Brian Edwards Named Dean Of Tulane School Of Liberal Arts


NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University in New Orleans soon will have a new dean.

A university news release says Brian Edwards will assume the post July 1.

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Edwards is currently the Crown Professor in Middle East Studies at Northwestern University, where he also is a professor of English, comparative literary studies and American studies.

Under Edwards' direction, that program grew into an internationally recognized program offering an undergraduate major and minor, curricula in Middle Eastern languages and an interdisciplinary PhD certificate.

Edwards received his bachelor's degree in English from Yale University in 1990. He earned his master's degree, his master of philosophy degree and his PhD, all in American studies, from Yale.

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