Irfan is the Head of English Department at BINUS University. His study and teaching focus on Teacher Education/ Teacher Professional Development, Pedagogic Theory, Reading and Literacy Instructions, Classroom Talk, Literature / Text-based Discussion, and Language Education. Irfan is a fan of theatrical performances and a former English teacher at Indonesian elementary and high schools. He is a passionate researcher, focusing in the implementation of Arts-based Reading and Literacy Instructions in the teaching of English and Indonesian as a foreign/ second language.


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Reading and Literacy, The Ohio State University, United States
  • Master of Education, The Flinder’s University, Australia
  • Bachelor of English, Universitas Negeri Semarang, Indonesia

Professional Services:

  • Facilitator of Teacher Professional Development Program
  • Translator and Editor of Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ media & communication
  • Facilitator and Instructor at retail business and state-owned enterprises