Faculty

AL-FARHAN, Abdulrahman

Associate Dean, Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Near & Middle Eastern Studies; Ph.D., 2017, University of London, United Kingdom.

AL-KHOULI, Khitam

Associate Professor of Arabic; Ph.D., 2008, Institute of Arabic Research, Cairo, Egypt.

FARRIN, Raymond

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.

MEILOUD, Ahmed

Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies; Ph.D., 2017, University of Arizona, USA.

TRUJILLO, Claudia Mejia

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

ZAVALIY, Andrei

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Ph.D., 2008, City University of New York, New York, USA.

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, USA.

HOSSEINNIA, Maryam

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

KHAIR, Ramy

Associate Professor of Graphic Design; M.P.S., 2002, New York University, New York, 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

Associate 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, USA.

AKBAR, Mohammad

Associate Professor of Communication; Ph.D., 2005, American University in London, London, United Kingdom.

AL-HADDAD, Iqbal

Instructor of Communication and Media; M.A., 1983, Webster University, Missouri, USA.

DOMINIQUE, Candace

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

SATTI, Mohamed

Associate Professor of Communication and Media; Ph.D., 2009, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA.

VELEZ, Federico

Director, General Education; Department Chair, First Year Experience Unit (FYE), Associate Professor of Communication; Ph.D., 2004, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA.

CRACE, Benjamin

Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D., 2018, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.

DeANGELIS, Angelica

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

HENNESSEY, Katherine

Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D., 2008, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.

LOOMIS, Craig

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

MAHFOUZ, Inas

Department Chair, 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.

NASSIR, Ghazi

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

PARKS, Derek

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

AL-ADWANI, Shareefa

Assistant Professor of Political Science; Ph.D., 2016, University of California-Davis, California, USA.

AL-AWADI, Hesham

Professor of Political Science and History; Ph.D., 2003, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom.

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.

ABDALLAH, Mohamad Kassem

Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., 2015, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA.

AL-MUTAIRI, Mutlaq

Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., 2004, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA.

AL-OTHMAN, Shoug

Instructional Assistant; M.Sc., 2015, King’s College, London, UK.

AL-SARRAF, Hussain

Assistant Professor of Physics; Ph.D., 2013, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.

AL-SAWAFTA, Mohammed

Associate Professor of Physics; Ph.D. 2012, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

ASSAF, Samer

Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., 2016, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.

BASHA, Noura

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

ELDESSOUKY, Raghda

Instructional Assistant, Chemistry Lab; M.S., 2016, American University of Egypt, Egypt.

GEORGI, Donia

Senior Instructional Assistant, Physics Lab; M.Sc., 1998, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

JALLAD, Karim

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

NADER, Joelle

Assistant Professor of Biology; Ph.D., 2012, Poitiers University, France.

SAHELI, Ali

Assistant Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., 2003, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

SAHELI, Elham

Instructional Assistant; M.A.., 2001, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA.

TAHA, Leen

Senior Instructor of Math; M.A., 2013, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

ZOGHEIB, Bashar

Department Chair, Professor of Mathematics; Ph.D., 2006, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

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.

FAJGA, Agnieszka

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

URKEVICH, Lisa

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

DINKHA, Juliet

Associate Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., 2000, Argosy University, Chicago, USA.

KULCHITSKY, Dmytro Roman

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

LUCIANO, Pellegrino

Associate Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., 2005, City University of New York, New York, USA.

MUNSHI, Shoma

Research Scholar; Ph.D., 1991, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France.

ROSE, James L.

Assistant Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., 1999, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.

AL-NAJJAR, Hala

Instructor; M.Ed., 2002, Fitchburg State College, Massachusetts, USA.

EL-HADDAD, Rita

Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., 2017, City University of New York, New York, USA.

HADJISOLOMOU, Stavros

Assistant Dean, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., 2017, City University of New York, New York, USA.

VELEZ, Federico

Director, General Education; Department Chair, First Year Experience Unit (FYE), Associate Professor of Communication; Ph.D., 2004, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA.

ALSAFFAR, Mohammad

Instructor; M.SC, TESOL, 2015, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK.

AMOORI, Kamal

Instructor; M.A., English Literature, 2012, Royal Holloway College, University of London, United Kingdom.

AWWAD, Beth

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

BAREZ, Zahra

Instructor; M.A, Education, 1979, University of Southern California, LA, USA.

BERLIN, Scott

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

DEHRAB, Alaa

Instructor; M.A. Translation, 2017, Kuwait University, Kuwait.

HESS, David

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

HODNETT, Yvonne

Instructor; M.A, TESOL, 2013, Sunderland University, UK.

KONSTANTINOVA, Irina

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

MCMURRAY, Michael

Director; M.S. Education, 1994, East Texas State University, USA.

PILS, Jonathan

Instructor; M.B.A., 2008, Keele University, Staffordshire, United Kingdom.

SMITH, Sherrie

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

STEIN, Sandra

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