Dr. Rula Quawas, currently a Dean of Foreign Languages at the University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan will be joining the Core Division this year as a Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Quawas received her PhD in American Literature from the University of North Texas in August 1995. Previously, she was Professor of American Literature and has special expertise in the study of race, class, gender issues and human rights in Arab countries. She has been a leader and director of the International Faculty Development Seminars for the Council on International Educational Exchange and was founder and director of the Women’s Studies Center at the University of Jordan. She is an expert scholar on the topic of Arab women writers and will be offering this course expertise to the Champlain College community.