Bachelor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, 1976. Master of Arts, University Kansas, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1986.
Teacher English language Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia, 1976—1978. Teaching assistant King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia, 1978—1979, professor applied linguistics Saudi Arabia, since 1987. Chairman department foreign language King Faisal University, 1988—2001, vice dean College Education, 1999—2001, acting dean College Education, 2000—2001.
Member of Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages Quarterly Organization.
Married Fawziya Yusuf Al-Haboob, June 23, 1988. Children: Laila, Amjaad, Saja, Al-Hanoof, Dhoha.