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 and Resident Fellows 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
Leigh Smith, PhD
Alan Roberts, MFA
Marchutz School of Fine Arts

Aboubakr Jamai, MBA
School of Business & International Relations

John Gasparach, MA
Associate Dean
Marchutz School of Fine Arts

Guillaume Durand, PhD
Assistant Dean
School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Muriel Cros, PhD
Assistant Dean
Centre d'Etudes Francaises

Estelle Roger-Fix, MA/FLE
Language Coordinator
Centre d'Etudes Francaises


Pauline Betrancourt, MFA
Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix-en-Provence
Fine Arts
Margaux Hofstedt, FLE
Université de la Sorbonne
Yumna Musarwa, PhD
Princeton University
Art History
Cécile Bozzo, PhD
Université d'Aix-Marseille
Management, Business
Cathleen Keenan, MFA
University of Arizona
Creative Writing
Amy Mumma, MBA
Bordeaux School of Management
Wine Industry
Phillip Breeden
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution
Estelle Kervella, Master 2 FLE
Aix-Marseille Université
Claude Pelopidas, MA
Université de Provence
International Law
David Coombes
Oxford University / University of Limerick
European Studies and Political Philosophy
Sébastien Llorca, PhD
European University Institute
Social and Political Sciences
Brigitte Philippe, PhD
Aix-Marseille Université
Linguistique Anglaise
Audrey Coussy, PhD
Sorbonne, Paris 3
Etudes Anglophones
Philippe Lorrain, DEA, FLE
Université d'Aix-Marseille
Robert Pujade, PhD
Université d'Aix-Marseille
Arts and Letters
Florian Croisé, DEA
Université d'Aix-Marseille
Annabel Martin, MA
Université de Provence
Clinical Psychology
Pascale Schaaf, MA
Université d'Aix-Marseille
Mohammad Hassouna, PhD
Université de Provence
Environmental Chemistry
Noelle Mathis, PhD
Simon Fraser University / Université d'Avignon
Sciences de L'Education / Sciences du Langage
Ruby Soames, MA
Manchester Metropolitan University
  Pamela Morton, MA
Open University
American Civilization

Resident Fellows

Kara Alaimo
Hofstra University
Robert Hancock, PhD
Allegheny College
Lynda Myers, PhD
St. John's College
Lise Abrams, PhD
University of Florida
R. Bruce Hitchner, PhD
Tufts University
Classics and International Relations
Nhung Nguyen, PhD
Towson University
David Coombes, M.Phil
University of Limerick
Political Science
Terry-Ann Jones, PhD
Fairfield University
Sociology and Anthropology
Jesse Peck, PhD
University of New Haven
Interior Design
Barbara M. Cooper, PhD
Rutgers University
Fawad Khan, MFA '99
Artist in Residence
New York
Margaret Voelker-Ferrier, PhD
University of Cincinnati
Marlene R. DeVoe, PhD
St. Cloud State University
Angela Komperda, MA
Artist in Residence
Mark Warwick, MFA
Gettysburg College
Mary Hamilton, BA '11
Artist in Residence

Visiting Faculty 

Khaled Al-Masri, PhD
Swarthmore College
Arabic Language and Literature
David Hay, PhD
University of San Diego
English and Theatre Arts

Rick Szal, PhD
Northern Arizona University

Bruce Ashton Aiken
Northern Arizona University
Keally McBride, PhD
University of San Francisco
Political Science
Jim Thomas, PhD
The Pennsylvania State University -Smeal
Risk Management
Steve Bishop, PhD
University of New Mexico
Foreign Languages and Literature

Paul Neseth, MArch
RAW Design Build
Locus Architecture
Georges Tsai, PhD
University of Peace
Peace and Conflict Studies
Elizabeth Boehm
University of South Alabama
John Kalu Osiri,  PhD
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Management Practice & International Business
Yuying Tsong, PhD
California State University - Fullerton
Human Services
Ahmed Bouguarche, PhD
California State University Northridge
French and Francophone Literature
Charles Potter, PhD
Columbia University
French and Romance Philology
Claire Tufts, PhD
Duke University
Romance Studies
Brittany Cooper, PhD
Washington State University
Human Development
Andres Ramirez, PhD
Bryant University
Sandra Valnes
Duke University
Romance Studies
Michele DeMary, PhD
Susquehanna University
Political Science
Israel Sanz-Sanchez, PhD
West Chester University
Maria Van Liew, PhD
West Chester University
Spanish Language and Literature
Maryam Emami, PhD
Rice University
Center for Languages & Intercultural Communications
Alan Savage, PhD
Wheaton College (IL)
Greg Wyatt
Cathedral of St. John of the Divine
Lisa Erceg
Loyola University Chicago
Modern Languages and Literature
Sarah Stickney, MFA
St. John's College
Fine Arts
John Zarobell, PhD
University of San Francisco
International Studies
William Granara, PhD
Harvard University
Arabic Literature and Language
Eva Struble, MFA
San Diego State University
Art, Design & Art History

* 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.