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Bachelor's and Master's Programs

Academic Leadership & Faculty

All IAU courses are taught by experienced and credentialed faculty, many of whom have taught at French universities. These professionals employ interactive teaching styles while creating an active and exciting learning environment. IAU faculty are top in their field and have developed curriculum and course content that is academically rigorous and rewarding. 

The following is a list of IAU faculty that includes top visiting faculty from prestigious U.S. institutions. This breadth of experience gives students access to a broader variety of disciplines. For a complete list of IAU faculty, please contact Dr. Leigh Smith, Dean of IAU.  

Carl Jubran, PhD, '92
President & Professor, IAU
University of California, San Diego
Comparative Literature

                                                        
Leigh Smith, PhD
Dean & Professor, IAU
University of North Carolina
Comparative Literature

                                                       
Alan Roberts, MFA
Dean & Professor
The Marchutz School of Fine Arts, IAU
Vermont College
Fine Arts

Aboubakr Jamai, MBA
Dean & Professor
The School of Business & 
International Relations, IAU
Harvard University
Business / Public Administratio

Muriel Cros, PhD
Assistant Dean & Professor
Centre d'Etudes Francaises
Aix-Marseille University
Linguistics

Guillaume Durand, PhD
Assistant Dean & Professor
The School of Humanities &
Social Sciences, IAU
EHESS, Paris & Bucharest
Romanian Art & Archaeology


Philip Breeden, MALD
Vice President of Administration
Associate Dean and Director of
Public Affairs & Professor
Fletcher School of  Law & Diplomacy
Diplomacy & Conflict Resolution

Estelle Roger-Fix, MA/FLE
Language Coordinator & Professor
Centre d'Etudes Francaises
Aix-Marseille University
Linguistics/Educational Cooperation

Mohammad Hassouna, PhD
Professor of Environmental Science, IAU
University of Aix-Marseille
Environmental Chemistry



Yumna Musarwa, PhD
Professor of Art History, IAU
Princeton University
Art History









Faculty

Aaisha Arbab-Khan, MS
(Doctoral Candidate, AMU)

Professor of Management
Aix-Marseille University
Strategic Management
Michele Giovanetti, MA
Professor of French, IAU
Aix-Marseille University

French

Pamela Morton, MA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
Open University

American Civilization
Pauline Bétrancourt, MFA
Activities Coordinator & 
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix-en-Provence
Fine Arts
Mercedes Gilliom, MA
Professor of French, Translation
Aix-Marseille University
Translation, Multilinguism
Juliette Mouiren, MFLE
Professor of French
Aix-Marseille University
French as a Foreign Language, Translation
Cécile Bozzo, PhD
Professor of Business, IAU
Aix-Marseille University

Management, Business

Aurore Guitry, PhD
Professor of French, Translation
Aix-Marseille University

Creative Writing, Translation
Sylvie Requemora-Gros, PhD
Professor of Literature, IAU
Aix-Marseille University
French & Francophone Literature
Laurence Breeden, DEA
Professor of French, IAU
Universit
é de Tours
French

Bruce Hitchner, PhD
Professor of Archaeology & 
International Relations, IAU
University of Michigan

Archaeology
Pascale Schaaf, MA
Internship Coordinator &
Professor of Business, IAU
Université d'Aix-Marseille

German
Carol Brick-Stock, MPhil, DESS
Professor of Wine Studies
University South Wales/University Paris-Nord
Food Policy, Oenology
Margaux Hofstedt, MS and FLE
Professor of French, IAU
Universit
é de la Sorbonne
French

Shawn Simpson, MBA
Professor of Business & 
Management, IAU
Aix-Marseille University
Business Administration
David Coombes, M Litt
Professor of Philosophy, IAU
Oxford University
Political Science / Philosophy
Cathleen Keenan, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
University of Arizona

Creative Writing
Ruby Soames, MA
Professor of Education, IAU
Manchester Metropolitan University
English
Florian Croisé, DEA
Professor of French, IAU
Université d'Aix-Marseille
Linguistics
Michel Lantelme, PhD
Professor of Literature, IAU
Emory University
French
Sarah Stickney, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
University of New Hampshire
Creative Writing
O'Neill Cushman, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
University of Plymouth
Fine Arts
Sébastien Llorca, PhD
Professor of Political Science, IAU
European University Institute
Social and Political Sciences
Chrystèle Thézé, MFLE
Professor of French
University of Grenoble
French as a Foreign Language
Laetitia Estève, MA, DESS
Professor of French
Aix-Marseille University
Francophone Linguistics
Patricia Locke, PhD
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
Boston College

Philosophy

Veerle Thielemans, PhD
Professor of Business, IAU
Johns Hopkins University
History of Art
Erik Freeman, M.Phil
(Doctoral Candidate, MIT)
Professor of Philosophy
University of Cambridge
Philosophy, Theology
Annabel Martin, MA
Professor of Psychology, IAU
Universit
é de Provence
Clinical Psychology

David Walker, PhD
Professor of Literature, IAU
University of Limerick
French Literature
John Gasparach, MA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
St. John's College
Liberal Arts
Noelle Mathis, PhD
Professor of French, IAU
Simon Frazer University

Education / Language Science
Mark Warwick, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
Alfred University
Ceramics



Visiting Faculty 

Khaled Al-Masri, PhD
Swarthmore College
Arabic Language and Literature
David Hay, PhD
University of San Diego
English and Theatre Arts
Jim Thomas, PhD
The Pennsylvania State
University - Smeal Risk Managmenet
Bruce Ashton Aiken
Northern Arizona University
Art
Keally McBride, PhD
University of San Francisco
Political Science

Anthony Triolo
Professor of Mediterranean
Studies and Eco-gastronomy
Steve Bishop, PhD
University of New Mexico
Foreign Languages and Literature
Paul Neseth, MArch
RAW Design Build
Locus Architecture
Rick Szal, PhD
Northern Arizona University
Economics
Elizabeth Boehm
University of South Alabama
John Kalu Osiri,  PhD
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Management Practice & International Business
Georges Tsai, PhD
University of Peace
Peace and Conflict Studies


Ahmed Bouguarche, PhD
California State University Northridge
French and Francophone Literature
Charles Potter, PhD
Columbia University
French and Romance Philology
Yuying Tsong, PhD
California State University - Fullerton
Human Services
Brittany Cooper, PhD
Washington State University
Human Development
Andres Ramirez, PhD
Bryant University
Finance
Claire Tufts, PhD
Duke University
Romance Studies
Michele DeMary, PhD
Susquehanna University
Political Science
Israel Sanz-Sanchez, PhD
West Chester University
Languages
Sandra Valnes
Duke University
Romance Studies
Maryam Emami, PhD
Rice University
Center for Languages &
Intercultural Communications
Alan Savage, PhD
Wheaton College (IL)
French

Maria Van Liew, PhD
West Chester University
Spanish Language and Literature

Lisa Erceg
Loyola University Chicago
Modern Languages and Literature
Eva Struble, MFA
San Diego State University
Art, Design & Art History
Greg Wyatt
Cathedral of St. John of the Divine
Sculpture
William Granara, PhD
Harvard University
Arabic Literature and Language
 John Zarobell, PhD
University of San Francisco
International Studies


* D.E.A. - Diplômes d'Etudes Approfondies (between M.A. and Ph.D.)  

* D.E.S.T. - Diplôme d'Etudes Supérieures Techniques (now equivalent to M.A.) 
* F.L.E. - diploma in Français Langue Etrangère (qualification for French language teachers) 
* M. Phil. - Master of Philosophy (UK equivalent of M.A.)
* Resident Fellow - IAU's Resident Fellows are visiting professors on sabbatical leave from their home institutions. Resident Fellows participate in the IAU program of their choice, hold public lectures in their field of expertise and conduct their own research. Their current U.S. institution is listed.