David Fenner

Affiliate Lecturer


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 Washington’s Rome Center in 2016; and “Multi-Sector Comparative Entrepreneurship: US and the Middle East” in 2019. He is the lead presenter for the Middle East Center’s 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.


  • University of Washington, MA, 1979