David Fenner

Affiliate Lecturer
David Fenner


Islam, Middle East conflicts, migration from Muslim-majority countries, Gulf states.

David Fenner is an affiliate faculty member at the Jackson School of International Studies. Fenner taught Perspectives on Muslim Immigration in Europe at the University of Washingtons Rome Center in 2016. He is also the lead presenter for the federally-funded Bridging Cultures project, which offers professional development workshops for K-12 teachers/administrators to help them assist immigrant students/parents from Muslim-majority countries navigate the US public school system. He was the founding director of the World Learning Center in Muscat, Oman, and served as the assistant vice provost for international education at the University of Washington from 2000 to 2007, a career that included establishing exchange programs with universities in Egypt, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Turkey, and Pakistan. Fenner and his wife returned to the Arabian Peninsula to found an educational center for Arab and Western students that is designed to explore faith, language, natural resources, and diplomacy.


  • University of Washington, M.A., 1979