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Mohammad Abu Shuleh
Visiting International Scholar in Middle East Studies (2012)
Denny Hall Room 10B
(717) 254-8141 |
B.A., The University of Jordan, 2000; M.A., Al al-Bayt University (Jordan), 2005.

Since 2004, Mohammad Abu Shuleh has worked as an administrator and instructor at Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan. As the Director of Academic Development at Qasid, Abu Shuleh has played an intricate role in the development of the institute’s teaching materials and training programs. After completing degrees in Islamic Studies at the University of Jordan and Al al-Bayt University, Abu Shuleh enrolled in Yarmouk University where he has completed his coursework for a doctorate in Islamic Banking and Economics. A certified interviewer in the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, Abu Shuleh has received a diploma from the University of Jordan in curriculum development and teaching methods.
Ibuki Aiba
Visiting International Scholar in East Asian Studies (2014-16).
Stern Center for Global Educ Room 105D
(717) 245-1512 |

Shamma Adeeb Alam
Assistant Professor of International Studies (2014).
Althouse Hall Room 115
(717) 254-8167 |
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 2009; M.A., University of Washington-Seattle, 2011; Ph.D., 2014.

Shamma Alam received his Ph.D. in Economics in June 2014 from University of Washington – Seattle. He received his B.A in Economics from Franklin & Marshall College, and M.A. in Economics from University of Washington. His research interests are in Development, Health, and Population Economics with focuses on Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. In the past, he has worked for the development organizations Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank.
Mark C. Aldrich
Associate Professor of Spanish (1991).
Bosler Hall Room 123
(717) 245-1288 |
B.A., Hamilton College, 1981; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1991.

He is particularly interested in 20th century Spanish poetry, although his publications include both Peninsular and Spanish American subjects. He has also published literary translations. Current scholarship is focused on poetry translation and the work of Rafael Pérez Estrada.
Suman Ambwani
Associate Professor of Psychology (2008).
Kaufman Building Room 164
(717) 245-1022 |
B.A., Macalester College, 2003; M.S., Texas A&M University, 2005; Ph.D., 2008.

Suman Ambwani received her Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from Texas A&M University and completed her clinical internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her scholarship has concentrated in the areas of eating disorders and weight management, personality and interpersonal functioning, and cross-cultural considerations in psychological assessment. Her current research focuses on 1) the development and evaluation of guided self-help interventions for people with Anorexia Nervosa, and 2) understanding etiological and maintenance factors for eating-related psychopathology.
Maria Anastassiathe
Adjunct Faculty in Classical Studies (Modern Greek)
Archaeology DEAL 4
(717) 245-1014 |
B.A., Athens University, Greece, 1988; M.A., Bryn Mawr College, 1997.

Tina Antonicelli
Adjunct Faculty in Spanish.
Bosler Hall Room 206
(717) 245-1284 |

Asunción Arnedo-Aldrich
Visiting Instructor in Spanish (2010).
Bosler Hall Room 217
(717) 245-1874 |
B.S., M.S., Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 1981; M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1991.

Arnedo studied pharmacy at the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, where she earned her licenciatura in pharmacology with a minor in Ecology. She earned her Master's degree at the School of Public Health of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. At Dickinson she combines Spanish language teaching with her background in public health. She has embraced teaching Spanish for Specific Purposes. In addition to Spanish for the Health Professions and Spanish for Business, she has also taught a globally integrated course on Sustainability in Hispanic Cultures, which included a trip to Cuba to study urban agriculture. She is currently researching the representation of health among migrant workers in contemporary literature and is also working on creating a sustainability dimension for the Dickinson in Spain Program (Málaga).
Thomas M. Arnold
Professor of Biology (2003).
Rector North Room 2303
(717) 245-1319 |
B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland, 1993; Ph.D., University of Delaware, 1998.

Dr. Arnold is a biochemist and physiologist who studies natural toxins, pheromones, odors, and anti-microbials. He focuses on natural products found in both marine and terrestrial ecosystems, including seagrass communities, coral reefs, temperate forests, and agricultural fields.
Todd Arsenault
Associate Professor of Art (2007).
Weiss Center for the Arts Room 326
(717) 254-8414 |
B.A., Dickinson College, 1999; M.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, 2003.

Professor Arsenault works primarily with painting,drawing and digital media. One of his main interests is the merger of digital technology with traditional studio practices. His work has been shown throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has had solo exhibitions in New York and Spain and is represented by Massimo Audiello Gallery in New York City, and Galeria Fucares in Madrid, Spain.