Clea E. Bunch
Dr. Bunch joined the faculty in 2006. She is working with a committee to create a Middle East Studies minor and has assisted the Ottenheimer Library in the acquisition of an extensive collection of Middle East diplomatic documents. She serves on the Faculty Senate and the college Undergraduate Research Committee, and is the faculty advisor to the Saudi Student Association.
Dr. Bunch earned a Ph.D from the University of Arkansas. She has traveled extensively in the Middle East and she speaks both Arabic and French. Her work has been supported by numerous organizations such as the John F. Kennedy Foundation, the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations, and the American Center of Oriental Research. She is currently working on a book on Jordanian-American relations during the Cold War.
“Strike at Samu: Covert Diplomacy and Shifting Alliances Prior to the Six Day War,” Diplomatic History January,2008.
“Supporting the Brave Young King: The Suez Crisis and Eisenhower’s New Approach to Jordan, 1953-1958” in Reassessing Suez 2008.
“Balancing Act: Jordan and the United States during the Johnson Administration,” Canadian Journal of History 2006.