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About Mojgan Behmand

Dr. Behmand currently serves as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Dominican University of California. She earned her MA and PhD in English and American Studies at the University of Dusseldorf, Germany, with minors in Medieval Studies and Political Science. She has been teaching in Dominican’s Department of Literature & Languages since 2007, with an affinity for specialty courses on 19th century women’s literature, Gothic novels, and world literature. In January of 2010, she was elected by her students as Dominican’s Teacher of the Year. During her tenure at Dominican, she has held a number of administrative positions: Director of Faculty Development, founding Director of First Year Experience "Big History," and Director of the General Education program. Dr. Behmand has published and presented widely on medieval Persian epics and passion plays, Big History pedagogy, curricular revision and faculty development. She is the creator and co-editor of the forthcoming book Teaching Big History to be published by UC Press in August 2014.

Positions

2016 Present Dean of General Studies, Dominican University of California Office of Academic Affairs
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2011 Present Associate Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Literature and Languages
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August 2013June 2014 Assistant Provost, Dominican University of California Office of Academic Affairs
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January 2010December 2014 Director, Dominican University of California General Education & First Year Experience
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20072011 Assistant Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Literature and Languages
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20092010 Director, Dominican University of California Faculty Development
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20062007 Lecturer, University of California, Davis ‐ Department of English and University Writing Program
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20032006 Term Assistant Professor, George Mason University ‐ Department of English
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20012003 Adjunct Assistant Professor, George Mason University ‐ Department of English
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January 2002December 2002 Director, Virgina International University ‐ ESL Program
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January 1999May 1999 Lecturer, University of Dusseldorf, Germany ‐ Department of English
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19961997 Research Assistant, University of Dusseldorf, Germany ‐ Department of English
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2014 Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dominican University of California Office of Academic Affairs
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Research Interests


Honors and Awards

  • External Fundraising for Curricular Review Faculty Development, 2014-2015.
  • Arthur Vining Davis Foundation Grant “Embedding Instruction through MOOCs in a High Impact Environment: Faculty and Staff Development Planning Grant.” Co-PI. 2014-2015.
  • Teagle Grant “Embedding Instruction through MOOCs in a High Impact Environment: Program and Assessment Development Planning Grant.” Co-PI. 2013-2014.
  • External Fundraising for Curricular Review and publication of Teaching Big History, 2013-2014.
  • External Fundraising for First Year Experience “Big History.” 2013.
  • 5 Strategic Initiative Grant Funds. Dominican University of California, 2012.
  • Teacher of the Year. Dominican University of California, 2010.
  • Fanjeaux Faculty Grant. Summer 2009.
  • Teacher of the Year Nomination. Dominican University of California, 2008.
  • Dominican University’s STRAP Grant. Fall 2008.

Education

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1998 Ph.D., Magna cum laude, University of Dusseldorf, Germany ‐ English and American Studies
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1995 M.A., Magna cum laude, University of Dusseldorf, Germany ‐ English and American Studies
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Contact Information

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

415.458.3759

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Articles (8)

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Contributions to Books (5)

Presentations (20)