie in several areas: English as a Lingua Franca and L2 Teaching and Learning; Pedagogical Practices; and Applied Linguistics. Dr. Parra-Guinaldo has delivered papers at numerous prestigious conferences both nationally and internationally and his ongoing pursuits have led to an active publication agenda. His most recent research is a significant book project Key Terms for Language Teachers. A Pocket Guide, a guide for language teachers and students, approved for publication by Equinox Publishing. Finally, while at AUS, Dr. Parra-Guinaldo secured two Faculty Research Grants, peer reviewed by both internal and external evaluators; one of which led to a scholarly publication with Routledge.
Dr. Víctor Parra-Guinaldo hopes to not only educate but inspire his students at PMU and encourage them to strive for their best.