Distinguished Visiting Scholars

IAU College is honored to have hosted a number of distinguished scholars over the past years. Visiting professors and Resident Fellows have enhanced the academic curriculum, given captivating lectures on recent political, historical and cultural events around the world and shared their knowledge and research with the IAU community.

Some of our recent scholars include:

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
Economics

Bruce Ashton Aiken
Northern Arizona University
Art
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
Finance
Sandra Valnes
Duke University
Romance Studies
Michele DeMary, PhD
Susquehanna University
Political Science
Israel Sanz-Sanchez, PhD
West Chester University
Languages
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)
French
Greg Wyatt
Cathedral of St. John of the Divine
Sculpture
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
Kara Alaimo
Hofstra University
Communications
Lise Abrams, PhD
University of Florida
Psychology
Barbara M. Cooper, PhD
Rutgers University
History
Marlene R. DeVoe, PhD
St. Cloud State University
Psychology
Mary Hamilton
Artist in Residence
Aix-en-Provence
Robert Hancock, PhD
Allegheny College
Psychology
R. Bruce Hitchner, PhD
Tufts University
Classics and International Relations
Terry-Ann Jones, PhD
Fairfield University
Sociology and Anthropology
Fawad Khan, MFA '99
Artist in Residence
New York
Angela Komperda, MA
Artist in Residence
Chicago
Lynda Myers, PhD
St. John's College
Philosophy
Nhung Nguyen, PhD
Towson University
Management
Jesse Peck, PhD
University of New Haven
Interior Design
Margaret Voelker-Ferrier, PhD
University of Cincinnati
Design
Mark Warwick, MFA
Gettysburg College
Art

William Granara:  
William Granara is Gordon Gray Professor of Arabic and teaches Arabic language and literature. He is currently the director of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and director of the Moroccan Studies Program at Harvard. In addition he is the founding director of Harvard Summer School’s program, Mediterranean Crossings: France and the Arab World, in Aix-en-Provence, France. He studied French and Arabic at Georgetown and earned a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Pennsylvania (1986). He has translated three Arabic novels into English, The Earthquake by Tahir Wattar (2000), Granada by Radwa Ashour (2004), and The Battle of Poitiers by Jurji Zaydan (2012). In addition to his scholarly publications on modern Arabic literature, he researches on the literature and cultures of medieval Muslim Sicily and Spain. Among his recent articles are: “Sicilian Poets in Seville: Literary Affinities Across Political Borders” (2013); “Fragments of the Past: Reconstructing Palermo’s Jewish Neighborhood, 973-1492” (2010); and “Rethinking Muslim Sicily’s Golden Age: Poetry and Patronage at the Fatimid Kalbid Court” (2008).

Fawad Khan
MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY 
BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD 
1999 Center for Art and Culture through Maryland Institute, Aix-en-Provence

Fawad Khan holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Arts, Baltimore and an MFA from School of Visual Arts, New York. Khan exhibits nationally and internationally, with recent solo exhibitions in New York, Spain and India. His work has been featured at The Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Smack Mellon, Exit Art, The Armory Show, ARCO Madrid, among others. In 2009, he was a recipient of the Lower East Side Printshop's Special Editions Residency. In the Spring of 2013, Khan was a Resident Fellow at Institute Américain Universitaire in Aix-en-Provence, France. Khan’s next solo exhibition is with Lu Magnus Gallery in New York in May 2014.

Masala Chai

Masala Chai


Paul Neseth: 
St. Olaf College (BA. Art)
Harvard University (GSD)

Paul knew he wanted to be an architect at age 10.  He is co-founder of LOCUS, an award-winning  Minneapolis, MN based architecture firm where he is conceptual designer, devil’s advocate, macro thinker, and comprehensive detailer.  Paul brings a passion for new architectural ideas to the firm through investigations into and experiments with alternative construction methods and materials. In 2010, he founded RAW, which offers him the chance to travel, teach, and experiment along side students enrolled in the Workshop’s intensive design/build courses.  RAW is the realization of Paul's long time dream to give young architects and students critical real-life design and building skills that expands their value and impact as architects.iHe has taught design/build studios at University of Minnesota College of Design, lectured at universities and conferences in the Midwest and served as a mayoral appointee for the Committee on Urban Environment in Minneapolis, MN. 

RAW in Aix, by a visiting scholar

2013 RAW Program Project at Marchutz

Mark Warwick: 
NY State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, NY—MFA, Sculpture (1990)
The Polytechnic Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, England—BA (Hons) Sculpture (1988)
Mabel Fletcher College of Art and Design, Liverpool, England

Mark Warwick was born in Liverpool, England and came to America as an exchange student. In 1988 Mark returned to work on his MFA at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, NY. After beginning his career at the University of Illinois, Mark came to Gettysburg College in 1997. Mark regularly exhibits his work in international and national venues.

Upheaval, a work by a visiting scholar
Upheaval

Greg Wyatt: 
B.A. Art History, Columbia University, 1971
M.A. Ceramic Arts, Columbia University, 1974

Greg Wyatt, upon the completion of his Bachelor of Arts degree in art history at Columbia College in 1971, studied classical sculpture for three years at the National Academy of Design’s School of Fine Arts. He earned his M.A. degree at Columbia University, Teachers College in ceramic arts in 1974, Ed.D. (candidate), completed his doctoral coursework in art education in 1976. Cast bronze is his primary medium of artistic expression. Dr. Anthony Janson, editor of W.H. Janson's History of Art, has stated that Mr. Wyatt's work is based on the philosophy of "spiritual realism." His mature style merges realistic images inspired by his readings of the Great Books content with creative masses of form, space and energy. His lyricism evokes poetry while his work process is very attentive to craftsmanship and the fine details of cast bronze.

King Lear, a piece by a visiting scholar
Circling the Elizabethan Garden, eight Shakespearean statues by sculptor Greg Wyatt evoke The TempestJulius CaesarKing LearHamletTwelfth NightA Midsummer Night's DreamHenry IV, Part 2, and Macbeth
Scholar's Lion