Dr. Courtney Dorroll is a co-coordinator of the college’s Middle Eastern/Northern African Studies (MENA) program. She teaches courses on Middle Eastern studies as well as ethnography and self-care, and she dedicates her scholarly studies to the scholarship of teaching and learning, finding ways to make classrooms more inclusive and sustainable, and self-care as a form of leadership and a pedagogical approach. She received her B.A. from Purdue University, her M.A. from Indiana University and her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. During Interim, Dorroll teaches a course called “Stories of Spartanburg,” which she says leaves her prouder and more enamored with the city each and every time. She enjoys yoga, mindful meditation, walking and quality time with her toddler, Liv.
Philip Dorroll specializes in Islamic and Eastern Christian studies and theology. He is especially interested in the history of Muslim-Christian relations. His latest book, Islamic Theology in the Turkish Republic, was recently published by Edinburgh University Press. He says he appreciates the thoughts that students bring to class discussions surrounding those topics and that their contributions teach him something new every semester. Dorroll earned his B.A. degree from Purdue University, his M.A. degree from Indiana University and his Ph.D. from Emory University.