Faculty

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Jamie Schillinger
Director of Middle East Studies

Assistant Professor of Religion, B.A., St. Olaf College; M.Litt., St. Andrews; A.M., Ph.D., Chicago Divinity

Ibtesam Al Atiyat

Ibtesam Al Atiyat
Assistant Professor of Sociology

B.A. - University of Jordan M.A. - University of Jordan Ph.D. - Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany

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Richard Allen
Professor of Computer Science

Rich and Wendy, his wife and instructor of French at St. Olaf college led the Term in the Middle East in 2001-02 and the Global Semester in 2005-06 and again in 2008-09

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Wendy Allen
Overby Professor of French

B.A., Connecticut College; M.A., Ph.D. Indiana University. 17th-century French literature, contemporary France, second-language acquisition, pedagogy

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Anime Bekhechi
Assistant Professor of French

D.E.A., Université de Montpellier I, France; M.A., Ph.D., University. of Wisconsin, Madison. 20th-century French literature, Francophonie, the literature of the Maghreb

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Mara Benjamin
Assistant Professor of Religion

B.A., Hampshire College; M.A., Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies; Ph.D., Stanford University

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Abdulai Iddrisu
Assistant Professor of History

Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2009. Area of expertise: African History.

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Robert McClure, Ed.D.
Associate Professor

B.S. (Social Science/Geography), Western Oregon State College; M.A (Geography) and Ed.D (Geographic Education), Oklahoma State University

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J. Patrick Dale
Associate Professor of Political Science

Ph.D., M.A., University of Essex, England; B.A., University of Keele, England. Comparative Politics, Russian/Eurasian Politics, European Politics.

Maria Vendetti

Maria Vendetti
Assistant Professor of French

20th- and 21st-century French and Francophone literature

Deb Clark
Academic Admin Assist

M-F 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm