Al Akhawayn Professor Connell Monette Appointed Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs


Ifrane - Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane has announced the appointment of Dr. Connell Monette as Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs. In this capacity, Dr. Monette will be responsible for providing operational support to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ahmed Legrouri, to ensure effective translation of strategic goals, objectives, and decisions into actions, to support faculty and curriculum development and accreditation processes, and work to enhance faculty contributions to improved recruitment, integration, retention, and promotion, among other key priorities.

Dr. Monette has been on the faculty of Al Akhawayn since 2007 as Assistant Professor of Literature and Religious Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and will remain on the faculty with the new appointment. He has a BA in Classical Studies from University of Ottawa, and an MA and PhD in Medieval Studies from University of Toronto. His major area of research is in Medieval Literature and Religion, and he is the author of The Medieval Hero: Christian and Muslim Traditions(2008), and a contributor to Islamic Horizons, Comparative Islamic Studies, The International Journal of Euro-Mediterranean Studies, and the Journal of Indo-European Studies.  Before joining Al Akhawayn University, he taught part-time at University of Toronto from 2001 to 2006. He lives in Ifrane with his wife Fatiha and his daughter Miriam.