Daniel Grassian, Ph.D.

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Daniel Grassian, Ph. D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs


Phone: 310 476-9777

Ext: 502


Wesleyan University, B.A. (English and Psychology), 1995
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, M.A. (English), 1999
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Ph.D. (English), 2002


Dr. Daniel Grassian is Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and Professor of Literature, Communication and Media. The author of several books on contemporary literature, ethnic studies, and cultural studies, Dr. Grassian has previously served as the Director of the School of English, Philosophy, and Humanities at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ and Department Chair of Humanities, Outcomes Assessment Co-Chair, and Accreditation Co-Chair at Nevada State College in Henderson, NV. He has also taught at Shippensburg University, Temple University, Oklahoma State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


In addition to publishing a number of scholarly articles about contemporary literature, ethnic studies, cultural studies, and academic administration, Dr. Grassian has also written the following monographs:

Iranian and Diasporic Literature in the 21st Century: A Critical Study. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2013.
Writing the Future of Black America: Literature of the Hip Hop Generation. Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina Press, 2009.
Understanding Sherman Alexie. Columbia, SC: The University of South Carolina Press, 2005.
Hybrid Fictions: American Literature and Generation X. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2003