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Dr. Isabel A. O'Connor PhD
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Dr. Isabel A. O'Connor PhD
Dean, Human Arts and Social Sciences

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Temple of Hephaistos, Athens, Greece

Ph.D. History

A native of Spain, Isabel O'Connor earned a B.A. in Elementary Education before immigrating to the United States in 1986. After learning English at the Los Angeles City College, she obtained a B.A. in European Studies at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She pursued her interest in medieval Spanish and Islamic history at U.C.L.A., where she earned a Ph.D. She spent twelve years in Indiana, first as a member of the faculty at the University of Southern Indiana and then as chair of the History Department at Indiana University South Bend. She received several teaching awards, including the Indiana University South Bend Distinguished Teaching Award, as well as membership in the Indiana University Faculty Colloquium for Excellence in Teaching. She published numerous articles and a book on the history of Muslims in medieval Spain.

As the first one in her family not only to obtain a college degree, but to graduate from high school, she is committed to promoting access for all to higher education.

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