About Me

Syracuse University Beginnings

It all started when I became a Visiting Scholar at Syracuse University, NY. There, I teamed up with some amazing scholars to dive into democratic education methods.

Some of the courses I designed and taught: “Writing for Advanced Public Speaking Skills,” “Theory of Argumentation,” “Educational Administration and Curriculum Management,” and “Language & Political Philosophy.”

Introduction of ECTS in YSLU

During my tenure as a Director of Studies, I played a key role in contributing to the introduction of the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) at Yerevan State Linguistic University (YSLU).

My efforts helped the institution align with European standards, making it easier for students to move between universities and get their credits recognized across Europe. This initiative was a big step towards modernizing and internationalizing our YSLU’s educational framework back then.

Teaching, Research & Educational Administration

From 2004 to 2008, I worked as an Associate Professor at Yerevan State Linguistic University. I developed syllabi, selected lectures and lesson plans, and took care of all aspects of teaching, evaluation, and grading for classes of 13-20 students per semester. During this time, I also served as the Director of Studies and was a member of the academic board from 2004 to 2006, actively involved in the day-to-day administration of the educational process.

Speaking Engagements & Conferences

Here are some highlights of my speaking at various academic and scientific conferences, including The 15th Annual Spring Conference Transnational Pedagogies at Syracuse University. “Challenges of Bologna Process and ECTS” in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia. In 2013, I was honored to be a panel speaker at the 13th Annual Dean’s Graduate Student Research Conference at the University of Toronto.

Publications & Research Contributions

Some publications and research contributions are available only in print format but can be provided upon request. To learn more about my Ph.D. Dissertation on argumentative discourse analysis read my book on Amazon “The Power of Spoken Words”, which is the abstract of my research, “Style Forming Function of the Category of Modality in Oratiry Speeches (on the materials of contemporary speeches of British and American politicians)“.

The “Other” University Teachers: Non-Full-Time Instructors at Ontario Universities. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, Field, C., Jones, G. A., Stephenson, G. K., & Khoyetsyan, A. (2014).

Argumentation and Modality – Inseparable Elements in Oratory Speech // Materials of inter-institute scientific conference of young scientists: “Theoretical problems of contemporary philology,” YSLU, Yerevan (2004).

Argument ad Publicum in the Course of Modality Development in Oratory Speech // Quarterly Abstract Digest No 2, Deposit in ACSTI (Armenian Center for Science and Technology Information), Yerevan (2003) No 20 – Ar03.

Metaphor as a Vital Part of Oratory Speech // National Academy of Sciences, RA “Kantegh” No 6,  Collected Articles, Yerevan 2002.

Modal Introduction as an Obligatory Component of Oratory Speech // National Academy of Sciences, RA “Kantegh” No 1, Collected Articles, Yerevan 2002.

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