Nuwar Mawlawi Diab

Associate Professor of English and Applied Linguistics

Nuwar Mawlawi Diab is an associate professor of English and applied linguistics. She is the founder of LAU’s BA in Translation Program and has served as Translation program coordinator from 2013–2020.

Research Interests

Dr. Diab’s research interests include writing feedback, writing development, writing assessment, contrastive linguistics, and translation. She has given several workshops on writing and participated in several symposia and international conferences on feedback and assessment as well as on the literary works of Ameen Rihani, the father of Arab American literature. She is a reviewer for several journals, namely Assessing Writing, Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, Language Awareness, Language Teaching Research, Review of Applied Linguistics, and System. She is also a member of the editorial board of the journal titled Feedback: Research in Second Language. Her publications include many articles in internationally refereed journals and conference proceedings as well as a book titled A Comparison of Peer- Versus Self-Feedback on L2 Writing, published by Scholar’s Press, Germany.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Diab is a member of the TESOL International Association and a member of the Ameen F. Rihani Scholars’ Desk.

Selected Publications

  1. Mawlawi Diab, N. (2023). The impact of Language Learning strategies and motivation on L2 writers’ lexical accuracy in response to WCF. Feedback: Research in Second Language (1(1), 1-29. https://eurokd.com/content/menu/106
  2. Mawlawi Diab, N. & Awada, G. (2022). Effect of Language Learning Strategies and Teacher versus Peer Feedback on Reducing Lexical Errors of University Learners. International Journal of Arab-English Studies (IJAES), 22 (1). https://doi.org/10.33806/ijaes2000.22.1.6
  3. Awada, G., & Mawlawi Diab, N. (2021). Effect of online peer review versus face-to-face peer review on argumentative writing achievement of EFL learners. Computer-Assisted Language Learning, DOI. 10.1080/09588221.2021.1912104
  4. Awada, G., Ghaith, G. & Mawlawi Diab, N. (2020). Using Third Space and Literature Circles (TSLC) as transformative pedagogy for marginalized EFL learners. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching. 10.1080/17501229.2020.1819288
  5. AwadaG. & Mawlawi Diab, N. (Nov. 2018). Blog and Intercultural Grouping Effect on Learners’ Perceptions of Intercultural Communication Projects, Journal of Intercultural communication, 48. http://immi.se/intercultural/index_new.html
  6. Awada, G., Mawlawi Diab, N. and Gutiérrez-Colón Plana, M. (2018). Effect of Blog and Cultural Grouping on Learners’ Perceptions of Intercultural Communication and Exploratory Writing. CALL Proceedings- 2018, 72-78. 10.13140/RG.2.2.15869.20960
  7. Mawlawi Diab N. (2016). A comparison of peer, teacher and self-feedback on the reduction of language errors in student essays. System, 57, 55-65. doi:10.1016/j.system.2015.12.014 
  8. Mawlawi Diab, N. (2015). Promoting learner agency through teaching language learning strategies. Published in the 49th IATEFL conference proceedings, pp. 182-184; Manchester, UK.
  9. Mawlawi Diab, N. (2015). Inter-religious Tolerance: Ameen Rihani’s Key to Religious Reform and Political Unity. Journal of Intercultural Inquiry,1(1),59. http://sunderlandcultureresearch.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/first-edition-of-journal-of.html
  10. Mawlawi Diab, N. (2015). Effectiveness of written corrective feedback: Does type of error and type of correction matter? Assessing Writing, 24, 16-34. 10.1016/j.asw.2015.02.001
  11. Mawlawi DiabN. (2013, July) A Comparison of Peer- Versus Self-Feedback on L2 Writing, Scholar’s Press, Germany, ISBN-13: 978-3-639-51591-6.
  12. Mawlawi Diab, N. (2013). The Arab-American contribution to multiculturalism in the US. Symposium on “Multiculturalism and Arab American Literature.” In Ameen Albert Rihani: Fi Mizan An-Naqd Al-Adabi, pp.171-174, Louaize: Notre Dame University Press.
  13. Mawlawi Diab,N. (2012). A critique of Nijmeh Hajjar’s article ‘Ameen Rihani’s Feminist vision: Between the real and the imagined’. Proceedings of the symposium on Ameen Rihani and Arab Renewal: Challenges for change in Literature, Intellect, and Society (162-167), published by the Center for Arab Unity Studies and the University of Sidney, Australia.
  14. Mawlawi Diab, N. (2011). Assessing the relationship between different types of student feedback and the quality of revised writing. Assessing Writing, 16(4), 274 -292.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asw.2011.08.001
  15.  Mawlawi Diab, N. (2011). Rihani’s Universal Spirituality. Proceedings of at the International Conference on Ameen Rihani’s Arab-American Legacy: From Romanticism to Postmodernism, (363-372); Notre Dame University, Louaize, Lebanon on April 28-29, 2011.
  16. Mawlawi Diab, N. (2010). Peer-Editing versus self-editing in the ESL classroom. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Peer Reviewing (ISPR), (192-197), Orlando, USA. 
  17. Mawlawi Diab, N. (2010). Effects of peer-editing versus self-editing on student’s revision of language errors in revised drafts, SYSTEM 38, 85-95. doi:10.1016/j.system.2009.12.008
  18. Mawlawi Diab, N. (2009). November) Assessment of a Constructivist Approach to Teaching Writing. Proceedings of the Regional Conference on Program and Learning Assessment. The conference was held on Nov. 6-7, 2009 at LAU, Beirut, Lebanon.
  19. Mawlawi Diab, N. (2004). Ameen Rihani’s Vision of Globalization: A Matrimony, Not Hegemony. In N. Funk and B. Sitka (Eds.) Ameen Rihani: Bridging East and West, A pioneer Call for American Understanding (pp.93-101). Maryland: University Press of America. 
  20. Mawlawi Diab, N. (1998). Interference of Arabic in the English Writings of Lebanese Students, ESPecialist Journal, 18(1), 71-83.

 Academic Degrees

  • EdD Applied Linguistics and TESOL, University of Leicester, UK.
  • MA in Translation and Linguistics, University of Bath, UK.
  • BA in English Literature and Minor in Arabic Literature, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.