Soroush Sabbaghan (2023)

Soroush Sabbaghan

Pronouns: he/him


Associate Professor (Teaching)

Werklund School of Education

Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

Werklund School of Education

Area Chair

Werklund School of Education, Specialization, Language and Literacy

Contact information

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.220.2702


Office: EDT340

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Research partners

Seeking research partners in critical literacies & generative AI.


Educational Background

Ph.D. Curriculum and Learning, University of Calgary, 2015

Doctor of Philosophy English Lang & Or Literature, Tehran Azad University, 2011

M.A. English Lang & Or Literature, Tehran Azad University, 2004


Dr. Soroush Sabbaghan is an associate professor (teaching) at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. With degrees in Mathematics Education and English Language Teaching, Dr. Sabbaghan is at the forefront of addressing pedagogical challenges in the higher education landscape. His current focus is on the transformative potential of Generative Artificial Intelligence in enhancing educational diversity, equity, and inclusion (EDI). Through his work, Dr. Sabbaghan develops various Generative AI applications aimed at revolutionizing teaching, learning, and enhancing the student learning experience. With a commitment to "teaching as coevolving," he ensures his strategies are adaptable to the diverse needs of students, thereby fostering an environment of continuous learning and growth.


Areas of Research

Scholarly Activity

Dr. Soroush Sabbaghan is an associate professor (teaching) at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. His current focus is on ethics, authorship, ownership and critical literacies involving generative artificial intelligence. 

  • Generative Artificial Intelligence
  • Policy, Ethics and Integrity
  • Teacher Education
  • Multilingual/Second Language Education

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
EDER 600 LEC 04 04 Research Methodology Education 2021
EDER 604 LEC 07 07 Collaboratory of Practice 2021
EDER 604 LEC 09 09 Collaboratory of Practice 2020
EDER 66920 LEC 02 02 Aspect of Secd Lang & Culture 2021
EDER 66927 LEC 04 04 Aspect of Secd Lang & Culture 2021
EDER 66950 LEC 04 04 Aspect of Secd Lang & Culture 2021
EDER 66973 LEC 01 01 Aspect of Secd Lang & Culture 2020
EDUC 456 SEC 20 S20 Assessment 2021


  • Teaching in Online Environments, Taylor Institute of Teaching and Learning. 2021


  • The Role of AI-Powered Personas in Developing Graduate Interviewing Skills. Soroush Sabbaghan and Barbara Brown. International Journal on Innovations in Online Education. (2024)
  • None of the Above: Integrity Concerns of Standardized English Proficiency Tests. Sabbaghan, S., Fazel, I. . Springer. (2023)
  • The Multimodal Effects of Voice-Based Asynchronous Technology-Mediated Communication on EAP Speaking Performance. Sabbaghan, S., Peglar, M., Tweedie, G.. TESL Canada Journal. 36(3), 82 - 109. (2019)
  • Transcending contemporary obsessions: The development of a model for teacher professional development. Preciado-Babb, A. P., Metz, M., Davis, B., & Sabbaghan, S. In S. Llinares & O. Chapman (Eds.), Tools and Processes in Mathematics Teacher Education, Volume 2 of The International Handbook of Mathematics Teacher Education (2nd Ed). SENSE|Brill Publishers. (2019)
  • The role of continuous assessment and effective teacher response in engaging All Students. Preciado-Babb, P., Metz, M., Sabbaghan, S., & Davis, B. In M. Civil (Author) & R. Hunter, B. Herbel-Eisenmann, N. Planas, & D. Wagner (Eds.), Mathematical discourse that breaks barriers and creates space for marginalized learners (pp. 101-120). Rotterdam: Sense. (2018)
  • Enhancing student assessment through veedback. Sabbaghan, S. In A.P. Preciado Babb, L. Yeworiew, & S. Sabbaghan (Eds.) Selected Proceedings of the IDEAS Conference 2017: Leading Educational Change (pp. 93-103). Calgary, Canada: Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. (2017)
  • Juxtaposing Mathematical Extensions with Cognitively Loaded Questions in the Mathematics Classroom. Sabbaghan, S., Preciado Babb, P., Metz, M., Pinchbeck, G., Aljarrah, A., & Davis, B. In M. Takeuchi, A.P. Preciado Babb, & J. Lock. IDEAS 2016: Designing for Innovation Selected Proceedings. Paper presented at IDEAS 2016: Designing for Innovation, Calgary, Canada. Calgary, Canada: Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. 213-223. (2016)