Dr. Mian Khurram Shahzad Azam

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Email ID:mksazam@numl.edu.pk

Education:PhD English Linguistics, Thesis Title- Trans-humanism: Natural Language and Innovative Concepts in Communication, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan
 Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor-English , Faculty of English Studies, National University of Modern Languages, Pakistan till date
  • Head, Quality Enhancement Cell, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan since July, 2012 till August, 2016.
  • Adjunct Faculty, MPHIL & PHD Programme, Department of English, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi till date
  • Lecturer, Quality Enhancement Cell, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad since January, 2007 till July, 2012.
  • Program Development Officer, English Language Teaching Reforms Project National Coordinator for National Committee on English, Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan from 2004 to 2006.
Teaching Experience:
Details of courses taught at MPhil & PhD level.
Courses taught:
  1. Emerging Genres in Literature, PhD English, February 2017-----June 2017 (Semester 2)
  2. Emerging Genres in Literature, PhD English, September 2016-----January 2017 (Semester 2)
  3. Emerging Genres in Literature, PhD English, February 2016-----June 2016 (Semester 2)
  4. Computer Assisted Language Learning, MPhil English Linguistics, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, February 2016-------------June 2016
  5. Language & Technology, MPhil English Linguistics, September 2015-January 2016 (Semester 2)
  6. Research Methods in Linguistics & Academic Writing, MPhil English Linguistics, February 2015-June 2015 (core course in 1st semester)
  7. Emerging Genres in Literature, PhD English Literature , September 2014- January 2015 (final semester of course work)
  8. Language & Technology, MPhil English Linguistics, February 2014-June 2014 (core course in 2nd semester)
  9. Research Methods in Linguistics & Academic Writing, MPhil English Linguistics, February 2014-June 2014 (core course in 1st semester)
  10. Research Methods in Linguistics & Academic Writing, MPhil English Linguistics, September 2013-January 2014 (core course in 1st semester)
  11. Research Methods & Research Mechanics, Summer Semester-MPhil/PhD Scholars of different disciplines of social sciences, June-July 2013
  12. Research Methods & Research Mechanics, Summer Semester-MPhil/PhD Scholars, 2013
  13. Emerging Genres in Literature, 4th Semester PhD English Literature, February 2013- June 2013
  14. Critical Discourse Analysis, 4th Semester PhD English Linguistics, September 2012- January 2013
  15. Research Methods for English Studies, 2nd Semester M Phil English Linguistics, February- June 2012
  •  Assistant Professor in Department of English at National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad since 1st September 2006 till date

Research Supervision MPhil English Linguistics Supervisees 
  • Using Technology for Language Teaching in Pakistan: A Case Study of Computer Assisted Language Learning , MPhil Degree awarded by NUML to Ms. Abida Ayesha in 2013
  •  Critical Discourse Analysis of BA English Textbooks: A Feminist Perspective, MPhil Degree awarded by NUML to Mr. Abdul Qayum Sahar in 2014 
  • Analysis of Thematic Progression in the Abstracts of Masters’ Theses of Pakistani Researchers, MPhil Degree awarded by NUML to Ms. Isma Waseem in 2015 
  • Teaching English Idioms Through Animated Flash Videos at Secondary Level, MPhil Degree awarded by NUML to Ms. Saima Abid in 2015 
  • Critical Discourse Analysis of Representation of Teachers in Rage Comics, MPhil Degree Awarded by NUML to Ms. Izzah Fatima in 2016 
  • Digital Literacy: Using Social Networking Website for English Language Learning, MPhil Degree Awarded by NUML to Ms. Amna Mazhar in 2016 
  • Corpus based Study of use of Discourse Markers in Speech Utterances of American & Pakistani Speakers, MPhil Degree Awarded by NUML to Ms. Shanza Haroon in 2016 
PHD English Supervisees

  • Language Shift and the Speech Community: A Sociolinguistic Study of Tarawara Community in Bandi Shungli , Scholar: Ms. Uzma Anjum, Status: PhD Degree Awarded by NUML in 2016 
  • Post-Cyber Punk Fiction: Issues of Identity and Representation, Scholar: Ms. Saba Zaidi, Status: In progress
  • Analysis of Political Discourse in Party Manifestos , Scholar: Mehvish Malghani, Status: In Progress 

External Examiner: Research Theses 
  • Air University, Islamabad
  • International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi
Professional Training:
  •  1st CIIT International Workshop on QS University Rankings, workshop organized by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad
  •  Strengthening Program Self-Assessment, Workshop organized by Quality Assurance Agency of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, Government of Pakistan
  •  Quality Assurance Assessment Procedures, Workshop organized by Quality Assurance Agency of Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan
  •  Quality Assurance Procedures: Program Objectives, Workshop organized by Quality Assurance Agency of Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan
  •  Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Workshop organized by PIQC Institute of Quality Control, Pakistan Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Workshop organized by Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan
  •  Master Trainer for Computer Assisted Language Learning, Course organized by Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan
  •  Computer Assisted Language Learning Course organized by Higher Education Commission, Government of Pakistan
  •  The South Asian Teacher Training Project 2006 Winter Workshops, sponsored by The George Washington University, USA and funded by the U.S Department of State
Courses Introduced and Developed at MPhil and PhD Level at National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad 
  • Language and Technology (MPhil English Linguistics) 
  • Emerging Genres in Literature (PhD English Literature)

Workshops Conducted on Quality Assurance Practices
  • Forty (40) workshops were conducted for the awareness of quality assurance procedure in faculties and departments of National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad in 2007- 2008, 2009-2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016. These workshops were focused on creating awareness among university faculty members to build constructive understanding of quality assurance mechanism at Higher Education.

Major Areas of Interest:

  •  Digital Humanities 
  •  Human-Machine Communication 
  •  Transhumanism 
  •  Natural Language & Artificial Intelligence 
  •  Quality Assurance in Higher Education 
  •  Digital Learning Technologies 
  •  Technologies for Language Learning 
  •  Digital Discourse Studies 
  •  Digital Literature

 Research Experience:
  • Research Team Member: HEC Islamabad, March 2005 to July 2005, Current Provisions for English Language Teaching in Higher Education in Pakistan. Principal Investigator, Christopher Tribble, King’s College, London University, UK. http://hec.gov.pk/components/com_bnvcontent/images/resources/823_Chris-Tribble-Case-Studies.pdf
  • Research Team Member: HEC Islamabad, April 2005 to October 2005, Research Culture and Resources in English Language Departments of public sector universities and institutions of higher education in Pakistan. Principal Investigator, Dr. Sabiha Mansoor, Head CEL, Aga Khan University, Karachi
Papers Published:
International Publications:
  • Azam, M.K.S. (2009). Professional Development of English Language Teachers in Higher Education in Pakistan, In N. Hussein, A. Ahmad & M. Zafar (Eds.), English and Empowerment in the Developing World .Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp 77-83
  • Local Publications:
  • Azam, M.K.S. (2012). Speech Processing Technology: a Comparative Study of Pakistan and India, In NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry, 10:1, pp 20-37
  • Azam, M.K.S. (2011). Speech Generation by Artificial Intelligent Systems: Issues and Challenges, In NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry, 9:1, pp 129-158
Research Paper Contributions in International Conferences held abroad:
  • June 2008 Introducing CALL in ELT Departments in Higher Education: Pakistani Experience IN JALTCALL 2008 International Conference Nagoya University of Commerce and Business, Nagoya, Japan
  • July 2007 Quality Assurance in Higher Education: initiatives in Pakistan IN HERDSA International Conference University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia
  • July 2007 Teaching and Research: is there a choice for university faculty in Pakistan? IN HERDSA International Conference University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia
  • Nov 2006 Reforms in Assessment System in ELT: Pakistani Experience IN 5th Evaluation and Assessment Conference Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
  • July 2006 English Language Teaching Reforms in Higher Education IN HERDSA International Conference University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
  • Research Paper Contributions in International Conferences held in Pakistan:
  • December 2006 ELT Reforms in Pakistani Institutions of Higher Education IN First International Conference on English Language Teaching National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • September 2006 Using Technology for Language Learning in Higher Education IN SPELT International Conference Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad by SPELT Pakistan
  • September 2005 Research Culture in Pakistan IN SPELT International Conference Lahore and Islamabad by SPELT Pakistan
Research Paper Contributions in International Seminars held in Pakistan:
  • June 2007 Professional Development of English Language Teachers in Higher Education in Pakistan IN 4th International Seminar on English and Empowerment Center of English Language Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • August 2006 SAC: Language Classroom in Pakistani Institutions of Higher Education IN National Seminar on Information Communication Technology for ELT Organized by ELTR Project Phase I, Higher Education Commission Pakistan
 Workshops Conducted as a Resource Person:
  1. July 18-20, 2012,Academic Writing for University Teachers Faculty Development Academy of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad,February 27 to March 1, 2012
  2. Digital Literacy and CALL At NUML, Islamabad jointly organized by the British Council & NUML January 26, 2012
  3. Information Communication Technology for ESP Faculty Development Academy of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad March 2010
  4. Quality Assurance Process in Higher Education Govt. Post Graduate College for Women, Satellite Town, Rawalpindi (40 workshops conducted) January 2007 to May 2016
  5. Quality Assurance: Self-Assessment and Procedures Quality Enhancement Cell, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad
Research Paper Contributions in International Conferences held in Pakistan:
  • December 2006 ELT Reforms in Pakistani Institutions of Higher Education IN First International Conference on English Language Teaching National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • September 2006 Using Technology for Language Learning in Higher Education IN SPELT International Conference Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad by SPELT Pakistan
  • September 2005 Research Culture in Pakistan IN SPELT International Conference Lahore and Islamabad by SPELT Pakistan

Research Paper Contributions in International Seminars held in Pakistan:

  • June 2007 Professional Development of English Language Teachers in Higher Education in Pakistan IN 4th International Seminar on English and Empowerment Center of English Language Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • August 2006 SAC: Language Classroom in Pakistani Institutions of Higher Education IN National Seminar on Information Communication Technology for ELT Organized by ELTR Project Phase I, Higher Education Commission Pakistan
 International Memberships:
  • Associate Member, International Network of Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE) ? Institutional Member, Asia Pacific Quality Network (APQN) 
  • Member Quality Assurance Agency of Islamic World
Affiliation with Academic Bodies:
  • Member Academic Council, NUML, Islamabad 
  • Member Board of Studies, Faculty of Higher Studies & Research, NUML Islamabad 
  • Member MPhil/PhD Defence Committee, NUML, Islamabad 
  • Member PhD Advisory Committee, NUML, Islamabad 
  • Member Board of MPhil/PhD Research Proposal/Synopsis Approval Committee, NUML, Islamabad 
  • Member Board of Studies, Faculty of English Language, Literature & Applied Linguistics, NUML, Islamabad Professional 
Affiliations: 
  • Member, Quality Enhancement Cells’ Committee for Assessment Procedures, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan 
  • Member Review Panel, Journal of Quality Assurance in Higher Education, Australia 
  • Member Review Panel, NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry, Pakistan 
  • Member Editorial Board, NUML Journal of Critical Inquiry, Pakistan 
  • National Coordinator, National Committee on English, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan 
  • American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), USA 
  • World Transhumanist Association (WTA) 
  • Society of Pakistani English Language Teachers (SPELT) 
  • Coordinator: CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) Working Committee, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan Courses Introduced and Developed at MPhil and PhD Level at National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad 
  • Language and Technology (MPhil English Linguistics) 
  • Emerging Genres in Literature (PhD English Literature)