|- Scientific consultant / referee / peer-reviewer of national and international Journals in the field of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, Archaeology and Epigraphy.|
|- Reviewer of manuscripts prepared for publication as books in the field of Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations, Archaeology and Epigraphy submitted to national, regional and international academic institutions.|
|- Member of the Consultative Council of the Yearly Book of the Department of Archaeology of King Saud University. Riyadh. SAUDI ARABIA. (عضو اللجنة الاستشارية للكتاب السنوي لكلية الآثار – جامعة الملك سعود – الرياض – السعودية)|
|- External evaluator for university academic promotions to the ranks of ‘Associate” and “Full Professor”.|
|ACADEMIC SOJOURNS ABROAD AND INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS: - Academic short and long academic sojourns at European, American and Middle Eastern academic institutions, e.g. Sorbonne University- Paris; Free University of Berlin - Berlin; Harvard University – |
|ACADEMIC SOJOURNS ABROAD AND INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS:|
- Academic short and long academic sojourns at European, American and Middle Eastern academic institutions, e.g. Sorbonne University- Paris; Free University of Berlin - Berlin; Harvard University – Cambridge, MA; The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; College de France – Paris; Stockholm University – Sweden; Copenhagen University – Copenhagen; Oslo University – Norway, Pisa University, Pisa, Italy; Philipps University, Marburg, Germany; King Saud University, al-Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Sanaa and Aden Universities, Yemen’ Damascus University, Damascus, Syria; Universite Saint Esprit de Kaslik, Kaslik – Jounieh, Liban;
- Excellent international and regional academic contacts with specialists in fields related to the academic disciplines of the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology, Yarmouk University, e.g. USA, England, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Syria.
|MEMBERSHIP IN SOCIETIES AND ALUMNAE|
1) Member in the Jordanian Alumni of the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).
2) Member of the Free University of Berlin Alumni – Germany.
3) Member of the Deutsche Palästina-Verein (DPV) – Germany.
4) Member of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG) - Germany.
5) Member of the Deutsche-Jemenitische Gesellschaft (DJG). Germany
6) Corresponding Member “Korrespondierendes Mitglied” of the German Archaeological Institut (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut - DAI). Berlin. Germany.
7) Member of The Arab Forum for Cultural Interaction. Petra – Jordan. Bait Al-Anbat. Petra / Wadi Mousa: Jordan.
8) Member of the Society of Ancient Writings. Irbid – Jordan.
9) Member of the Jordanian Fulbright Association. Amman, Jordan.
10) Member of the Jordanian Harvard Alumni, Jordan.
11) Member of Marburg (University) Research Academy. Marburg, Germany.
12) Member of the Jordanian Alexander von Humboldt Alumni
|DEVELOPING AND ESTABLISHING CURRICULA, STUDY-PLANS, RESEARCH CENTERS, CHAIRS AND STRATEGIC PLANS |
1) Developing Study-pans for graduate studies in Semitic Epigraphy at the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology - Yarmouk University – Jordan.
2) Developing a Study-plan for undergraduate studies in Tourism at the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology – Yarmouk University – Jordan.
3) Developing Study-plans for undergraduate study in Archaeology at Yarmouk University and Al-Hussein Bin Talal University – Jordan.
4) Developing Study-pan for undergraduate study in Tourism at Yarmouk Universiy and Al-Hussein Bin Talal University – Jordan.
5) Establishing a Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage Studies at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University – Jordan.
6) Establishing a UNESCO Chair for Heritage and Sustainable Tourism at the College of Archaeology, Tourism and Hotel Management – Al-Hussein Bin Talal University – Jordan.
7) Developing academic agreements between western universities and Al-Hussein Bin Talal University.
8) Currently developing a BA Program in Ancient Civilizations at the Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.
9) Currently developing a strategic plan for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage in Jordan.
1) Arabic: native language.
2) English: excellent (writing, reading, listening comprehension and conversation).
3) German: excellent (in writing, listening, reading comprehension and conversation).
4) French: very good (reading and listening comprehension), faire (in conversation).
5) Italian: good (reading and listening comprehension).
6) Hebrew: Fair (reading comprehension)
7) Syriac: good (reading comprehension)
8) Amharic: good (reading comprehension)
9) Tigrinia good (reading comprehension)
10) Excellent linguistic skills in dealing with texts of dead languages spoken in the Ancient Near East (e.g. Old Aramaic, Middle Aramaic, as Nabataean, Palmerynian, Ancient North and South Arabian, Akkadian, Canaanite etc.)
- August 31, 2004:
A fifteen-minute interview on the Yemeni Cultural Heritage conducted by the official Yemeni Television San’aa, YEMEN. Broadcasted on September 1, 2006.
- February 2006:
Interview on the Ancient North Arabian Epigraphy published in the Newsletter (ToRSdagsbrevet) of the University of Copenhagen in March 2006.
- December 26, 2007:
A fifteen-minute interview conducted by the Jordanian Radio Broadcasting Agency on the Jordanian Epigraphical Heritage and its Digital Documentation. Broadcasted on December 26, 2007 at 5:45.
- June 25, 2008:
A fifteen-minute interview conducted by the Jordanian Radio Broadcasting Agency on a Conference held at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University on Culture for Care and Water for Life.
- July 16-19, 2008
Several Interviews published in national Jordanian newspapers on Jordan’s membership in the Intergovernmental Committee for of the Sate Parties of the UNESCO Convention for Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
- July 19, 2008
Two interviews (fifteen minutes each) conducted by the Jordanian Radio Broadcasting Agency on Jordan’s membership in the Intergovernmental Committee for of the Sate Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.
- August 10, 2008
A fifteen minutes interview conducted by Jordanian Radio Broadcasting Agency on the programs and future of the College of Archaeology, Tourism and Hotel Management of Al-Hussein Bin Talal University broadcasted of the 12th of August 2008 at 5 pm.
- October 19, 2009
A Forty minutes interview conducted by the official Jordanian TV on the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Jordan broadcasted at 8:30 am in a program called Yawm Jadid.
- October 26, 2009
Six minutes interview conducted by the official Jordanian TV on the newly established UNESCO Chair for Heritage and Sustainable Tourism at the College of Archaeology, Tourism and Hotel Management, at 6:00 pm.
- December 11, 2009
مدينة الانباط ما زالت آثارها دفينة. مقابلة منشورة في جريدة الرأي الأردنية بتاريخ 11/12/2009. Interview on the Nabataean Culture published in the Jordanian Al-Ra’y daily newspaper. Issue No. 14306, 11 December 2009. http://www.alrai.com/pages.php?news_id=307231
- April 4, 2010
التراث جنى الروح – مقابلة نشرت في جريدة الاتحاد الإماراتية العدد 158، بتاريخ 22-4-2010، ص. 6-7. Heritage is the reaping of the soul. Interview published in Al-Ittihad Newspaper, 22-4-2010, issue 158, P.607. http://www.alittihad.ae/details.php?id=22783&y=2010
- January 1, 2011
Fifteen-minute live Interview on Intangible Cultural Heritage – Jordanian Radio Broadcasting.
- February 1, 2011
Thirteen-minute minutes live interview on ICH in Jordan - Jordanian Radio Broadcasting.
- Interview on the Importance of Intangible cultural Heritage for the promotion of cultural dialogue among cultures. Al-Ra'iy Newspaper 14: see: http://www.alrai.com/pages.php?news_id=390794
- May and June 2011
Six interviews (thirty-minute each) on the Intangible Cultural heritage of Jordan and the UNESCO Role in safeguarding the Intangible cultural Heritage of the humanity. Broadcasted by the Great Irbid Broadcasting Agency. Irbid: Jordan.
|Participation in non-curricular courses: |
1) November 2011
Intercultural Competence. Philipps University Marburg. Marburg – Germany.
2) December 2011
Harvard Methods of Negotiations. Philipps University Marburg. Marburg – Germany.
a) One-Week of Epigraphical Survey for documenting Safaitic inscriptions at Biyar al-Ghusayn in the Norheastern region of JORDAN. مسوحات أثرية وإبغرافية البادية الأردنية الشمالية الشرقية - الأردن.
b) One-week of Epigraphical / Archaeological Survey for documenting Thamudic inscriptions at Wadi Bayir in the Southeastern region of JORDAN. مسوحات أثرية وإبغرافية في البادية الجنوبية الشرقية – الأردن.
One-month of Epigraphical / Archaeological Survey at Wadi Bayir, JORDAN. مسوحات أثرية وإبغرافية في البادية الجنوبية الشرقية – الأردن.
Forty Five days of Epigraphical / Archaeological Survey at Biyar al-Ghusayn, JORDAN. مسوحات أثرية وإبغرافية البادية الأردنية الشمالية الشرقية - الأردن.
Twenty Two days of Epigraphical / Archaeological Survey at Wadi Bayir, JORDAN. مسوحات أثرية وإبغرافية في البادية الجنوبية الشرقية – الأردن.
- September 1997
Participation in the German Archaeological Mission to Eritrea in Qohaito (the province of Akkele Guzay) for two weeks. ERITREA. المشاركة بالبعثة الألمانية إلى إرتريا لإجراء مسوحات أثرية وإثنوغرافية في منطقة أكيلي جوزاي – قوحيتو – إرتريا.
- Since September 1998 - present
Leading and participating in short epigraphical surveys in the Jordanian Eastern Desert for documenting Ancient North Arabian Inscriptions. تنظيم مسوحات إبغرافية مختلفة في البادية الأردنية.
- 2005 -2008
Field-work for documenting the intangible cultural heritage of Banñ Kinæna District in Northern JORDAN. أعمال ميدانية لتوثيق التراث الثقافي غير المادي في منطقة بني كنانه – شمال الأردن.