International Affairs Faculty

Dr. Brian Arganbright
  • Dr. Brian Arganbright
  • Professor of French
  • Ph.D., New York University, 2001
    M.Phil., New York University, 1997
    M.A., New York University, 1995
    M.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1991
    B.A., B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1988
Dr. Carole Barnsley
  • Dr. Carole Barnsley
  • Associate Professor of Religion;
  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2011
    M.A., Miami University, 2000
    B.A., Middlebury College, 1998
Dr. Gregg Bocketti
  • Dr. Gregg Bocketti
  • Professor of History;
  • Ph.D., Tulane University, 2004
    M.A., Tulane University, 1998
    B.A., Hartwick College, 1996
Dr. Michael Cairo
  • Dr. Michael Cairo
  • Interim Vp for Academic Affairs/Dean of the University
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1999
    M.A., University of Virginia, 1994
    B.A., S.U.N.Y. College at Geneseo, 1992
Dr. Simonetta Cochis
  • Dr. Simonetta Cochis
  • Professor of French and Spanish
  • Ph.D., New York University, 1998
    M.A., University of Kentucky, 1990
    B.A., Arizona State University, 1967
Ms. Lisa Contreras
  • Ms. Lisa Contreras
  • Instructor in Spanish
  • M.A., University of Kentucky
    B.A., Arizona State University
Dr. Veronica Dean-Thacker
  • Dr. Veronica Dean-Thacker
  • Professor of Spanish
  • Ph.D., Spanish Language and Literature, University of Kentucky, 1986
    M.A., Spanish Language and Literature, University of Northern Iowa, 1981
    B.A., Spanish, Nazareth College, 1978
Dr. G. Rod Erfani
  • Dr. G. Rod Erfani
  • Professor of Economics
  • Ph.D., The Florida State University, 1984
    M.A., Florida Atlantic University, 1976
    B.S., National University, 1972
Dr. Simona Fojtova
  • Dr. Simona Fojtova
  • Professor of Women's Studies;
  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico, 2006
    M.A.., University of New Mexico, 1998
    B.A., Masaryk University, 1996
Dr. Stephen Hess
  • Dr. Stephen Hess
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science;
  • Ph.D., Miami University, 2011
    M.A., University of Louisville, 2006
    B.A., Hanover College, 2004
Dr. Martha Ojeda
  • Dr. Martha Ojeda
  • Professor of Spanish and French;
  • Ph.D., Spanish, University of Kentucky, 1998
    M.A., French, University of Kentucky, 1993
    B.A., French, Berea College, 1991
Dr. Kenneth Slepyan
  • Dr. Kenneth Slepyan
  • Professor of History
  • Ph.D., History, University of Michigan, 1994
    M.A., University of Michigan, 1991, 1990
    B.A., Williams College, 1987
American foreign policy
The presidency in foreign policy
Islamic studies
Comparative religion
Feminist Theory and Queer Theory
Transnational Feminism
Afro-Latino literatures and cultures
Testimonial narratives
Poetry and visual art; ekphrasis
The Catholic Church in Spanish history and society
Chicano Literature 1950s-1980s
19th and 20th century Indigenist Literature of Ecuador and Peru
Latin American cultural history
National identity and citizenship in Latin America
International Economics
Economic Growth and Development
Soviet and Russian history
Modern European history
History and literature of the Belle Époque
The novelist Charles-Louis Philippe