Doctor of Philosophy in Comperative Literature and Criticism, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1986.
Teacher Dammam High School, Saudi Arabia, 1972—1976. Teacher assistant Arabic language and literature King Fahd University Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 1977—1979, professor, since 1987, 2008.
Delaware Arabic Language Conferences, Cairo, Ribat, Riyadh, Casablanca, Gulf Countries, Tunisa, Oxford, Exet, 1987—2008. Member of MEI, AATA, Mining Enforcement And Safety Administration, Consulting Board Science Journal Children and Development.
Married Najah Abdul-Karim Al-Tarrah, July 1, 1975. Children: Bassem, Jenan, Ali, Faris, Hana, Ameen.