Associate Professor of applied linguistics and translation at the College of Languages & Translation, Imam University, Saudi Arabia
Dr. Madkour holds a doctorate degree from the University of Phoenix, Arizona, USA, and a professional development certificate from Harvard University, and a professional certificate of translation and interpretation from the American University in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Madkour’s research interests include translation, linguistics, culture studies, education, and educational technology.
Dr. Magda conducts workshops to improve teaching and learning environments and changing rigid thinking patterns through transformation and exploration of human inner potentials to stimulate creative thinking. Dr. Madkour also focuses on developing policies and programs to improve static educational systems in order to achieve better education for people in the 21st century.
Dr Madkour’s research includes the linguistic levels of translation, theories and practice of interpretation for the development of cognitive and metacognitive communicative competence, the application of functional linguistic models for assessing quality of translation, the integration of project-based methodology into teaching in machine translation, the impact of using cognitive teaching methodology on students’ performance in translating literary texts, spiral techniques for teaching interpretation, the role of Harvard University in affecting global educational reforms; in addition to a book on multiple intelligences and explorations in language acquisition.
Dr. Madkour has participated in many international conferences since she began her teaching career. Dr. Madkour’s diverse cultural background as an Egyptian married to an American professor and working in eastern cultures in the Middle East, and western cultures in the USA provided her with valuable experiential opportunities to develop her research on cultural studies.