He obtained his Ph.D. in Arabic Language and Literature from the University of Aleppo in 2008. Dr. Alahmad is a former faculty member at AlFurat University in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Arts and Humanities in the Raqqa campus of AlFurat University (until 2014) which was shut down by ISIS in 2014. Through the work of the Institute for International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund and faculty at Georgetown, Dr. Al Ahamad had the opportunity the following year to come to CCAS, where has since taught a wide range of Arabic content courses for advanced language learners, such as Arab Politics through Literature, Arab Prison Literature, and Arab feminism through literature, and Academic topics in Arabic.
Dr. Alahmad's areas of research include Modern Arabic Poetry, Arab Rhetoric, and Arab Prison Literature. His most recent book, "The Relationship Between Metaphor and Aesthetic Experience in Poetry" was published by Shurufat Publication and Studies in Mardin, Turkey in 2022. Dr. Alahmad's articles have appeared in several esteemed journals, including "Aalam Elfiker," where he recently wrote "Aristotle's Influence on the Concept of Metaphor among the Ancient Arab Rhetoricians" in July-September 2021.