Bachelor in English Language and Literature, University Aleppo, 1974; Postgrad. diploma in English studies, University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1979; Master of Letters in English Literature, University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1981; Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature, University Glasgow, Scotland, 1985.
Faculty member Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria, 1986—1988. Assistant professor English Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University Aleppo, 1988—1992, associate professor English, 1992—1997, dean Faculty of Arts and Humanities, 1997—2000, professor English literature, 1997—2000. Professor English literature College Arts, Ittihad University, Ras Al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, since 2000, director Bachelor program in English language and translation, since 2000, acting dean College Education, since 2004, dean College Arts, since 2004.
Chairman student disciplinary committee Ittihad University, 2000—2006, chairman staff grievance committee, since 2000, member planning, evaluation and quality committees, since 2003, chairman cultural relations, 2004—2006, member university council, since 2004, chairman public relations and media, since 2005. Member diploma candidates selection committee University Aleppo, 1987—1997, member student disciplinary committee, 1995—2000, chairman grants and academic scholarships, member university council, 1997—2000. Lecturer in field.
Member organizing and academic committees on Abul-Ala al Maári Symposium Supreme Council Arts, Damascus, Syria, 1998, Fellow: Royal Society Arts (life), member: Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages Arabia (associate).
Taher married to Nahed Ghazzoul. Children: Muhammed Abdul-Ghani and Sally.