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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; Ph.D., Yarmouk University, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 2016.

Before coming to Dickinson as a Visiting International Scholar in Middle East Studies in 2012, Mohammad Abu Shuleh has worked as an administrator and instructor at Qasid Arabic Institute in Amman, Jordan since 2004. 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. He received his Ph.D. in Islamic Studies from Yarmouk University, Jordan. 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. His research and teaching interests focus on Arabic and Islamic Studies.
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; Director of the Dickinson Semester/Year in Malaga Program 2016-18 (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.
Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2015-16.

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 |

Maiko Arashiro
Post-doctoral Fellow in Environmental Studies (2016).
Kaufman Building Room 130
B.A, Pomona College, 2009; B.S., Washington University, 2009; M.S.E.E., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012; Ph.D., 2015.

Asunción Arnedo-Aldrich
Lecturer 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.
Elizabeth Asmus
Contributing Faculty in Music (harp).
B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School of Music.

Elizabeth Etters Asmus keeps a busy schedule as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She is principal harpist with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, the Shippensburg Summer Festival Orchestra, the Nittany Valley Symphony and the Rooke Chapel Choir of Bucknell University, with whom she has made PBS Broadcasts and recordings. In addition to maintaining an active teaching studio, she teaches harp at Messiah and Dickinson College. Asmus has been a presenter at the national level on the French technique, and in May 2008 she was a presenter at "the Lever Harp Teacher's Symposium." She will soon publish her arrangements for solo harp as well as flute and harp. Asmus studied harp with Susann McDonald at the Juilliard School (B.M. and M.M). She has also studied with Marcel Grandjany and Nancy Allen. After graduation, Elizabeth worked in New York City, performing as a solo, chamber and orchestral harpist, as well as playing for three years in the off-Broadway musical "the Fantasticks." Elizabeth was principal harpist with the New York Chamber Ensemble and the Virginia Opera Association, in addition to touring and recording throughout Europe and the United States for several years with the New York Harp Ensemble, a professional harp quartet. She has played in some of the world's greatest concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Academy of Music, and the National Cathedral. Elizabeth's interest in educational outreach has resulted in her representing the Harrisburg Symphony and the Cumberland Valley Chamber Players on various programs for children. A former member of the Board of Directors, Elizabeth now serves in an advisory position as well as a teacher at the State Street Academy of Music, one of whose major focus is arts and music education for inner city children of Harrisburg.