Meet Our Faculty



Administrative Assistant:


Visiting Fellows 2012-2013:

Mark Schnellbaecher
Regional Director for Europe and the Middle East.

Jack Byrne
CRS' County Representative for Pakistan

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Contact Information

Center for Arab & Islamic Studies
800 Lancaster Avenue, SAC 277
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: (610) 519-4640
Fax: (610) 519-6133

Hibba Abugideiri, Ph. D.

Office: SAC 430
Phone: 610-519-4683

Catherine Warrick, Ph. D.
Office: SAC 257 
Phone: 610-519-7712

Administrative Assistant:
Joyce Harden
Office: SAC 277
Phone: 610-519-4640

Major or Minor

Major or Minor

Students are encouraged to enter the program no later than the first semester of their junior year in order to complete the requirements. A semester studying in an Arabic speaking country is strongly encouraged for all AIS students. Apply for the major in SAC 277.

Villanova University Group visit to Tunisia withTunisUSA

Villanova University from Villanova, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia) is currently in Tunisia as part of a program through their Center for Arab and Islamic Studies. The program was designed and coordinated by Villanova Professor Marwan Kreidie and Lowell Gustafson, Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences in conjunction with TunisUSA's academic programming specialist. As part of this 3 credit course, students are meeting with people who have been involved with Tunisia's Revolution and the democratization process taking place. Leading the program is Hatem Bourial, one of Tunisia's noted writers and a specialist in culture, history, and the political scene


Michael Slackman; Deputy Foreign Editor, of the New York Times."The Arab Spring and the Fate of Egypt's Christians"

Brain Katulis and David Nasser "From Tolentine to Tahrir Square-- Villanovans and the Arab Awakening"

Brian Katulis, Villainova Alumni graduated in '94 majoring in History with a concentration in Arab and Islamic Studies

David Nasser, Villanova Alumni graduated in'91 majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Arab and Islamic Studies