Mehrdad Yousefpoori-Naeim (PhD)

Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences

+982129902476

m_yousefpoori@sbu.ac.ir

Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, Shahid Beheshti Uninversity, Evin, Tehran, Iran

Educational Background

  • 2021 - present / MEd in Measurement, Evaluation, & Data Science (the University of Alberta, Canada)
  • 2011 - 2016 / PhD in TEFL (Shahid Beheshti University)
  • 2015 / Sabbatical with Prof. Lawrence J. Zhang (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)
  • 2008 - 2011 / MA in TEFL (Shahid Beheshti University)
  • 2003 - 2007 / BA in English Language and Literature (Shahid Beheshti University)

Academic Teaching Experience

  • 2017 - 2018 / Teacher Trainer at LCSBU (Language Center of Shahid Beheshti University)
  • 2015 - 2020 / SPSS & Research Methodology Instructor at Chante Educational Group
  • 2012 - 2014 / Teacher Trainer at Kakhe Simin Language Institute
  • 2011 - 2015 / Lecturer at Shahid Beheshti University

Professional and Other Academic Experience

  • 2022 / Teaching Assistant to Dr. Ken Cor for EDHS 503 (Introduction to Methods of Educational Research in Health Sciences Education) (graduate)
  • 2022 / Research Analyst Intern, Research Branch, Alberta Education
  • 2021 - present / Alternate Graduate Student Representative on FGSR Council at the University of Alberta
  • 2021 / Teaching Assistant to Prof. Timothy Coates for EDPY 303 (Educational Assessment) (undergraduate)
  • 2020 - present / Mendeley Advisor (recognized by Elsevier)
  • 2019 - present / International Baccalaureate (IB) Examiner
  • 2017 - 2018 / Member of Board of Directors at Shahid Beheshti University (Pardis Campus)
  • 2017 - 2018 / Advisor to Shahid Beheshti University Chancellor (Pardis Campus) in LCSBU (Language Center of Shahid Beheshti University) Affairs
  • 2017 - present / Founder & Manager of Dr. Mehrdad Language Clinic
  • 2009 - 2013 / Contributor to The Grammar Exchange (associated with Longman Pearson)
  • 2008 - 2010 / Educational Manager at Kakh Simin Language School
  • 2004 - 2009 / Translator at FIMA Educational and Research Center

Editing and Reviewing Services

  • 2022 - present / Reviewer of The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (Athabasca University)
  • 2022 - present / Editorial Board Member of Journal of Modern Educational Research
  • 2022 / Sub-Reviewer of 35th Canadian Artificial Intelligence Conference
  • 2021 - present / Reviewer of Eureka Journal (a student science journal at the University of Alberta)
  • 2021 - present / Reviewer of Language Teaching Research (SAGE Journals)
  • 2020 - present / Reviewer of System (Elsevier)
  • 2017 - present / Reviewer of Cogent Arts & Humanities (Taylor & Francis)
  • 2015 - present / Reviewer of TESOL Quarterly
  • 2010 - 2016 / Editor-in-Chief of Threshold

Other Certifications

  • 2020 / Python for Data Science and AI (5 weeks - online) by IBM
  • 2020 / Neurolinguistics (7 weeks -В online) by Saint Petersburg State University
  • 2020 / R Programming (4 weeks - online) by Johns Hopkins University
  • 2020 / The Bilingual Brain (8 weeks - online) by University of Houston
  • 2018 / Statistical Analysis with R (8 hours) by Department of Statistics at Shahid Beheshti University
  • 2010 / SPSS (30 hours) (100 out of 100) by Jahade Daneshgahi at Shahid Beheshti University
  • 2006 / Persian Editing (290 hours) (90.5 out of 100) by Iran Technical and Vocational Training Organization

Distinctions and Honors

  • Entrance Scholarship, Awarded by the University of Alberta, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (2021)
  • PhD Sabbatical Full Grant Awarded by Iran's Ministry of Science and Research (2015)
  • Iran's Distinguished Student Award (a national award granted yearly by the Ministry of Science and Research of Iran) (2015)
  • Distinguished MA Graduate of the Faculty of Human Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran (2011)

Publications

Authored Books
Translated Books
Copy-Edited Books (in English)
Edited Books
  • Anani Sarab, M. R., Azimi, H., Yousefpoori-Naeim, M., Javidanmehr, Z., & Derakhshesh, A. (Eds.) (2012). The 10th international TELLSI conference: Bridging the gap between research, policy and practice: Book of abstracts. Tehran: Shahid Beheshti University.
  • Anani Sarab, M. R., Yousefpoori-Naeim, M., Saharkhiz, A., Gordany, Y., Nasrollahi, N., & Abolghasem, M. (Eds.) (2012). TELLSI 10 conference proceedings. Tehran: Shahid Beheshti University.
Papers and Chapters
Presentations, Seminars, and Workshops
  • Yousefpoori-Naeim, M. & Zhang, L. J. (2015, December). Teaching clauses in ESL/EFL writing: A terminological approach.Paper presented at Sharif English Language Teaching (SELT) Conference, Tehran, Iran.
  • Yousefpoori-Naeim, M. (2015, June). A search for a difficulty index for English grammatical terminology. Seminar presented in the Faculty of Education, the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Yousefpoori-Naeim, M. & Shahhosseini, K. (2015, February). An introduction to a language learning app: 504 Words Quiz. Seminar presented in the Faculty of Human Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Yousefpoori-Naeim, M. (2013, May). The importance of punctuation in the translation of academic texts from Persian to English. Workshop presented at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.
  • Davoodi, I. & Yousefpoori-Naeim, M. (2012, October). Working memory and verbal fluency in monolinguals and bilinguals. Paper presented at the 10th International TELLSI Conference, Tehran, Iran.

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