Education:

  • M.A. in English language and Literature, Shiraz University, Iran, 1998-2000. Thesis title: The Notion of Time in Four Major Plays by Samuel Beckett.  
  • B.A. English Language Translation: Islamic Azad University, Hamdedan, Iran, 1994-1997.

Work Experience and positions:

  • Director of Kermanshah Azad University Publishing Office, 2010 to August 2014.
  • Chair of the University Translation Center since Jan. 2011
  • International Nano-Letters Journal literary reviewer since Jan. 2011
  • Online Journal of Educational Research reviewer since Jan. 2011.
  • A member of the University Publishing Board, 2008 to Aug. 2014.
  • Teaching Resume Writing Workshop for the University faculty members, 2009, 2010
  • Teaching Academic  Poster Writing Workshop for the University faculty members, 2009
  • Teaching preparatory classes for the TOEFL Tests, 2009 to present
  • Teaching as a full-time faculty member in Kermanshah Islamic Azad University, 2000 - up to now (Head of the English Language Dept. 2005 – 2007). I have been teaching English Poetry, English Poetry and Prose, English Literature I, English Literature II, and English Short Stories courses all these years.
  • Teaching English language and Literature as a part time instructor in Kermanshah Jahad Daneshgahi University, 2003 to present
  • Teaching at Kermanshah LAB Petrochemical Company, Kermanshah, Iran, 2005- 2009
  • Teaching at Imam Hossein University, Kermanshah Branch, 2003 – 2006
  • Working for Kermanshah Red Crescent Society, Kermanshah, Iran  as an interpreter, 2001- 2003
  • Teaching speaking and listening courses in English in Zabansara Institiute, Kermanshah, 2000-2002

Books:

  • Ali, Ahmadi, Bahman Motaee, Majid Farahian.  A Primary Reading Practice.  6th Reprint, 2nd Edition, Tagh-e- Bostan Publications, 2010.
  • Bahman Motaee, Ali Ahmadi, Majid Farahian. A Workbook on Primary Reading.  2nd reprint, Kermanshah Publications, 2009

Translations:

  •  Ken Fergusen.  Essential Economics: A Guide for Business Students, Palgrave Publications, 2002. Islamic Azad University Publications, 2009.
  • David McKay. American Politics and Society, Blackwell Publishing, 6th Edition, 2005; Islamic Azad University Publications, 2011
  • Peter Kivisto, Wendy, N.G. Americans All: Race and Ethnic Relations in Historical, Structural, and Comparative Perspectives, Oxford University Press, 2005; Islamic Azad University Publications, 2011
  • WHO Emro Regional Report: HIV/AIDS Best Practices from Kermanshah, 2004, Tagh- e Bostan Publications, 2005 ( Translated by the request of Kermanshah Provincial Health Center)

Research Project Accomplished:

  • A survey of Code-Switching among Bilinguals Living in Ravansar, Kermanshah Azad University, Research Department, 2011, Co-author
  • A Morphological Reading of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh Based on Vladimir Propp's Theories (Shahnameh or the Book of the Kings is the greatest Iranian Epic). This research analyses the epic based on the 31 functions, seven spheres of action and the type of characters which Propp claimed all are constant within all stories. It concludes that not in a single story were all the functions following his order, though the spheres of actions and the type of the characters comply with his theories. Kermansah Research Department, 2010
  • Nostology in Kermanshahi Folklore (2014)

Papers:

  • "Binary Opposition in the Structure of Masnavi Stories", Journal of Language Teaching and Research, Vol.4, No.4, July 2013.
  • "A Morphological Reading of Bizhan and Manizheh Based on Vladimir Propp's Narrative Theory", Journal of Language Teaching and Research, Vol.4, No.5, Sep.2013.

·“Critical Thinking in Higher Education: Unfulfilled Desires”, BRAIN. Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience, Vol. 3, No 2 (2012)

  • "Testing Model of Educational Relationships between Objective Academic Loads, Perceived Academic Stress, Coping Style, Response Model …", Global Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, issue 5, 2013.
  • "A Structuralist Reading of Hossein Monzavi's Poetry", Science Road Journal, Vol. 2, issue 2, 2014.
  • "Ideological Transfiguration: Apocalyptic Vision of Human Condition", Science Road Journal, Vol. 2, issue 2, 2014.
  • "Regressed Transfiguration: From Absurd to Metamorphosis", Science Road Journal, Vol. 2, issue 2, 2014.
  • "Scientific Transfiguration: Interdisciplinary Characteristics of Hyper Human", Science Road Journal, Vol. 2, issue 2, 2014.
  • "A Morphological Reading of Shahname Based on Vladimir Propp's Narrative Theory, A Case Study: Zal and Rudabeh", Science Road Journal, Vol. 2, issue 3, 2014
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International Conferences:

  • “Barriers to Learning of English For Specific Purposes in Iranian Universities”, Cyprus International Conference on Education Research, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2012
  • "Public Education: Compulsory and Free? A Paradox", Cyprus International Conference on Education Research, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2012