Assistant Professor of Arabic
Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Wisconsin - Madison
B-330 Wells Hall
Sadam Issa earned his bachelor's degree in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) from the Jordan University of Science and Technology. He joined the graduate school at the same university and earned his master's degree. He came to the United States on a Fulbright scholarship and taught Arabic at Beloit College in Wisconsin from 2006 to 2007. He also taught Arabic, Arabic culture, and the Jordanian dialect at Middlebury Summer Intensive School from 2008 to 2011. He joined the graduate school at the Department of African Languages, Literature, and Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned his M.A. and PhD. in linguistics. His research interests range from discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, and the use of technology and anxiety in second language classrooms to visual rhetoric, and political cartoons.