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literature and language professor

Mana Derakhshani, Iranian literature and language professor. Recipient Indiana French Teacher of Year Higher Education award, Indiana Association Teachers French, 1994; Course Development grant, Lilly Foundation, 1991, Research grant, National Endowment for Humanities, 1993.

Background

Derakhshani, Mana was born on January 7, 1956 in Tehran, Iran. Daughter of Manuchehr and Mahvash Derakhshani.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Utah, Salt Lake City, 1990.

Career

French instructor University Georgia, Athens, 1984—1986. Visiting professor French Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1986—1989. French professor St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, since 1989.

Interim director Center Women's Intercultural Leadership St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, 2000—2002.

Membership

Chair Coalition for Race Unity, South Bend, 1990—2000. Secretary Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is South Bend, 1990—2006. Member United Religious Community, 1996—2002, Urban League, 1993—1998.

President United Religious Community, 2000—2001. Member of American Council Teachers Foreign Languages.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel, theater, cooking.

Connections

Married Robert Harold Stockman, May 10, 1992. Children: Lua Bahiyeh Derakhshani-Stockman, Nabil Robert Derakhshani-Stockman.

father:
Manuchehr Derakhshani

mother:
Mahvash Derakhshani

spouse:
Robert Harold Stockman

children:
Lua Bahiyeh Derakhshani-Stockman Derakhshani

Nabil Robert Derakhshani-Stockman Derakhshani