Meet Our Professors
SCOTT LUCAS is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona. His research analyzes the writings of jurists and theologians during the classical period of Islam. An active member of the Tucson Muslim community, Dr. Lucas is currently chair of the School Committee of al-Huda Islamic School. He has spent significant time in Yemen, Iran, and Lebanon.
PATRICK D. LYONS is Director of the Arizona State Museum and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona. He has conducted fieldwork in the ancestral Hopi villages of the Homol'ovi area, in northeastern Arizona, and the San Pedro Valley, in southeastern Arizona. He is the author of Ancestral Hopi Migrations, published by the University of Arizona Press. His work has also appeared in many peer-reviewed journals and numerous edited volumes.
ÁLVARO MALO, Professor Emeritus, joined the University of Arizona as Director/ Professor of the School of Architecture (1998-2006) and was founding Director of the Emerging Material Technologies Graduate Program (2005-2011). He received his Architect's Diploma from the Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador. As a Fulbright scholar, he attended Louis I. Kahn’s Studio and received his Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, 1970.
STEVEN D. MARTINSON is Professor of German Studies at the University of Arizona. He has led three Humanities Seminars: Faust, German Literature and Philosophy, and Young Nietzsche, and received a Superior Teaching Award. Martinson is a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and a Research Alumnus of Heidelberg University.
PETER E. MEDINE is Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona, where he served in the English Department from 1969 to 2014. He has written, edited, or coedited seven books in Early Modern English studies. His most recent coedited book is Visionary Milton: Essays in Prophecy and Violence (2010). He is the recipient of several Humanities Seminars Superior Teaching Awards and the College of Humanities Award for Outreach Service.