Millennium Magazine_9th Ed

105 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine EDUCATION PhD in Middle East history. Dr. Ricks began his career at Macalester College as aMiddle East historian in 1974, thenGeorgetown University as an assistant professor of history from 1975 to 1983. He served as a visiting professor at Birzeit University from 1983 to 1985, when he assisted in the founding of Birzeit’s department of history and co-founded the “Birzeit Research Review.” He returned to the U.S. as Villanova University’s director of International Studies and Overseas Programs and as its first director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies. He taught in the University of Pennsylvania’s department of history, and more recently, two semesters of world history at Drexel University. Dr. Ricks has authored and co-authored numerous articles and reports. He compiled and edited two works on modern Persian literature, “Iran: Contemporary Literature” and “Critical Perspectives on Modern Persian Literature.” He wrote a historical edited account, “Turbulent Times in Palestine: The Diaries of Khalil Totah, 1886-1955,” and wrote “Notables, Merchants and Shaykhs of Southern Iran and the Persian Gulf.” He is completing the diaries of Sarah Wright McDowell, “Persia is My Homela Dr. Ricks received Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty and Graduate Faculty awards in 1981 and 1982 from Georgetown University, and founded two journals at Georgetown on Iran. At Villanova, he directed two U.S. Department of State University Affiliation Grants with the University of Bethlehem and the American University of Beirut, and a National Endowment for the Humanities secondary teacher summer program on “Arab Culture and Society.” He received two Fulbright Scholar grants, was on several editorial boards and directed a Title VI “Middle East Center” grant for Villanova. He was on the boards of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and the Society for Iranian Studies. Dr. Thomas Miller Ricks attended the University of Notre Dame, receiving a BA in philosophy in 1961. In 1964, he entered the Peace Corps and was sent to Iran as an English language teacher. Deciding on a career in Middle East studies, he matriculated in Indiana University and received an MA in Persian language and literature and a THOMAS MILLER RICKS, PHD HISTORIAN AND UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATOR (RETIRED) Independent Researcher Havertown, PA