Faculty & Staff

Meet Our Faculty & Staff

  • Paula Rayman, Ph.D.

    Paula Rayman, Ph.D.

    Professor

    Areas of expertise include social change, work and inequality, and gender and science.

  • Seth Izen

    Seth Izen

    Project Manager - CIP; Middle East Center; International Education Specialist for the Office of the Provost, Adjunct Professor

    Mediation, alternative dispute resolution, conflict resolution, Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Gabrielle Davis, Student Associate
Gabrielle Davis is a Student Associate of the University of Massachusetts Lowell Middle East Center for Peace, Development, and Culture. Receiving her Bachelor’s degree from the UMass Lowell Peace and Conflict Studies program in 2015, she is continuing on into the Peace and Conflict Studies graduate program. While her academic focus has been centered on Israel and positive peace, other interests include identity development and its effect on leadership; community building and collective impact; and the importance of dialogue in societies. In addition to being a student, Gabrielle is passionate about volunteering to bring people together to make lasting social change and creative avenues of expression.

Gregory Aftandilian, Associate
Gregory is an independent consultant and university lecturer on Middle East politics and is currently an Associate at the Middle East Center here on campus. He worked for 21 years for the U.S. Government in such capacities as Middle East analyst at the State Department, professional staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and foreign policy fellow to Senator Edward Kennedy. He received the State Department's Superior Honor Award for his analytical work on Egypt, and is the author of Egypt's Bid for Arab Leadership: Implications for U.S. Policy and "Looking Forward: An Integrated Strategy for Supporting Democracy and Human Rights in Egypt.

Faculty Associated with the Center

Former Provost Ahmed Abdelal 
Prof. Deina Abdelkader, Political Science
Prof. Alkim Akyurtlu, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Prof. Craig Armiento, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Prof. Matt Barlow, Environmental, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
Prof.  Susan Braunhut, Biological Sciences
Prof. Gilbert Brown, Nuclear Engineering
Dean Kathy Carter, College of Management
Vice Provost Julie Chen

Prof. Nathan Gartner, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Prof. Jehanne-Marie Gavarini, Art
Dean  Anita Greenwood, Graduate School of Education
Dean Joe Hartman, Engineering
Prof. Wael Kamal, Journalism and Media Studies
Prof. Ainat Koren, Nursing
Prof. Haim Levkowitz, Computer Science
Prof. Mufeed Mahd, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Prof. Martin Margala, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Prof.  Stephen McCarthy, Plastics Engineering
Prof. Shane Minkin, History
Prof. Steve Mishol, Painting
Prof.  Jim Nehring, Graduate School of Education
Prof. Bassam Romaya, Philosophy
Prof. Ziyad Salameh, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Prof.  Stacy Szczesiul, Graduate School of Education
Prof. David Turcotte, Economics
Prof. Ellen Wetmore, Art