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Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles


Ahad Hay​aud-Din
director of Institute for Political Studies​​

M. Ahad Hayaud-Din holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in political science and graduate certificate in distance education from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

He began teaching government courses at Brookhaven, both on campus and online, in 2006. He was previously a research fellow at the University of South Florida and a faculty member at St. Petersburg College, Fla., where he received the Instructor of the Year Award in 2005-2006. He has taught classes on American government (state and federal), comparative government, international relations, educational technology and college success skills.

He is a member of the American Political Science Association, International Studies Association, Association for the Study of Nationalities, Dallas World Affairs Council and Texas Community College Teachers Association.


Bob Little

Bob Little holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree in higher education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also held a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship in human and group rights at the University of Iowa.

A 35-year DCCCD teaching veteran, he also taught for four years in the DISD and for 19 years as an adjunct faculty member at UTD. An avid international traveler, he has been named a Brookhaven College Piper Professor, a prestigious award given annually to only one faculty member at each DCCCD college for excellence in teaching.


Mark Skorick
department chair​

Mark Skorick earned his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2005. He has taught courses in international relations, foreign policy, conflict studies and terrorism at Texas A&M, the University of Kansas and Southern Methodist University. His academic interests include foreign policy decision-making, U.S. foreign policy and political psychology. He has published papers in the Journal of Conflict Resolution and International Interactions, and has a chapter on emotions and foreign policy event interpretation (co-authored with Nehemia Geva) in the book, “Feeling Politics.” Skorick joined the faculty of Brookhaven College in the fall of 2008.

Asmara Saleemi​

Asmara Saleemi received her bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University in political science and international studies in 2008. She went on to earn a master's degree in comparative politics in 2011 from the University of North Texas. She is eager to give back to the community she grew up in by teaching political science and challenging the beliefs, assumptions and preconceptions of students concerning our society and culture.