Dr. Mehvish Saleem

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Head of Communication Department
Assistant Professor

mehvish.saleem@iobm.edu.pk
(+92-21)111-002-004

Counseling Hours:
 Monday & Wednesday (1:30 to 2 :30)
 Tuesday & Thursday (10:30 to 12:30)

Dr. Mehvish Saleem has completed her PhD thesis in the field of English and American Studies/ELT Methodology/Applied Linguistics at the University of Graz, Austria and holds a Master’s degree in English Linguistics from the University of Karachi. She has been teaching since 2005. Her professional experience includes teaching varied English language and Communication courses in diverse higher education contexts. She was a committee member of the IATEFL ReSIG and worked as the Joint Events Coordinator. Her key academic and professional achievements include receiving a PhD fellowship from the HEC, Pakistan, working as an editor, ELT Graz Working Paper at the University of Graz, Austria, working as a support teacher trainer for EDLINKS-USAID and studying as a visiting postgraduate student at the University of Warwick, UK. Her research interests include psychology of language learning and teaching, Complex Systems Theory and teaching English in ‘difficult circumstances’.

2017 Ph.D. English and American Studies University of Graz, Austria
2004 M.A. English Linguistics University of Karachi, Pakistan
2003 B.A. (Honours) English Literature University of Karachi, Pakistan
Sep 2011 – Present Assistant Professor Institute of Business Management
Jan – Jun 2011 Part-time Cooperative (Department of English) University of Karachi
Jan – Jun 2011 Visiting Faculty NU-FAST
Jun – Aug 2010  Adjunct Faculty Member (English) Iqra University
Jan 2007 – May 2010  Visiting Lecturer of English ICMAP
Jul 2005 – Jul 2008  Lecturer (English) NU-FAST
  • Member, Board of Studies (Various Universities) 2018 – Present
  • Abstract reader for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) conference, USA (2018).
  • Coordinator for Co-Hosting the 34th Annual SPELT ELT Conference, IoBM, Karachi, Pakistan (2018)
  • Editor, ELT Graz Working Paper, University of Graz, Austria, 2014 – 2017
  • Joint Events Coordinator, IATEFL, RESIG 2015 – 2016
  • SPELT- Support Resource Person , EDLINKS-USAID, 2010
  • Trainer, Professional Development Program, ICMAP, 2009
Training’s Attended
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence, February 19 – 22, 2018, EMEC, IoBM.
  • Writing Research Proposal and Potential for Research Funding from Various Sources, December 16, 2017, EMEC, IoBM.
  • Learning to Learning – Faculty Development Workshop, August 21 – 22, 2017, EMEC, IoBM.
  • First National Dialogue on Writing Centres, organized by the Ardeshir Cowasjee Centre for Writing, April 13, 2017, IBA, Karachi.
Guest Speaker
  • Invited as Session Chair, 2nd International Conference on Experiential Learning (Education Track), October 21 – 22, 2017, IoBM.
  • Invited Resource person for TalkWorld/Career Pakistan sponsored guest speaker series, September 2017, IoBM.
  • Psychology of language learning and teaching
  • Positive psychology in ELT
  • Complexity perspective
  • Applied linguistics
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Teaching English in ‘Difficult Circumstances’
  • Introduced real-time task-based learning in undergraduate business writing courses

Introduced real-time task-based learning in undergraduate business writing courses.

PUBLICATIONS
  • Saleem, M. (2018). A complexity perspective on language teacher emotions. 20, 57-75, ELF Annual Research Journal. (BDS) (PJR)
  • Saleem, M. (2018). Language teacher psychology. A case study from a holistic perspective. In Mercer, S. & Kostoulas, A. (Eds.), Language Teacher Psychology (pp. 314-329). Bristol: Multilingual Matters. (TLS) (RM)
  • Mercer, S., Oberdorfer, P. & Saleem, M. (2016). Helping language teachers to thrive: Using positive psychology to promote teachers’ professional well-being. In Gabryś-Barker, D. & Gałajda, D. (Eds.), Positive Psychology Perspectives on Foreign Language Learning and Teaching, Second Language Learning and Teaching(pp. 213-229). Cham: Springer. (AAS) (RM)
  • Saleem, M., Tezak, K., Mercer, S. & Xerri, D. (2016). Creativity in ELT research. ELT Research, 31, 22-24. (AAS) (OICT)
  • Saleem, M. (2013). Second language anxiety: exploring complexity. In: Schwarz, E. & Stachl-Peier, U. (Eds.) Das Spiel der Sprachen 3. Impulse zu einer Sprachdidaktik im tertiären Bildungsbereich und zur Translationsdidaktik. Working with Language 3. Ideas for language teaching at tertiary level and for translators. (pp. 62-78). Institüt für Theoretische und Angewandte Translationswissenschaft (ITAT), Graz: Austria. . (AAS) (RM)
  • Ajjan, M., Saleem, M., Smith, R., & Huang, X. (2012). Thematic Bibliography on Large Class Teaching / Teaching in Difficult Circumstances (2002 onwards). Online: bit.ly/telcbiblio1 (AAS) (OITC)
  • Smith, R., Negash, N., Franҫa, V. B., Qiang, W., Phyak, P., Ajjan, M., Kuchah, H. K., Saleem, M., Sarwar, Z., Coleman, H. (2012). ‘Investigating large classes’. In Pattison, T. (ed.) IATEFL 2011 Brighton Conference Selections. Canterbury: IATEFL, pp. 172-175. (TLS)
CONFERENCES
  • Promoting language teacher well-being, 1st International Conference on English Language and Linguistics held on 30 -31 March 2019 in Jamshoro, Pakistan. (AAS) (OITC)
  • Using technology for enhancing 21st century learners’ English language skills, 34th International SPELT Conference on “Engaging the 21st Century Learner” held on 3 – 4 November 2018 in Karachi, Pakistan. (AAS) (OITC)
  • Researching language teachers’ emotions, International Conference on “Matters of the Mind: Psychology and Language Learning” held on 29 – 31 May 2014 in Graz, Austria. (AAS) (OITC)
  • Teacher emotions and cognitions: A complex dynamic systems perspective, “Current issues and methods in empirical education research” Conference held on 8 – 9 November 2013 in Graz, Austria. (AAS) (OITC)
  • ESL speaking anxiety in large classrooms: Exploring complexity and dynamism, “Austrian Association for Language Teaching” (ÖGSD) held on 24 – 25 May 2013.(AAS) (OITC)
  • Panel discussion: ‘Investigating large classes’, 45th Annual International IATEFL Conference & Exhibition held on 15th – 19th April 2011, Brighton, UK. (TLS) (OITC)
  • Motivation orientation and achievement in L2 reading: A study of tertiary level non-English majors in Pakistan, 26thSPELT International Conference held in Karachi. (TLS) (OITC)
  • Editor, Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Research (JSSHR), IoBM, Karachi, Pakistan, 2018 – Present
Training’s Attended
  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence, February 19 – 22, 2018, EMEC, IoBM.
  • Writing Research Proposal and Potential for Research Funding from Various Sources, December 16, 2017, EMEC, IoBM.
  • Learning to Learning – Faculty Development Workshop, August 21 – 22, 2017, EMEC, IoBM.
  • First National Dialogue on Writing Centres, organized by the Ardeshir Cowasjee Centre for Writing, April 13, 2017, IBA, Karachi