Administration

President                                                                    Frederic Will, BA, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs          Susan Nash, BS, MA, Ph.D.
Librarian                                                                      Yalcin Baykan, BA, MA in Library and Information Science
Secretary                                                                    Turhan I. Baykan, BS, MIE, MD, Ph.D.

                                                                       Faculty

Stuart Blackburn, Ph.D.
Stuart Blackburn did his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley, in South Asian Studies and Folklore. He taught for many years at SOAS in London and later held visiting professorships at Heidelberg, Berkeley and Berlin (Humboldt University). Since the 1970s, his fieldwork and publications have focused on oral traditions and culture in India. He is the author of seven monographs (including the prize-winning Inside the Drama House, California, 1996) and the editor or co-editor of eight other books. He is currently a research associate at SOAS and writes historical fiction.

Dietrich, Ayse, Ph.D.
Ayse Dietrich is professor emeritus and former chair of the Slavic Studies at Ankara University. She received her doctorate degree in Slavic Studies from Cornell University. Dr. Dietrich is the founder and editor of the International journal of Russian Studies (IJORS).

Georg Gugelberger, Ph.D.
Georg Gugelberger is professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Riverside, and Director of the University of California's Education Abroad Program at U.N.A.M. in Mexico City.

David  McPherson, Ph.D.
David McPherson is professor emeritus and former chair of the English Department at the University of New Mexico. His areas of expertise include the drama of Renaissance England and comparative literature.

Susan Smith Nash, Ph.D.
Susan Smith Nash has refined numerous literature courses in the humanities, including world literature, American literature, and film. She earned her doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, where she currently teaches. Nash is widely published in the areas of literature, film criticism, e-learning, and the discourse of science. She has also served as editor for journals that focus on literature and literary criticism.

Frederic Will, Ph.D.
Frederic Will has taught widely both in the United States and abroad. He has taught French, German, and Classics at Dartmouth, Penn State, University of Texas, University of Iowa, University of Massachusetts, and on Fulbright Grants at the Universities of Tuebingen, Tunis, Chad, and Cote d'Ivoire. He has taught in the University of Iowa Writer's Workshop and co-directed the Translation Workshop at the University of Iowa. He has been a founding editor of Arion: A Journal of Classical Culture, and Micromegas: A Journal of Poetry in Translation. He has written 53 books in various genres: cultural criticism, poetry, technical philosophy, fiction, travel accounts, autobiography, and translation. He received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Bollingen Foundation. His literary and editorial papers are in the archives of the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas.