A Texas Wesleyan faculty member since 1968, Dr. Salih has seen plenty of changes. “I’ve been through many presidents and provosts, the school has more buildings and is beautified, we’ve added the law school and the nurse anesthesia program, Master’s programs, and a Doctorate in education—we’ve come a long way. What remains the same, however, is the university’s commitment to small classes and being more approachable than bigger institutions. This is still a small, friendly campus.”
He feels students can benefit from the good relationships at Texas Wesleyan between faculty, students, and the administration. “The faculty love of our students.” Dr. Salih feels he is a demanding teacher, “but when students get out of my classes, they will know the subject well and are competitive with any student from other institutions. I’m always open to questions and try to answer them to the best of my ability, but also recognize I’m not a walking encyclopedia.”
Dr. Salih’s areas of focus are international relations, foreign policy and the Middle East. A native of Cyprus, it’s important that “students are sensitive to the international environment and our inter-dependency and commitment to peace and security.” He has published four books on Cyprus and numerous articles in national and international journals, as well as papers for conferences on many issues including international peace, foreign policies, and Cyprus.
Ph.D. International Studies — The American University (Washington, D.C.)
M.A. Middle East Studies — The American University (Washington, D.C.)
B.A. Political Science — The University of the Pacific (Stockton, California)
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Dr. Salih enjoys international travel, swimming, hiking, and photography.