Jodi Khater is a senior lecturer and the Arabic Section Coordinator in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at NCSU. She teaches upper division Arabic language courses and serves as Advisor for both the FLL Arabic Studies major and Middle East Studies minor. She is the coordinator for the study abroad program for NCSU students at the Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan and directs the NCSU Egypt Study Abroad program. Ms. Khater serves as a co-Director of the Middle East Studies Program at NCSU.
Jodi Khater earned a B.A. degree in Near Eastern Studies from Brigham Young University. Following graduation, she was awarded two prestigious Center for Arabic Studies Abroad Fellowships (CASA I and CASA III) for the advanced study of Arabic at the graduate level in Cairo, Egypt. Prior to joining the faculty at NCSU, Ms. Khater worked in the private sector as Marketing Director for an Arabic multilingual software company and was responsible for setting up an extensive distribution network in the Middle East and North Africa. In addition, she has worked as a language consultant for both professional and academic interests, and was an active partner in an Arabic translation and localization company. In her position at NCSU, she designed and implemented the FLL – Arabic Studies major, developed and co-directed the NCSU study abroad program in Egypt, and has developed numerous Arabic language courses at all levels. She has served as an FLTA Supervisor, and as an interviewer and a mentor in the NCSU Park Scholars program.
Awards, Grants and Fellowships
- Outstanding Lecturer Award, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, NCSU 2017
- NCSU Middle East Studies Course Development Grant, 2006
- NCSU Middle East Studies Course Development Grant, 2005
- CASA III Fellowship (Center for Arabic Studies Abroad) American University in Cairo, Egypt, 2003
- CASA I Fellowship (Center for Arabic Studies Abroad) American University in Cairo, Egypt, 1986-1987
An articulatory and acoustic study with Dr. Jeff Mielke (NCSU-Linguistics) and Amanda Eads (NCSU-Linguistics) using ultrasound to study the acquisition of Arabic emphatics and guttarals in university students enrolled in various levels of Arabic language instruction.
Related Conferences and Publications
Eads, A., Khater, J. and Mielke, J. 2016. Arabic L2 Acquisition: An Ultrasound Study of Emphatics and Gutturals. Arabic Second Language Acquisition Conference. Ann Arbor, Michigan. September 2016
Eads, A., Khater, J. and Mielke, J. (Forthcoming 2017). Arabic L2 Acquisition: An Ultrasound Study of Emphatics and Gutturals in M.T. AlHawary (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Arabic Second Language Acquisition. New York City, NY: Routledge
- Arabic Section Coordinator
- Advisor, FLL – Arabic Studies Major
- Advisor, Middle East Studies Minor
- Senior Lecturer
- Coordinator, Arabic study abroad programs