Mehrzad Boroujerdi is Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education at Missouri University of Science and Technology. Previously he was Professor of Government and International Affairs and Director of the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, and before that professor of political science at Syracuse University.
Boroujerdi is the author or co-author of four books: Post-revolutionary Iran: A Political Handbook, published in 2018; Mirror for the Muslim Prince: Islam and Theory of Statecraft, published in 2013; Tarashidam, Parastidam, Shikastam: Guftarhay-i dar Siyasat va Huvyiyat-i Irani (I Carved, Worshiped and Shattered: Essays on Iranian Politics and Identity), published in 2010; and Iranian Intellectuals and the West: Tormented Triumph of Nativism, published in 1996.
Dr. Boroujerdi has been President of the Association for Iranian Studies, a fellow of the American Council on Education, a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, a visiting scholar at UCLA, a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute (Washington, D.C.), and a Co-PI of Iran Data Portal.
Dr. Boroujerdi is frequently consulted by both government entities and such national and international media outlets as Al Jazeera, Associated Press, Economist, Guardian, LA Times, NPR, New York Times, Reuters, Spiegel, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.
He earned a Ph.D. in international relations from The American University (Washington, D.C.) in 1990, a master’s degree in political science from Northeastern University in 1985 and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston University in 1983.
Melanie Mormile facilitates major research initiatives and proposals, oversees responsible research conduct and safety, and manages comprehensive external relations programs. Prior to joining the CASE team, she served as associate provost of faculty affairs.
Mormile is a professor of biological sciences and an environmental microbiologist whose research interests include the ecology of extremophilic microorganisms and their potential industrial use. She joined the Missouri S&T faculty in 1999 and has received numerous faculty excellence awards. Mormile serves as the main faculty advisor for the Mars Rover design team and has since its inception in 2012. She was named S&T's Woman of the Year in 2008.
Mormile holds a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Oklahoma.
Shannon Fogg works with department chairs to oversee curriculum and instruction matters; implement strategic plans related to academic programs, program development, and faculty recruitment; and facilitate academic program reviews within the college.
Fogg joined the S&T faculty in 2004 as assistant professor of history and political science, and was named associate professor in 2011, department chair in 2015 and professor in 2016. In 2014 she was named S&T’s Woman of the Year.
Fogg holds doctoral and master of arts degrees in history from the University of Iowa. She is a European historian who specializes in the history of modern France with an emphasis on the social history of World War II and the Holocaust. Fogg is the author of two published, peer-reviewed books and numerous book chapters, articles and presentations in her fields of expertise.
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