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Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages

Al-FARHAN, Abdulrahman
Assistant Professor of Near & Middle Eastern Studies; PhD.; 2017, University of London, UK.

AL-KHOULI, Khitam
Assistant Professor of Arabic; Ph.D., 2008, Institute of Arabic Research, Cairo, Egypt.

FARRIN, Raymond
Associate Professor of Arabic Language and Literature; Ph.D., 2006, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA.

FIANNACA, Joseph
Senior Instructor of French Language and Literature; M.A., 2002, Stendhal University, Grenoble, France.

TAMIMI, Maher
Instructor of Arabic; M.A., 1998, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

TRUJILLO, Claudia Mejia
Instructor of Spanish; M.A., 1997, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA.

ZAVALIY, Andrei
Department Chair, Associate Professor of Philosophy; Ph.D., 2008, City University of New York, New York, USA.
 

Department of Art and Graphic Design

ANDERSEN, William
Department Chair, Associate Professor of Studio Arts/Graphic Design; M.F.A., 2000, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

GIDDINGS, Claire
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design; M.F.A.,2011, Photography & Interdisciplinary, Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ.

HOSSEINNIA, Maryam
Associate Professor of Graphic Design; M.F.A., 2002, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

KHAIR, Ramy
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design; M.P.S., 2002, New York University, New York, USA.

KULCHITSKY, Marcella
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design; M.F.A., 1989, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

LEE, Joo Won
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design; M.F.A., 2002, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois, USA.

MERHEB, Rita
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design; M.F.A., 2005, University of Balamand, Lebanon.

STAMOS, Antonia
Assistant Professor of Art History; Ph.D., 2006, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

STOECKLEY, Clark
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design; M.F.A., 2010, University of New York, Brooklyn, NY.
 

Department of Communication and Media

AL-HADDAD, Iqbal
Instructor of Communication and Media, M.A., 1983, Webster University, Missouri, USA.

AKBAR, Mohammad
Associate Professor of Communication; Ph.D., 2005, American University in London, London, UK.

DOMINIQUE, Candace
Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Media, Ph.D, 2009, Howard University, Washington, D.C, USA.

SATTI, Mohamed
Assistant Professor of Communication and Media; Ph.D., 2009, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA.

VELEZ, Juan
Associate Professor of Communication; Ph.D., 2004, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA.
 

Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

ABU AL-MAATI, Shereef,
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems; Ph.D., 1998, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida, USA.

ABU DOUSH, Iyad,
Associate Professor of Computer Science; PhD.; 2009, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.

BANY MOHAMMAD, Nooh,
Assistant Professor of Computer Science; Ph.D.; 2015, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, USA.

RABAA'I, Ahmad,
Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Information Systems; Ph.D., 2012, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

RABABAAH, Aaron,
Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems Engineering, Ph.D., 2009, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, USA.

ZEID, Amir,
Associate Professor of Computer Science; Ph.D.; 2000, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
 

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

DAMAJ, Issam
Associate Professor of Computer Engineering; Ph.D., 2004, London South Bank University, London, United Kingdom.

EL-ABD, Mohammed
Associate Professor of Computer Engineering, Ph.D., 2008, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

ESMAEILI, Said Ebrahim
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering; Ph.D., 2011, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

HASSANEIN, Ahmed,
Lab Instructor, M.S., University of Southampton - 2016.

HUMMES, Detlef
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering; Ph.D., 1997, University of Duisburg, Germany.

HUSSAIN, Ghulam,
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering; Ph.D., 2016, Aalto University, Finland.

JABBAR, Haseepur,
Lab Instructor, M.S., King's College London - 2015.

KHANAFER, Mounib
Assistant Professor of Computer and Electrical Engineering; Ph.D., 2012, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

YOUSAFZAI, Jibran
Assistant Professor of Computer and Electronic Engineering, Ph.D., 2010, King's College London, London, United Kingdom.

ZAHER, Ashraf
Department Chair, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering; Ph.D., 2001, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA. PhD.;2004, Mansoura University, Egypt.

 

Department of English

AWWAD, Rawda
University Provost, Professor of English; Ph.D., 1997, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

BUCKTON-TUCKER, Rosalind
Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D., 1976, University of Leicester, UK.

CRACE, Benjamin
Instructor of English Writing; MA, 2001, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA.

DeANGELIS, Angelica
Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature; Ph.D., 2002, University of California-Santa Barbara, California, USA.

HADBAWNIK, David
Department Chair, Assistant Professor of English, Ph.D., 2015, University at Buffalo, New York, USA.

HENNESSEY, Katherine
Assistant Dean for Curriculum - College of Arts & Sciences, Assistant Professor of English, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA - 2008.

LOOMIS, Craig
Associate Professor of English Language and Literature; Ph.D., 1992, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA.

MAHFOUZ, Inas
Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D., 2008, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

MOHAMMAD, Malek
Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D., 2010, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA.

MUZAFFAR, Hanan
Dean of Student Affairs, Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D., 2000, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA.

NASSIR, Ghazi
Professor of English Language and Literature; Ph.D., 1989, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.

NIXON, Kathy
Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D., 2008, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

PARKS, Derek
Instructor of English Writing; MA, 1989, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

QUEEN, Mary
Dean of Academic Support Services, Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric; Ph.D., 2005, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, USA.

SIRAKI, Arby
Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D., 2013, University of Ottawa, Canada.

VALI, Abid
Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D. 2014, University of Otago, New Zealand.

ZIGON, Tina
Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D., 2016, University of Buffalo, New York, USA.

Department of International Relations

AL-ADWANI, Shareefa
Assistant Professor of Political Science; PhD.; 2016, University of California-Davis, USA.

AL-AWADI, Hesham
Professor of Political Science and History; Ph.D., 2003, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK.

AL-NAKIB, Farah
Assistant Professor of History; Ph.D., 2011, University of London, UK.

HAMZEH, Nizar
Professor of History & International Relations; Ph.D., 1986, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.

IRANI, George Emile
Associate Professor of International Relations; Ph.D., 1984, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA.

KULCHITSKY, Dmytro Roman
Department Chair, Associate Professor of Public Policy and International Relations; Ph.D., 2001, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA.

VATANDOUST, Gholamreza
Professor of Near Eastern Studies and History; Ph.D., 1977, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.

 

Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

ABDALLAH, Mohamad Kassem
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, PhD., 2015,Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA.

AL-MUTAIRI, Mutlaq
Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., 2004, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA.

ALSARRAF, Hussain
Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Physics, Ph.D., 2013, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA.

AL-SAWAFTA, Mohammed
Assistant Professor of Physics; Ph.D. 2012, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec Canada.

ARISTIDOU, Michael
Associate Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., 2005, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.

ASSAF, Samer
Assistant Professor of Mathematics; PhD., 2016, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada.

BASHA, Noura
Lab Teaching Assistant in Biology; B.S. 2003, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

CHARARA, Ali
Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Associate Professor of Biology; Ph.D., 1997, Laval University, Québec City, Québec, Canada.

EZZEDDINE, Rima
Lab Instructor-Chemistry; MS., 2012, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

GEORGI, Donia
Senior Lab Instructor-Physics; M.Sc., 1998, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

JALLAD, Karim
Professor of Chemistry; Ph.D., 2001, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

KANEDA, Masayoshi
Associate Professor of Mathematics, Ph.D., 2003, University of Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

LUKIC, Jelena
Teaching Assistant in Math; MSc, 2015, Belgrade University, Republic of Serbia.

NADER, Joelle
Assistant Professor of Biology; PhD.; 2012, Poitiers University, France.

SAHELI, Ali
Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., 2003, University of Windsor - Windsor, ON, Canada.

TAHA, Leen
Instructor of Math; MA, 2013, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

ZOGHEIB, Bashar
Associate Dean, Administration - College of Arts & Sciences, Associate Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., 2006, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
 

Department of Music and Drama

FAJGA, Agnieszka
Assistant Professor of Music; Post-Graduate Studies, 2014, Nowowiejski Music Academy, Bydgoszcz, Poland.

JAHANMIR, Yasmine
Assistant Professor of Theatre & Drama; PhD., 2017, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

URKEVICH, Lisa
Department Chair, Professor of Musicology/Ethnomusicology; Ph.D., 1997, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.
 

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

DINKHA, Juliet
Associate Professor of Psychology; Psy.D., 2000, Argosy University, Chicago, USA.

LUCIANO, Pellegrino
Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., 2005, City University of New York, New York, USA.

MUNSHI, Shoma
Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., 1991, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

ROSE, James L.
Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., 1999, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.

Intensive English Program

AKBAR, Sarah
Instructor; M.A. Psycholinguistics & Neurolinguistics 2013, University of Essex, UK.

AMOORI, Kamal
Instructor; M.A., English Literature, 2012, Royal Holloway College, University of London, UK.

AWWAD, Beth
Senior Instructor; M.Sc., 2004, Syracuse University, New York, USA.

BERLIN, Scott
Director; Instructor, M.A. in Teaching, 1998, School of International Training, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA.

HESS, David
Instructor; M.A., 1999, LaSalle University, Mandeville, Louisiana, USA.

GUZMAN, Joshua
Instructor; M.A. Education, 2014, National University, San Diego, USA.

KONSTANTINOVA, Irina
Instructor; M.A., 2011, Ohio University, Ohio, USA.

KOUSHKI, Alison
Senior Instructor; M.A., 1977, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

KUNKEL, Michelle
Instructor; Master of TESOL.,2015, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ, USA.

PILS, Jonathan
Instructor; MBA, Keele University, UK - 2008.

PRADES, Anastacio
Senior Instructor; M.S.; 1985, Florida State University, Florida, USA.

SABA, Robin
Instructor; MA, 2009, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.

SAGE, Rachel
Instructor; M.A., 2006, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA. M.Ed.; 2014, Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA.

STEIN, Sandra
Senior Instructor; M.Ed., 2000, The College of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA.

SMITH, Sherrie
Instructor; M.A., 2010, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

VRIESMAN, Katie
Assistant Director, Instructor; Master of Education,; 2012, Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA.
 

FYE Unit

ABAL, Abdulaziz
Assistant Professor; Ph.D., 2012, Florida International University, Florida, USA.

AL-NAJJAR, Hala
FYE Coordinator, Instructor; M.Ed., 2002, Education, Fitchburg State College, Massachusetts, USA.

AL-SUFFI, Kimberly
Senior Instructor; M.Ed., 1992, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA.

MSALL, Kyle A.
Assistant Professor of International Psychology; PhD.; 2016, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Illinois, USA.

STAVROS, Hadjisolomou.
Assistant Professor of Psychology; PhD.; 2016, City University of New York, USA.

 

 
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