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African and African-American Studies
Bailey Hall, Rm 9
1440 Jayhawk Blvd,
Lawrence, KS, 66045


Lecturer, Arabic, Arabic Coordinator
785-864-1265
Bailey Hall, room 12A

Mahmoud M. Ali is a lecture and coordinator of the Arabic Program. He received his MA in linguistics from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He has also studied English language & literature, German and Arabic for his BA degree in his home country, Egypt. He has worked as English instructor at Defense Language Institute (Egypt) and Al-Baha University (Saudi Arabia), and as Arabic instructor at Ohio University. Mahmoud has done research on conceptual transfer, non-native English speech assessment as well as dialect perception and identification. He is also interested in foreign language pedagogy and proficiency assessment. 

Ibrahima Ba
Lecturer, Wolof & Linguistics
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall Room 9
Teresa Lesli-Canty
AAAS Lecturer
785-864-3054
Bailey, room 9
Kiswahili Lecturer

Peter Mwangi holds a PhD in Higher Education and Student Affairs, M.Ed. in Educational Administration, and M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Ohio University. Peter obtained his B.A. in Swahili from Moi University, Kenya. Peter’s general research interest area is in current global trends in higher education and foreign languages and internationalization of higher education specifically.  Peter has previously held various Swahili teaching positions at Ohio University, Indiana University, The University of Oregon, and The University of Virginia. 

Jenna Swanson
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall Room 9
Michaela Warren
785-864-3054
Bailey Hall Room 9




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