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George Shamshayooadeh, M.A.


M.A., San José State University; M.A., B.A., Islamic Azad University

Research Interests
Composition theory, pedagogy, narrative theory, postcolonial fiction, historiographic metafiction

Professor George Shamshayooadeh has taught American and world literature and composition classes at The National Hispanic University since 2001. He has also served as Student Academic Assistance Center director, Curriculum Committee chair, and Title V director. From 2002 until 2012, he also oversaw the administration of the Junior Writing Proficiency Exam and the Accuplacer. He has published in academic journals including The International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences and the journal Xchanges, which is published by New Mexico Tech University.

Prior to his tenure at NHU, Professor Shamshayooadeh taught in a number of community colleges in the Bay Area as well as at San José State University. Prior to working in the Silicon Valley, he taught English literature and writing at Islamic Azad University, the College of Foreign Languages, at the Iran Language Institute, the National Institute of English, and Allameh Ghotb Ravandi, Institute of Higher Education, all located in Tehran, Iran. Professor Shamshayooadeh was born in Tehran, Iran, and speaks Farsi and Assyrian fluently.


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