Recommended Professors

This list makes no claims to completeness; indeed, we invite nominations of other scholars (please send names to campus-watch@meforum.org). Individuals listed here are done so at Campus Watch's initiative; they have neither asked to be included, nor have we asked for their authorization. Specifically, they do not necessarily endorse the Campus Watch project, nor does Campus Watch necessarily endorse all their work.

For a listing of the field's most politicized, biased professors, please go to the parallel page, "Professors to Avoid."


Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman
Associate Professor of Jewish Studies and Law
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Affiliated Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and History
Vanderbilt University
Areas of Expertise: Economic, social, and legal history of the Jewish community in the lands of Islam in the medieval period.
https://as.vanderbilt.edu/jewishstudies/people/phillip-i-ackerman-lieberman/

Amir A. Afkhami
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Global Health
George Washington University
Areas of Expertise: History of medicine and public health, global public health, especially in the Middle East.
https://www.gwdocs.com/find-a-doctor/amir-afkhami-md-phd/

Taner Akçam
Professor of History and Robert Aram, Marianne Kaloosdian, and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies
Clark University
Areas of Expertise: Armenian genocide, late Ottoman and Turkish history, Turkish nationalism.
https://www2.clarku.edu/faculty/facultybio.cfm?id=722

Shaheen Ayubi
Lecturer and Coordinator, Off-Campus Programs
Department of Political Science
Rutgers University, Camden
Areas of Expertise: Politics in the Middle East and developing areas, international politics, international terrorism.
https://polisci.camden.rutgers.edu/faculty/shaheen-ayubi/

Jeffrey M. Bale
Professor in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management
Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Areas of Expertise: Terrorism, political and religious extremism, insurgency and counterinsurgency, Middle Eastern history and politics, Islamic history, military history, international politics.
http://www.miis.edu/academics/faculty/jbale

Magnus T. Bernhardsson
Brown Professor of History, and Faculty Affiliate in Arabic Studies,
Leadership Studies, and Religion
Williams College
Areas of Expertise: Modern Iraqi history, U.S.-Iraqi relations 1900--2000, archaeology and nationalism in the Modern Middle East
http://history.williams.edu/profile/mbernhar/

Kevin Blankinship
Assistant Professor of Arabic, Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages
Brigham Young University
Areas of Expertise: Arabic language and literature, Islamic civilization, the Qur'an
https://humanities.byu.edu/person/kevin-blankinship/

Eric Bordenkircher
Research Fellow, Center for Middle East Development
University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of Expertise: Domestic and international relations of the Middle East; Lebanon; Syria; the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
https://web.international.ucla.edu/cmed/person/1866

Abdelilah Bouasria
Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Sociology
American University
Areas of Expertise: Latin and Middle Eastern politics, social movements, peace and conflict, gender, religion, and politics, Sufism, French and Arabic literature.
https://www.american.edu/cas/faculty/ab8432a.cfm

Benjamin Braude
Associate Professor of History
Boston College
Areas of Expertise: Race and the construction of collective identities in the Middle East and Europe; Ottoman history; Jewish history
https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/history/people/faculty-directory/benjamin-braude.html

Daniel Brumberg
Associate Professor of Government
Co-Director of the M.A. in Democracy and Governance Studies
Georgetown University
Areas of Expertise: Democracy in the Middle East, Egypt, Iran, Algeria.
https://gufaculty360.georgetown.edu/s/contact/00336000014RuyeAAC/daniel-brumberg

David G. Cashin
Professor of Intercultural Studies
College of Intercultural Studies
Columbia International University
Areas of Expertise: Islamic history, theology, Muslim-Christian relations
http://www.ciu.edu/discover-ciu/who-we-are/faculty-staff/david-g-cashin

Jamsheed Choksy
Department Chair and Distinguished Professor, Central Eurasian Studies
Distinguished Professor of History
Indiana University
Areas of Expertise: Central Asia, South Asia, medieval Iran, Zoroastrianism
https://hls.indiana.edu/faculty/choksy-jamsheed.html

David Cook
Professor of Religion
Rice University
Areas of Expertise: Origins and historical development of Islam, Jihad, Islamic Mysticism
https://profiles.rice.edu/faculty/david-cook

Michael Cook
Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies
Director of Graduate Studies
Princeton University
Areas of Expertise: Formation of Islamic civilization and the role played by religious values in that process.
https://nes.princeton.edu/people/michael-cook

Adeed Dawisha
Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Miami University of Ohio
Areas of Expertise: the application of theories of democratic transitions and consolidation to the Middle East, particularly post-2003 Iraq.
http://www.users.muohio.edu/dawisha/

Nicholas Damask
Department Chair and Professor of Political Science
Scottsdale Community College
Areas of Expertise: terrorism, terrorism funding, military, political thought.
https://contact.scottsdalecc.edu/faculty/faculty_member/damask-nicholas
https://www.scottsdalecc.edu/degrees-certificates/political-science

Elana DeLozier
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Center for Security Studies
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University
Areas of Expertise: Yemen, the Gulf states, nuclear weapons and proliferation.
https://gufaculty360.georgetown.edu/s/contact/0031Q00002FzOl9QAF/elana-delozier

Miriam F. Elman
Associate Professor of Political Science
Syracuse University
Areas of Expertise: International relations, national security, Middle East, Arab-Israeli conflict.
https://www.maxwell.syr.edu/psc/Elman,_Miriam/

Jessica Emami
Adjunct Professor of Sociology
Catholic University of America
Adjunct Professor Sociology
Marymount University
Areas of Expertise: Civic and political engagement of immigrants, the Iranian American diaspora, and globalization.
https://sociology.catholic.edu/alumni-and-giving/alumni-stories/jessica-emami.html
https://marymount.edu/staff-members/jessica-emami/

Richard Foltz
Professor of Religions and Cultures
Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture
Concordia University, Montreal
Areas of Expertise: Iranian studies, Persian history, Islam, Zoroastrianism, environmentalism/ecology/animal rights in the Muslim world.
https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/cissc/faculty.html?fpid=richard-foltz

Robert O. Freedman
Adjunct Professor, Political Science
Johns Hopkins University
Peggy Meyerhoff Pearlstone Professor of Political Science Emeritus
Baltimore Hebrew University
Areas of Expertise: Russian foreign policy toward the Middle East, Central Asia, Arab-Israeli conflict
https://politicalscience.jhu.edu/directory/robert-freedman/

Timothy R. Furnish
Adjunct Professor of History
Reinhardt University
Areas of Expertise: Islamic eschatology, Mahdism, Islamic history, Jihad, Middle East.
https://www.reinhardt.edu/schools-programs/school-of-arts-humanities/arts-hmanities-faculty/

F. Gregory Gause
Head, Department of International Affairs and John H. Lindsey '44 Chair
The Bush School of Government and Public Service
Texas A&M University
Areas of Expertise: Arabian peninsula, Persian Gulf.
https://bush.tamu.edu/faculty/ggause/

Saeid Golkar
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Service
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Areas of Expertise: International and comparative politics of authoritarian regimes with an emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa.
https://new.utc.edu/directory/hqw118-political-science-and-public-service-saeid-golkar/hqw118

Lenn E. Goodman
Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Studies, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities
Vanderbilt University
Areas of Expertise: Metaphysics, ethics, Islamic and Jewish, political, medieval philosophy.
http://as.vanderbilt.edu/philosophy/bio/lenne-goodman
http://as.vanderbilt.edu/jewishstudies/people/lenn-goodman/

Larry P. Goodson
Professor of Middle East Studies
Department of National Security and Strategy
U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pa.
Areas of Expertise: Modern Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan, political Islam, international relations, democratization.
https://ssl.armywarcollege.edu/faculty/#/detailsBio/43#top

Louis A. Gordon
Adjunct Lecturer of Political Science
California State University San Bernardino
Areas of Expertise: Government and politics of the Middle East, Middle East security, national security studies.
https://www.csusb.edu/political-science/faculty-staff

Mary Habeck
Adjunct Lecturer
Global Policy Program
School of Advanced International Studies
John Hopkins University
Areas of Expertise: American defense policy, Islamic religion, culture and law, strategic and security issues, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction.
https://www.sais-jhu.edu/mary-habeck

Aaron W. Hughes
Philip S. Bernstein Professor of Jewish Studies
Department of Religion and Classics
University of Rochester
Areas of Expertise: Judaism, intellectual history, historiography, theory, method, and religion.
http://www.rochester.edu/College/REL/people/faculty/hughes_aaron/index.html

Susan M. Jellissen
Associate Professor of Political Science
Belmont University
Area of Expertise: International Relations, Comparative Politics, Political Violence and Terrorism, Politics of Europe and Politics of the Middle East
https://www.belmont.edu/liberal-arts/faculty-staff/political-science.html

Bruce Jentleson
William Preston Few Distinguished Professor of Public Policy
Professor of Political Science
Duke University
Areas of Expertise: U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
https://scholars.duke.edu/person/bwj7

Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet
Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History
University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Iran, Ottoman empire
https://live-sas-www-history.pantheon.sas.upenn.edu/people/faculty/firoozeh-kashani-sabet

Mark Katz
Professor of Government and Politics
Schar School of Policy and Government
George Mason University
Area of Expertise: International relations of the Persian Gulf and Arabian Peninsula.
https://schar.gmu.edu/about/faculty-directory/mark-n-katz

Timur Kuran
Professor of Economics and Political Science and Gorter Family Chair in Islamic Studies
Duke University
Areas of Expertise: Islam and Economics, Social Mechanisms.
https://scholars.duke.edu/person/t.kuran

John C. Lamoreaux
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Religious Studies
Southern Methodist University
Areas of Expertise: Early Christian and Muslim literature in Arabic, the history of the Orthodox Church under Islam.
http://www.johnclamoreaux.org/
https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/Academics/Departments/Religious-Studies/People/Faculty/Lamoreaux

Victor B. Lieberman
Raoul Wallenberg Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Asian and Comparative History
University of Michigan
Areas of Expertise: Asia, global & world, medieval and early modern studies.
https://lsa.umich.edu/history/people/faculty/eurasia.html

James E. Lindsay
Professor of Middle East History
Colorado State University
Areas of Expertise: The history and historiography of the Islamic Near East in the Middle Ages.
https://history.colostate.edu/author/lindsayj/

J. Mark Long
Director of Middle East Studies and Associate Professor in the Honors College
Baylor University
Areas of Expertise: Islamic radicalism, Arab-Israeli conflict, narrative and rhetoric.
https://www.baylor.edu/bic/index.php?id=961497

Edward Lynch
Department Chair and Professor of Political Science
Hollins University
Areas of Expertise: Politics of the Middle East, terrorism, U.S. foreign policy, national security.
https://www.hollins.edu/directory/edward-lynch/

Lenore G. Martin
Professor of Political Science
Emmanuel College
Associate of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies; Associate of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
Harvard University
Areas of Expertise: Turkish national security and foreign policy, Palestinian-Israeli Peace, the Middle East.
http://www.emmanuel.edu/academics/our-faculty/lenore-martin.html
https://cmes.fas.harvard.edu/people/lenore-martin

Tarek Masoud
Professor of Public Policy and Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman Professor of International Relations
Faculty Chair of John F. Kennedy School of Government's Middle East Initiative
Harvard University
Areas of Expertise: Political development in Arabic-speaking and Muslim-majority countries, Middle Eastern politics and policy.
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/faculty/tarek-masoud

George J. Michael
Professor of Criminal Justice
Westfield State University
Areas of Expertise: Militant Islam's alliances with the extreme right, extremist political movements.
https://www.westfield.ma.edu/academics/criminal-justice-school-massachusetts/dr.-george-michael

Abbas Milani
Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies
Co-Director, Iran Democracy Project, Hoover Institution
Stanford University
Areas of Expertise: U.S.-Iran relations, Iranian cultural, political, and security issues.
http://abbasmilani.stanford.edu/

Vali R. Nasr
Majid Khadduri Professor of Middle East Studies and International Affairs
Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Expertise: Pakistan, Islamism, Iran, American Foreign Policy.
https://sais.jhu.edu/users/vnasr1

Brendan O'Leary
Lauder Professor of Political Science
University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Iraq, Kurdistan, ethnic conflict, terrorism.
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/polisci/people/standing-faculty/brendan-oleary

David Siddhartha Patel
Senior Fellow
Crown Center for Middle East Studies
Brandeis University
Areas of Expertise: Iraq, Middle Eastern politics, Islamic institutions, political culture.
https://www.brandeis.edu/crown/who/index.html

Camille Pecastaing
Senior Associate Professor of Middle East Studies
School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Expertise: Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Persian Gulf.
https://sais.jhu.edu/users/cpecast1

Daniel C. Peterson
Professor of Arabic, Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages
Editor-in-Chief and Director of the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative
Brigham Young University
Areas of Expertise: Medieval Islamic Philosophy, Arabic Language and Literature.
http://humstaging.byu.edu/humanities/person/daniel-c-peterson/

Art Pitz
Scholar in Residence, St. Ambrose University
Areas of Expertise: Modern Middle East.
http://artpitz.com/index.php/about/

David Stephan Powers
Professor of Near Eastern Studies
Adjunct Professor of Law
Cornell University
Areas of Expertise: Islamic Civilization, Islamic History and Law, Classical Arabic Texts.
http://neareasternstudies.cornell.edu/people/detail.cfm?netid=dsp4

Robert Rabil
Professor of Political Science
Florida Atlantic University
Areas of Expertise: Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Israel, US-Arab Relations, Reform in the Arab World and Radical Islam and Terrorism.
http://www.fau.edu/politicalscience/rabil.php

Ahmed H. al-Rahim
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
University of Virginia
Areas of Expertise: Medieval and modern facets of Arabic and Islamic intellectual and philosophical history.
https://religiousstudies.as.virginia.edu/faculty/profile/aa3wn

Gabriel Said Reynolds
Jerome J. Crowley and Rosaleen G. Crowley Professor of Theology
University of Notre Dame
Areas of Expertise: Emergence of Islam, the Qur'an, Muslim-Christian relations.
https://theology.nd.edu/people/faculty/gabriel-said-reynolds/

David Romano
Thomas G. Strong Professor of Middle East Politics
Missouri State University
Areas of Expertise: Middle East and Mediterranean politics, Turkey, Iraq, the Kurds, Middle Eastern minorities, Political Violence and Terrorism, Politicized Islam, Theories of peace and conflict.
http://politicalscience.missouristate.edu/dromano.aspx

Franck Salameh
Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Department Chair
Department of Eastern, Slavic, and German Studies
Boston College
Area of Expertise: Literary Arabic, history of Middle East linguistics.
https://www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/slavic-eastern/people/faculty-directory/salameh-franck.html

Saliba Sarsar
Professor of Political Science
Monmouth University
Areas of Expertise: Palestinian-Israeli relations, Jerusalem, democracy in the Middle East, American foreign policy in the Middle East.
http://www.monmouth.edu/school-of-humanities-social-sciences/saliba-sarsar.aspx

Joseph Sassoon
Professor of History and Political Economy and Director, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Al-Sabah Chair in Politics and Political Economy of the Arab World
Georgetown University
Senior Associate Member, St Antony's College, Oxford University
Areas of Expertise: Political economy, economic history, Iraq, Iraqi refugees, and authoritarianism.
https://gufaculty360.georgetown.edu/s/contact/00336000014RaMXAA0/joseph-sassoon

Haim Shaked
Director, Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies
Director, George Feldenkreis Program in Judaic Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
Director, Middle East Institute
Dr. M. Lee Pearce Chair in Middle East Peace Studies
University of Miami
Areas of Expertise: Arab-Israeli conflict, Sudan.
https://people.miami.edu/profile/hshaked@miami.edu

Stephen J. Shoemaker
Professor, History of Christianity
Department of Religious Studies
University of Oregon
Areas of Expertise: Early devotion to the Virgin Mary, Christian apocryphal literature, and the relations between Near Eastern Christianity and formative Islam.
https://religion.uoregon.edu/profile/sshoemak/
https://www.stephen-shoemaker.com/

Kemal Silay
Professor of Turkish Studies
Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies Endowed Chair Professor
Indiana University, Bloomington
Area of Expertise: Turkey.
https://ceus.indiana.edu/people/current-faculty/silay-kemal.html

George L. Simpson, Jr.
Professor of History
Highpoint University
Areas of Expertise: Modern Middle East, international terrorism, colonial Africa.
www.highpoint.edu/history/files/2015/04/Simpson-vita2015.pdf

Joseph Spoerl
Professor of Philosophy
St. Anselm College
Areas of Expertise: Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Islam, Anti-Semitism
https://www.anselm.edu/faculty-directory/joseph-spoerl

Kenneth Stein
Professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern History, Political Science and Israeli Studies
Emory University
Areas of Expertise: Israel, Arab-Israeli conflict.
http://history.emory.edu/home/people/faculty/stein-kenneth.html

Raymond Stock
Senior Instructor of Arabic
Louisiana State University
Areas of Expertise: Arabic language and literature, translating Arabic literature.
https://lsu.edu/hss/wllc/faculty/Faculty_Pages/Stock.php

John W. Swails
Director of the Center for Israel and Middle East Studies
Oral Roberts University
Areas of Expertise: Iraq, Israel.
https://oru.edu/faculty/john-swails.php

Deborah Tor
Associate Professor of History
University of Notre Dame
Areas of Expertise: Political, social, religious, and military history of the medieval Middle East and Central Asia.
https://history.nd.edu/people/deborah-tor/

Pinar Tremblay
Adjunct Lecturer, Political Science
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Areas of Expertise: International politics, international relations theory, global studies, peace and conflict studies.
https://www.cpp.edu/~class/political-science/faculty-staff/index.shtml

Mark S. Wagner
Professor of Arabic
Louisiana State University
Areas of Expertise: Classical Arabic literature, Arabic vernacular literature, Islamic law, Muslim-Jewish relations.
https://lsu.edu/hss/wllc/faculty/Faculty_Pages/wagner.php

William E. Watson
Professor of History
Immaculata College
Areas of Expertise: France and Algeria.
https://www.immaculata.edu/about/faculty-staff-directory/william-e-watson-ph-d/

Birol Yesilada
Professor of Political Science and International Studies
Contemporary Turkish Studies Endowed Chair
Director, Mark O. Hatfield School of Government
Director, Center for Turkish Studies
Portland State University
Areas of Expertise: Turkish politics, International political economy, European Union.
https://www.pdx.edu/political-science/profile/birol-yesilada


Professors Emeriti

Isaac Alteras
Professor Emeritus of History
Queen's College
City University of New York
Areas of Expertise: Modern Jewish history, US-Israeli relations.
https://www.queenscollegehistory.org/professors-emeriti

Shaul Bakhash
Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History Emeritus
George Mason University
Area of Expertise: Iran.
https://robinsonprofessors.gmu.edu/about/shaul-bakhash/

Steven Bowman
Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies
University of Cincinnati
Areas of Expertise: Women in the Bible, Jews in Byzantium, Book of Yosippon, holocaust and resistance in Greece during World War II.
https://researchdirectory.uc.edu/p/bowmans

Mark R. Cohen
Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East, Emeritus, and Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus
Princeton University
Area of Expertise: Jewish history in medieval Muslim countries.
https://nes.princeton.edu/people/mark-cohen

Marius Deeb
Professor Emeritus of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
School of Advanced International Studies Professorial Lecturer of Middle East Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Expertise: Militant Islamic movements and terrorism.

Donna Robinson Divine
Morningstar Professor of Government Emerita
Director of Middle East Studies
Smith College
Areas of Expertise: The Arab-Israeli conflict, Ottoman Palestine, Middle East history and politics, Muslim and Jewish cultures.
https://www.smith.edu/academics/faculty/donna-robinson-divine

Alan Dowty
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
University of Notre Dame
Areas of Expertise: The Arab-Israel conflict; Israeli politics, Middle Eastern international relations, international relations.
https://politicalscience.nd.edu/people/alan-dowty/

Anna Geifman
Professor Emerita of History
Boston University
Areas of Expertise: Political extremism and terrorism, history of the Russian revolutionary movements, psychohistory.
https://www.bu.edu/history/profile/anna-geifman/

James F. Goode
Professor Emeritus of History and Middle East Studies
Grand Valley State University
Areas of Expertise: U.S. foreign relations, Middle East, twentieth-century U.S.
https://www.gvsu.edu/mes/faculty-and-staff-3.htm

Jacob Lassner
Professor Emeritus of History and Religion
Philip M. & Ethel Klutznick Professor of Jewish Civilization
Northwestern University
Areas of Expertise: Medieval Near Eastern History, Jewish-Muslim relations.
https://www.religious-studies.northwestern.edu/people/faculty/emeritus-faculty/jacob-lassner.html

Avigdor Levy
Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Brandeis University
Areas of Expertise: Arab-Israel Conflict, Ottoman empire, Jews in Muslim countries.
http://www.brandeis.edu/facguide/person.html?emplid=44e1593ff9814fcdfb009bcd18ecb8db62afed19

Kanan Makiya
Senior Fellow and Professor Emeritus of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Brandeis University
Areas of Expertise: Iraqi history and politics.
https://www.brandeis.edu/crown/who.html

Fedwa Malti-Douglas
Martha C. Kraft Professor of Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences
Professor Emerita, Gender Studies and Comparative Literature
Indiana University, Bloomington
Areas of Expertise: Gender and feminist studies in the Arab and Islamic worlds, medieval Arabic biography.
https://gender.indiana.edu/about/emeriti-faculty/malti-douglas-fedwa.html

Ann E. Mayer
Associate Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Business Ethics
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: Comparative law, Middle Eastern law, human rights law, international law, Islamic law; law and international business.
https://lgst.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/mayera/

Guity Nashat
Research Fellow
Hoover Institution
Professor Emerita of Islamic and Middle Eastern History
University of Illinois at Chicago
Areas of Expertise: women in the Middle East, Iran.
http://www.hoover.org/fellows/9874
https://hist.uic.edu/profiles/nashat-guity/

Bernard Reich
Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs
George Washington University
Areas of Expertise: Middle Eastern politics, terrorism, U.S.-Israel relations, Arab-Israeli conflict, Israel and, oil politics.
https://politicalscience.columbian.gwu.edu/bernard-reich

Jalil Roshandel
Associate Professor Emeritus of Political Science
East Carolina University
Areas of Expertise: International Relations, Security Studies, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Comparative Politics, Iran, Turkey, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, Central Asia, the Persian Gulf.
http://catalog.ecu.edu/content.php?catoid=21&navoid=1867
https://ecu.academia.edu/JalilRoshandel

Philip Carl Salzman
Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
McGill University
Areas of Expertise: Iran, India
http://www.mcgill.ca/anthropology/people/fulltime/philipsalzman

Steven L. Spiegel
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of Expertise: Arab-Israeli conflict, Middle Eastern political economics.
https://polisci.ucla.edu/person/steven-l-spiegel/

Norman Stillman
Professor and Schusterman/Josey Chair in Judaic History Emeritus
University of Oklahoma
Areas of Expertise: Medieval and modern Jewish and Islamic history.
http://www.ou.edu/cas/judaicstudies/people/faculty/norman-stillman

Raymond Tanter
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Areas of Expertise: Arab-Israeli Conflict, Iran, terrorism, proliferation.
https://lsa.umich.edu/polisci/people/emeriti/rtanter.html

Ilan Troen
Karl, Harry and Helen Stoll Professor of Israel Studies, Emeritus
Brandeis University
Areas of Expertise: Modern Israel.
https://www.brandeis.edu/near-eastern-judaic/people/index.html

Abraham Udovitch
Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East, Emeritus, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus
Princeton University
Areas of Expertise: Medieval Islam, Middle Eastern economic history.
https://nes.princeton.edu/people/abraham-udovitch

Harold (Hal) Waller
Professor of Political Science, Emeritus
McGill University
Areas of Expertise: U.S. budgetary process as a focal point of the struggle over public policy, American politics, research methods, Jewish political studies, Israeli politics.
https://www.mcgill.ca/politicalscience/people/retired-professors


Deceased Professors from the Recommended List

The following deceased professors were on the Recommended Professors List. We remember them here in honor of their service to their colleagues, students, and field of study.

Fouad Ajami (1945-2014)
Majid Khadduri Professor and Director of the Middle East Studies Program
School of Advanced International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Areas of Expertise: Arab intellectual life, Arab-Israeli conflict, U.S. foreign policy.

David Fromkin (1932-2017)
Professor of International Relations, History and Law
Boston University
Areas of Expertise: Modern Middle East politics, International Law

Norman Itzkowitz (1931-2019)
Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus
Princeton University
Areas of Expertise: Ottoman History, modern Turkey.

Bernard Lewis (1916-2018)
Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus
Princeton University
Areas of Expertise: Islamic history and culture.

Andrew Rippin (1950-2016)
Professor of History and Dean of the Faculties of Humanities
University of Victoria
Areas of Expertise: Islamic studies, Qur'an and the history of its interpretation.

Marvin Zonis (1936-2020)
Professor of Business Administration
Booth School of Business
University of Chicago
Areas of Expertise: Middle Eastern political economics.