Department of Business Administration

Meet Dr. Mark Meehan


Associate Professor of Business

Ph.D., University of South Carolina
M.Ed., Columbia International University
B.S., Columbia International University
Additional study, Dougauht Institute, Tetouan, Morocco
Additional study, George Fox University

Phone:  (603) 897-8780
Email:  mmeehan@rivier.edu

Specialties/Research Interests
  • Traditional Islamic Philosophy and Art
  • Global Issues
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Study Abroad and Academic Programming

Background
Dr. Meehan has been active in higher education for over 20 years, serving as a faculty member and in a range of administrative roles. He currently serves at Rivier University, in Nashua New Hampshire, as Associate Professor of Business. His previous teaching loads have included courses in business ethics, entrepreneurship, marketing, leadership, global issues, and Middle Eastern history.

Dr. Meehan has done consulting and teaching in the Middle East, Asia, South America, and Europe. He completed his PhD at the University of South Carolina with a cognate in International Business from the Moore School of Business. His dissertation research was done in Amman, Jordan through the Institute of Traditional Islamic Art and Architecture, and won a Dissertation of the Year Award Honorable Mention by the Comparative and International Education Society. His first book, “Islam, Modernity, and the Liminal Space Between,” was published by Cambridge Scholars Press. His current research is focused on cultural definitions of capitalism and he is developing a grant proposal to pursue comparative research in China at a selected range of Chinese business schools. He is also working on a book project, “Hope for the Future: Visions of Governance in Traditional Islam,” for Routledge Press, which was his primary focus as a Coolidge Fellow at Columbia University in the summer of 2014.

Dr. Meehan has published articles, book chapters, and presented in a varieties of areas, including business ethics, the history of higher education, governing board development and assessment, traditional Islamic epistemology, Islamic higher education, and globalization. His most recent publication, “An Islamic Response to Modernism: Muhammad Iqbal and his Poetry,” was published in the spring 2015 issue of Crosscurrents Theological Journal.

Mark and his wife Leticia live in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Recent Publications/Proceedings
  • "Islam, Modernity, and the Liminal Space Between." Cambridge Scholars Press.
  • “Learning from Islam.” Under initial contract.
  • “Higher Education in America” presented to faculty and students at Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey.
  • “The Institute of Traditional Islamic Art and Architecture,” presented at The University of South Carolina Diversity in Ed Conference.
  • “Traditional Art and Islamic Culture,” Guest Lecturer at The University of South Carolina.
  • “History of the AEF University,” presented to The History of Education Society.

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