Dr. Vahid Rafieyan

Specialization: Linguistics

Dr. Vahid Rafieyan


2014 Doctor of Philosophy (TESOL), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
2012 M.A. in English Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
2003 B.A. in English Translation, Islamic Azad University, Iran

Previous Academic Affiliations:

2023 Professor of Linguistics, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Japan
2017 Department of Comparative Study of Cultures, Tsuru University, Japan
2015 Associate Professor of English, Yamanashi Gakuin University, Japan
2014 Ph.D. in English Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia
2012-2014 Graduate Assistant, University Sains Malaysia
2012 Best TESL Student Award, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
2006-07 English Lecturer, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
2003-10 English Instructor, Razi, Amirkabir, and Bandar Imam Petrochemical Companies, Iran


Dr. Vahid Rafieyan is an educator, linguist, and research methodologist. Currently, a professor of linguistics at the International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University, Dr. Rafieyan has been teaching English and linguistics since 2003 and conducting research since 2013. His primary areas of expertise include semantics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, and second language acquisition, and he is well-versed in both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies. Dr. Rafieyan is also highly skilled in statistical analysis, including univariate, bivariate, and multivariate methods.