Karim H Ibrahim

Karim H Ibrahim

Assistant Professor
English Department

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About the Faculty Member

Dr. Karim Ibrahim is an applied linguist and instructional technologist with a strong passion for using digital technology to promote language learning and literacies. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the English Department and the Writing Program Coordinator. His primary research agenda explores the use of digital games in second language learning and teaching, especially the potential of game design mechanics and gameplay interactions to facilitate language acquisition and digital literacies in recreational gameplay. His secondary research trajectory explores generative AI applications, especially ChatGPT, and its potential to revolutionize language and literacy education. Dr. Ibrahim's research has appeared in reputable academic journals, such as Foreign Language Annals, and was presented in major international conferences, including AAAL, CALICO, and TESOL International. Dr. Ibrahim has a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching and a masters' degree in TESOL both from the University of Arizona. He also got a bachelor's degree in English Literature and a graduate diploma in applied linguistics from Cairo University. Before joining GUST, Dr. Ibrahim was an assistant professor at Miami University in Ohio for two year, and he was also an instructor at the University of Arizona for 12 years.

Teaching Interest(s)

Advanced academic writing, digital communications, TESOL methods, Research methods, language testing and assessment, digital literacies, Computer-assisted language learning, A new literacies pedagogy, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition

Expertise Area(s)

Generative AI, digital game-based language learning, new and digital literacies, linguistics, TESOL/applied linguistics, technology-enhanced Instruction, online/hyrbid Instruction, computer-assisted Language Learning, dynamic Assessment, English composition, business communication, and English as a second Language