Ahmad Abdel Tawwab Sharaf Eldin has M.A and Ph.D.degrees in Linguistics. While his M.A thesis covers the relation between language and humor in the area of pragmatics and political cartoons in the Egyptian Newspapers, his Ph.D. addresses the cognitive linguistic aspects of Critical Discourse Analysis. He got Fulbright Grant to teach Arabic language at State University of New York, USA during the academic year 2007/2008.
While being in Egypt, Ahmad was teaching advanced level training in Arabic language and culture to qualified American students at CASA, the American University in Cairo. He used to teach Egyptian Colloquial as well as Modern Standard Arabic at AUC. In addition to his academic background, Ahmad has worked a TV presenter and simultaneous interpreter from English into Arabic and vice versa in international conventions in Turkey. Currently, he is teaching Arabic language at the College of William and Mary.