Before joining Khalifa University, Mark Wyatt was Senior Lecturer in English Language/Linguistics at the University of Portsmouth (2009-2015), where he remains a Visiting Senior Research Fellow. He worked for the University of Leeds, on a BA TESOL Project in Oman (2002-2008) and as External Examiner for MA TESOL-related programs (2015-2018).
- Ph.D., Education, University of Leeds, 2008
- M.A.,TESOL, University of Edinburgh, 2000
- Licentiate Diploma in TESOL (LTCL), Trinity College London, 1997
Dr. Wyatt has taught English Communication I and 1 (for freshmen), Engineering Communication (for seniors), Technical and Scientific Writing (for postgraduates). He has also taught a wide range of modules related to teaching methodology (for pre-service and in-service teachers), research methods, and linguistics at the Universities of Leeds and Portsmouth.
Dr. Wyatt’s main research interests include language teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs, teacher cognition, teacher motivation, practitioner research, and in-service language teacher education. He has presented at conferences and published widely in these areas. He has also developed research interests that are specific to the contexts in which he has worked. For example, at the University of Portsmouth, he published articles related to school visits during pre-service teacher education, using the tools of corpus linguistics for researching English vocabulary, engaging undergraduates in language research, and using textual analysis in teaching the history of English. At Khalifa University, he has engaged in collaborative research projects concerning a reading intervention for foundation students, the cognitions of faculty regarding project-based learning, and an innovative approach to an English communication course, which drew on Grice’s maxims in text analysis. An ongoing research project focuses on the challenges students face in learning science and mathematics through English.