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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

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

Yumna Masarwa, PhD
Director, ACM School of Art & Professor
Princeton University
Art History

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

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


Patrick Beeby, MFA
Professor of Ceramics & Art
The American College of the Mediterranean
Aurore Guitry, PhD
Professor of French, Translation
Aix-Marseille University

Creative Writing, Translation
Alan Roberts, Emeritus, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts
Vermont College
Fine Arts
Nathalie Besson, MA
Professor of French
Aix-Marseille University
Mohammad Hassouna, PhD
Professor of Ecology & 
Environmental Studies
Université de Provence
Environmental Chemistry
Estelle Roger-Fix, MA
Language Coordinator & Professor of French
Centre d'Etudes Francaises
Aix-Marseille University
Linguistics/Educational Cooperation
Pauline Bétrancourt, MFA
Activities Coordinator & 
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix-en-Provence
Fine Arts
Bruce Hitchner, PhD
Visiting Professor of Archaeology & 
International Relations, IAU
University of Michigan

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

Philip Breeden, MALD
Vice President of Administration &
Professor of International Relations, IAU

Fletcher School of Diplomacy

Diplomacy & Conflict Resolution

Margaux Hofstedt, FLE
Professor of French, IAU
é de la Sorbonne
Shawn Simpson, MBA
Professor of Business & 
Management, IAU
Aix-Marseille University
Business Administration
Suzanne Canessa, PhD
Professor of French Literature
Aix-Marseille University
Nahal Kaivan, PhD
Visiting Professor of Psychology
& Conflict Studies
Washington State University
Ruby Soames, MA
Professor of Education, IAU
Manchester Metropolitan University
David Coombes, M Litt
Professor of Philosophy, IAU
Oxford University
Political Science / Philosophy
Sihem Khoury, MA
Professor of French
Aix-Marseille University
Chrystèle Thézé, MFLE
Professor of French
University of Grenoble
French as a Foreign Language
O'Neill Cushman, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
University of Plymouth
Fine Arts
Michel Lantelme, PhD
Professor of Literature
Emory University
Mark Warwick, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
Alfred University
Catherine David, PhD
Professor of French, Didactics 
Aix-Marseille University
Yannick Le Gennisel, MBA
Professor of Business
Ecole Supérieure de Commerce
de Grenoble
International Business
Nassima Fezza, PhD
Professor of French, Phonetics
Aix-Marseille University
Sébastien Llorca, PhD
Professor of Political Science
European University Institute
Social and Political Sciences
Erik Freeman, M.Phil
(Doctoral Candidate, MIT)
Professor of Philosophy
University of Cambridge
Philosophy, Theology
Anabelle Martin, MA
Professor of Psychology, IAU
é de Provence
Clinical Psychology
John Gasparach, Emeritus, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
St. John's College
Liberal Arts
Pamela Morton, MA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
Open University

American Civilization
Mercedes Gilliom, MA
Professor of French, Translation
Aix-Marseille University
Translation, Multilinguism
Sylvie Requemora-Gros, PhD
Professor of Literature, IAU
Aix-Marseille University
French & Francophone Literature

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
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
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
Claire Tufts, PhD
Duke University
Romance Studies
Michele DeMary, PhD
Susquehanna University
Political Science
Israel Sanz-Sanchez, PhD
West Chester University
Sandra Valnes
Duke University
Romance Studies
Maryam Emami, PhD
Rice University
Center for Languages &
Intercultural Communications
Alan Savage, PhD
Wheaton College (IL)

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
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.) 
* M.A.L.D. - Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (Fletcher School)

* 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.