Shawn Lyons

Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor

Department of Middle Eastern Studies
[email protected]

206 Monroe Hall


B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., University of Washington
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Welcome! While serving as one of the College’s Association Deans, I also teach courses on Central Asia through our Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures. And where is Central Asia? That region now includes Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Xinjiang and Afghanistan. These were the old stomping grounds of Timur (Tamerlane) and Genghis Khan.

I continue to enjoy meeting with students and their families. Please don’t hesitate to contact me when you have any questions.