Dr. Faisal is an associate professor at Majmaah University. He is interested in vocabulary and has extensive reading and listening research. He has held many academic as well as administrative positions at different universities. He was the first one to introduce an extensive reading programme into the Saudi EFL context in 2005.

Faisal has benefited from a great deal of teaching and research excellence at UK universities. His studies with prominent figures in vocabulary and motivation studies, like N. Schmitt, R. Carter, and Z. Dornyei, have empowered him with sharp ideas and creative tools for facilitating the teaching of vocabulary and reading in the Arab world.