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


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


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


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


Mara Benjamin
Assistant Professor of Religion

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


Abdulai Iddrisu
Assistant Professor of History

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


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


Linda Mokdad
Assistant Professor of English and Film Studies, Core Faculty

B.A., Film and Video Studies, English Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; M.A., Ph.D., University of Iowa


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