I earned a PhD in experimental atomic physics from Kansas State University in 1993, and served as a postdoctoral fellow at Argonne National Laboratory, USA, before joining the University of Nevada in Reno as a faculty member in 1995.  I moved to the Hashemite University, Jordan, in 2002 and to the University of Jordan in 2005, where I have been serving as Director of the Office of International Relations since 2008.​​​