Dr. Amy Horowitz has three decades of experience in the academy, the music industry, and grassroots arts networks. Her main research interests are Mediterranean Israeli Music, (a form of contemporary popular Israeli music created by Israeli Jews from Islamic countries), the study of cultures in disputed territories, the folklore traditions of contemporary Jerusalem, and protest music as responsible citizenship.
Visiting Faculty Member
Haidar Khezri is a Visiting Faculty Member and Senior Fellow at the Kurdish Political Studies Program at the University of Central Florida. He specializes in the languages and literatures of the Persian, Kurdish, and Islamic/ate world.
Associate Teaching Professor
Kevin Martin is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
Dr. Wesley Thomas is a Navajo cultural anthropologist. He has years of experience teaching at colleges/universities with a focus on decolonization of curricula at Indigenous higher educational institutions. Usage of local Indigenous language and cultural practices are essential in working on disengaging from colonial-settlers' imperialism, acculturation and assimilation approaches and policies.
Major General (USAF, Ret.) Charles Tucker, serves as Executive Director of two International Non-Governmental Organizations: the Sustainable Capacity International Institute, Arezzo, Italy; and the World Engagement Institute, Chicago, IL, USA.