Dr. Angelle Khachadoorian
Chief, Culture and Region Division / Associate Professor of Anthropology
Dr. Angelle Khachadoorian is the Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chief of AFCLC's Culture and Region Division. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Khachadoorian has taught college for more than thirteen years, including almost ten years for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, as well as teaching in several Air Force post-secondary educational settings. Dr. Khachadoorian's research interests include indigenous and tribal cultures, especially in respect to identity construction and cultural/social changes created by global social, political and economic systems.
Dr. Scott Edmondson
Assistant Professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Africa)
Dr. Scott M. Edmondson is Assistant Professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Africa). He holds a Ph.D. in Culture and Performance from the University of California, Los Angeles, with over five years of teaching experience in both university (UCLA, Univ. of Michigan) and military settings (USAJFKSWCS). Dr. Edmondson has conducted ethnographic field research in West Africa on popular media production and religious praxis, and has worked as a sociocultural intelligence analyst for the 4th Military Information Support Group and USAFRICOM. His teaching and research interests include: African religious, media, and security studies; cross-cultural competence; historiography and ethnography; semiotics and narrative analysis; cultural heritage protection in conflict; and youth cultures, social media, and radicalization.
Dr. Patricia Fogarty
Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Relations
Dr. Patricia L. Fogarty is the Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Relations. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Emory University, and has several years of classroom experience. Dr. Fogarty's current activities include conducting research into the real-life cross-cultural experiences of Airmen, teaching at Air University, and developing cross-cultural awareness curriculum for all levels of PME and training.
Dr. Kristin Hissong
Assistant Professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Middle East North Africa)
Dr. Kristin Hissong is Assistant Professor of Regional and Cultural Studies, Middle East North Africa (MENA). She holds a PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the Institute for Middle East Studies at King's College London with teaching experience at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level in the fields of political science, international studies, theology and religious studies, and ethnicity and nationalism studies. Dr. Hissong's current research interests and teaching repertoire include religious and national identities of MENA region communities with attention to inter-faith relations, cultures, nationalisms, gender, belonging, and memory and peacekeeping.
Dr. Jessica Jordan
Assistant Professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Asia)
Dr. Jessica Jordan is Assistant Professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Asia). She received her Ph.D. in History (Modern Japan) from the University of California, San Diego and has taught courses on the history of Japan, Micronesia, Southeast Asia, WWII in Asia and the Pacific, and the world since 1500. Her dissertation research involved interviewing several dozen Northern Mariana Islanders about their memories of life under Japanese colonial rule (1914-1945), and she is currently revising chapters for publication as peer-reviewed articles. Her teaching and research interests include: historiography, modern colonialism, nationalism and ethnicity/race, and the politics of memory.
Dr. Elizabeth Peifer
Assistant Professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Europe)
Dr. Elizabeth L.B. Peifer is Assistant Professor of Regional and Cultural Studies (Europe). She holds a Ph.D. in European History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has over fifteen years of university teaching experience. Dr. Peifer specializes in contemporary German society and culture, and her teaching and research interests include: social movements, the language and culture of radicalism, generational identity, public memory and national narratives, and genocide studies.
Dr. Susan Steen
Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Communication
Dr. Susan L. Steen is Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural Communication. She earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2007, focused on Intercultural Communication. She has held a variety of positions in the field of international/intercultural education, including as Director of International Programs and Director of the Center for International and Continuing Education, both at The University of Southern Mississippi. Since 1991, she has published a total of 11 works, taught a variety of courses, and delivered presentations/guest lectures on more than 30 occasions to audiences in the U.S. and overseas. Prior to joining the AFCLC, Dr. Steen served as Director and Assistant Provost for International Engagement at The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
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