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Curriculum Vitae
Zafer Lababidi
March 01, 2018

General Information
University address: Modern Languages and Linguistics
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
Diffenbaugh Building 0362
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1540
Phone: 850-644-1794; Fax: 850-644-0524

E-mail address: zlababidi@fsu.edu


Web site: http://www.modlang.fsu.edu/zafer-lababidi

Professional Preparation
2016 Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Major: Linguistics. Phonetics. Supervisor: Hanyong Park.
2011 Master of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Major: Literature & Translation. Linguistics.
2011 TESOL Certificate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Major: Teaching English as a Second Language.
2007 Bachelor of Arts, Al-Ba'th University. Major: English Literature and Translation.

Nondegree Education and Training
2014 Teach For America Workshop.
2012 STARTALK summer Teachers' Program, New York University.
2010 ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Workshop.
2010 National Middle East Language Resource Center Workshop.
2009 Chicago Language Symposium.
2008–2009 Modern Politics of the Middle East.

Professional Experience
2016–present Assistant Director, Middle Eastern Studies Program, Florida State University.
2016–present Assistant Teaching Faculty, Modern Languages and Linguistics, Florida State University.
2009–2016 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Modern Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
2008–2015 Graduate Researcher, Language Resource Center, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
2008–2009 Fulbright Arabic Instructor, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Radford University.

Language Proficiency
Arabic - native in speaking, reading, and writing.

English - fluent in speaking, reading, and writing.



Honors, Awards, and Prizes
Chancellor's Graduate Student Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2015).

Student Success Award for Teaching, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2014).

Exceptional Foreign Language Teaching Assistant of the Year, Fulbright (2009).

Current Membership in Professional Organizations
American Association of Teachers of Arabic

Arabic Linguistics Society

Linguistics Society of America

Middle East Studies Association

National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages

Teaching
Courses Taught
Media Arabic

Advanced Arabic I

Intermediate Arabic I

Intermediate Arabic II

Introductory Arabic II

Introductory Arabic I



New Course Development
Advanced Arabic I (2017)

Popular Culture of the Arab World (2017)



Doctoral Committee Member
Mohamed, S., doctoral student.

Bachelor's Committee Chair
Hand, K., student.

Reed, C., student.



Additional Teaching Not Reported Elsewhere
Lababidi, Z. (2015–2016). Arabic for Heritage Speakers. Islamic Resource Center of Milwaukee.
Lababidi, Z. (2012). Summer Common Reading Group Instructor. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Lababidi, Z. (2011–2013). Introductory Arabic Workshop. Plymouth High School.

Research and Original Creative Work
Publications
Refereed Proceedings
Lababidi, Z., & Park, H. (2017). The Perceptual Mapping between Arabic and English Consonants. In Hamid Ouali (Ed.), Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. Milwaukee, WI: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
Lababidi, Z., & Park, H. (2016). L1-English tense-lax Vowel System Influence on L2-Arabic Short and Long Vowel Learning. In Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. Gainseville, FL: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Presentations
Refereed Papers at Conferences
Lababidi, Z. (presented 2016, September). Effects of L1-English vowel system transfer on L2-Arabic production and perception of short and long vowels: findings and applications. Paper presented at 2016 Arabic SLA Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. (International)

Refereed Papers at Symposia
Lababidi, Z. (presented 2018, February). The L2 Perceptual Development of Arabic Plain and Emphatic Sounds by American English Learners. In 32nd Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Arabic Linguistics Society, Tempe, AZ. (National)
Lababidi, Z., & Park, H. (presented 2015, April). Perceptual Mapping between Arabic and English Consonants. In 29th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Arabic Linguistics Society, Milwaukee, WI. (National)
Lababidi, Z., & Park, H. (presented 2014, March). L1-English tense-lax Vowel System Influence on L2-Arabic Short and Long Vowel Learning. In 28th Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Arabic Linguistics Society, Gainseville, FL. (National)

Refereed Presentations at Conferences
Lababidi, Z., Sun, M., & Bowden, J. (presented 2016, November). An OER Project: Student-Authoring Language Materials. Presentation at Paving the Road to Proficiency: Empowering 21st century learners to develop their cultural understandings, cross-curricular literacy, and communication, Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers, Appleton, Wisconsin. (State)
Lababidi, Z., & Park, H. (presented 2014, September). Cross-language Perceptual Mapping between Arabic and English Consonants. Presentation at 19th Mid-Continental Phonetics & Phonology Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. (National)
Lababidi, Z., & Sun, M. (presented 2012, April). Achieving Cultural Competency While Playing. Presentation at National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. (National)
Lababidi, Z., & Sun, M. (presented 2011, June). Integrating Culture into a Language Course through Technology. Presentation at International Association for Language Learning Technology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California. (National)
Lababidi, Z., & Sun, M. (presented 2010, November). Teaching Culture through Technology. Presentation at Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers, Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers, Appleton, Wisconsin. (State)
Lababidi, Z., Thornton, T., Eley, D., Lewis, K., Newton, C., & Brown, J. (presented 2009, March). Sustaining Appalachian Communities through Place-Based Education. Presentation at 32nd Annual Appalachian Studies Conference, Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, Ohio. (National)
Lababidi, Z., Thornton, T., Eley, D., Lewis, K., Newton, C., & Brown, J. (presented 2008, April). Benefits of Placed-Based Education. Presentation at Appalachian Regional Commission Annual Meeting, Appalachian Regional Commission Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (National)

Contracts and Grants
Resource Grant
Lababidi, Z. (2018). A grant of $500.00. Sponsored by Modern Languages and Linguistics Faculty Travel Award.
Lababidi, Z. (2017). A grant of $500.00. Sponsored by Modern Languages and Linguistics Faculty Travel Award.
Lababidi, Z. (2017). A grant of $600.00. Sponsored by Winthrop-King Institute.
Lababidi, Z. (2017). A grant of $3,285.00. Tech Fee Grant. Sponsored by Arts and Sciences.
Lababidi, Z. (2016, September). A grant of $600.00. Winthrop-King Faculty Travel Award. Sponsored by Winthrop-King, FSU.
Lababidi, Z. (2016, September). A grant of $500.00. Sponsored by Modern Languages and Linguistics Faculty Travel Award.

Contracts and Grants Pending
Lababidi, Z. (Feb 2016). Generation Study Abroad Access Grant. Submitted to Council on International Educational Exchange.

Service
Florida State University
FSU University Service
Adviser, Critical Language Scholarship (2017–present).
Adviser, FSU Belly Dancers Club (2017–present).
Review research proposals, Fulbright Campus Committee Member (2017–present).
Adviser, Saudi Students Association (2017–present).
Met job candidate, Department of Sociology Job Search (2017).

FSU College Service
Assistant Director and Student Advisor, Middle East Studies Program (2016–present).

FSU Department Service
Committee Member, Linguistics and Language Use in Careers (2016–present).
Assistant Director and Advisor, Middle East Studies Program (2016–present).
Committee Member, Modern Languages & Linguistics Lecture Series (2016–present).
Department Representative, 2017 Summer Commencement (2017).
Panelist, German week "Integrating Refugees in Germany and Worldwide." (2017).
Evaluate submitted essays, German Week Undergraduate Essay Contest Committee Member (2017).

FSU Institute or Center Service
Organized the event, MEC Annual Guest Lecture (2018–present).
Organizer, Middle East Film Festival (2017–present).
Co-organizer, International Coffee Hour (2017–present).
Committee Member, Chapman Endowed Lecture on the Middle East (2016–present).
Panelist, Dissecting the Syrian Refugee Crises based on the Documentary "Salam Neighbor" (2017).

FSU Program Service
Organized the event, Arabic Calligraphy Workshop (2017–present).
Organized the event, Arabic Division's Honors Night (2017–present).
Assistant Director, Middle East Studies Program (2016–present).
Review applications and meet with candidates, Arabic Program Search Committee (2017–2018).

The Profession
Service to Professional Associations
Editorial Member, American Association for Teachers of Arabic (2018–present).

Service to Other Universities
Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member. Ammar Alammar, Stony Brook University. Dissertation title "The Acoustics Correlates of Emphasis in Zilfaawi Arabic.", Stony Brook University, New York (2017).


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