Motassem Al-Tarazi received his B.S. and M.S. in computer information systems and computer science, respectively, from Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, and his Ph.D. in computer science from Iowa State University. After obtaining his M.S., he worked as an instructor at Jerash University, Jordan for more than two years teaching wide range of computer science courses. During his Ph.D. study, he worked as a graduate teaching assistant for more than five years.