People

Department Leadership


Departmental Staff


Faculty by Area

Arabic

Dina El-Hefnawy

Teaching Instructor in Arabic

Mohssen Esseesy

Professor of Arabic and International Affairs, Coordinator of the Arabic program

Cory Jorgensen

Assistant Professor of Arabic

Ebtissam Oraby

Teaching Assistant Professor of Arabic

Francesco L. Sinatora

Associate Professor of Arabic

Nashwa Taher

Teaching Instructor in Arabic

Jennifer Tobkin

Teaching Assistant Professor of Arabic

 


Classical & Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Eric H. Cline

Professor of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies and of Anthropology; Director of the GWU Capitol Archaeological Institute

Mary Catherine Contreras

Part-time Faculty for Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Elise A. Friedland

Associate Professor of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Art History

Christopher Rollston

Department Chair, Professor of Northwest Semitic Languages and Literatures

Andrew M. Smith II

Associate Professor of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies and of History

 


Hebrew

Naomi Elimelech

Part-time Faculty for Hebrew

Orian Zakai

Associate Professor of Hebrew/Israeli Literature and Culture, Hebrew Program Coordinator

 


Persian

 

Zohreh Mirsharif

Part-time Faculty for Persian

Maziar Valamotamed

Part-time Faculty for Persian

  


Uyghur 

Mustafa Aksu

Part-time Faculty for Uyghur

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Emeritae and Emeriti Faculty

Elizabeth Fisher

Professor Emerita of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

John E. Ziolkowski

Professor Emeritus of Classics in Residence