• Title:
    Associate Professor of Business
  • Department:
    Business and Security Studies

Mark Meehan, Ph.D.



Dr. Mark Meehan has been active in business and higher education for over 25 years, currently serving at Rivier University as Associate Professor of Business. He has done consulting and teaching around the world, having visited over 70 countries. Mark’s research at the Institute for Traditional Islamic Art and Architecture in Amman, Jordan led to his book, “Islam, Modernity, and the Liminal Space Between,” published by Cambridge Scholars Press.


  • Ph.D., University of South Carolina
  • M.Ed., Columbia International University
  • B.S., Columbia International University


  • Traditional Islamic Philosophy and Art
  • Global Issues
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Study Abroad and Academic Programming

Courses Taught

  • Business Communication
  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Global Issues in Context
  • History of the Middle East
  • Leadership and Research in Education
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Strategies of Innovation

Recent Publications and Proceedings

  1. “Islam, Modernity, and the Liminal Space Between.” Cambridge Scholars Press.
  2. “Vocation Across the Business Curriculum: Recruiting and retaining business students with vision.” The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs New England Meeting, December 2017.
  3. “Traditional Art and Islamic Culture,” Guest Lecturer at The University of South Carolina.
  4. “History of the AEF University,” presented to The History of Education Society.
  5. “Higher Education in America” presented to faculty and students at Atilim University, Ankara, Turkey.
  6. “The Institute of Traditional Islamic Art and Architecture,” presented at The University of South Carolina Diversity in Ed Conference.
  7. “Global Fellows: Engaging Faculty in Global, International, and Intercultural Teaching.” Professional and Organizational Development Conference, Dallas TX, April 2015.
  8. “The Westernization of the Egyptian System of Higher Education and Implications for National Governance.” The Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference, Washington DC, March 2015.
  9. “Visions of Hope: Governance through the eyes of Al Azhar University.” Comparative and International Education Society, Toronto Canada. March 2014.