Newly Tenured Professor Hanada Al-Masri and Jason Busic
Denison University’s Board of Trustees recently has awarded tenure to eight members of the faculty. Those who have been granted tenure and who will be promoted to associate professor in the fall of 2018 are Hanada Al-Masri, Jason Busic, Sam Cowling, Hollis Griffin, Ayana Hinton, Regina Martin, Rachel Mitton-Fry and Steven Olmschenk.
“We are thrilled to welcome these outstanding teachers, excellent scholars, and engaged members of the Denison community to the ranks of our tenured professors,” said Denison Provost Kim Coplin. “These faculty are committed to deep knowledge of their disciplines, and to excellence in their pedagogy and mentoring of our students.”
Al-Masri joined Denison’s Department of Modern Languages in 2012. She earned her doctorate at Purdue University-IN, her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Jordan, Jordan. Al-Masri’s teaching at Denison includes all levels of Arabic language courses and cultures of the Arab world.
Her research is the fields of applied linguistics and sociolinguistics, where she particularly researches translation theory and Arabic literary translation, language teaching and Arabic language pedagogy, discourse analysis, language attitudes and linguistic code switching in Arabic. She is the co-author of the Arabic textbook “Arabiyyat Al-Naas: An Intermediate Course in Arabic, Part II,” Routledge Press (2014).
Al-Masri also is a certified ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Tester and a certified Rater of The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL). In addition to her duties in Modern Languages, she serves on the advisory committees for the International Studies Program and Global Commerce.