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
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 Administration

John Gasparach, MA
Associate Dean & Professor
Marchutz School of Fine Arts, IAU
St. John's College
Liberal Arts

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


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

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



Faculty

Pauline Betrancourt, MFA
Activities Coordinator & 
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix-en-Provence
Fine Arts
Margaux Hofstedt, FLE
Professor of French, IAU
Universit
é de la Sorbonne
French

Brigitte Philippe, MAs
Professor of French, IAU
Aix-Marseille University

Linguistics (English & French)

Cécile Bozzo, PhD
Professor of Business, IAU
Aix-Marseille University

Management, Business

Cathleen Keenan, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
University of Arizona

Creative Writing

Charles Potter, PhD
Professor of History, IAU
Columbia University

Romance Philology, French

Laurence Breeden, DEA
Professor of French, IAU
Universit
é de Tours
French

Estelle Kervlla, MFLE
Professor of French, IAU
Aix-Marseille University

French

Paola Queinnec-Blanc, MA
Professor of French, IAU
Aix-Marseille University

French

Philip Breeden, MALD
Associate Dean and
Director of Public Affairs, IAU

Fletcher School of  Law & Diplomacy
Diplomacy & Conflict Resolution
Michel Lantelme, PhD
Professor of Literature, IAU
Emory University

French

Sylvie Requemora-Gros, PhD
Professor of Literature, IAU
Aix-Marseille University

French & Francophone Literature

David Coombes, M Litt
Professor of Philosophy, IAU
Oxford University
Political Science / Philosophy

Sébastien Llorca, PhD
Professor of Political Science, IAU
European University Institute
Social and Political Sciences

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

German
Audrey Coussy, PhD
Professor of French, IAU
Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3
English & Translation Studies

Patricia Locke, PhD
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
Boston College

Philosophy

Shawn Simpson, MBA
Professor of Business & 
Management, IAU
Aix-Marseille University

Business Administration
Florian Croisé, DEA
Professor of French, IAU
Université d'Aix-Marseille
Linguistics

Philippe Lorrain, DEA, FLE
Professor of French, IAU
Universit
é d'Aix-Marseille
Sociolinguistics

Ruby Soames, MA
Professor of Education, IAU
Manchester Metropolitan University

English

O'Neill Cushman, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
University of Plymouth
Fine Arts

Annabel Martin, MA
Professor of Psychology, IAU
Universit
é de Provence
Clinical Psychology

Sarah Stickney, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
University of New Hampshire

Creative Writing

Catherine Darracq, MBA
Professor of Business, IAU
New York University
Business Administration

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

Art History

Veerle Thielemans, PhD
Professor of Business, IAU
Johns Hopkins University

History of Art

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

French

Noelle Mathis, PhD
Professor of French, IAU
Simon Frazer University

Education / Language Science

David Walker, PhD
Professor of Literature, IAU
University of Limerick

French Literature

Mohammad Hassouna, PhD
Professor of Ecology & 
Environmental Studies, IAU
Universit
é de Provence
Environmental Chemistry
Pamela Morton, MA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
Open University

American Civilization

Mark Warwick, MFA
Professor of Fine Arts, IAU
Alfred University

Ceramics


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

Archaeology
Amy Mumma, MBA
Professor of Global Wine Studies, IAU
Bordeaux School of Management

Wine Industry

 



Resident Fellows

Lise Abrams, PhD
University of Florida
Psychology
Robert Hancock, PhD
Allegheny College
Psychology
Paul McEwan, PhD
Muhlenberg College
Media, Communications & Film Studies
Kara Alaimo
Hofstra University
Communications
R. Bruce Hitchner, PhD
Tufts University
Classics and International Relations
Eleanor Morris, PhD
Agnes Scott College
Political Science
Richard Andrews
UC Berkeley
Arts Management
Terry-Ann Jones, PhD
Fairfield University
Sociology and Anthropology
Michael Mulryan, PhD
Christopher Newport University
French
Antonio Barrenechea, PhD
University of Mary Washington
English, Linguistics & Communication
Fawad Khan, MFA '99
Artist in Residence
New York
Lynda Myers, PhD
St. John's College
Philosophy
Julie Baugnet, MFA
St Cloud State University
Design
Angela Komperda, MA
Artist in Residence
Chicago
Nhung Nguyen, PhD
Towson University
Management
Peter Carlos, MFA
Lindenwood University
Digital Cinema Arts
Michelle Lantelme, PhD
Emory University
French Literature
Lynn Palermo, PhD
Susquehanna University
French
Peter Carmichael, PhD
Gettysburg College
Civil War Studies
Richard Lewin, PhD
Rollins College
Finance
Jesse Peck, PhD
University of New Haven
Interior Design
David Coombes, MPhil
University of Limerick
Political Science
Patricia Locke, PhD
St John's College
Randy Ploomb, PhD
Pennsylvania State University
Art History
Barbara M. Cooper, PhD
Rutgers University
History
Kati Lustyik, PhD
Ithaca College
Media Arts
Todd Schack, PhD
Ithaca College
Journalism
Catherine Dent, PhD
Susquehanna University
Creative Writing
Monika Malewska, MFA
Juniata College
Art
Margaret Voelker-Ferrier, PhD
University of Cincinnati
Design
Marlene R. DeVoe, PhD
St. Cloud State University
Psychology
Kenneth Marunowski, PhD
University of Minnesota, Duluth
English
David Walker, PhD
University of Sheffield
Emeritus Professor of French
Ted Gournelos, PhD, MFA, MBA
Rollins College
Communication
Richard McElvain, MFA
Fitchburg State University
Theatre & Communications Media
Kelly Ward, PhD
Washington State University
Education
Dianne Guenin-Lelle, PhD
Albion College
French
Eileen McEwan, PhD
Muhlenberg College
French
Mark Warwick, MFA
Gettysburg College
Art
Mary Hamilton, BA '11
Artist in Residence
Aix-en-Provence


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
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
 


* 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.