Dr. Younes Mourchid
Dr. Younes Mourchid has been an Associate Professor and Director of Degrees at a Distance Programs at Cogswell College since 2005. With a Fulbright Scholarship awarded by the Moroccan-American Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange, Younes earned a double Masters Degree from Southern Illinois University in Communication and Applied Linguistics. Younes then went on to the University of Southern California to earn a Ph.D. in International Development Education where he focused his graduate research on issues of higher education reform and globalization in the Arab world.
Initially trained as a journalist and a linguist, Younes published over 25 editorials in the Moroccan newspaper L'Opinion, served as editor of Newsweek in Arabic between 2002 and 2005, and authored several chapters addressing a variety of issues in Arabic Linguistics in Current Issues in Linguistic Theory.
Younes' current teaching and research interests revolve around co-relational topics in Middle Eastern Studies and Peace Education. His goal has been to create teaching and textual nuggets deriving directly from the perspective of peoples and native scholars of the Middle East. As an advocate of online distance education for adult learners, Younes continues to promote the value of higher education for Fire and Emergency Services personnel through the office of Degrees at Distance Program and through quarterly editorials in Firehouse Magazine.