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MOJGAN BEHMAND, PH.DMojgan Behmand - crop

Big History Program Director
Associate Professor, English, Dept. of Literature and Languages
School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Expert in Big History



  • First Year Experience Big History



  • Co-hosted Dominican's Big History Summer Institute June 17-21, 2013
  • "First Year Experience Big History as The Cornerstone of 21st Century Liberal Education" at International Big History Association Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. August 2012
  • "Iranians Are The New Victorians!" at International Big History Association Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. August 2012
  • "Big History: Foundational General Education for the 21st Century" at University Curriculum Reform Conference in Hong Kong June 2012
  • "Envisioning and Creating an Inclusive Big History-Based First Year Experience" at the Asian Association of World Historians in Seoul, South Korea April 2012
  • "Advancing Academic Partnerships To Improve Student Success" at the American Association of Colleges and Universities-General Education in New Orleans, La. February 2012
  • "First Year Experience Big History: An Innovative First-Year Sequence for the 21st Century" at First Year Experience Conference in San Antonio, Tx. February 2012
  • "Pioneering the Big History First Year Experience at Dominican University" at California World History Association October 2011
  • With Cynthia Brown "Big History as a Required One-Year Freshman Sequence" at World History Association in Beijing, China July 2011
  • With Thomas Burke "Big History: A New Approach to the Freshman Seminar" at Association of American Colleges and Universities on General Education in Chicago, Ill. March 2011
  • "Big History: Faculty Development for an Innovative Freshman Seminar" at Professional And Organizational Development Network in St. Louis, Mo. November 2010
  • With Arthur Scott "Big History: The Whole Story for First-Year Students" at International Conference On Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in Cambridge, UK August 2010



  • "Gina Bonakdar Nahai: Fantasies of Escape and Inclusion" in Rahavard: A Persian Quarterly Journal of Iranian Studies, Summer and Autumn issues 91-92, E-48-52.
  • "Berkeley Rep Does Arabs" online in, November 2008
  • "The Eagle of Broken Covenant: Representations of Eleanor of Aquitaine in British and American Drama" Dusseldorf 2002.



  • Currently writing Teaching Big History on best practices
  • Earned master's and MA degree at English And American Studies University of Dusseldorf, Germany

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