Bassam K. Frangieh - Bassam Frangieh - Claremont McKenna College Professor of Arabic

Professor of Arabic at Claremont McKenna College



Current location

United States

Work category

Education and Training



Profile Activity

A fully tenured professor and senior faculty member at Claremont McKenna College, located in Claremont, California, Bassam Frangieh teaches in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department. Dr. Frangieh leads the school’s Arabic Program, which he augments with activities and guest speakers to help engage students and allow them to experience Arabic culture outside normal classwork.

In recognition of his professional skill and commitment, he received the 2010 Glenn R. Huntoon Award for Superior Teaching, an honor conferred annually through a student vote on the college’s most effective teacher. Bassam Frangieh, a former Senior Lector of Arabic and Director of the Modern Arabic program at Yale University, also received the Yale College Prize for Teaching Excellence by a Lecturer or Lector.

Bassam K. Frangieh's Professional Experience

2008 - Present

Claremont McKenna College - Professor of Arabic

Full tenured professor, senior faculty member in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department
Teach and Conduct Research Direct the Arabic Program Serve on the College's Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee Invite speakers Host cultural activities
Glenn R. Huntoon Award for Superior Teaching, Claremont McKenna College (May 2010)
Piloting a summer study abroad program in Amman, Jordan, in 2011

Bassam K. Frangieh's Education and Qualifications


PhD/Doctorate - Arabic Language and Literature

Georgetown University, School of Languages and Linguistics

Bassam K. Frangieh's Additional Information



Walking, reading and reciting poetry, hiking in the outdoors, watching classic American films, cooking


Georgetown University Alumni Association, International Place of The Claremont Colleges