Mohamed A. Alsiadi is the Coordinator of the Arabic Language and Cultural Studies Program at Fordham University. He is also the Director of the US-MidEast Program for the Center for the Study of Genocide, Conflict Resolution, and Human Rights; former Coordinator and Head Instructor of the Arabic Program in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages and Literatures, Rutgers-Newark.
He is a recipient of the award for Outstanding Teaching Effectiveness by the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Rutgers University-Newark and he has received the Faculty Academic Service Award from the Office of the President, Rutgers University. He is presently a doctoral candidate in the Program in American Studies at Rutgers University. His research interests include, Arabic language, literature, culture, Arab-American issues, issues related to Arab-American identity post-9/11; the impact of East-West relations on contemporary Arabic music and literature; Aleppian Waslah performance in the Diaspora; Arabic music composition, theory, and practice; and use of Islam to democratize groups and nations. Alsiai has co-authored the English edition of Berlitz Basic Arabic language book, which follows the communicative approach to language teaching.