Dr. Elham Kawar/JLA Chair
Dr. Kawar is an assistant professor of Arabic /English contrastive linguistics. She had her Ph.D. from the University of Western Sydney and had her M.A. degree from the University of Jordan in English/ Arabic contrastive syntax. Dr. Kawar holds a B.A in English language and literature from Yarmouk University and a B.A. in Arabic language and Literature from Beirut University. She taught at Applied Science University, the University of Sydney and other academic institutions in Jordan and Australia. She Chaired the Department of English Language and Translation at Al-Ahliyyah Amman University. She worked on establishing the JLA since 1994. She taught Arabic as a second language in many institutions in Jordan and Australia. Dr. Kawar has several publications on Arabic and English linguistics.