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Deans & Faculty

OU in Arezzo welcomes 60 Faculty and Deans each year from 25 different Colleges... 3,500 students have benefited from their support since 2009! 

Dr. Robert Bailey
Art History Professor

Dr. Bailey is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Oklahoma with affiliate faculty status in Film and Media Studies. He came again to Arezzo in summer 2021 with Journey to Italy, the program that allows students to get the adventure of a lifetime by traveling all over the country and learning about art, activism, art history.

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Dr. David Surratt

VP for Student Affairs & Dean of Students

OU's VP of Student Affairs  & Dean of Students Dr. David Surratt and his wife Tasha came to visit OU in Arezzo with the PLC program in summer 2019!

Dr. Robert Griswold

History Professor 

OU's beloved history professor, Dr. Rob Griswold and his wife Ellie have led 4 different OUA programs

since 2013.

They've become honorary Aretini !


Dr. Jill Irvine
Interim Senior Vice President and Provost

Dr. Jill Irvine was OUA's Faculty-in-Residence during the 2016/2017 academic year. For her fall 2016 class called "Mediterranean Tragedy: The Refugee Crisis" she took her students to visit with the Caritas Association that serves Arezzo and the surrounding area. Caritas is a non-profit, Catholic organization with chapters all over Italy. The students learned more about immigration in Italy and about Caritas in general.

Dr. Krish Muralidhar
PRICE College of Business

The Marketing & Supply Chain Management department in the Price College offers a Semester Abroad program for their students in Arezzo, Italy. The primary objective is to offer Marketing & Supply Chain students the experience of living, studying, and working in a foreign country. Starting in Spring of 2018, the program was extended to all Price College majors by offering a Marketing minor in Arezzo. Students who participate in this offer can complete all the requirements for their Marketing minor during their semester in Arezzo. 

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You may have seen Dr. Barker and, for part of the time, his wife Nina, hanging around from late September to late October for the past few years. He'll tell you, "I was the cool guy."

Dr. Barker teaches courses in applied engineering statistics and systems engineering, and his research interests lie in the reliability, resilience, and economic impacts of disruptions to infrastructure networks.

Dr. Kash Barker, College of Engineering

Dr. John Dyer

Lead Engineer: Analysis and Integration

(SEF Energy)

We’ve recently said goodbye to Dr. John Dyer from #ouinarezzo.

OUA Director Kirk Duclaux said:

“John Dyer has been with the OUA program from the beginning. I don't mean necessarily from the chronological beginning, but rather from the more important beginning - the philosophical development of OUA, as this is what makes the program unique. John has been a driving force in maintaining academic integrity, while at the same time encouraging cultural awareness. He asks his students to learn and to appreciate the essential importance of creativity both in science and culture. John has found a home at OUA and we are forever grateful that he has become an integral part the OUA family. He will be missed, but not forgotten.” 

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