Goodarzi Promoted to Associate Professor
Dr. Jubin M. Goodarzi, a member of the permanent faculty at Webster University Geneva,
was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of International Relations this summer.
The Research, Review and Promotion Committee (RRPC) used the process and new format
specified by the Provost for promotions made at international sites. The review was
led by Dr. Oreste T. Foppiani, IR Department Head and Associate Professor of International
History & Politics, and included peer reviewers from Webster Geneva, Webster Vienna,
Webster London and Webster Saint Louis as well as external reviewers from universities
in Geneva and the region.
Dr. Foppiani congratulated Jubin on his accomplishment and asked him to take the helm of the IR Department next year. “Jubin,” affirmed Oreste, “is a strong academic, a well-mannered person and a reliable colleague who is always eager to find a solution to complicated issues and defuse inter-personal conflicts. Additionally, he often cooperates with other departments to pursue ambitious research goals.” “I believe,” continued Oreste, “that he might also become an excellent diplomat or UN top official.”
Mr. Ronald W. Daniel, Academic Director at Webster Geneva, said, "Jubin is a wonderful colleague who balances a busy research agenda focusing on the Middle East with a full-time teaching load and service as Deputy Head of the IR Department. I have been consistently impressed with Jubin's excellence in his work across all areas of teaching, service and research. I trust that the whole community will join me to congratulate Jubin on this well-deserved and very special achievement.”