TIRF believes that maintaining an ongoing presence in the community we serve worldwide will further promote our mission. One way the Foundation is able to ensure the viability of its work is to capture the sentiments of the people TIRF has affected in some way, and to gather their insights on various topics. This section of the website seeks to document the organization’s efforts to further promote community building among TIRF and its constituencies.

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Dr. Lixia Cheng (November 2014)

Dr. Lixia Chengis interviewed by TIRF Trustee MaryAnn Christison for the Foundation’s November newsletter.

Dr. Tasha Darbes (November 2014)

Dr. Tasha Darbes is interviewed by TIRF Trustee MaryAnn Christison for the Foundation’s November newsletter.

Ms. Kimberly Woo (July 2014)

Ms. Kimberly woo shares with TIRF newsletter readers details of her study, what receiving the TIRF grant meant to her, and more.

Mr. Jaehan Park (May 2014)

Mr. Jaehan park shares his story about receiving a DDG from TIRF, as well as information about his study, current work, and more.

Dr. Tomohisa Machida (June 2013)

In this interview, we ask Dr. Tomohisa Machida to share information about his dissertation research, his current research interests, and what receiving a TIRF DDG meant to him.

Dr. Hassan El-Nabih (November 2012)

This interview showcases information about Dr. Hassan El-Nabih’s dissertation research, how he is following through on what he learned from doing his research, and more.

Dr. Fíodhna Gardiner-Hyland (August 2012)

This interview features Dr. Fíodhna Gardiner-Hyland, a Sheikh Nahayan Fellowship Awardee. She shares details about her study, the need for language education research networks in the Arab World, and much more.

Dr. Polina Vinogradova (November 2011)

In this interview with TIRF, Dr. Polina Vinogradova, 2008 DDG recipient and winner of the Russel N. Campbell award, talks about her past, current, and future research interests, and discusses her postion at the American University in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ching-Ni Hsieh (August 2011)

In her interview with TIRF, Dr. Ching-Ni Hsieh, 2010 Russell N. Campbell awardee, discusses her dissertation, current work, how receiving the award contributed to her professional development, and encourages prospective donors to give to TIRF.

Dr. Kholoud Al-Thubaiti (June 2011)

Dr. Kholoud Abdullah Al-Thubaiti was awarded the Sheikh Nahayan Fellowship in 2009. In this interview, Dr. Al-Thubaiti discusses the findings from her doctoral research, and shares her current teaching responsibilities.

Dr. Fatima Esseili (May 2011)

In this interview with TIRF, Dr. Fatima Esseili, a 2009 Sheikh Nahayan Fellowship recipient, talks about the research findings from her doctoral dissertation, and explores research initiative with which TIRF could be involved.

Dr. Muhammad Muhammad Mahmoud Abdel Latif (December 2010)

TIRF’s first Shiekh Nahayan Fellow, Dr. Muhammad Abdel Latif, explains how the findings from his doctoral dissertation affect English language teaching and learning in the Arab world, and the importance of the Sheikh Nahayan Fellowship.

Dr. Steven Talmy (October 2010)

In this interview, TIRF’s first Russell N. Campbell Doctoral Dissertation Grant winner, Dr. Steven Talmy, talks about the role the grant played in his completion of his dissertation and gives advice to novice researchers in the field of language learning and teaching.

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