Dr Dickran Kouymjian

Published: 6 Oct 2016

Telephone: +1 (559) 278-2669

Dickran Kouymjian holds an M.A. in Arab Studies from the American University of Beirut, and a Ph.D. in Armenian Studies from Columbia University’s Department of Near & Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures. Since 1988 he has served as the first incumbent of the Haig & Isabel Berberian Endowed Chair of Armenian Studies at Fresno State. He has been teaching for over 40 years at numerous institutions. He is a member of the Armenian Academy of Sciences in Erevan. He has taught a wide range of subjects: Armenian, Islamic, Classical, and Byzantine history and art, Western and Oriental humanities, film, genocide, and Saroyan studies. In all these fields, Professor Kouymjian has published regularly with a dozen books and some 100 academic articles to his credit. He has also presented scholarly papers at more than 80 national and international conferences and has himself organized a number of such conferences. He is a member of ten professional societies, a Fellow of the American Numismatic Society, and four-time president of the Society for Armenian Studies, of which he was one of the founders. Professor Kouymjian has acted as an expert for over 30 years for issues in Armenia.