Current Faculty

HunterF. Robert Hunter


education:  Ph.D., at Harvard University, 1979

office:  Stalker Hall 309


phone:  (812) 237-8434

Office hours:  TR, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, and by appointment

Faculty Profile

A native of Oregon, Robert Hunter received his M.A. and Ph. D. degrees in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University.  He has spent long residences in Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, and Tunisia, where he was recipient of a Fulbright Research Fellowship, and has taught and travelled widely in Europe and Great Britain.  His teaching and research interest is the changing relationship between the Western world and the Middle East in modern and pre-modern times.  Dr. Hunter has authored two books, one on the emergence of a modern state in Egypt, the other on Palestinian resistance to Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.  He teaches courses on World Civilization from 1500, History Research and Methodology, Islam, and the modern Middle East. 

Courses Taught at ISU:

HIST 102 - Studies in World Civilization since 1500
HIST 300 - History and Historians
HIST 478 - History of Islam
HIST 484 - History of the Modern Middle East