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The Department of International and Area Studies (CIS) promotes the internationalization of academic activities at OU. We accomplish this through our degree programs and through activities in the various area studies programs. CIS has a unique structure on campus. We are comprised of 20 faculty, many of whom are on joint-appointments. These appointments are spread across the campus in eight different departments and four different colleges. At the core of our academic programs are a BA and MA in International and Area Studies. At this moment we have approximately 320 students in the BA program and 15 in the MA. These students follow an interdisciplinary curriculum that concentrates on language competence, study abroad, and fosters familiarity with the history, culture and social structures of a specific world region. Our major regions of focus are Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia and East Europe, and International Studies. Also, we have minor programs in International, Middle Eastern, African, Asian, European, Latin American and Russian and East European Studies.

The affiliate faculty have a continuing relationship with CIS and our degree programs. Affiliate faculty are full-time, tenure track faculty on the Norman campus whose teaching and/or research or creative activity is substantially concerned with the societies, culture, or environments of foreign countries or with relations between countries or regions of the world. Affiliate faculty are approved for a five-year renewable term by the current faculty of the CIS.

Questions? Contact Eric Heinze.

Affiliate Faculty Application

Owen L. Anderson, Professor Emeritus
College of Law–Coats Hall Room 3065
Eugene Kuntz Chair of Law in Oil, Gas and Natural Resources Emeritus
George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus
Phone: (405) 325-5405; E-mail 
J.D. from University of North Dakota;
Areas of Interest: International Petroleum Law and Transactions

Boris N. Apanasov, Professor
Math Department, PHSC Room 901
Phone: (405) 325-2744, E-mail
Ph.D. from the Institute of Mathematics, USSR Academy of Sciences
Areas of Interest: International literature and cinema; International education and research in mathematics, especially Russian, Latin American, East European, European, Japanese and Korean; Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet literature and film; contemporary developments in Russian culture

Evelyn Aswad, Professor of Law
College of Law
Herman G. Kaiser Chair in International Law
Phone: (405) 325-2242; E-mail
J.D. from Georgetown University; Law
Areas of Interest: International Human Rights, International Law Foundations, International Business Transactions

Peter Barker, Professor
History of Science, PHSC, Room 625
Phone: (405) 325-2242; E-mail
Ph.D. from State University of New York, Buffalo; history and philosophy of science
Areas of Interest: History and Historiography of the Scientific Revolution, Cognitive Approaches to Conceptual Change in Science, Britain, Denmark and Germany

Loretta Bass, Professor and Chair
African Studies, Kaufman 301
Sociology
Phone: (405) 325-1751; E-mail
Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut; International and Comparative Sociology (African focus)
Areas of Interest: Sociology, Inequality, Race and Class

Kirsten de Beurs, Associate Professor
Geography, SEC, Room 566
Phone: (405) 325-9129; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Nebraska
Areas of Interest: Remote Sensing; Land Cover, Land Use Change; Phenology; Russia

Khosrow Bozorgi, Professor
Architecture, Gould Hall, Room 180
Phone: (405) 325-3348; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Interests: Islamic Architecture History/Theory

James Cane-Carrasco, Associate Professor
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 317
Director of Religious Studies
Phone: (405) 325-8974; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley
Areas of Interests: Latin American Left, Argentine

Laku Chidambaram, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Engagement
Michael F. Price College of Business, Adams Hall, Room 305C
W. P. Wood Professor of MIS
Phone: (405) 325-8013; E-mail 
Ph.D. from Indiana University
Areas of Interest: Behavior and Performance of Virtual Teams, Examination of Group Development, Media Choice, Trust, Leadership and Coordination, Business Consulting

Rob Clark, Associate Professor
Department of Sociology, Kaufman Hall room 329D
Phone: (405) 325-1751; E-mail 
Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington; Sociology
Areas of Interest: International Development, Inequality, Health and Welfare

Chie Noyori-Corbett, Assistant Professor
International Studies, Zarrow Hall, Room 309
Phone: (405) 325-1405; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Texas, Arlington; Social Work
Areas of Interest: Emerging Advocacy Networks, NGOs Fighting Female Sex Trade, Human Trafficking in Japan

Zermarie Deacon, Associate Professor
Human Relations, PHSC, Room 709
Phone: (405) 325-2749; E-mail
Ph.D. from Michigan State University;
Areas of Interest: Ecological/Community Psychology, Lusophone Africa, Factors that Facilitate Women's Recovery from Warfare, Refugees, Experiences of Refugee Women, Promotion of Well-Being and Health

Firat Demir, Associate Professor
Economics, Cate Center I, Room 436
Phone: (405) 325-5844; E-mail
Ph.D. from Notre Dame University; Economics
Areas of Interest: International Finance, Economic Development, Middle East

R. Douglas Elmore, Professor
Geology, SEC
Phone: (405) 325-4493; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Michigan; research interests include understanding the origin of remagnetization in sedimentary rocks and testing/developing a paleomagnetic/geochemical approach for dating diagenetic events; dating burial diagenetic processes (e.g., maturation of organic matter; smectite-to-illite transformation); investigating the origin of syntilting remagnetizations; understand the origin of magnetizations associated with bolide impacts in carbonate rocks in order to date and to better understand the processes associated with impact events; dating fluid migration events in veins and faults such as the Highland Boundary Fault, Great Glen Fault, and Moine Thrust Zone in Scotland.

Gary Emery, Emeritus Professor
Finance, Adams Hall, Room 205
Phone: (405) 325-5591; E-mail
Areas of Interest: Corporate Finance, Japanese Finance

Eugene Enrico, Reaugh Professor of Music (Musicology)
College of Fine Arts, Fred Jones Center, rm 120
Phone: (405) 325-3978; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Michigan; music history and culture; Renaissance and Baroque music

Elyssa Faison, Associate Professor
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 423
Phone: (405) 325-6370; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of Interest: Japanese History; 20th Century Japan

Chitru Fernando, Associate Professor
Division of Finance, Adams Hall, Room 205
Phone: (405) 325-2906; E-mail
Ph.D. in Finance from Wharton School
Areas of Interest: Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Liquidity Risk and Financial Markets, Energy Markets

Jonathan Forman, Professor
School of Law, Andrew M. Coats Hall
Phone: (405) 325-; E-mail
J.D. from University of Michigan; Professor Jonathan B. Forman teaches individual income tax, corporate tax, pension and health care benefits, tax policy, tax procedure, and welfare law

Travis Gliedt, Associate Professor
Environmental Sustainability, SEC, Room 658
Phone: (405) 325-5325; Email
Ph.D. from University of Waterloo; Geography
Areas of Interest: Green Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development

Pamela Genova, Professor
French, Kaufman Hall, Room 224
Phone: (405) 325-5088; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Illinois
Areas of Interest: 19th and 20th Century French Literature & Culture

Ronnie Grinberg, Assistant Professor
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 416
E-mail
Ph.D. from Northwestern University
Areas of Interest: American Jewish History, Modern U. S. History, Women's and Gender History

Miriam Gross, Associate Professor
IAS, History, Farzaneh Hall, Room 204
Phone: (405) 325-3494; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of San Diego; Modern Chinese History
Areas of Interest: Modern Chinese and Asian History 

James Hartigan, Professor
Economics, Cate Center, Room 439
Phone: (405) 325-5501; E-mail
Ph.D. from Duke University; unfair International trade practices; the effect of laws and institutions on International trade patterns; the effect of trade patterns on development of laws and institution

Tassie Hirschfeld, Associate Professor
Anthropology, Dale Hall Tower, Room 522
Phone: (405) 325-7462; E-mail
Ph.D. from Emory University: Anthropology
Areas of Interest: Post-Colonialism, Hispanic Caribbean, Andes, Economy of Health

Sandie Holguin, Associate Professor
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 315
Phone: (405) 325-3644; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of Interest: Modern European Intellectual and Cultural History, Modern Spain

Yang Hong, Professor
Civil Engineering, Carson Engineering Center, Room 334
Phone: (405) 325-3644; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Arizona; Hydrology and Water Resources
Areas of Interest: Disaster Mitigation, Global Change and Rainfall Modeling, Water Resource Planning and Sustainable Development

Andrew Horton, Professor Emeritus
Jeanne H. Hoffman Professor of Film and Video Studies
E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Illinois
Areas of Interest: Comparative Literature and Film in Europe/Russia

John Jiang, Associate Professor and OG&E Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, DEH 443
Phone: (405) 325-0927; E-mail 
Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin; Electrical and Computer Engineering

Charles Kenney, Professor
Political Science, DAHT 226
Phone: (405) 325-; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Notre Dame; Comparative Politics
Areas of Interest: Latin American Politics, Politics in Developing Countries, Democratization, Democratic Theory, Executive-Legislative Relations, Political Parties, Electoral Systems, Political Violence

Rita Keresztesi, Associate Professor
Department of English
Cate Center 2, Room 304
Phone: (405) 388-7694; E-mail
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Research and teaching interests: African American, Afro-Caribbean, and African literary and cultural studies; specifically, Black Power Studies in the Caribbean and the U.S. and Post-Colonial African Cinema.

Young Yun Kim, Professor
Communication, Burton Hall, Room 132
Phone: (405) 325-1587; E-mail
Ph.D. from Northwestern University, Illinois; International /Intercultural communication

Misha Klein, Associate Professor
Anthropology, DAHT 505B
Phone: (405) 325-4457; E-mail
Interests: Atpmospheric boundary layer research and tropospheric pollution problems.

Petra Klein, Assistant Professor
School of Meteorology, National Weather Center
Phone: (405) 325-1631; E-mail
Interests: Atmospheric boundary layer research and tropospheric pollution problems.

Peter Krug, Professor Emeritus
College of Law
Herman G. Kaiser Foundation Chair in International Law
E-mail
J.D. from University of Wisconsin
Areas of Interest: European Union Law, Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Trade Regulation

Peter B Kutner, Hugh Roff Professor of Law
College of Law, Law Center, Room 3031
Phone: (405) 325-4792; E-mail
J.D. from Harvard University
Areas of Interest: Britain and the Commonwealth

Marvin Lamb, Professor
School of Music, Catlett Music Center, 127E
Phone: (405) 325-7370; E-mail
DMA degree from University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Areas of Interest: Composition, Arts Education Policy, Arts Consultanting, National Association of Schools of Music

Daniel Mains, Associate Professor
Honors, Boren Hall, Room 153
Phone: (405) 325-3615; E-mail
Ph.D. from Emory University; Anthropology
Areas of Interest: Youth, Economic Development, Capitalism, Ethiopia/Africa

Michael Mares, Curator/Professor
Director, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History/Zoology
Presidentail Professor
Joseph Brandt Professor of Biology
Phone: (405) 325-9007; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Texas; researches on the systematics, ecology, biogeography and conservation of the mammals of South America; has worked through the continent and conducted intensive surveys of the fauna of Argentina; interested in the study of mammal adaptations to and evolution in deserts, particularly in comparative research between deserts; other ongoing research projects include the development of field guides for diverse groups of South American mammals and analysis of extensive data gathered over a number of years on the population ecology of chipmunks

Mark Meo, Professor
Geography, SEC, Room 618
Phone: (405) 325-2272; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of California, Davis; Ecology
Areas of Interests: Climate Adaptation, Renewable Energy

Amanda Minks, Associate Professor
Anthropology, Boren Hall, Room 172
Phone: (405) 325-7415; E-mail
Ph.D. from Columbia University; Ethnomusicology 
Areas of Interests: Music, Language, Cultural Politics in the Americas

Suzanne Moon, Associate Professor
Editor-in-Chief, Technology in Culture
History of Science, Physical Sciences Center Room 625
Phone: (405) 325-2076; E-mail
Ph.D. from from Cornell University; Science and Technology Studies
Areas of Interests: History of Technology, History of International Development, Environmental History, Southeast Asian History and Politics, History of Colonialism and the Post-Colonial World

Anthony Natale, Associate Professor
School of Social Work, Rhyne Hall, Room 301
Phone: (405) 325-1408; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Denver; Social Work
Areas of Interest: Public Health Inequalities, Global Health Affairs Related to Infectious Disease

Amy Olberding, President's Associates Presidential Professor
Philosophy, Kaufman Hall, Room 316
Phone: (405) 325-6834; E-mail
Ph.D. from Hawai'i
Areas of Interest: Chinese Philosophy, Ethics and Therapeutic Treatments

Martin Piotrowski, Associate Professor
Sociology, Kaufman Hall, Room 316
Phone: (405) 325-1751; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of North Carolina
Areas of Interest: Migration, Population and Environment, Social Networks

Andreana Prichard, Associate Professor
Honors, Boren Hall, Room 151
Phone: (405) 325-7412; E-mail
Ph.D. from Northwestern University; African History
Areas of Interest: Intersections of Gender, Politics and Religion in Africa

Darren Purcell, Associate Professor
Geography, SEC, Room 510C
Phone: (405) 325-5325; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Virginia
Areas of Interest: Federal Indian Law, Constitutional Law, Legal History, International and Comparative Indigenous Peoples' Law

Lindsay Robertson, Sam K. Viersen Family Foundation Presidential Professor
Faulty Director, Center for the Sutdy of American Indian Law and Policy
College of Law, Law Center, Room 302
Phone: (405) 325-4803; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Virginia; federal Indian law;constitutional law; legal history, International and comparative indigenous peoples' law

Cynthia Rogers, Professor
Economics, Cate Center, Room 423
Phone: (405) 325-5843; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh; Economics
Areas of Interest: Regional and Urban Economics, Public Policy, Labor Economics

Greg Russell, Professor
Political Science, Dale Hall Tower, Room 318
Phone: (405) 325-2061; E-mail
Ph.D. from Louisiana State University
Areas of Interest: International Relations, American Foreign Policy, National Security Affairs

Bala Saho, Associate Professor
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 412
Phone: (405) 325-1058; E-mail
Ph.D. from Michigan State University; African Studies
Areas of Interest: African History, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Colonialism

William Shelton, Professor Emeritus
Laboratory Animal Resources, SH 306
Phone: (405) 325-1058; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Oklahoma; research interests are in fish culture with particular emphasis on reproductive biology

Mark Shafer, Assistant Professor
Environmental Sustainability, SEC, 524
Phone: (405) 325-5325; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Oklahoma; Political Science
Areas of Interest: Natural Hazards, Climate Services, Climate Adaptation

Samer Shehata, Associate Professor
The Colin Mackey and Patricia Molina de Mackey Associate Professor in Middle East Studies
Middle East Studies Program Coordinator
IAS, Farzaneh Hall, Room 328
Phone: (405) 325-1341; E-mail
Ph.D. from Princeton University; Politics
Areas of Interest: Middle East Studies

Shmuel Shepkaru, Schusterman Professor of Jewish Intellectual and Religious History
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 305F
Schusterman Professor of Jewish Intellectual and Religious History
Phone: (405) 325-6508; E-mail
Ph.D. from New York University
Areas of Interest: Late Antiquity and Medieval Jewish History, Hebrew

Zoe Carey Sherinian, Associate Professor
School of Music, CMC, Room 127F
Phone: (405) 325-5340; E-mail
Ph.D. from Wesleyan University
Areas of Interest: Music of India, Music and Identity, Ethnomusicological Theories and Methods, Music and Gender, World Music

Daniel Simon, Assistant Director and Editor in Chief
World Literature Today Magazine, MH, Room 110
Phone: (405) 325-0317; E-mail
Ph.D. from Indiana University, Comparative Literature
Areas of Interest: Translation Studies, Contemporary World Literature, 20th century French and American literature

Daniel Snell, Professor Emeritus
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 420
Phone: (405) 325-6002; E-mail
Ph.D. from Yale University
Areas of Interest: Ancient Near East

Norman Stillman, Schusterman/Josey Chair in Judaic History Emeritus
E-mail
Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Interest: Islamic Social History/Culture, Jewish Culture, Maghreb

Zev Trachtenberg, Associate Professor
Philosophy
Phone:  (405) 325-6811; E-mail
Ph.D. from Columbia University: Philosophy
Areas of Interest: Social & Political Philosophy, Environmental Political Theory

Katerina Tsetsura, Associate Professor
Journalism, Gaylord Hall, Room 3120B
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone:  (405) 325-4184; E-mail
Ph.D. from Purdue University
Areas of Interest: PR Theory, PR Ethics, Social Construction, Diplomacy

David Vishanoff, Associate Professor
Religious Studies, Robertson Hall 119
Phone: (405) 325-1150; E-mail
Ph.D. from Emory University; West and South Asian Religions
Areas of Interest: Islamic Theology, Law, Abrahamic Religions and Interactions

Janet Ward, Professor
History, Carnegie Building, Room 202
Faculty Director of the OU Humanities Forum
Phone: (405) 325-7021; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Virginia
Areas of Interest: European Urban Modernity, Global Borders, WWII, Genocide

 

Peter Barker, Professor
History of Science, PHSC, Room 625
Phone: (405) 325-2242; E-mail
Ph.D. from State University of New York, Buffalo; history and philosophy of science
Areas of Interest: History and Historiography of the Scientific Revolution, Cognitive Approaches to Conceptual Change in Science, Britain, Denmark and Germany

Zermarie Deacon, Associate Professor
Human Relations, PHSC, Room 709
Phone: (405) 325-2749; E-mail
Ph.D. from Michigan State University;
Areas of Interest: Ecological/Community Psychology, Lusophone Africa, Factors that Facilitate Women's Recovery from Warfare, Refugees, Experiences of Refugee Women, Promotion of Well-Being and Health

Jill Irvine, Presidential Professor, Vice Provost for Faculty
CIS Interim Dean
Evans Hall, Room 104
Phone: (405) 325-3578; E-mail
Ph.D. from the Harvard University; Social Justice
Areas of Interest: Gender & Politics, Feminist Theory, Religion & Violence

Ori Kritz, Associate Professor
Hebrew Studies, Kaufman Hall, Room 209
Phone: (405) 325-1542, E-mail
Ph.D. from Columbia University; Hebrew language and Jewish literature (Jewish humor; Hebrew Bible as literature; modern Hebrew prose; Jewish literature: from Bible to modern American)

Janet Ward, Professor
History, Carnegie Building, Room 202
Faculty Director of the OU Humanities Forum
Phone: (405) 325-7021; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Virginia
Areas of Interest: European Urban Modernity, Global Borders, WWII, Genocide

 

Loretta Bass, Professor and Chair
African Studies, Kaufman 301
Sociology
Phone: (405) 325-1751; E-mail
Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut; International and Comparative Sociology (African focus)
Areas of Interest: Sociology, Inequality, Race and Class

Zermarie Deacon, Associate Professor
Human Relations, PHSC, Room 709
Phone: (405) 325-2749; E-mail
Ph.D. from Michigan State University;
Areas of Interest: Ecological/Community Psychology, Lusophone Africa, Factors that Facilitate Women's Recovery from Warfare, Refugees, Experiences of Refugee Women, Promotion of Well-Being and Health

Betty Harris, Professor
Anthropology, DHT rm 519
Phone: (405) 325-4500; E-mail
Ph.D. Brown University.  Political economy, especially of Southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland), including agriculture, water, commercialization, Chinese trade; race and ethnicity in the US; history of anthropology (particularly of South Africa)

Rita Keresztesi, Associate Professor
Department of English
Cate Center 2, Room 304
Phone: (405) 388-7694; E-mail
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz
Research and teaching interests: African American, Afro-Caribbean, and African literary and cultural studies; specifically, Black Power Studies in the Caribbean and the U.S. and Post-Colonial African Cinema.

Daniel Mains, Associate Professor
Honors, Boren Hall, Room 153
Phone: (405) 325-3615; E-mail
Ph.D. from Emory University; Anthropology
Areas of Interest: Youth, Economic Development, Capitalism, Ethiopia/Africa

Andreana Prichard, Associate Professor
Honors, Boren Hall, Room 151
Phone: (405) 325-7412; E-mail
Ph.D. from Northwestern University; African History
Areas of Interest: Intersections of Gender, Politics and Religion in Africa

Bala Saho, Associate Professor
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 412
Phone: (405) 325-1058; E-mail
Ph.D. from Michigan State University; African Studies
Areas of Interest: African History, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Colonialism

Laku Chidambaram, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Engagement
Michael F. Price College of Business, Adams Hall, Room 305C
W. P. Wood Professor of MIS
Phone: (405) 325-8013; E-mail 
Ph.D. from Indiana University
Areas of Interest: Behavior and Performance of Virtual Teams, Examination of Group Development, Media Choice, Trust, Leadership and Coordination, Business Consulting

Eugene Enrico, Reaugh Professor of Music (Musicology)
College of Fine Arts, Fred Jones Center, rm 120
Phone: (405) 325-3978; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Michigan; music history and culture; Renaissance and Baroque music

Elyssa Faison, Associate Professor
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 423
Phone: (405) 325-6370; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of Interest: Japanese History; 20th Century Japan

Joe Foote, Edward L. Gaylord Chair, Professor
Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, Gaylord Hall 3000
Phone: (405) 325-5997; Email
Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin; Broadcast Journalism, International Communication, Political Communication, Media Management, Broadcast History

Michael Givel
Professor, Department of Political Science
PSC, DAHT 224
Phone: 405-325-8878; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of California-Riverside
Public Policy Theory, Himalayan Area Studies, Urban Politics, Social Movements, Comparative Public Policy, Complexity Theory

Elaine Hsieh, Associate Professor
Communications, Burton Hall, Room 220
Phone: (405) 325-3154; E-mail Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Health Communication; bilingual/cross cultural health care

Yang Hong, Professor
School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Services, Carson Engineering Center, room 334
Phone: (405) 325-3644; E-mail
Interests: Water resource Planning; surface water; hydrometeorology; GIS/Digital Image Analysis

John Jiang, Associate Professor and OG&E Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, DEH 443
Phone: (405) 325-0927; E-mail 
Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin; Electrical and Computer Engineering

Eric Kramer, Professor
Communication/Film and Video Studies
Burton Hall, Room 208C
Phone: (405) 325-2349; E-mail
Ph.D. from Ohio University. Expertise: International/Intercultural communication; communication and technology, especially defusion of transnational broadband infrastructures. Dr. Kramer has received a Fulbright to Bulgaria and has extensive experience in Taiwan and Japan

Nian Liu, Associate Professor of Chinese and Theoretical Linguistics     Department of Modern languages, literatures and Linguistics
Kaufman Hall Room 103A
Phone: (405) 325-8544, Email       
Research Interests: Cognitive linguistics, Chinese language processing, linguistic relativism

Aparna Mitra, Associate Professor
Department of Economics, 308 Cate Center Drive, 321 Cate 1
Phone: (405) 325-5859; E-mail
Interests: Labor Economics, Economics of Race and Gender, Economics of Aging, Economic Development, and Economics of Education

Suzanne Moon, Associate Professor
Editor-in-Chief, Technology in Culture
History of Science, Physical Sciences Center Room 625
Phone: (405) 325-2076; E-mail
Ph.D. from from Cornell University; Science and Technology Studies
Areas of Interests: History of Technology, History of International Development, Environmental History, Southeast Asian History and Politics, History of Colonialism and the Post-Colonial World

Misha Nedeljkovich, Professor
Film & Media Studies, Old Science Hall, Room 301
Phone: (405) 325-5525; E-mail
Ph.D. from Ohio University School of Telecommunication; directing; film; tv; theatre

Amy Olberding, President's Associates Presidential Professor
Philosophy, Kaufman Hall, Room 316
Phone: (405) 325-6834; E-mail
Ph.D. from Hawai'i
Areas of Interest: Chinese Philosophy, Ethics and Therapeutic Treatments

Martin Piotrowski, Associate Professor
Sociology, Kaufman Hall, Room 316
Phone: (405) 325-1751; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of North Carolina
Areas of Interest: Migration, Population and Environment, Social Networks

Yanrong Qi, Lecturer
MLL&L; Kaufmann Hall, room 123
Phone: (405) 325-5895; Email
MA from Nanjing University; Modern Chinese: Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Zoe Carey Sherinian, Associate Professor
School of Music, CMC, Room 127F
Phone: (405) 325-5340; E-mail
Ph.D. from Wesleyan University
Areas of Interest: Music of India, Music and Identity, Ethnomusicological Theories and Methods, Music and Gender, World Music

Man-Fung Yip, Assistant Professor
Film and Media Studies, Old Science Hall, Room 325
Phone: (405) 325-3020
E-mail: myip@ou.edu
Ph.D. from University of Chicago; Chinese-language and East Asian film studies; theories of national and transnational cinema; intersection of cinema, mass culture, and modernityy

Jie Zhang, Associate Professor,
MLL&L: Kaufman Hall 213
Phone: (405) 325-5499; Email
Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University; Research on second language acquisition, foreign language pedagogy, learner corpus research, and sociocultural theory

Julia Abramson, Associate Professor
MLL & L, Kaufman Hall, Room 217
Phone: (405) 325-6181 E-mail
Ph.D. from Princeton University; literature and culture of the Enlightenment and Classical eras; French film, food and culture

Peter Barker, Professor
History of Science, PHSC, Room 625
Phone: (405) 325-2242; E-mail
Ph.D. from State University of New York, Buffalo; history and philosophy of science
Areas of Interest: History and Historiography of the Scientific Revolution, Cognitive Approaches to Conceptual Change in Science, Britain, Denmark and Germany

Rozmeri Basic, Professor
Art History, Fred Jones Center, Room 413
Phone: (405) 325-6593 E-mail
Ph.D. from Ohio University; ancient and Byzantine art history

George Cusack, Director
Edith Kinney Gaylord Expository Writing
Wagner Hall, Room 280
Phone: (405) 325-3583 E-mail
Ph.D. from the University of Oregon; English literature

Jennifer J. Davis, Professor
History, DAHT, Room 403A
Phone: (405) 255-4306 E-mail
Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University, History. Women’s and Gender Studies graduate certificate.

Firat Demir, Associate Professor
Economics, Cate Center I, Room 436
Phone: (405) 325-5844; E-mail
Ph.D. from Notre Dame University; Economics
Areas of Interest: International Finance, Economic Development, Middle East

Gary Emery, Emeritus Professor
Finance, Adams Hall, Room 205
Phone: (405) 325-5591; E-mail
Areas of Interest: Corporate Finance, Japanese Finance

Eugene Enrico, Reaugh Professor of Music (Musicology)
College of Fine Arts, Fred Jones Center, rm 120
Phone: (405) 325-3978; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Michigan; music history and culture; Renaissance and Baroque music

Evgeni Fedorovich, Professor
School of Meteorology, NWC, Room 5419
Phone: (405) 325-1197 E-mail
Ph.D. from Main Geophysical Observatory (Leningrad, USSR); main interests are boundary layer meteorology and environmental fluid dynamics as they relate to various aspects of atmospheric boundary layer physics; current projects include parameterization of land-atmosphere interaction on different spatial scales, investigation of convective entrainment in heterogeneously stratified atmosphere with wind shears, and modeling the turbulent flow structure within and above urban canopies; has obtained Invited Professorships from Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France) in 1998, and from University of Karlsruhe (Germany) in 2001

Pamela Genova, Professor
French, Kaufman Hall, Room 224
Phone: (405) 325-5088; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Illinois
Areas of Interest: 19th and 20th Century French Literature & Culture

Suzette Grillot, Professor 
International Studies, Farzaneh Hall 227
William J. Crowe, Jr. Chair in Geopolitics
Phone: 325-6003; E-mail
Ph.D. from the University of Georgia; Political Science
Areas of Interest: Foreign Policy, International Relations, Emerging Nations

Sandie Holguin, Associate Professor
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 315
Phone: (405) 325-3644; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of California, Los Angeles
Areas of Interest: Modern European Intellectual and Cultural History, Modern Spain

Petra Klein, Assistant Professor
School of Meteorology, National Weather Center
Phone: (405) 325-1631; E-mail
Interests: Atmospheric boundary layer research and tropospheric pollution problems.

Ori Kritz, Associate Professor
Hebrew Studies, Kaufman Hall, Room 209
Phone: (405) 325-1542, E-mail
Ph.D. from Columbia University; Hebrew language and Jewish literature (Jewish humor; Hebrew Bible as literature; modern Hebrew prose; Jewish literature: from Bible to modern American)

Peter B Kutner, Hugh Roff Professor of Law
College of Law, Law Center, Room 3031
Phone: (405) 325-4792; E-mail
J.D. from Harvard University
Areas of Interest: Britain and the Commonwealth

Marvin Lamb, Professor
School of Music, Catlett Music Center, 127E
Phone: (405) 325-7370; E-mail
DMA degree from University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Areas of Interest: Composition, Arts Education Policy, Arts Consultanting, National Association of Schools of Music

Robert Lauer, Professor
MLL& L, Kaufman Hall, Room 131
Phone: (405) 325-5845 E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Michigan; Spanish literature (drama, prose, poetry) of the Renaissance and the Baroque; contemporary Latin American prose; cinema (Spanish, Mexican, Italian, German)

Roberta Magnusson, Associate Professor
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 822
Phone: (405) 325-8972 E-mail
Ph.D. from UC Berkeley; medieval Europe; medieval history and archaeology, specializing in hydraulic technology, urban history

Allison Lee Palmer, Professor
Art History, Fred Jones Center, Room 202
Phone: (405) 325-3391 E-mail
Ph.D. from Rutgers University; art history with emphasis in Renaissance and Baroque studies; Europe

Misha Nedeljkovich, Professor
Film & Media Studies, Old Science Hall, rm 301
Phone: (405) 325-5525; E-mail
Ph.D. from Ohio University School of Telecommunication; directing; film; tv; theatre

Darren Purcell, Associate Professor
Geography, SEC, Room 510C
Phone: (405) 325-5325; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Virginia
Areas of Interest: Federal Indian Law, Constitutional Law, Legal History, International and Comparative Indigenous Peoples' Law

Carsten Schapkow, Associate Professor
History, DAHT, Room 316
Phone: (405) 325-6356 E-mail
Ph.D. from Free University Berlin; Modern Jewish History, German-Jewish History and Jewish Historiography

Ingo Schlupp, Presidential Professor
Biology, Richards Hall, Room 112
Phone: (405) 325-4908 E-mail
Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg, Germany; stability of gynogenetic/hybridogenetic mating systems; evolution and maintenance of sexual reproduction; sexual selection; population biology of amphibians and fishes with a focus on conversation biology

Daniel Simon, Assistant Director and Editor in Chief
World Literature Today Magazine, MH, Room 110
Phone: (405) 325-0317; E-mail
Ph.D. from Indiana University, Comparative Literature
Areas of Interest: Translation Studies, Contemporary World Literature, 20th century French and American literature

Daniel Snell, Professor Emeritus
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 420
Phone: (405) 325-6002; E-mail
Ph.D. from Yale University
Areas of Interest: Ancient Near East

Janet Ward, Professor
History, Carnegie Building, Room 202
Faculty Director of the OU Humanities Forum
Phone: (405) 325-7021; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Virginia
Areas of Interest: European Urban Modernity, Global Borders, WWII, Genocide

Logan E. Whalen, Professor of French
MLL & L, Kaufman Hall, Room 211
Phone: (405) 325-4918 E-mail
Ph.D. in French from University of Oklahoma; research interests focus on Medieval French literature.

James Cane-Carrasco, Associate Professor
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 317
Director of Religious Studies
Phone: (405) 325-8974; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of California, Berkeley
Areas of Interests: Latin American Left, Argentine

Robert Con Davis-Undiano, Neustadt Professor of English
Executive Director of World Literature Today
Monnet Hall, Room 110
Phone: (405) 325-4531; E-mail
Ph.D.; American studies, theory and Chicano and Latin American studies

Firat Demir, Associate Professor
Economics, Cate Center I, Room 436
Phone: (405) 325-5844; E-mail
Ph.D. from Notre Dame University; Economics
Areas of Interest: International Finance, Economic Development, Middle East

Tassie Hirschfeld, Associate Professor
Anthropology, Dale Hall Tower, Room 522
Phone: (405) 325-7462; E-mail
Ph.D. from Emory University: Anthropology
Areas of Interest: Post-Colonialism, Hispanic Caribbean, Andes, Economy of Health

Charles Kenney, Professor
Political Science, DAHT 226
Phone: (405) 325-; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Notre Dame; Comparative Politics
Areas of Interest: Latin American Politics, Politics in Developing Countries, Democratization, Democratic Theory, Executive-Legislative Relations, Political Parties, Electoral Systems, Political Violence

Misha Klein, Associate Professor
Anthropology, DAHT 505B
Phone: (405) 325-4457; E-mail
Interests: Atpmospheric boundary layer research and tropospheric pollution problems.

Robert Lauer, Professor
MLL& L, Kaufman Hall, Room 131
Phone: (405) 325-5845 E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Michigan; Spanish literature (drama, prose, poetry) of the Renaissance and the Baroque; contemporary Latin American prose; cinema (Spanish, Mexican, Italian, German)

Michael Mares, Curator/Professor
Director, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History/Zoology
Presidentail Professor
Joseph Brandt Professor of Biology
Phone: (405) 325-9007; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Texas; researches on the systematics, ecology, biogeography and conservation of the mammals of South America; has worked through the continent and conducted intensive surveys of the fauna of Argentina; interested in the study of mammal adaptations to and evolution in deserts, particularly in comparative research between deserts; other ongoing research projects include the development of field guides for diverse groups of South American mammals and analysis of extensive data gathered over a number of years on the population ecology of chipmunks

Amanda Minks, Associate Professor
Anthropology, Boren Hall, Room 172
Phone: (405) 325-7415; E-mail
Ph.D. from Columbia University; Ethnomusicology 
Areas of Interests: Music, Language, Cultural Politics in the Americas

Paul Minnis, Professor Emeritus
Anthropology, DH, rm 26
Phone: (405) 325-2519; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Michigan; archaeology and ethnobotany of Mexico; 12 years of research in Chihuahua, Mexico

Lindsay Robertson, Sam K. Viersen Family Foundation Presidential Professor
Faulty Director, Center for the Sutdy of American Indian Law and Policy
College of Law, Law Center, Room 302
Phone: (405) 325-4803; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Virginia; federal Indian law;constitutional law; legal history, International and comparative indigenous peoples' law

Mary Jo Watson, Director Emeritus, School of Art and Art History
Professor and Regents’ Professor
Phone: (405) 325-4033; E-mail
Courses include Pre-Columbian Art from Mexico, Central and South American. Research in Puebla, Oaxaca, and Mexico City. Developed courses on Native American Art throughout the United States and Canada. Interests are arts of Native American women, Inuit art and the Mississippian cultural period.
Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma –dissertation on the arts of Native American women of Oklahoma.

Grady C. Wray, Associate Professor, Colonial Latin-American Literature
Kaufman Hall 225B
Phone: (405) 325-4198; E-mail
Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington; Spanish; Latin-American Colonial Literature; Latin American Prose Narrative; Hispanic Women Writers; Convent/Devotional Literature; Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz.

Khosrow Bozorgi, Professor
Architecture, Gould Hall, Room 180
Phone: (405) 325-3348; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Interests: Islamic Architecture History/Theory

Firat Demir, Associate Professor
Economics, Cate Center I, Room 436
Phone: (405) 325-5844; E-mail
Ph.D. from Notre Dame University; Economics
Areas of Interest: International Finance, Economic Development, Middle East

Charles Kimball, Presidential Professor and Chair of Religious Studies
Religious Studies Program, Robertson Hall, Room 140
Phone: (405) 325-5015; Email
Ph.D. from Harvard University, the Divinity School; History of Religion with specialization in Islamic studies and Christian-Muslim relations

Ori Kritz, Associate Professor
Hebrew Studies, Kaufman Hall, Room 209
Phone: (405) 325-1542, E-mail
Ph.D. from Columbia University; Hebrew language and Jewish literature (Jewish humor; Hebrew Bible as literature; modern Hebrew prose; Jewish literature: from Bible to modern American)

Joshua Landis, Professor
Director of the Center for Middle East Studies
Sandra Mackey Chair in Middle East Studies
IAS, Middle East Studies, Farzaneh Hall 327
Director of Center for Middle East Studies
Phone: (405) 325-3330; Email
Ph.D. from Princeton University
Areas of Interest: Middle Eastern History; Syria

Shmuel Shepkaru, Schusterman Professor of Jewish Intellectual and Religious History
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 305F
Schusterman Professor of Jewish Intellectual and Religious History
Phone: (405) 325-6508; E-mail
Ph.D. from New York University
Areas of Interest: Late Antiquity and Medieval Jewish History, Hebrew

Daniel Snell, Professor Emeritus
History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 420
Phone: (405) 325-6002; E-mail
Ph.D. from Yale University
Areas of Interest: Ancient Near East

Norman Stillman, Schusterman/Josey Chair in Judaic History Emeritus
E-mail
Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Interest: Islamic Social History/Culture, Jewish Culture, Maghreb

David Vishanoff, Associate Professor
Religious Studies, Robertson Hall 119
Phone: (405) 325-1150; E-mail
Ph.D. from Emory University; West and South Asian Religions
Areas of Interest: Islamic Theology, Law, Abrahamic Religions and Interactions

Boris N. Apanasov, Professor
Math Department, PHSC Room 901
Phone: (405) 325-2744, E-mail
Ph.D. from the Institute of Mathematics, USSR Academy of Sciences
Areas of Interest: International literature and cinema; International education and research in mathematics, especially Russian, Latin American, East European, European, Japanese and Korean; Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet literature and film; contemporary developments in Russian culture

Rozmeri Basic, Associate Professor
Art History, Fred Jones Center, Room 413
Phone: (405) 325-6593 E-mail
Ph.D. from Ohio University; ancient and Byzantine art history

Kirsten de Beurs, Associate Professor
Geography, SEC, Room 566
Phone: (405) 325-9129; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Nebraska
Areas of Interest: Remote Sensing; Land Cover, Land Use Change; Phenology; Russia

Evgeni Fedorovich, Professor
School of Meteorology, NWC, Room 5419
Phone: (405) 325-1197 E-mail
Ph.D. from Main Geophysical Observatory (Leningrad, USSR); main interests are boundary layer meteorology and environmental fluid dynamics as they relate to various aspects of atmospheric boundary layer physics; current projects include parameterization of land-atmosphere interaction on different spatial scales, investigation of convective entrainment in heterogeneously stratified atmosphere with wind shears, and modeling the turbulent flow structure within and above urban canopies; has obtained Invited Professorships from Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France) in 1998, and from University of Karlsruhe (Germany) in 2001

Jill Irvine, Presidential Professor, Vice Provost for Faculty
CIS Interim Dean
Evans Hall, Room 104
Phone: (405) 325-3578; E-mail
Ph.D. from the Harvard University; Social Justice
Areas of Interest: Gender & Politics, Feminist Theory, Religion & Violence

Emily Johnson, Associate Professor
MLL & L, Kaufman Hall, Room 212
Phone: (405) 325-1546; E-mail
Ph.D. from Columbia University. Research interests include the Petersburg myth and text, GULAG literature, and contemporary Russian poetry.

Eric Kramer, Professor
Communication/Film and Video Studies
610 Elm Ave. room 208C
Phone: (405) 325-2349; E-mail
Ph.D. from Ohio University. Expertise: International/Intercultural communication; communication and technology, especially defusion of transnational broadband infrastructures. Dr. Kramer has received a Fulbright to Bulgaria and has extensive experience in Taiwan and Japan

Martin Piotrowski, Associate Professor
Sociology, Kaufman Hall, Room 316
Phone: (405) 325-1751; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of North Carolina
Areas of Interest: Migration, Population and Environment, Social Networks

Darren Purcell, Associate Professor
Geography, SEC, Room 510C
Phone: (405) 325-5325; E-mail
Ph.D. from University of Virginia
Areas of Interest: Federal Indian Law, Constitutional Law, Legal History, International and Comparative Indigenous Peoples' Law

Melissa Stockdale, Biran and Sandra O'Brien Presidential Professor
Russian and Soviet History, Dale Hall Tower, Room 420
Phone: (405) 325-6352, E-mail
Specializes in the history of Russia and the Soviet Union

Katerina Tsetsura, Associate Professor
Journalism, Gaylord Hall, Room 3120B
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone:  (405) 325-4184; E-mail
Ph.D. from Purdue University
Areas of Interest: PR Theory, PR Ethics, Social Construction, Diplomacy