Mojgan Behmand, PhD

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Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Academic Affairs Literature, Language and Humanities

Dr. Mojgan Behmand currently serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, having previously held a number of administrative positions including Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Dominican Experience, Dean of General Studies, Director of the General Education Program, and Director of Faculty Development. She has published and presented widely on topics such as comprehensive curricular revision, faculty development, and institutional culture change, Big History pedagogy, and medieval Persian epics and passion plays. She has an affinity for specialty courses on individual and communal identity, 19th-century women’s literature, Gothic novels, and world literature.


Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany, MA and PhD, English and American Studies; English Medieval Studies and Political Science Minors.

Research Interests

19th Century Victorian Novel, the Brontës, Jane Austen, the Novel of Sensation, The Gothic Novel, English Medieval Epics, Persian Book of Kings, Big History, Teaching Big History, Curricular Development, Faculty Development, Curricular Redesign

Honors and Awards

  • Teacher of the Year, Dominican University of California, 2010

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