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Julia Clancy-Smith
Professor, MENAS Professor, Near Eastern Studies Regents Professor Professor, Roshan GIDP - Persian and Iranian Studies
Email: juliac@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-8421
Office: Marshall 440
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Elise Collins-Shields
Founder & CEO, CommonWell Institute International
Email: ecs@commonwell.org
FAX: (520) 577-5264
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Pearce Paul Creasman
Director, American Center of Oriental Research [Amman & Washington DC]
Email: pcreasman@acorjordan.org
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Elise W. Crosby
Email: elisewcrosby@gmail.com
TEL: 5205291422
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Saad Dagher
Library Information Associate,Senior
Email: sadagher@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-307-2832
Office: Main Library A501
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Linda Darling
Professor, History Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Professor, Roshan GIDP - Persian and Iranian Studies
Email: ldarling@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 20-621-9754
Office: Social Sciences 000231
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Chris Demchak
Associate Professor, School of Public Administration and Policy
Email: demchak@email.arizona.edu
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Erika Derkas
Professor, Sociology and Women's Studies and Co-Director of the NMHU Women's Studies Program & Women's Center, New Mexico Highlands University
Email: ederkas@nmhu.edu
TEL: 011-505-454-3432
Office: Box 9000, Las Vegas, NM 87701
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Kyle DiRoberto
Assistant Professor, English, UA South; CMES ISPP Fellow (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018)
Email: droberto@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 439-8846
Office: 1140 N COLOMBO, UA South
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Ted Downing
Research Professor, Social Development
Email: downing@u.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-2025
Office: AZ Research Labs Annex 111
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Paul Dresch
Email: dresch@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5450
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David Dunford
Email: dunford@email.arizona.edu

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, 1992-1995 and former Deputy U.S. Ambassador  to Saudi Arabia, 1988-1992.

Author of From Sadat to Saddam: The Decline of American Diplomacy in the Middle East (Potomac Books 2019).

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Richard Eaton
Professor, History Professor, Near Eastern Studies Professor, Roshan GIDP - Persian and Iranian Studies
Email: reaton@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-8120
Office: Social Sciences 111B
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Chouki El Hamel
Professor, History, ASU
Email: chouki@asu.edu
TEL: (480) 727-6118
Office: P.O. Box 874302, Tempe, AZ 85287-4302
Chouki El Hamel is a professor of history in the School of...
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Julie Ellison-Speight
Associate Director
Email: jellison@email.arizona.edu
Office: Marshall 473
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Charles M. Falco
(retired) Professor, Optical Sciences Chair, Condensed Matter Physics Professor, Physics
Email: falco@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6771
Office: Gould-Simpson 1021
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Steven Falconer
Professor and Chair, Anthropology
Email: sfalcon1@uncc.edu
TEL: (704) 687-7459
Office: Barnard 218, University of North Carolina Charlotte
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Samira Farwaneh
Associate Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Associate Professor, Linguistics Associate Professor, Second Language Acquisition/Teaching Grad I Associate Professor, Second Language Acquisition / Teaching - GIDP
Email: farwaneh@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-8629
Office: Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg 440
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Miguel Fernandez
English Composition Faculty CMES ISPP Fellow (Spring 2019)
Email: miguel.fernandez@cgc.edu
TEL: (480) 726-4052
Office: Pecos EST202
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Ben Fortna
Director, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Professor, Roshan GIDP - Persian and Iranian Studies
Email: bcfortna@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1732
Office: Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg 440
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Mark P. Frederickson
(retired) Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture
Email: mpf@u.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-3948
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Abdullahi Gallab
Associate Professor, African and African American Studies, School of Social Transformation Associate Professor, Religious Studies, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies
Email: abdullahi.gallab@asu.edu
TEL: (480) 965-7682
Office: ASU
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Adel S. Gamal
(retired) Professor Emeritus, School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies
Email: gamal@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5465
Office: Marshall 448
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Fayez K. Ghishan
Department Head, Pediatrics Professor, Pediatrics Professor, Physiology Director, Children's Research Center Physician-In-Chief, Diamond Children's Medical Center Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Email: fghishan@peds.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-5170
Office: Arizona Health Sciences Center 3301
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Faten Ghosn
Associate Professor, School of Government and Public Policy Associate Professor, School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies
Email: fghosn@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7600
Office: Social Sciences 315
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David Neil Gibbs
Professor, History Associate Professor, Political Science
Email: dgibbs@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-1586
Office: Social Sciences 227
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David Graizbord
Associate Professor, Judaic Studies Associate Director, Arizona Center for Judaic Studies
Email: dlgraizb@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-5784
Office: Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg 420
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David Gramling
Assistant Professor, German Studies Assistant Professor, Second Language Acquisition / Teaching - GIDP
Email: dgl@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-822-6251
Office: Learning Services Building 301
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Gary Grossman
Associate Professor, School of Letters and Sciences, Faculty Chair of the Global Technology and Development Program
Email: gary.grossman@asu.edu
TEL: (480) 727-9533
Office: ASU
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Iman A. Hakim
Dean, Public Health Professor, Public Health Research Professor, Family and Community Medicine Adjunct Professor, Nutritional Sciences
Email: ihakim@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-7083
Office: Roy P. Drachman Hall A317G
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