Reza Pishghadam has a Ph.D. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). He is currently the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM),  Iran. He is now a professor of language education, who teaches neuro-psychological and socio-psychological aspects of language education, and a professor by courtesy of educational psychology who teaches intelligence courses. Over the last 10 years, he has published more than 100 articles and books in different domains of psychology and language education, and has participated in more than 20 national and international conferences. In 2007, he was selected to become a member of Iran’s National Foundation of Elites. In 2010, he was classified as the distinguished researcher of humanities in Iran. In 2014, he also received the distinguished professor award from Ferdowsi Academic Foundation, Iran. In 2017, he was selected as the best professor of the year in FUM and in 2019 he recieved  the FUM award for teaching excellence. He was the Vice Dean for Research and Technology, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, during 2014 to 2017 and the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, during 2017 to 2018. He is also the editor in chief of the International Journal of Society, Culture, and Language (IJSCL).