Dr. JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz
Professor and Head
University of North Texas
Comparative Government and Politics, International Relations
Dr. JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University-Commerce where she teaches courses in International Relations and Comparative Politics focusing on the region of the Middle East. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in December 1993. Her research focuses on foreign policy with a particular emphasis on the PLO. Currently, her research interests are focused on the representative relationship between the PLO and its Diaspora constituency, particularly the Palestinian refugees. As a firm believer in experiential education, she and her students regularly participate in inter-university simulations such as the Southwest regional Model Arab League.
She serves as faculty advisor to student organizations on campus and she has received numerous university-wide awards for teaching and service. She has presented numerous papers at conferences and her publications include chapters in edited books on PLO foreign policy and journals articles. She is a contributor and co-editor of a book on woman and higher education and editor of a second edition. Dr. DiGeorgio-Lutz was recently awarded a J. William Fulbright Scholarship and she will be teaching in Amman, Jordan in 2008.